Saturday, May 22, 2010

Boomtown Rats

One of the early Irish punk bands, the Bob Geldof-led group were superstars in Europe, but barely known in the U.S.

The had many hits in Europe, but only one here--this one, about a high school students who shot two fellow students to death. When asked why, she replied, "I don't like Mondays."

This is the British picture sleeve. The song was a Top 10 hit overseas but only reached #73 in the U.S.

And, of course, Geldof went on to organize "Live Aid," making more of a legacy with that event than anything else he has done.

Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays.mp3
Boomtown Rats - It's All the Rage.mp3

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