The Boomtown Rats (album)

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The Boomtown Rats
Boomtown Rats - The Boomtown Rats album cover.jpg
Studio album by The Boomtown Rats
Released September 1977[1]
Genre Punk rock, new wave[1]
Label Mercury Records
Ensign Records (UK)
Columbia Records (USA)
Producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange[1]
The Boomtown Rats chronology
The Boomtown Rats
A Tonic for the Troops
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Boomtown Rats is The Boomtown Rats' debut album and included the Rats' first hit single, "Lookin' After No. 1", as well as the subsequent single, "Mary of the 4th Form".[1] The album peaked at No. 18 in the UK Albums Chart in 1977.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Bob Geldof.

  1. "Lookin' After No. 1"
  2. "Mary of the 4th Form"
  3. "Close As You'll Ever Be"
  4. "Neon Heart"
  5. "Joey's on the Street Again"
  6. "I Can Make It If You Can"
  7. "Never Bite the Hand That Feeds"
  8. "(She's Gonna) Do You In"
  9. "Kicks"[1]

2005 bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Doin' It Right" (1975 live demo)
  2. "My Blues Away" (1975 live demo)
  3. "A Second Time" (1975 live demo)
  4. "Fanzine Hero" (1975 live demo)
  5. "Barefootin'" (cover of the Robert Parker song recorded Live in Moran's Hotel, Dublin, 1975)
  6. "Mary of the 4th Form" (single version)



  1. ^ a b c d e f William Ruhlmann. "The Boomtown Rats - The Boomtown Rats | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-04-09. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 71. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ "The Boomtown Rats - The Boomtown Rats | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-04-09.