The Alarm

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This article is about the Welsh rock band. For other uses of "The Alarm," see Alarm (disambiguation).

The Alarm are an alternative rock/new wave band that formed in Rhyl, North Wales, in 1981. Initially formed as a punk band "The Toilets" under lead singer Mike Peters the band soon embraced rock, displaying marked influences from Welsh language and culture. By opening for acts such as U2 and Bob Dylan, they became a popular alternative rock band of the 1980s, retaining a loyal following to the present day.

The Alarm's highest charting single in Britain was 1983's "Sixty Eight Guns", which reached number 17 in the UK Singles Chart. Their 1984 album, Declaration, which contained "Sixty Eight Guns", peaked at number six in the UK Albums Chart.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1984 Declaration 4
1985 Strength 7
1987 Eye of the Hurricane 3
1989 Change 3
1989 Newid 1
1991 Raw 2
2000 Change: 1989-1990 1
2000 Eye of the Hurricane: 1987-1988 1
2000 Raw: 1990-1991 1
2001 Declaration: 1984-1985 1
2003 In The Poppy Fields [4 Edward Henry Street] 1
2003 In The Poppy Fields: Five [Coming Home] 1
2003 In The Poppy Fields: Three [Trafficking] 1
2003 In The Poppyfields: One [Close] 1
2003 In The Poppyfields: Two [The Normal Rules Do Not Apply] 1
2004 MMIV: Live In The Poppy Fields 1
2004 In the Poppy Fields 1
2006 Under Attack 1
2008 Guerilla Tactics 1
Strength: 1985-1986 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1990 Standards Compilation 2
1998 The Best of the Alarm and Mike Peters Compilation 1
2000 Eponymous, 1981-1983 Compilation 2
2000 Rare Tracks, B-Sides & Demo Tapes Compilation 1
2002 Acoustic Standards Compilation 1
2006 The Best of the Alarm Compilation 1
68 Guns Compilation 1

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1988 Electric Folklore Live Live 1
1999 King Biscuit Live 1
2000 Electric Folklore: 1987-1988 Live 1
2005 Greatest Hits Live Live 2

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
1984 The Chant Has Just Begun 1
1987 Sold Me Down the River 2
1988 Love Don't Come Easy 2
1988 Presence of Love 1
1989 A New South Wales / The Rock 1
1990 Unsafe Building 1990 1
1991 Raw 1
2004 New Home New Life 1
2006 Superchannel 1
Sixty Eight Guns 1
The Stand 1

EP

Year Title Rating Releases
1983 The Alarm 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Rating Releases
2003 In The Poppy Fields: Four [Edward Henry Street] 1

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