Absolute Reality – The Alarm


The Alarm

Year: 1985
Artists: The Alarm
Album: Declaration

The Alarm instigated from North Wales. The group’s genre was leaning towards alternative/punk/rock so it’s kind of’ loud than most new wave band. In their early formation they humbly kicked off as an opening act for U2 or the Police. The vocalist/composer of this group is Mike Peters. As per my research his first job was a computer operator and handled IBM mainframe with OS of RPG II, though this sounds jurassic now, we can still consider him in his era as ‘techy’

The Initial name of the band was Alarm Alarm that was inspired by the song composed by Mike Peters when he was still in the group called The Toilets that was apparently made fun by the BBC radio host when commented that with Duran Duran, Talk Talk and now there’s Alarm Alarm so the name was shortened to The Alarm

From where I came from they are famous for this song and this song alone — ‘Absolute Reality’ it’s the best tune and lyrics that really sends out a message not only from the past generations but to coming generations as well as they will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes. The song is about equality, anti-racism, and being eco-friendly. Now that I’m older I think the acoustic version of this song was even better than the first release.

The band broke up on 1991. Mike Peters continued his career to date as the lead for another 80’s band called Big Country and co-founder of the charitable foundation whose purpose is to raise funds and awareness in order to benefit people with cancer and leukemia – Love Hope Strength Foundation

“We believe in personal choice, rather than society dictating how we must live our lives.” – Mike Peters, vocals The Alarm