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Bob Geldof , Gerry Cott. Boomtown Rats. Alternative Names:. To order by phone:. Call quoting EIL. The sound was less produced but no worse for that, and this was a more mature album than any that had gone before. Sadly, this album was also the last The Boomtown Rats recorded. A great swan song, but lack of commercial success and the aftermath of Band Aid and Live Aid, led to Geldof striking out as a solo artist. CD Review The single version of Dave is the original album version!
The album version is the version from the Best of. Add in Rain,which is not here, and there are a few versions of this track knocking around.
However, for all that, the single version is the best! Walking Downtown returns to the jazz-by-numbers of The Little Death, and is little better. Part Mood Mambo, part jazz, there is the gnawing feeling that this was another attempt at something that was beyond the Rats. The piano in the song puts me in mind of Singing in the Rain! I have never really liked jazz anyway, and this song is of little appeal. P recious Time is a track that would have been a great addition to In the Long Grass.
Doo do dos courtesy of the Rolling Stones and a Pete Briquette bass line get the song going along with Chic-like guitars are also there. On the two middle eights, Geldof drifts into a Bowie tribute again, aping China girl. A Hold of Me. Another Sad Story. Johnnie Fingers. Hard Times. An Icicle in the Sun. Up or Down. Walking Downtown. Precious Time. Simon Crowe. She's Not the Best. Dave Bob Geldof. The album peaked at No. During this time the Rats learned much about both American life and breaking into the American music market.
This is a recurring theme on the album, sometimes taking a serious approach in looking at American society, in songs like "I Don't Like Mondays" and "Diamond Smiles," while other times looking at it in a downright silly and mocking manner in songs like "Nothing Happened Today" and "Having My Picture Taken," the album takes aim at life in classic punk style.
A Tonic For The Troops. The album featured dark themes in an often upbeat, pop-punk style. One of the album's tracks, " Eva Braun", was described by one critic as "the happiest, cheeriest, best upbeat song about Hitler ever written. Live Rats at the London Roundhouse. The Very Best Of. Bob Geldof. It peaked at No.Label: Columbia - FC • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo Pitman Pressing • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: New Wave The Boomtown Rats - In The Long Grass (, Pitman Pressing, Vinyl) | /5(33).