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Top Of The Pops Thursday: The Alarm – 68 Guns


This week’s live music comes courtesy of Welsh rockers The Alarm.

I can’t claim the band is one of my all-time favourites but I was a big fan back in the mid 80s, especially of their first two albums, Declaration and Strength.

I saw them live at Glasgow’s Barrowland in 1985 on their tour to promote Strength and, to this day, it remains my all-time favourite gig.

They were a fantastic live band (singer Mike Peters still tours with a version of the group, though none of the other original members are part of it) and here is their signature song, the full version of 68 Guns, filmed at a concert in Germany in 1985 (which contains possibly the worst audience participation ever caught on film):

Enjoy!

EDIT: Click here for the music video for The Alarm‘s second-greatest song, Spirit of ’76.

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