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.
4/20/1984: The Alarm, “The Tube” Channel 4 TV, UK Summary The Tube was a prime time music show broadcast live at 6pm on Friday evenings, and at the time was the prime “alternative” music show in the UK. It’s winning formula was based on allowing bands the opportunity to play short sets fully live rather than miming as was common on other TV shows at the time.Press Release Set List [read more]