After the money disputes that led to the band breaking-up in 1986, the band agree to replace Ian wilson with Elliott Roberts as manager. The loss of Ian Wilson was not immediately felt, as Roberts was quick to use his influence to ge the Alarm on a support tour with Bob Dylan, and get them to meet some of their heroes like Neil Young. However, the effect of Wilson’s loss was seen over time. The Alarm Fan club, run by one of Wilson’s key people, tured int oa shadow of it’s former self. Also, while Wilson was like the 5th member of The Alarm, Roberts stayed at arms length, and was distracted by his other high-profile acts like Tracey Chapman. By 1991, the loss of Ian Wilson might have been one of the biggest contributing factors to the band breaking-up.
‘Black Day (acoustic demo)’ [2:08] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Trouble in mind Always seems to haunt me Now that the wind has changed west to east Now I�m rising The flood had decreased And all I need is the air that I breathe I see the black, black day I wanna leave it behind I see the black, black day I wanna leave it behind Trouble has come To [read more]
‘Rescue Me (Tearing The Bonds Asunder Mix ) (radio edit)’ [3:03] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: A renegade Rides a run away train To liberate Tear these bonds assunder A fugitive Running from a chain gang Comfort me Grant me absolution Running all my life Running all my day Running through the night Seems like forever Take me now I’m so tired Take me now This time, forever RESCUE ME [read more]
2/11/1984: The Alarm, City Hall, St. Albans Summary Press Release Set List Band Comments Fan Comments