LISTEN! the first single from the Boomtown Rats for decades – it’s good

Despite everything Bob Geldof says or does he’s still a rock n roller at heart.

I once had a great heated discussion with him where he was very intense aabout the Boomtown Rats being the first punk band in Ireland. They may never have had the heavyweight cred of the Clash but they were also far better than history has painted and Geldof still has his muse as the new single proves.

The official audio for Trash Glam Baby by The Boomtown Rats, taken from the forthcoming album ‘Citizens of Boomtown’, out 13th March 2020. Pre-order now: Follow The Boomtown Rats:


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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


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