The Alarm

King Biscuit Flower Hour

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Recorded at Boston's Paradise Theatre in 1983, King Biscuit Flower Hour is a typically passionate performance by the Alarm, which was broadcast on the titular syndicated radio program. Even though the group had yet to issue a full-length album in the United States, their frequent U.K. single releases already provided a vast majority of the material needed to fill out a standard-length concert. The band's performances strike a nice balance between tight professionalism and raw vigor, and their commitment to the material is total (if unsubtle), making this an exciting listen for devoted fans.

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