Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Alarm: Rarities (The Eighties)


This one is for Biopunk (who endured weeks of The Stranglers).
and for TylerPistol who provided the music.



A nice bootleg of hard-to-find material by The Alarm. It's nice set for fans - everyone else should go and buy the re-issued albums.



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    http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?t8f20j63ctjsduw

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  2. I loved the Alarm's first three albums. I honestly can't remember where I lost the love, though.

    Thanks for some rareties. I'm sure there were b-sides, etc. that I never tracked down at the time...

    I should dig out "Declaration" again -- I played that album to death...

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  3. Timely post... I'm going to see The Alarm at Concorde 2 in Brighton in May...Look forward to hearing some of this .

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  4. Thank you.
    Last year I booked Mike Peters to play an acoustic gig in my home town. He was a joy to work with. Zero hassle.
    The same could be said for Dave Sharp who I also booked for a show.
    He actually stayed over at my flat after the gig and a better house guest you would be hard to find.
    Seen him last night playing a show in Glasgow. It's steeped in Guthrie/Dylan territoty. Looking forward to his latest album when it does get released.

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  5. thanx for this
    and all your other
    great posts

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  6. Thanks for this! I miss the days of b-sides. I can remember tracking down just about every one of these songs as a b-side or on an import only single. Many of their best songs were saved for these releases and were not heard by anyone except for the die-hard fans. There are a few classic tracks missing from this collection ("Elders and Folklore" for one!) but this is a good introduction to some of The Alarm's lesser known recordings.

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  7. I found the Alarm photobook that was sent to me in the late 80's through a Metal Forces penpal ad. It's signed by Dave Sharp. Doubt it has any financial value as it says "To Chris".

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  8. Jeffen!

    That acoustic Alarm is fantastic stuff! I haven't heard much of their b-sides before and I have to thank you for the treat:

    Thank you!!!


    (And you too, TylerPistol, where ever you are...)

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  9. Cool, ta for that!

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  10. I'm honored to be namedropped in this blog. I'll take the Alarm over 80's era U2 any day!

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  11. Reminds me of 'Crack the Marain' - especially the hair:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDyaSEynp64&feature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b_4oR4hUMw&feature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHrI4yuWvMY&feature=related

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  12. Shriner
    I played 'Deceleration" (and 'Strength) repeatedly.

    Addick
    Do let us, The Jealous, know how the show goes.

    It's a...
    Yeah, I loved reading your posts about those shows.

    Richie
    You're oh-so- welcome.

    Phil
    Yeah this band in particular was inane with the high-quality B-sides.

    Bio
    There will be more Alarm rarities at some point...

    Anon/Str8
    Welcome!

    Tyler
    Me too and I do love some U2.

    Anon
    Wow
    I'd never heard of Crack the Marain. Cool band.

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