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Big Country - 100% match to The Alarm

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stuart Adamson (William Stuart Adamson, 11 April 1958, Manchester, England, d. 16 December 2001, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA; guitar/vocals) formed Big Country in June 1981 upon his departure from Scottish new wave outfit the Skids. His first recruit was childhood friend Bruce Watson (b. 11 March 1961, Timmins, Ontario, Canada; guitar), but early plans to work solely as a studio e Read more

The Icicle Works - 62% match to The Alarm

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Emerging from the profligate network of Liverpudlian bands that existed during the punk rock and new wave era, the Icicle Works was formed by Ian McNabb (3 November 1960, Liverpool, Merseyside, England; vocals/guitar), Chris Layhe (bass), and Chris Sharrock (drums). McNabb was formerly in City Limits with the near-legendary Edie Shit (b. Howie Mimms), and Sharrock played wit Read more

The Call - 59% match to The Alarm

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Call’s stadium-friendly rock songs prompted comparisons with U2 from the very outset of their career. A California, USA-based quartet, the songs written by vocalist Michael Been (ex-Aorta) recalled the passion and melodrama of Boy -era U2, an impression compounded by the band’s spiritual inclinations. The band, originally known as Motion Pictures, was formed in 19 Read more

The Fixx - 53% match to The Alarm

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This durable UK new wave band originally comprised Cy Curnin (13 December 1957; vocals/guitar), Adam Woods (8 April 1953; drums), Rupert Greenall (keyboards), Jamie West-Oram (guitar) and Charlie Barret (bass). They formed at the turn of the 80s when college friends Curnin and Woods made the decision to pursue music as a full-time vocation. After advertising in the music pre Read more

The Smithereens - 51% match to The Alarm

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Influenced by the 60s pop of the Beatles, Beach Boys and the Byrds, the Smithereens formed in New Jersey, USA, in 1980. Members Jim Babjak (guitar) and Dennis Diken (drums) had played together since 1971; Mike Mesaros (bass) was recruited in 1976, and finally Pat DiNizio (vocals). After recording two EPs, they backed songwriter Otis Blackwell (‘Great Balls Of Fire’) o Read more

General Public - 47% match to The Alarm

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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When the Birmingham, England-based Beat disbanded, the band’s two vocalists, Dave Wakeling (19 February 1956, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England) and Ranking Roger (b. Roger Charlery, 21 February 1961, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England), formed General Public with ex-Specials bass player Horace Panter (b. Stephen Graham Panter, 20 August 1953, Croydon, Surrey, England), Read more

Hothouse Flowers - 39% match to The Alarm

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This folk-inspired Irish rock band, who took their name from the title of a Wynton Marsalis album, are based around the nucleus of vocalist and keyboard player Liam O Maonlai (7 November 1964, Dublin, Eire) and guitarist Fiachna O Braonain. The pair played in a punk band called Congress, before performing as the Incomparable Benzini Brothers. The duo busked in their native D Read more

Big Audio Dynamite - 38% match to The Alarm

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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After Clash guitarist Mick Jones (26 June 1955, Brixton, London, England) was fired from that band in 1983, he formed an ill-fated outfit with former Clash drummer Topper Headon, before linking up with DJ and film maker Don Letts to form Big Audio Dynamite (or B.A.D., as they were commonly known). With Jones on guitar and Letts on keyboards and effects, they completed the li Read more

The English Beat - 38% match to The Alarm

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Deacon Blue - 35% match to The Alarm

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Simple Minds - 35% match to The Alarm

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Timeless and epochal, Simple Minds was formed in January 1978 by Jim Kerr (9 July 1959, Glasgow, Scotland; vocals), Charlie Burchill (b. 27 November 1959, Glasgow, Scotland; guitar), Tony Donald (bass) and Brian McGee (drums). They rose out of the ashes of Glasgow punk outfit Johnny And The Self-Abusers who, in true anarchic fashion, deliberately folded on the day their debu Read more

The Boomtown Rats - 35% match to The Alarm

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the first new wave acts to emerge during the musical shake-ups of 1977, the Boomtown Rats were also significant for spearheading an interest in young Irish rock. Originally formed in Dún Laoghaire in 1975 as the Nightlife Thugs, the Dublin-based band comprised part-time music journalist Bob Geldof (Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof, 5 October 1951, Dún Laogh Read more

Ian McCulloch - 34% match to The Alarm

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 May 1959, Liverpool, England. Best known as the frontman for 80s UK psychedelic post-punkers Echo And The Bunnymen, Ian McCulloch also forged a brief solo career after leaving the band in the late-80s. Like countless other British teenagers growing up in the mid-70s, McCulloch was inspired by the punk rock movement, enough so to start up his own band, Crucial Three, alongs Read more

World Party - 33% match to The Alarm

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Founded on the talents of ex-Waterboys keyboard player Karl Wallinger (19 October 1957, Prestatyn, Wales), World Party had to work hard to shrug off comparisons with the leader of his former band, Mike Scott. This was a little unjust, bearing in mind Wallinger’s quite separate, but in many ways equal, songwriting abilities. Wallinger was born the son of an architect fat Read more

Adam Ant - 32% match to The Alarm

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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Stuart Leslie Goddard, 3 November 1954, London, England. After an initially chequered, then immensely successful career leading Adam And The Ants, Goddard went solo in early 1982. For support, he retained old musical partner Marco Pirroni and relaunched himself with the frantic ‘Goody Two Shoes’, which hit number 1 in the UK in May. The average ‘Friend Or Foe& Read more


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