Obviously something must have been said years ago by Tony, let’s face it Tony was very acebric and the Boomtown Rats were one of those bands that got the slag offs more than any other.
The Rats are currently on tour in support of the box set of their six albums which has stood the test of time far better than many expected.
Tony died a few years ago and after years of bitching about him everyone in Manchester finally admitted they loved him really- a turnaround that drove him made in public. Knowing Tony quite well I would imagine these quotes from the Boomtown Rat would have amused him.
The 62-year-old Geldof knew Tony W from years ago and is quoted as saying “He was very vain. He’s in a great tradition of those kind of guys like Andrew Loog Oldham with the Stones, Malcolm McLaren with the Pistols. The articulate extravagant, egocentric type.”
Whilst most of this is quite true and much is what Tony would have said himself it’s the way the quotes are presented that makes it look like some all out war is going on.
And as for calls from admirers of the Tony, who died in 2007, to have a street named after him, Bob has this to say: “I think a scummy back alley should be named after him. That’s how he would appreciate being remembered.”
We think Sir Bob had his tongue in cheek…