“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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‘Across The Border’ (Sharp), The Alarm Lead Vocals:Dave Sharp Lyrics Across the Irish border Hidden in a car And there’s Guns and ammunition That were smuggled from Armagh Well that’s not right – and they should stop the fight And they should sort it out And they let them march and let them shout Kill it shoot it down (And if you) Bum it to the ground Kill it light [read more]
THE ALARM & THE DAMNED JOIN FORCES FOR THE �3-4-1 UK Tour� MAY 23rd � JUNE 14th 2009 w/ Special Guest Henry Cluney (Stiff Little fingers) As a direct response to the financial climate, The Alarm will co-headline the �3-4-1 UK Tour� with punk rock legends� The Damned. The tour will spearhead a move towards a more acceptable, value for money ticket price that promises concert goers a thrilling night [read more]