The Boomtown Rats ‎– A Tonic for the Troops (1978)

A Tonic for the Troops is the second album by Irish New Wave band the Boomtown Rats, released in June 1978 on Mercury. Tracklist: A1. “Like Clockwork” (3:44) A2. “Blind Date” (3:22) A3. “(I Never Loved) Eva Braun” (4:39) A4. “Living in an Island” (4:11) A5. “Don’t Believe What You Read” (3:08) B1. “She’s So […]

Bob Geldof

Bob Geldof — aka Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof (born Oct. 5, 1951) — is an Irish singer, songwriter, bandleader, and philanthropist from Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, who rose to prominence as the frontman of New Wave rockers The Boomtown Rats, which released six albums between 1977 and 1984. As an actor, he starred as Pink in […]

The Boomtown Rats

The Boomtown Rats are an Irish rock band that released six albums between 1977 and 1984 on Ensign and Mercury. Singer Bob Geldof was an outspoken new wave figurehead who later marshalled the all-star charitable projects Band Aid and Live Aid. Members: Bob Geldof (vocals), Johnnie Fingers (keyboards, vocals), Gerry Cott (guitar 1975-81), Pete Briquette […]