Loudmouth – The Best of Bob Geldof and the Boomtown Rats

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Loudmouth – The Best of Bob Geldof & the Boomtown Rats
Greatest hits album by The Boomtown Rats
Released 1994[1]
Genre Rock
Length 69:20
Label Vertigo[1]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Loudmouth – The Best of Bob Geldof and the Boomtown Rats is a 1994 greatest hits compilation album from Bob Geldof and the Boomtown Rats, consisting mostly of Boomtown Rats material but also some of Geldof's solo work. It peaked at No. 10 in the UK Albums Chart in July 1994.[3]

"Crazy" was a previously unreleased Geldof track, and was released in the UK as a single from this album.

In 1997, the album was released by Columbia Records in the US as Great Songs of Indifference - The Best of Bob Geldof & the Boomtown Rats, with exactly the same track list, except "Crazy" was omitted.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Bob Geldof, except where noted.

  1. "I Don't Like Mondays" (1979) – 4:17
  2. "This Is the World Calling" (1986) (Raymond Doom, Geldof) – 4:23
  3. "Rat Trap" (1978) – 4:51
  4. "The Great Song of Indifference" (1990) – 4:35
  5. "Love or Something" (1990) (Geldof, David A. Stewart) – 4:32
  6. "Banana Republic" (1980) (Pete Briquette, Geldof) – 3:29
  7. "Crazy" (1994) (Doom, Geldof, Olle Romo) – 4:29
  8. "The Elephant's Graveyard" (1981) – 3:42
  9. "Someone's Looking at You" (1980) – 4:22
  10. "She's So Modern" (1978) (Johnny Fingers, Geldof) – 2:56
  11. "House on Fire" (1982) – 4:46
  12. "The Beat of the Night" (1986) – 5:06
  13. "Diamond Smiles" (1979) – 3:49
  14. "Like Clockwork" (1978) (Briquette, Simon Crowe, Geldof) – 3:38
  15. "Room 19 (Sha La La La Lee)" (1992) – 3:41
  16. "Mary of the 4th Form" (1977) – 3:30
  17. "Lookin' After No. 1" (1977) – 3:08[1]
  • Tracks 1, 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17 - The Boomtown Rats
  • Tracks 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 15 - Bob Geldof

Singles[edit]

"Crazy" / "Room 19 (Sha La La La Lee)" (Live) / "The Beat Of The Night" (Live) / "Rat Trap" (Live) (May 1994) (UK release)
"Crazy" / "Mary Of The 4th Form" (Live) / "Looking After Number One" (Live) / "Joey's On The Street" (Live) (May 1994) (UK Limited edition release)
"Crazy" / "Looking After Number 1" (Live) / "The Beat Of The Night" (Live) / "Room 19 (Sha La La La Lee)" (Live) (1994) (European release)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Boomtown Rats, The / Bob Geldof - Loudmouth The Best Of The Boomtown Rats & Bob Geldof at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  2. ^ a b Tom Demalon (1997-04-22). "Great Songs of Indifference: The Best of Bob Geldof & the Boomtown Rats - The Boomtown Rats, Bob Geldof | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 71. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.