Because I like polluting my home page with scary images from the depths of my CD collection, I bring you this little guessing game: Name That Band!

name that band!

(As a bit of a sidenote, Shannon and I are both ripping all of our CDs to a server so that we can put them into deep storage forevermore. As I was ripping this one, she came in and incredulously asked, “You’re not just throwing that away?!?” Fair point… but I’m a sucker for the music of my teenage years.)


It starts with an “a” right? They did 68 guns?

• Posted by: Matt Haughey [TypeKey Profile Page] on Apr 24, 2006, 1:37 AM


• Posted by: Jason on Apr 24, 2006, 8:00 AM

Love Missile x19

• Posted by: Michael Locker MD on Apr 24, 2006, 3:06 PM

Michael, nope — and sadly, I don’t even know who that is!

• Posted by: Jason on Apr 24, 2006, 3:17 PM

It’s The Alarm, isn’t it?

• Posted by: John on Apr 24, 2006, 3:54 PM

That is most definitely The Alarm, which were kind of like a poor man’s Big Country, weren’t they?

• Posted by: Neil on Apr 24, 2006, 4:08 PM

That IS The Alarm. My favorite is Twist (the guy on the far right); his picture on the back of the liner notes is even better than this one.

Sadly, they had a few good tunes, but ruined themselves with that whole getup…

• Posted by: Jason on Apr 24, 2006, 4:28 PM

Hmmm, I always remembered them as the poor man’s U2, or at least I thought they were being presented that way. (Not so much in this pic though).

• Posted by: alan on Apr 25, 2006, 9:54 AM

Indeed, the poor man’s U2 is how I saw them. The Alarm opened for U2 at the summer Pier concert in NYC back in 1982 (or was it 83?). A great evening was had by all.

• Posted by: Liz Tracey on Apr 26, 2006, 11:15 AM
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