Archive for the 'Alarm' Category

Milli Vanilli-esque?: The Poppyfields’ Alarm’s “45 RPM” hoax (2004)

Posted by pharland on December 19th, 2007 filed in 1980s, Alarm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZPm2S5tCdw A while back I posted on the Alarm as part of my ongoing series on bands of the 1980s. A friend of mine, Tony, commented that he remembered a recent incident involving a Milli-Vanilli-like “scam” of sorts in connection with a come-back of the Alarm. Now another reader (Jeff Fulton) of that post has [...]

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Bands of the 1980s: The Alarm

Posted by pharland on September 24th, 2007 filed in 1980s, Alarm, Alternative / Experimental, Artists / Bands, U2

Listen as you read: “The Stand” (audio snippet from first self-titled ["Eponymous"] album, © 1983 IRS). One band that very few seem to remember (at least in North America), even if they were teenagers in the 1980s, is The Alarm (full discography). The Alarm was a contemporary of both U2 and Simple Minds, and there [...]

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