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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:27 PM
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I Don't Like Mondays.
I knew of the Tori Amos cover version, but today, I heard the Boomtown Rats original today for the first time. What an incredible song. And what an amazing group! I had never heard them before. They sound a little like Queen. What an eye-opener. Can anyone recommend any other Boomtown Rats songs for me to download?

BTW, right now, I'm listening to "Prince Igor" by Borodin.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:28 PM
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1. Best Boomtown Rats song ever.
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:39 PM
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2. I can believe it. Do they have any other good ones?
I'm trusting you even though LynneSin says you're an elitist snob... :P
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:40 PM
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3. And, she would be right.
I have the album (yup, I said album) and liked the whole thing. I would look into that. I'm not sure what else they did, (it was a while ago and well, I'm old) but I really did like that album.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:38 AM
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4. 2 great albums - "Tonic for the Troops" and "Fine Art of Surfacing"
the 2nd has "I Don't Like Mondays" on it, which, it should be noted, is not a typical Boomtown Rats song - they're mainly a straightforward guitar/piano group. "Diamond Smiles" and "Someone's Looking At You" were the other 2 singles from that album; I prefer the previous one, 'Tonic for the Troops'. Both got into the top 10.

They were far more successful in the UK that the US - I've seen them called a 'one hit wonder' here, but IDLM was their 2nd number 1 single in the UK - the first, 'Rat Trap', is great, I think, and memorably knocked John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John off the number 12 spot, when it seemed like they'd be there forever.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Boomtown_Rats

Rat Trap video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS-pLtSx5DI

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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:24 PM
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8. I have one of those albums somewhere -


we often refuse to have no taste here in the US. Nice to see more Britpop floating our way lately, though, even on the radio.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:39 AM
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5. I think I only liked that one song.
But I really really liked it. Got really really sick of it though, too. :P
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dembotoz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:08 PM
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6. saw them in concert-they were really pretty damn good
Then bob geldof went off with Live Aid and such......

personal favorites....
Shes so modern
I never loved eva braun
like clockwork

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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:23 PM
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7. they sound like Queen!


that's a first! I have never heard anyone say that about them! :rofl:



good song though. Better than Tori's version in my opinion.
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mcctatas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:26 PM
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9. Personally...
I'm indifferent toward Mondays :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdUjGx-PVJY

(Geldof solo)
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:31 PM
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10. I had no idea Tori Amos remade this song.
:\

Bob Geldof and the Boomtown Rats are awesome.

The Fine Art of Surfacing is my favorite. http://www.amazon.com/Fine-Art-Surfacing-Boomtown-Rats/...

"The Best of" is also a good collection. http://www.amazon.com/Best-Boomtown-Rats/dp/B0001W0FDY/...


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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:33 PM
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12. The Fine Art of Surfacing...
Hm... I think I had that but I don't remember anything on it.

Do they have a song that goes "Up all night oooh ooh oooh say say... stayin up all night"?

Sorry... you're not the resident Boomtown Rats expert... just wondering aloud. Or, in type.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:54 PM
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13. "Can you keep it up?"
And lyrics continue like "I've heard it let's you done, sometimes"
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 02:06 PM
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17. I thought it was something like "African jungles, big city streets...
beep beep, beep beep yeah!"

:shrug:

It's been a long while since I've heard it. :)
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:56 PM
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15. Yes, that song is called "Up All Night"
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 02:05 PM
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16. Cool... I thought I liked more than one song.
Thanks! :hi:
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 03:18 PM
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19. Ah - I was thinking of this one:
...
Snap me in your breach, I want to be your bullet
I want a little kiss that's gonna take my breath away
And every lover tries to do things in a different way
Ah-hey-hey-hey

Does it feel nice, does it feel right, does it feel alright
Does it feel good - quite nice
Can you keep it up, can you keep it up - upright
Does it let you down - I heard it let you down - sometimes
...
Give it up - can you keep it up - Sometimes - I heard it let you down
Alright - Can you keep it up - All night - I heard it let you down
Quite nice - Can you keep it up - I heard it let you down
Can you keep it up - I heard it let you down
Can you keep it up

http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Keep-It-Up-lyric...
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Schema Thing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:32 PM
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11. Tell me why?
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:56 PM
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14. I love "Up All Night"
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 02:45 PM
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18. I love the album "Tonic For the Troops"
You can hear samples of it here:
http://www.pandora.com/music/album/boomtown+rats/tonic+...

She's So Modern, Rat Trap, and Like Clockwork are favorite songs. They have some other great stuff too.
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