Today I’d thought I’d let you hear Bob Geldof’s once daytime job, The Boomtown Rats, from when he wasn’t being a man with a cause, which benefited so many people around the globe. They emerged at during the punk era and managed to survive into the mainstream sounds of the early 80’s. They were not afraid to sing about controversial subjects like their number one single ‘I Don’t Like Mondays‘. These sessions are from the beginning of their career but they still show how diverse they could be. Apart from Johnny Fingers, famous for wearing his pyjama’s on stage can you name any other members?
26 July 1977 – Joey’s On The Street Again – Neon Heart – Looking After No. 1 – Mary Of The 4th Form
15 May 1978 – Like Clockwork – Me And Howard Hughes – Living In An Island – (Watch Out For) The Normal People