EDITOR: JAMES C. CONNELLY
CONTRIBUTORS: K.I.R.K., BOY WONDER, JAY D.J., TIM G, CENTRAL CONTROL, JOHNNY HEATHEN, AUNT HARRIET, AND LUCIA
THANKS: THREE O'CLOCK, TOWER RECORDS, CASK & CLEAVER, KASSIA, GAME THEORY, THE WEATHER, NEW BREED, PREVIEW RECORDS, THE BUCKET, OFF-SHORE & MILLER FOR THE SHOW, LAURA, THE ALARM, TRIVIAL PURSUIT, AND ALL OF THE GROUPS THAT ARE SENDING US MUCHO GREAT MUSIC
PERSONAL TO THE ANGRY YOUNG MAN: WERE YOU STANDING IN LINE BEHIND US WHEN WE CAME UP WITH THE "WHERE'S THE BATHROOM" JOKE OR WHAT?? THANX FOR THE WELLER INT. BUT WE OF COURSE READ MUSICIAN.
TICK TOCK IT'S THE THREE O'CLOCK
Get ready kids, because we are having another concert. KFSR, with financial assistance from Miller Beer and logistical assistance from Off Shore presents the Three O'Clock in concert Saturday, April 7th, 1984 at the Star Palace. Opening for the Three O'Clock will be Game Theory from Davis and New Breed from San Francisco. Tickets are only $5.00 in advance and $6.00 at the door, about half as much unromantic money you'd be shelling out for lesser shows. As most people know, the Three O'Clock have been pigeonholed into the "New Psychedelic" category. Game Theory is sort of in the same category, both bands run all over that with energetic shows. The only unknown group is New Breed, who are rumoured to sound like the early Jam. All in all it is going to be a great show and hopefully the beginning of a series of great shows at the Star Palace in the Miller Rock Series. See you at the show, O.K.??
|GOING OUT IN A BLAZE OF B.S.
A lot of people are going to be put off the The Alarm, either because of their silly hair, or their rah-rah idealism. Those people are wrong. The Alarm are big. The Alarm are important. And on their new album Declaration (I.R.S.) is not only good, it's going to be the next major crossover on the order of U-Know-Who. Of course The Alarm do have silly hair, but I think that it's a manifestation of their philosophical outlook and their music. The Alarm are a combination of punk power and hippie idealism. And so is their hair. 'Nuff said.
While a lot of bands have tried to combine the '60s and '70s, none of them have been as successful as The Alarm. Musically, their secret is that they draw on Punk and then temper it with an acoustic sound while avoiding the wimpiness usually associated with folk. Lyrically, it works because they avoid Punk nihilism and concentrate more on positive personal politics. My only problem there is that many songs are about "us vs. them" without ever defining who "them" is. But when The Alarm's influences come together with a resounding clash, the results (and the bottom line) are great songs. The winner is the refurbished "Marching On," slowed down a bit, but with a new twist: Dave Sharp's Townshend-like acoustic guitar playing. There are others "68 Guns" is old to us but will run over A.O.R. and MTV ears, "We Are The Light," "Blaze of Glory" and the awesome set-closer "Howling Wind," which wraps up The Alarm's philosophy as neatly as "Marching On" declares it. This is rock and roll at its very finest and U2, R.E.M. and the rest are going to have to work very hard to top it.
EDITOR: DEAD AIR DIARY
P.S. I still don't like their hair!!!
WRITE: KFSR, CSUF, , SHAW AND CEDAR AVES., FRESNO, CA 93740 PLEASE!!
VOLUME 1 NUMBER 11 GO SEE THE THREE O'CLOCK!!! SOMETIME LATE MAR. 1984
QUOTE: "THIS ISN'T GOING TO BE IN THE DEAD AIR DIARY, IS IT??
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