“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 (short edit)’ [3:36] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm
‘Sold Me Down The River (short edit)’ [3:36] (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 that kills I’ve got twenty four hours to live Comeback, I’m begging you please Comeback, I’m down on my knees Comeback, I’m begging you please I don’t know why and I don’t understand How you sold me down the [read more]
Gig: 11/28/1987, The Alarm, Detroit
11/28/1987: The Alarm, Detroit Summary Press Release Set List Band Comments Fan Comments