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The Alarm

Formed: 1981 in Rhyl, Wales
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Disbanded: 1992
Group Members: Dave Sharp, Eddie Macdonald, Mike Peters, Nigel Twist
Biography: With idealistic spirit, a powerhouse live show, and bigger than big hair, the Alarm were part of an early-'80s wave of bands (the Call, Big Country, and the Waterboys among them) who dealt in soaring anthems inspired by the righteous idealism of punk. Clearly influenced by the impassioned political fervor ...Read full biography
Released: 1985
Label: I.R.S. Records
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In addition to an improved sense of musicality and dynamics, Strength featured the Alarm's finest group of songs, making it their single best studio album. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi ...Read full review
Released: 1984
Label: I.R.S. Records
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The Alarm's first full-length album was, to a certain extent, a collection of the singles they had been releasing since October 1982: "Marching On," "The Stand," "Sixty Eight Guns" (number 17 U.K.), "Where ...Read full review