The Boomtown Rats ‎– The Boomtown Rats

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Ensign ‎– ENVY 1, Ensign ‎– 9102 800
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Sleeve: Printed in England by Robert Stace
Marketed by Phonogram.

℗ 1977 Ensign Records
Published by Sewer Fire Hits.
Vinyl mastered at Utopia Studios, UK.
(See BAOI: Lyre symbol/UT)

Recorded at Dieter Dierk's Studios, Stommeln, Köln, Germany.

A3: The label just says "Joey"

Includes a b/w printed liner with lyrics & band images.

This version with green label design, also available as white karo design.
There is a Repress which omitts the "POG MO THON" etching in the A side runout.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, stamped): ENV˅ 001 1˅//2 UT
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, stamped): ENV˅ 001 2˅//2 UT
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, hand-etched): DO THE GEE
  • Matrix / Runout (A&B-side runouts, hand-etched): Ʊ [Lyre symbol]
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, hand etched): POG MO THON

Other Versions (5 of 32) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SRM-1-1188 The Boomtown Rats The Boomtown Rats(LP, Album) Mercury SRM-1-1188 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
6310 950 The Boomtown Rats The Boomtown Rats(LP, Album) Mercury 6310 950 New Zealand 1977 Sell This Version
ENCAS 1 The Boomtown Rats The Boomtown Rats(Cass, Album) Ensign ENCAS 1 UK 1977 Sell This Version
ENVY 1 The Boomtown Rats The Boomtown Rats(LP, Album) Ensign ENVY 1 UK 1977 Sell This Version
6310 950 The Boomtown Rats The Boomtown Rats(LP, Album, RE) Mercury 6310 950 Unknown Sell This Version

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junkmale

junkmale

September 22, 2017

'tis a cracking debut, definitely more New Wave than Punk, should we update the style category?
PeteSuperAddick

PeteSuperAddick

January 20, 2015
The is a good debut. as well as being punk, it owes a lot to Bruce Springsteen. Listen to 'Joey's on the Street Again' to see what I mean. Closer to new wave, than punk, really.
postpunkmonk

postpunkmonk

January 30, 2008
edited over 6 years ago

The Rats debut is a good, but not yet great record that show they got it down on vinyl just a wee bit premature. This is hard driving pub rock/R&B of the Dr. Feelgood stripe. The album is competent and never embarrassing, yet it displays only a ghost of the New Wave finesse that they would evidence shortly afterward. Their first hit,"Lookin' Out After No. 1," is a stirring call to arms that as the first postpunk single added to the staid BBC playlist sets an appropriate standard of quality. "Mary of The Fourth Form," is a leering schoolboy blues number: the LP cut pales next to the more aggressive single version. All well and good, but the band would literally explode with new ideas and a multitude of sonic styles with the next album and throughout the rest of their career.

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