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    Default The boomtown rats are back....

    This should provide a ray of sunshine on a miserable wet and windy day.

    They last played together in 1986, now they are planning a gig on the Isle of Man.

    Heres hoping a full tour will follow, Banana republic would reach No.1 if it was released now......

    Great feckin news

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    RAT TRAP would for definite

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob3367 View Post
    They last played together in 1986, now they are planning a gig on the Isle of Man.
    Didn't they play together for Live8?

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    They were crap in their heyday. Geldof didn't get Knighted because of his music. I can't imagine the years have improved much.

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    Never liked them, art-schoolish poseurs, mediocre music. And they went on Top of the Pops.

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    Reunions like this rarely deliver the goods. Genuinely good bands like the Stone Roses can pull it off but the Boomtown Rats were mediocre at best in their heyday. Were it not for what Geldof did during the 1980's they would be long forgotten by now.
    Tantum religio potuit suadere malorum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger View Post
    Never liked them, art-schoolish poseurs, mediocre music. And they went on Top of the Pops.
    Saw them in the Cellar in Galway sometime in the 70s when they were starting out. Lots of energy...trying to send up the old poseur hippy musos and align themselves with the new punk (which was crap anyway) but without much success....
    But Geldof is an intelligent and interesting guy for reasons that have little to do with his frail musical talent...

    Pete Briquette said he thought the group was too old and creepy-grandfather-ish to be comfortable singing about "Mary Of the Fourth Form"--- which about sums up the problem with these "reunion" tours of aging rock stars....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveM View Post
    Reunions like this rarely deliver the goods. Genuinely good bands like the Stone Roses can pull it off but the Boomtown Rats were mediocre at best in their heyday. Were it not for what Geldof did during the 1980's they would be long forgotten by now.
    Another notable exception is Magazine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveM View Post
    Reunions like this rarely deliver the goods. Genuinely good bands like the Stone Roses can pull it off but the Boomtown Rats were mediocre at best in their heyday. Were it not for what Geldof did during the 1980's they would be long forgotten by now.
    I thought Geldolfs political astuteness back in the late 1970's was pretty much on the ball, and today those songs still have a place todays society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatsbygirl20 View Post
    Saw them in the Cellar in Galway sometime in the 70s when they were starting out. Lots of energy...trying to send up the old poseur hippy musos and align themselves with the new punk (which was crap anyway) but without much success....
    But Geldof is an intelligent and interesting guy for reasons that have little to do with his frail musical talent...

    Pete Briquette said he thought the group was too old and creepy-grandfather-ish to be comfortable singing about "Mary In the Fourth Form"--- which about sums up the problem with these "reunion" tours of aging rock stars....
    "Pete Briquette" on of the best names I have every heard.

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