“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.
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11/27/1985: The Alarm, California Theatre in San Diego, CA Summary Strength Tour.Press Release Set List Band Comments Fan Comments
‘Deeside (1985 Marcus Studios rough mix)’ [3:19] (Macdonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: One two three four Come on now! Hey now, now, now The iron gates clang in a steel mill town A man breaks down to that unemployment sound He takes a last walk down that old coast road In the dying death throes of all that he knows The sight of those men walking through the gates Was [read more]