Mike Peters has personally created a brand new commemorative 40th Anniversary Red Poppy T-Shirt that is made up of the 400+ song titles and significant lyrics that have evolved during his time as The Alarm's principal songwriter and lyricist since penning Unsafe Building back in 1981.
"This is the year of the Red Poppy", states Mike Peters, "40 years ago the original symbol (first created by graphic artist Robert Olsen), appeared on the Marching On single sleeve and has been with us in one shape or another, ever since. For 2022, I wanted to create a fresh image with the classic look and so, taking inspiration from a Black and White Poppy T-Shirt created during the Absolute Tour era, I literally spent hours filling the iconic original shape with the words from all the song titles associated with The Alarm. Some songs are represented by the title alone, while others feature a significant line or two from the song and range from Unsafe Building to the present day. It was a real labour of love, and I thought it was a special way to commemorate and bring together, these two most significant 40th Anniversary events - the birth of the band and the symbol that has come to define our community - the Red Poppy.".
Available to order now.