Responding to the double chart failure of “The Deceiver” and “The Chant”, the Alarm attempt to quickly regain momentum by recording a new song at Good Earth with Alan Shacklock. “Absolute Reality” end-up sounding much like the best songs from Declaration. The song came from demos for their next album.
5/16/1983: The Alarm, Recorded Janice Long session for BBC Radio 1 Summary First transmitted 21st May 1983Press Release Set List 68 Guns What Kind of Hell Third Light A Legal Matter (Great version of the Who’s “A Legal Matter” sung by Dave Sharp.)Band Comments Fan Comments
Ok, back to the 80’s. One of my favorite bands in high school (early 1980’s) was The Alarm. The band formed in Wales in 1981. They fused the rawness of The Clash with their own brand of folk-rock garnering (nonsensical) comparisons to u2. They toured with u2 in 1983 giving them massive exposure. The band have several hits in the UK in the 1980’s and a few minor hits here [read more]