“Rescue Me” released as a single. #48 UK charts, #35 USA Mainstream rock chart.
‘Wonderful World’ [5:00] (Sharp/Twist), The AlarmLead Vocals:Dave SharpLyrics: Guys wearing gas masks are levelling their guns At school children singing whilst studying sums It�s a clear sign of violence And it’s laced with heavy support This whole situations been dragged through the dirt By gargoyles and monsters and man eating birds Who act like the jury but you never see them stand up in court It’s savage and ugly the [read more]
A Declaration of intent, very definate in its viewpoint andclear in its ideals. The Alarm would be so easy to ridicule if it weren’t for the unavoidable power of their songs. Anthemic but not ridiculously so, their dignity stems from factors far less obvious than a resounding chorus. It’s easy to see why this band attract contempt – the hilarious hairstyles and Jesse James meets Desperate Dan wardrobe, the unapologetic [read more]
6/12/1983: The Alarm, ZZEW Dallas radio interview Summary This interview was a dual appearance with Bono of U2 and the Mike Peters portion is featured on the MPO website. This interview is a true collector’s item because Mike Peters premiered a then-unreleased version of “Blaze of Glory” (it later turned up as a b-side for “Absolute Reality”) and Bono played a tape of one of U2’s earliest demos “The Fool”.Press [read more]