Music Monday: September 16, 1989

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Shaking things up a bit and being different. ~Vic

Thirty years ago, today, Sold Me Down the River by The Alarm, a Welsh alternative rock/new wave band from Rhyl (formed 1981), debuted on the Billboard Alternative Rock chart, entering at number ten. The first release from the album Change, their fourth studio album, it peaked at number three after five weeks. It made it to number two on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart in October, staying there for two weeks and number 43 on the UK Singles Chart, starting September 10.

I confess. I’ve never heard of this band. They are still active (Band Website).

From LyricFind:

There’s a fire beneath my skin
There’s a fever that makes me ill
Got a love, a love that kills
I’ve got twenty-four hours to live, come back

I’m begging you please, come back
Come back
I’m down on my knees, come back
I’m begging you please

I don’t know why and I don’t understand
How you sold me down the river
I don’t know why, I don’t understand
How you sold me down the river
Sold me down the river

There’s a rose across my chest
Got your name written on it
Love’s the drug that I live by
Give me a shot before I die, come back

I’m begging you please, come back
Come back
I’m down on my knees, come back
I’m begging you please

I don’t know why, I don’t understand
How you sold me down the river
I don’t know why, I don’t understand
How you sold me down the river
Sold me down the river

Oh yeah, sold me down the river now

Sold me down the river tonight
Hoo-hoo

I’ve got twenty four hours
I don’t know why, I don’t understand
How you sold me down the river
Sold me down the river

13 thoughts on “Music Monday: September 16, 1989

    msjadeli said:
    September 17, 2019 at 12:49 AM

    This has a definite Bruce Springsteen flavor, but I also hear Simple Minds in there. Good tune!

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    bereavedandbeingasingleparent said:
    September 17, 2019 at 3:18 AM

    Yep I get the Power Station as well. I really liked them.

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      September 17, 2019 at 2:35 PM

      Liked…The Power Station or The Alarm?

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    badfinger20 said:
    September 17, 2019 at 10:50 AM

    I always liked them. I saw them in the early 90s open up for someone…can’t remember who…I think it was Dylan. When I heard their song “68 Guns” I became a fan.

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      September 17, 2019 at 3:48 PM

      Hm. I will have to listen.

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        badfinger20 said:
        September 17, 2019 at 3:51 PM

        The one thing I remember reading about them is that the lead singer told the audience he was through and just walked off and that was that…they have reformed now of course.

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          The Hinoeuma responded:
          September 17, 2019 at 4:11 PM

          I wonder when that happened.

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            badfinger20 said:
            September 17, 2019 at 8:12 PM

            “In 1991, the Alarm split up after Peters left the band on stage at The Brixton Academy.”

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    floatinggold said:
    September 18, 2019 at 9:07 AM

    I wanted to like it, but I do not.

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