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The Boomtown Rats (Ensign)

Review by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 27 August 1977

OH CHRIST, what will we label them? Rock 'n' Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Pop/New Wave? All tags apply. But no one alone totally fits the ...

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Boomtown Rats: Club 51, London

Live Review by Peter Silverton, Sounds, 28 May 1977

WATCH OUT. Here come the Boomtown Rats. Over the Irish Sea, into a reputedly hefty recording contract with Ensign and on to the tiny stage ...

Boomtown Rats: The Pluck of the Irish

Report and Interview by Peter Silverton, Sounds, 2 July 1977

They may have left him stranded in Canterbury, but the Boomtown Rats are plenty good fun says Pete Silverton – now there’s critical objectivity for ...

Boomtown Rats: Do You Sincerely Want To Be Rich?

Interview by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 17 December 1977

WHEN SOUNDZ Mother Superior Viv Goldman asked me to do this article I was less than delighted. Reasons being:1 – I've never been hot to ...

Boomtown Rat: A Cup of Instant with Modest Bob Geldof

Interview by Howie Klein, New York Rocker, April 1978

THE LINE IN front of the 100 Club snaked endlessly down Oxford Street. The idea of standing on it — and for a Rich Kids ...

The Boomtown Rats: the Stars And Stripes Club, Yate

Live Review by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 1 April 1978

The new Rats bag ...

The Boomtown Rats: A Tonic For The Troops

Review by Barbara Charone, Sounds, 17 June 1978

IT'S NO accident that the second Boomtown Rats album has a catalogue number of ENVY 3. Any creative artist or major group has genuine cause ...

Boomtown Rats: This Feature Is Guaranteed Free From Bob Geldof

Interview by Peter Silverton, Sounds, 18 November 1978


Boomtown Rats: Today: Top Of The Pops, Tomorrow: The World

Report and Interview by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 16 December 1978

The Day After: Top Of The Pops Again ...

The Boomtown Rats: Bound For Glory

Interview by Paul Gambaccini, Rolling Stone, 8 March 1979

Will America do the Rat? ...

Boomtown Rats: The Fine Art Of Surfacing (Ensign)

Review by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, 20 October 1979

The Rat Who Would Walk On Water ...

The Boomtown Rats: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 3 November 1979

THURSDAY NIGHT at the Hammersmith Odeon demonstrated Neil Young's recent lyrical contention that "The King is gone but he's not forgotten": The Boomtown Rats utilised ...

Boomtown Rats: Bob Geldof, Frank Sinatra Not Linked

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, May 1981

"I THOUGHT THE last album, where we thought we did something musically in a different direction, stood up," says Boom-town Rat Johnny Fingers. He's talking ...

The Boomtown Rats: Enter The Drag

Interview by Chris Bohn, New Musical Express, 13 March 1982

THE ASTOR CINEMA is an old style movie emporium painted in ugly pastel shades and shoddily decorated with the poor likenesses of Meryl Streep and ...

Boomtown Rats: V Deep (Mercury)

Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 27 March 1982

I HAVEN'T bothered with this group since the awful 'I Don't Like Mondays', which made me douse most of the fonder memories for minor excellences ...

Paula Yates: Superblonde!

Interview by Maureen O'Grady, 19, February 1985

  WHEN I WENT round to meet Paula Yates at her Chelsea house, she was in a bit of a tizz. The phone rang every five ...

Boomtown Rats: Dominion Theatre, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, Melody Maker, 16 March 1985

IT'S INTERESTING to speculate how responsible Geldof's recent visibility is for landing the Rats two sold-out nights at this 2,000-seater.  ...

It's an ugly business

Comment by Barbara Ellen, The Observer, 21 June 1998

Pop rant: Why do male rock stars have faces like bags of spanners? ...

The Boomtown Rats

Retrospective and Interview by Pete Paphides, MOJO, May 2005

LONDON 1978. Flushed with the vindication that comes with two hit singles, Bob Geldof has decided its time for payback. ...

"I'm terrified of loneliness and poverty. I'm never going back": Bob Geldof on Live Aid, losing Paula and what he really thinks of Bono

Profile and Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Event Magazine, 31 August 2014

He's 'OK, wedge-wise'. But this summer the bolshiest man in pop was back on the road with the cash-strapped Boomtown Rats. Event was with him ...

see also Bob Geldof


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