Boomtown Rats, The

Also known as Bob Geldof & The Boomtown Rats, Bob Geldof And Boomtown Rats, The, Boom Town Rats, Boomtown Rats
Members of Boomtown Rats, The: Bob Geldof, Gerry Cott, Johnnie Fingers, Pete Briquette, Simon Crowe
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.boomtownrats.co.uk/

Discography of Boomtown Rats, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Like Clockwork 2 Audio 1978-06-00 Ensign
2 Mary Of The 4th Form (Alternate Version) 2 Audio 1977-11-00 Ensign
3 Diamond Smiles 2 Audio 1979-11-00 Ensign
4 Lookin' After No. 1 3 Audio 1977 Ensign
5 Rat Trap 2 Audio 1978-11-00 Ensign
6 Charmed Lives 2 Audio 1982-06-00 Mercury
7 Banana Republic 2 Audio 1980 Mercury
8 Dun Laoghaire 4 Audio 1981 Flexipop
9 House On Fire 2 Audio 1982-03-00 Mercury
10 The Fine Art Of Surfacing 10 Audio 1979-10-00 Ensign
11 Dave 2 Audio 1984 Mercury
12 Drag Me Down 2 Audio 1984 Mercury
13 Mondo Bongo 12 Audio 1980-12-00 Mercury
14 The Boomtown Rats 9 Audio 1977-09-00 Ensign
15 A Tonic For The Troops 10 Audio 1978-07-00 Ensign
16 V Deep 11 Audio 1982-03-00 Mercury
17 Tonight 3 Audio 1984 Mercury
18 I Don't Like Mondays 2 Audio 1979 Mercury
19 The Boomtown Rats 9 Audio 1977 Mulligan
20 The Fine Art Of Surfacing 10 Audio 1979 Mercury
21 In The Long Grass 14 Audio 2005-02-07 Mercury
22 The Elephants Graveyard (Guilty) 2 Audio 1980 Mercury
23 I Don't Like Mondays 2 Audio 1994 Vertigo
24 Loudmouth The Best Of The Boomtown Rats & Bob Geldof 17 Audio 1994-07-00 Vertigo
25 She's So Modern 2 Audio 1978-03-00 Ensign
26 Surface Down Under 4 Audio 1979 Mercury
27 The Boomtown Rats 9 Audio 1977 Mercury
28 I Don't Like Mondays 2 Audio 1979-07-00 Ensign
29 House On Fire 2 Audio 1982-03-00 Mercury
30 Lookin' After No. 1 3 Audio 1977-08-00
31 The Fine Art Of Surfacing 10 Audio 1979 Mercury
32 Best Of 19 Audio 2003 Eagle Records
33 Banana Republic 2 Audio 1980-11-00 Ensign
34 Up All Night 2 Audio 1981 Mercury
35 In The Long Grass 10 Audio 1984-12-00 Mercury
36 The Fine Art Of Surfacing 10 Audio 1979-10-00
37 Banana Republic 2 Audio 1980 Mercury
38 Up All Night / Mood Mambo / Banana Republic 3 Audio 1981 Columbia
39 Diamond Smiles 2 Audio 1979 Mercury
40 Rat Trap 2 Audio 1978 Mercury
41 Like Clockwork 2 Audio 1978 Mercury
42 I Don't Like Mondays 4 Audio 1994 Vertigo
43 The Fine Art Of Surfacing 15 Audio 2005-02-07
44 The Fine Art Of Surfacing 10 Audio 1979
45 Like Clockwork 2 Audio 1978 Ensign
46 Rat Trap 2 Audio 1978 Ensign
47 Lookin' After No. 1 3 Audio 1977 Mercury
48 Dave 2 Audio 1984 Mercury
49 Mondo Bongo 12 Audio 1980 Phonogram International B.V.
50 Tonight 2 Audio 1984 Mercury


Formed in 1975 in Garry Robert's kitchen in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, the group originally took the name The Nightlife Thugs. They changed it during the interval of their first gig on October 31st 1975 to The Boomtown Rats, after Woody Guthries term for oilfield workers.

They produced six studio albums and a string of succesful singles, remaining together until just after the 1985 Live Aid concert of which Bob Geldof, KBE, was the organiser.


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