“Sold Me Down The River” single released. This is arguably the bands biggest readio hit in the Usa. It reached #2 on Modern rock chart and #3 on the Mainstrram rock chart (although, this editor recalls that it actually hit #1, but I can’t find the evidence any where). It only reached #50 on the Hot 100 chart, which says more about the disparity of “alternative” music in 1989 and how “hits” were calculated than it does about the band’s success. It reached #43 on UK charts. It was added to the A-list in the UK, but the next day, a ferry boat accident on the River Thames forced the BBC to withdraw the song, and it never able reach it’s full potential as a single.
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
‘Y Ffordd’ [3:42] (McDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Bob dydd rwy�n codi oddi ar y llawr Er bod y byd �ma�n mynnu �nharo fi lawr; Dro ar �l tro y fi sy�n teimlo�r loes Rwy�n troi a ffoi rhag ofnau hyd fy oes Glaw ar y briffordd, taran uwch fy mhen A golau�r dydd yn diflannu o�r nen Gweld y ffordd yn agor i fyny o�m blaen Olwynion ar d�n [read more]
2/7/1984: The Alarm, Rock City, Nottingham Summary Press Release Set List Band Comments Fan Comments