The Boomtown Rats

The Boomtown Rats

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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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The Boomtown Rats Discography

Albums

The Boomtown Rats The Boomtown Rats (Album) Ensign, Ensign France 1977 Sell This Version
The Boomtown Rats A Tonic For The Troops (Album) Ensign US 1978 Sell This Version
CN 3189/S The Boomtown Rats In Concert-184(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3189/S UK 1978 Sell This Version
The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing (Album) Ensign Venezuela 1979 Sell This Version
The Boomtown Rats Mondo Bongo (Album) Mercury Scandinavia 1980 Sell This Version
KB 316 The Boomtown Rats / The Specials The Boomtown Rats / The Specials - May 25, 1980(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) King Biscuit Flower Hour Records KB 316 US 1980 Sell This Version
The Boomtown Rats V Deep (Album) Mercury Greece 1982 Sell This Version
CN 4008/S The Boomtown Rats In Concert 279(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 4008/S UK 1982 Sell This Version
338 B A Flock Of Seagulls / The Boomtown Rats A Flock Of Seagulls / The Boomtown Rats - B.B.C. Rock Hour #338(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength 338 B US 1982 Sell This Version
The Boomtown Rats In The Long Grass (Album) Mercury, Mercury, Mercury Greece 1984 Sell This Version
CN 4658/S The Boomtown Rats In Concert-367(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 4658/S UK 1985 Sell This Version
The Boomtown Rats Live Rats 2013 (Album) Concert Live UK 2013 Sell This Version
UICY-77078 The Boomtown Rats A Tonic For The Troops(CD, Album, RE) Mercury UICY-77078 Japan 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Boomtown Rats Mary Of The 4th Form (Alternate Version) (Single) Ensign Japan 1977 Sell This Version
The Boomtown Rats Lookin' After No. 1 (Single, Maxi) Ensign Japan 1977 Sell This Version
60 08 510 The Boomtown Rats Lookin' After No.1 / Mary Of The 4th Form(7", Single) Mercury 60 08 510 Spain 1977 Sell This Version
6837 433 The Boomtown Rats / Richard Hell And The Void-Oids* The Boomtown Rats / Richard Hell And The Void-Oids* - Lookin' After N°1 / Love Comes In Spurts(7") Vertigo 6837 433 France 1977 Sell This Version
The Boomtown Rats Rat Trap (Single) Ensign Japan 1978 Sell This Version
The Boomtown Rats She's So Modern (Single) Ensign Turkey 1978 Sell This Version
The Boomtown Rats Like Clockwork (Single) Ensign Spain 1978 Sell This Version
The Boomtown Rats Someone's Looking At You / I Don't Like Mondays (recorded live) (Single) Columbia US 1979 Sell This Version
The Boomtown Rats Diamond Smiles (Single) Ensign Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
The Boomtown Rats I Don't Like Mondays (Single, Maxi) Ensign Canada 1979 Sell This Version
6205 050 The Boomtown Rats Surface Down Under(7", EP) Mercury 6205 050 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
The Boomtown Rats The Elephants Graveyard (Guilty) (Single) Mercury Scandinavia 1980 Sell This Version