The Boomtown Rats ‎– The Fine Art Of Surfacing

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ENROX 11 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album) Ensign ENROX 11 UK 1979 Sell This Version
MC8 1-3810 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(8-Trk, Album) Columbia MC8 1-3810 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
JCA 36248 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(8-Trk, Album) Columbia JCA 36248 US 1979 Sell This Version
ENCOX 11 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(Cass, Album) Ensign ENCOX 11 UK 1979 Sell This Version
7109 408 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(Cass, Album) Mercury 7109 408 Norway 1979 Sell This Version
CLUN 38 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(Cass, Album) Mulligan CLUN 38 Ireland 1979 Sell This Version
MCR4-1-3810 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(Cass, Album) Mercury MCR4-1-3810 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
7109 408 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(Cass, Album) Mercury 7109 408 France 1979 Sell This Version
PCT 36248 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(Cass, Album, Dol) Columbia PCT 36248 US 1979 Sell This Version
IR 58282 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album) WEA IR 58282 Ireland 1979 Sell This Version
63 10 960, 63 10960 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album) Mercury, Mercury 63 10 960, 63 10960 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
6310 960 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album) Mercury 6310 960 Hong Kong 1979 Sell This Version
6310 960 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album) Mercury 6310 960 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
6310 960 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album) Mercury 6310 960 Europe 1979 Sell This Version
6310 960 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album) Mercury, Polygram Discos SARL 6310 960 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
6310 960 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album) Mercury, Ensign 6310 960 Scandinavia 1979 Sell This Version
RJ-7636 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album) Mercury RJ-7636 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
SRM-1-3810 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album) Mercury SRM-1-3810 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
SRM-1-3810 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album) Mercury SRM-1-3810 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
STAR 5092, 6310 960 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album) Mercury, Ensign STAR 5092, 6310 960 South Africa 1979 Sell This Version
6310 960 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album) Mercury 6310 960 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
6310 960 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album) Mercury 6310 960 Israel 1979 Sell This Version
LUN 038 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album) Mulligan LUN 038 Ireland 1979 Sell This Version
6310 960 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album) Mercury 6310 960 Greece 1979 Sell This Version
6310 960 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album) Mercury 6310 960 New Zealand 1979 Sell This Version
6310 960 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album) Mercury 6310 960 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
90.016 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album) Mercury 90.016 Venezuela 1979 Sell This Version
9102 810 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album) Mercury 9102 810 France 1979 Sell This Version
6310 960 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album) Mercury 6310 960 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
31 0755 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album, Club) Mercury 31 0755 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
6310 960 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album, Lam) Mercury 6310 960 Greece 1979 Sell This Version
JC 36248, 36248 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album, Pit) Columbia, Columbia JC 36248, 36248 US 1979 Sell This Version
RJ-7636 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album, Promo) Mercury RJ-7636 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
JC 36248, 36248 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album, Promo, W/Lbl) Columbia, Columbia JC 36248, 36248 US 1979 Sell This Version
JC 36248, 36248 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album, San) Columbia, Columbia JC 36248, 36248 US 1979 Sell This Version
JC 36248 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album, Ter) Columbia JC 36248 US 1979 Sell This Version
9957 The Boomtown Rats El Arte De Flotar = The Fine Art Of Surfacing(Cass, Album) Mercury 9957 Argentina 1980 Sell This Version
6310 960 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album) Mercury 6310 960 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
6310960, 6091 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album) Mercury, Phonogram S.A.I.C 6310960, 6091 Argentina 1980 Sell This Version
PRICE 73 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album, RE) Mercury PRICE 73 UK 1984 Sell This Version
63 10 960, 63 10960 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album, RE) Mercury, Mercury 63 10 960, 63 10960 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
CK 36248 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(CD, Album, RE) Columbia CK 36248 US 1986 Sell This Version
424 635.4 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(Cass, Album, RE) Mercury 424 635.4 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
424 635.1 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album, RE) Mercury 424 635.1 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
982 677-5 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury, Universal 982 677-5 UK 2005 Sell This Version
982 677-5 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(CD, Album, RM) Mercury, Universal 982 677-5 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
none The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(CDr, Album, Promo, RM) Universal none UK 2005 Sell This Version
982 677-5 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury 982 677-5 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
UICY-77079 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) Mercury UICY-77079 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
IMD-6631 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(Cass, Album, Unofficial) IMD (2) IMD-6631 Saudi Arabia Unknown Sell This Version
GMR 1761 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(Cass, Album, Unofficial) GMR GMR 1761 Singapore Unknown Sell This Version
SRM-1-3810 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album) Mercury SRM-1-3810 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
PC 36248, 36248 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia PC 36248, 36248 US Unknown Sell This Version
6310 960 The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing(LP, Album, RP) Mercury 6310 960 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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LPrevolt

LPrevolt

April 6, 2014
referencing The Fine Art Of Surfacing, LP, Album, Promo, W/Lbl, JC 36248, 36248
the Notes above are for what's on the Gold Stamped Promo notice on the back Cover -
A "real" Promo has a White label record with Demonstration not for Sale at the top of the Label.
Imacg

Imacg

July 17, 2010
referencing The Fine Art Of Surfacing, LP, Album, ENROX 11

Lyrics and photos on the inner sleeve
andyman5

andyman5

December 31, 2008
referencing The Fine Art Of Surfacing, LP, Album, ENROX 11

This album brings back memories of driving around in my friend's Cutlass Supreme in 79'.

It is probably Bob Geldof's shining moment in the sun musically. We all know what he went on to do on the humanitarian front. 'I Don't Like Mondays' (the hit on the record) is hardly the high point of this tightly written 80's alterno-pop affair. The ascerbic wit of 'Diamond Smiles' and the eeriness of 'Wind Chill Factor Minus Zero' and the paranoia of 'Someone's Looking At You' stand out in this post-punk celebration of the good, the bad and the frightening.

Though the music sounds dated the arrangements and creativity display the musical talents of The Rats and producers Phil Wainman and Robert John Lange. Apparently the Fine Art Of Surfacing is a reference to masturbation... but don't be fooled this is not some arty self-indulgence but more clearly is an astutely crafted pop gem.