The Boomtown Rats – The Fine Art of Surfacing (1979)

The Fine Art of Surfacing is the third album by Irish New Wave band the Boomtown Rats, released in 1979 on Ensign/Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “Someone’s Looking at You” (4:23) A2. “Diamond Smiles” (3:49) A3. “Wind Chill Factor (Minus Zero)” (4:36) A4. “Having My Picture Taken” (3:19) A5. “Sleep (Finger’s Lullaby)” (5:04) B1. “I Don’t Like […]

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 […]

The Boomtown Rats – The Boomtown Rats (1977)

The Boomtown Rats is the debut album by Irish rockers the Boomtown Rats, released in September 1977 on Ensign (UK) and Mercury (US). It contains the a-side of their debut single “Lookin’ After No. 1” (UK #11) and the first version of their second a-side “Mary of the Fourth Form” (UK #15). The centerpiece of […]

The Boomtown Rats

The Boomtown Rats are an Irish band that was active as a recording unit between the late-1970s and mid-1980s. Members: Bob Geldof (vocals), Johnnie Fingers (keyboards, vocals), Gerry Cott (guitar 1975-81), Pete Briquette (bass), Garry Roberts (guitar, vocals), Simon Crowe (drums, vocals) Formed in Dublin in 1975, the Boomtown Rats took its name from a […]