“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.
‘Sold Me Down The River (electric demo)’ [5:50] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: There’s a fire beneath my skin There’s a fever that makes me ill Got a love, a love to kill Got the inclanation to.. Comeback, I’m begging you please Comeback, Comeback, I want you back Comeback, I want you so bad I don’t know why, I don’t understand How you sold me down the river I don’t [read more]
10/16/1985: The Alarm, The Marquee, London Summary Press Release Set List Band Comments Fan Comments
Day Five: Friday 26 May 2005 We are trying to work sensible hours during this recording period. The days begin at 1100 and run through until 2000 give or take, depending on what is happening. The first half an hour is always taken up with a cup of ‘right nice’ tea and a chance to evaluate what we have done / are going to do. Martin wants to spend most [read more]