This computer had crashed before. Through an elobrate recovery process most of the data was saved. Not the happy ending this time. There are several CDs I keep my eyes open for when I have time to look at used CDs . I just haven't had the motivation to spend $10 a CD on itunes to replace each. Heck, the CDs have to be somewhere right?
Yesterday, I stumbled across a band I had had written off. So, I'm glad to be listening again to The Alarm.
The Alarm emerged from Wales in the early 1980s. It started as a local punk band with a spirited, energetic acoustic/folk influence, stayed together for ten years, and landed 7 top 10 singles. The Alarm incorporated elements of punk, folk, new wave, roots rock, and classic rock, and, unusually for a rock band, displayed marked influences from Welsh language and culture. By opening for acts such as U2 and Bob Dylan, they became a popular alt.rock band of the 1980's. Mike Peters, lead singer, carries on as a solo artist and carrying on with the band name. In 2003, The Alarm was part of VH1s Bands Reunited.