Like Clockwork" is a single by The Boomtown Rats. It was the band's first to reach the Top Ten in the UK Singles Chart, peaking at No. 6. Described as "simple, cool", in concerts supporting A Tonic for the Troops, the song's agitated, staccato bassline made it a common show opener. The B-side, "How Do You Do?" was a fast-paced punk/new-wave song, in the mould of the band's earlier work. However, the Irish version of the single, released on Mulligan Records, substituted the B-side with ".
The Boomtown Rats is The Boomtown Rats' debut album and included the Rats' first hit single, "Lookin' After No. 1", as well as the subsequent single, "Mary of the 4th Form". The album peaked at No. 18 in the UK Albums Chart in 1977. All lyrics written by Bob Geldof, all music arranged by The Boomtown Rats. Lookin' After No. 1". "Neon Heart". Joey's on the Street Again". Never Bite the Hand That Feeds". Mary of the 4th Form"
The Rats were formed in Dun Laoghaire, near Dublin, Ireland, in 1975 by Geldof (born Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof, October 5, 1954, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland), a former journalist; Johnnie Fingers (keyboards); Gerry Cott (guitar); Garry Roberts (guitar); Pete Briquette (bass); and Simon Crowe (drums). They took their name from Woody Guthrie's novel -Bound for Glory. The group moved to London in October 1976, and became associated with the punk rock movement. Signing to Ensign Records, they released their debut single, Lookin' After No. 1, in August 1977.
I've swallowed it now and trying to move on. However, I have been prompted to move too by Bobby Boomtown himself who has pushed me into a project with one of the Rats' old friends from Dublin who is going to make a 'history of the Rats' type documentary; so if any of you have old footage (super 8 etc), posters/flyers that can be copied and sent or rare. Back to gigs soon and we all on tip toes for the forthcoming album.
1975 in Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland. New Wave Punk Punk/New Wave Alternative/Indie Rock British Punk College Rock.
Boomtown Rats – Dun Laoghaire. Written-By – The Boomtown Rats. Companies, etc. Made By – Lyntone Recordings Ltd. – LYN 9253.
Dun Laoghaire The Boomtown Rats. A Storm Breaks The Boomtown Rats. No Hiding Place The Boomtown Rats. Classic Album Selection - Six Albums 1977-1984 The Boomtown Rats. The Best Of The Boomtown Rats The Boomtown Rats. Back To Boomtown: ClassicRatsHits The Boomtown Rats.
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NotesGiven away with issue three of 'Flexipop' magazine. Red, clear and yellow versions are known to exist
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|FLEXIPOP 003||Boomtown Rats*||Dun Laoghaire (Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Gre)||Flexipop||FLEXIPOP 003||UK||1981|
|FLEXIPOP 003||Boomtown Rats*||Dun Laoghaire (Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Yel)||Flexipop||FLEXIPOP 003||UK||1981|
|FLEXIPOP 003||Boomtown Rats*||Dun Laoghaire (Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Red)||Flexipop||FLEXIPOP 003||UK||1981|