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The Boomtown Rats

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Rat Trap

The Boomtown Rats

The Boomtown Rats Biography

The Boomtown Rats are an Irish new wave band originally formed in Dublin in 1975. Between 1977 and 1985, they had a series of Irish and UK hits including "Like Clockwork", "Rat Trap", "I Don't Like Mondays" and "Banana Republic". The original line-up comprised six musicians; five from Dún Laoghaire in County Dublin; Gerry Cott, Simon Crowe (drums), Johnnie Fingers (keyboards), Bob Geldof (vocals) and Garry Roberts, plus Fingers' cousin Pete Briquette (bass). The Boomtown Rats broke up in 1986, but reformed in 2013, without Fingers or Cott. Garry Roberts died in 2022. The band's fame and notability have been overshadowed by the charity work of frontman Bob Geldof, a former journalist w...
The Boomtown Rats are an Irish new wave band originally formed in Dublin in 1975. Between 1977 and 1985, they had a series of Irish and UK hits including "Like Clockwork", "Rat Trap", "I Don't Like Mondays" and "Banana Republic". The original line-up comprised six musicians; five from Dún Laoghaire in County Dublin; Gerry Cott, Simon Crowe (drums), Johnnie Fingers (keyboards), Bob Geldof (vocals) and Garry Roberts, plus Fingers' cousin Pete Briquette (bass). The Boomtown Rats broke up in 1986, but reformed in 2013, without Fingers or Cott. Garry Roberts died in 2022. The band's fame and notability have been overshadowed by the charity work of frontman Bob Geldof, a former journalist with the New Musical Express.

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The Boomtown Rats Discography

  • 1994AlbumLoudmouth - The Best of Bob Geldof & The Boomtown Rats
  • 2004AlbumBest of The Boomtown Rats
  • 2005Album20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Boomtown Rats
  • 2005AlbumIn the Long Grass
  • 2005AlbumThe Boomtown Rats
  • 2005AlbumThe Fine Art of Surfacing
  • 2013AlbumBack To Boomtown: Classic Rats Hits
  • 2013AlbumClassic Album Selection: Six Albums 1977-1984
  • 2014AlbumLive Rats 2013 at the London Roundhouse
  • 2020AlbumCitizens of Boomtown
  • 2020SingleHere's a Postcard (Hot Mix)
  • 2020SingleThere's No Tomorrow Like Today
  • 2020SingleTrash Glam Baby
  • 2021EPOut the Back of Boomtown
  • 2021SingleThe Boomtown Rats at Live Aid (Live at Live Aid, Wembley Stadium, 13th July 1985)
  • 2023SingleThere's No Tomorrow Like Today (The Legend Mix)
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