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.
10/1/1984: The Alarm, The Leadmill, Sheffield Summary This was supposedly a secret gig – which was so secret there was even an article in the local press announcing it! – to film the Chant video. Shortly after the gig the support act “The Mick Jones Band” became “Big Audio Dynamite”Press Release Set List Band Comments Fan Comments