The Alarm are a Welsh alternative rock/new wave band that formed in Rhyl, Wales, in 1981. By opening for acts such as U2 and Bob Dylan, they became a popular alternative rock band of the 1980s. They retain a loyal following.
Change is the fourth studio album by The Alarm. It was released in September 1989 on IRS Records. The album was released initially on vinyl LP, cassette and CD, reaching No. 13 in the UK charts and No. 75 in the US charts. An extended re-mastered version was released, including extra tracks. Sold Me Down the River" was released before the album, reaching No. 43 in the UK singles chart
Album Name Standards. Members owning this album2. 1. Road, The. 2. Unsafe Building. 3. Stand, The. 4. Sixty Eight Guns. 5. Where Were You Hiding When the Storm Broke? 6. Absolute Reality. 8. Spirit of '76. 9. Rain in the Summertime. 10. Rescue Me. 11. Sold Me Down the River. 12. Devolution Workin' Man Blues. 13. Happy Christmas (War Is Over).
By the time the career retrospective Standards was released in late 1990, the band had already been somewhat forgotten, partially because they never had a big crossover hit, and also because they were forever tied to the Reagan/Thatcher era. Consequently, the Alarm were relegated to also-ran status and nearly forgotten by anyone who didn't actively read the music press in the '80s - not an entirely fair fate, yet not an entirely undeserved one either
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Standards" is a rather lofty album title, but a dozen of this CD's tracks live up to the moniker. The Alarm was defiantly into big statements; just listen to how many times words like hope, faith, strength and spirit pop up in the lyrics, and also note how many of these songs are about the confrontation of authority and agonizing over the potential conforming of their young lives. The Alarm was also a killer live band. They were that convincing. Standards," when blasting at full volume, will remind you about just how moving anthemic rock can be, and just how easily a great song can sweep you off to another plateau.