Boomtown Rats

(Dun Laoghaire, Republic of Ireland 75 – 86)
originally called the Nightlife Thugs (75)

 

Official Pre-79 Releases;

Looking after No.1 7” (Mulligan, LUNS-011) released Aug 77, Ireland. (Ensign, ENY-4) UK, also 12”. *live Amsterdam 8-1-77
Tracks: Looking after No.1, Born to Burn, Barefootin’ (live)*

Boomtown Rats LP (Mulligan, LUN-012) released 77, Ireland. (Ensign, ENVY-1) released Sep 77, UK
Tracks: Looking after No.1, Neon heart, Joey’s on the street again, Never bite the hand that feeds, Mary of the 4th form, (She’s gonna) do you in, Close as you’ll ever be, I can make it if you can, Kicks

Boomtown Rats promo-LP (Ensign?) released Sep 77
Tracks: Looking after No.1, Neon heart, Joey’s on the street again, Never bite the hand that feeds, Mary of the 4th form, (She’s gonna) do you in, Close as you’ll ever be, I can make it if you can, Kicks, Born to Burn (live)

Mary of the 4th form (alt vers) 7” (Mulligan, LUNS-712) released Nov 77, Ireland. (Ensign, ENY-9) released Nov 77, UK.
Tracks: Mary of the 4th form (alt vers), Do the rat

Boomtown Rats LP (Mercury, 6310 952) released 77. Italy
Tracks: Looking after No.1, Neon heart, Joey’s on the street again, Never bite the hand that feeds, Mary of the 4th form, (She’s gonna) do you in, Close as you’ll ever be, I can make it if you can, Kicks, Do the rat, Born to burn, Mary of the 4th
Form (alt vers)

Various Artists – New Wave LP (Vertigo, 6300 902) released 77
Tracks: Looking after No.1

Various Artists – Disco Fever LP (K-Tel, NE-1014) released 77
Tracks: Look after No.1

She’s so modern 7” (Mulligan, LUNS-715) released Apr 78, Ireland. (Ensign, ENY-13) released May 78, UK.
Tracks: She’s so modern, Lying again

Like Clockwork 7” (Mulligan, LUNS-716) released Jun 78, Ireland.
Tracks: Like Clockwork, Dun Laoghaire

Like Clockwork 7” (Ensign, ENY-14) released Jul 78, UK.
Tracks: Like Clockwork, How do you do

A Tonic for the Troops LP (Mulligan, LUN-026) released July 78, Ireland & UK (Ensign, ENVY-3)
Tracks: Like clockwork, Blind date, (I never loved) eva braun, She’s so modern, Don’t believe what you read, Living in an island, Cant stop, (Watch out for) the normal people, Rat trap

A Tonic for the Troops LP (Columbia, JC-35750) recorded 78, released Jan 79, US
Tracks: Like clockwork, Blind date, (I never loved) eva braun, She’s so modern, Don’t believe what you read, Living in an island, Rat trap, Joey’s on the street again, Mary of the 4th form

Rat trap 7” (Mulligan, LUNS-717) released Oct 78, Ireland. Nov 78, UK (Ensign, ENY-16)
Tracks: Rat trap, So Strange

Rat trap 7” (Nippon Phonogram, SFL-2357) released 78, Japan
Tracks: Rat trap, Like Clockwork

Rat trap 7” (Mercury, 6008 536) released 78, Australia
Tracks: Rat trap, Living on an Island

Surface down under EP 7” (Mercury, 6205 050) recorded 77-78, released 79, Australia
Tracks: Rat Trap, Looking after No.1, Like clockwork, Diamond smiles

Dun Laoghaire Flexi-7” (Flexipop, 003) recorded 78, released Jan 81
Tracks: Dun Laoghaire

Various Artists – Disco Stars LP (K-Tel, NE-1022) released 78
Tracks: Mary of the 4th form

Various Artists – Star Party LP (K-Tel, NE-1034) released 78
Tracks: She’s so modern

Various Artists – Midnight Hustle LP (K-Tel, NE-1037) released 78
Tracks: Like Clockwork

Various Artists – Action Replay LP (K-Tel, NE-1040) released 78
Tracks: Rat trap

Various Artists – Big Red Music LP promo (Columbia, AS-536) released 78, USA
Tracks: Rat Trap

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Demo recorded Dublin late 75
Tracks: Doin’ it right, My blues away, A second time, Fanzine hero, Barefootin’

Neon Heart Etc (At Home and Away) demo cassette, recorded/released 76. *recorded at Mulligans, Dublin. **recorded at Moran’s Hotel, Dublin. ***recorded at Cliff Castle, Dalkey
Tracks: Little queenie, My babe, Getting’ back to me, Get up stand up, New wave (new age), Neon heart, Promised land, I can feel the fire, Route 66, Born to burn (live)*, Jesse James (live)**, Money honey, All through the city, Carol, My generation, Riot in cell block #9 (live)**, My babe, Boom boom, Don’t you just know it, Getting back to me, Ménage a trios (live)***, Little queenie

Demo tape recorded 76, released 76/77
Tracks: Riot in cell block #9

Paradiso, Amsterdam 8-1-77
Tracks: Intro, I wanna know, Neon heart, So strange, Kicks, 20th century, Joey’s on the street again, Don’t believe what you read, Do the rat, Do the rat #2, All the rage, Mary of the 4th form, Lookin’ after No.1 , Born to boom, Barefootin’, Do you in

Acetate 7″ (Utopia) recorded 77
Tracks: Mary of the 4th form, Do the rat

Paradiso, Amsterdam 8-6-77
Tracks: (Unknown), I Wanna Know, Neon Heart, So Strange, Kicks, 20th Century, Joey’s on the Street Again, Don’t Believe What You Read, Do the Rat, Mary of the 4th Form, Looking After No. 1, Born to Burn, Barefootin’, (She’s Gonna) Do You In

BBC John Peel session recorded 26-7-77
Tracks: Joey, Neon heart, Looking after number 1, Mary of the 4th form

Marc TV Show recorded 77
Tracks: Lookin’ after No.1

6.55 Special TV Show recorded 77
Tracks: Arnold Layne

Pavilion, West Runton 1-4-78
Tracks: Do the Rat, Mary of the 4th Form, Joey’s on the Street Again, Looking After No. 1, (I Never Loved) Eva Braun, Neon Heart, She’s So Modern

BBC John Peel session recorded 15-5-78
Tracks: Like clockwork, Me and howard huges, Living in an island, (Watch out for) the normal people

Revolver TV Show 78
Tracks: Like Clockwork, She’s so modern

Stockholm 9-8-78
Tracks: Rat trap, Blind date, Don’t believe what you read, I never loved eva braun, Me and howard Hughes, Neon heart

Knebworth Park, Knebworth 9-9-78
Tracks: Blind Date, (I Never Loved) Eva Braun, Me and Howard Hughes, (She’s Gonna) Do You In, Rat Trap, Kicks, Joey’s on the Street Again, She’s So Modern, Don’t Believe What You Read, Like Clockwork, Do the Rat, Looking After No. 1

Middlesex Polytechnic 16-9-78 BBC In Concert
Tracks: Mary of the 4th Form, Me and Howard Hughes, (I Never Loved) Eva Braun, Don’t Believe What You Read, Rat Trap, Kicks, Joey’s on the Street Again, Living In an Island, (She’s Gonna) Do You In, Like Clockwork, She’s So Modern, Looking After No. 1, Do the Rat

Caird Hall, Dundee 19-10-78
Tracks: Rat Trap, Do the Rat, Mary of the 4th Form

Rainbow, London 15-12-78
Tracks: Mary of the 4th form, (I never loved) eva braun, Close as you’ll ever be, Late last night, Me and howard Hughes, Like clockwork, Joey’s on the street again, Kicks, Rat trap, Don’t believe what you read, So strange, She’s so modern, Looking after No.1, Blind date

Hammersmith Odeon 78
Tracks: Blind date, (I never loves) eva braun, Me and howard Hughes, (She’s gonna) do you in, Rat Trap, Kicks, Joey’s on the street again, She’s so modern, Don’t believe what you read, Like clockwork, The rat, Lookin’ after No.1, Neon heart, Living on an island, Mary of the 4th form, Pale white girls, One for me

Germany 78
Tracks: Close As You’ll Ever Be, Never Bite The Hand That Feeds, Kicks, She’s So Modern, Joey’s On The Street Again, Don’t Belive What You Read, She’s Gonna Do You In, Do The Rat, It’s All The Rage, Mary Of The Fourth Form, Looking After Number One

 

Further Information;

http://www.irishrock.org/irodb/bands/boomtownrats.html
http://www.hotpress.com/music/interviews/The-years-of-the-rats/2689508.html
http://boomtownrats.activeboard.com/
http://irishrockers.com/artistView.php?artist=Boomtown%20Rats
http://theboomtownrats.blogspot.co.uk/
http://bobgeldof.info/
http://www.boomtownrats.co.uk/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Boomtown_Rats
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Geldof

Line ups:

#1                                              #2
75 – 76                                      76 – Jul 81
Bob Geldof (voc)                      Bob Geldof (voc)
Gerry Cott (gtr)                        Gerry Cott (gtr)
Gary Roberts (gtr)                   Gary Roberts (gtr)
Johnny Moylett (keyb)              Johnny Moylett (keyb)
Pete Briquette (bass)              Pete Briquette (bass)
Dave Moloney (drms)              Simon Crowe (drms)

Dave Moloney later in The Vipers, Simon Crowe & Pete Briquette are also in Drug Addix, Bob Geldof also in Dublinaires