The Alarm – Absolute Reality (Dutch 12″)

More mainstream Alt. Rock now from The Alarm from 1985. Seeing them starting to change styles to a more rockier sound. With a drum sound like Big Country ,the shouty chorus and with obvious comparisons to U2 it was produced by Alan Shacklock. (the re-recorded version,with Mike Howlett,off the album “Strength” is apparently pants) Lots of catchy riffs across these 4 tracks, the Blues rock of “Reason 36” ( a quality forgotten B-side) and “Room At The Top” (for fans of The Wonderstuff?) The stand out track is an extended version of “Blaze Of Glory” , classic Alarm with a great middle section.

FORGOT TO MENTION ALL THE ALARM LINKS HAVE BEEN RE-UPPED.

NEW LINK 2017

http://www71.zippyshare.com/v/WOaJGwXB/file.html

I.R.S. Records β€Žβ€“ ILSA 12.6084reality

A1 Absolute Reality 3:25
A2 Reason 36 4:20
B1 Blaze Of Glory (Extended Version) 6:33
B2 Room At The Top 2:46
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4 responses

  1. Can you re post this one? Thanks

    1. I also let a couple requests on your About Me page πŸ™‚

  2. If it wasn’t for you I’d be twiddling my thumbs of a night

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