|By Charlie Goodrich||Monday, 28 Sep 2009|
“Good-Evil; The Soundtrack” is a weekly feature that showcases an editor’s song pick complete with a small write-up and a YouTube video or streaming version of the
song. This week’s selection by Chuck Goodrich is The Alarm – “The Stand”.
The Alarm is a band from Whales that never broke into mainstream popularity. I will never understand why they failed to storm the world and conquer musicdom. They have a unique sound that is a cross between the vocals of Mick Jones from The Clash and the musical sound of U2. “The Stand” is a fantastic representation of this unique combination. What makes this song work so well is the atmosphere it creates. “The Stand” is based on a Stephen King book by the same name. The book is about the end of the world and is usually considered one of King’s best. “The Stand” is a methodical song that does a good job of creating the image of a decaying world where humanity’s survival is in question.