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Camp Bestival: Lulworth Castle Dorset – live review

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  Camp Bestival Lulworth Castle Dorset  30th - 31st July Camp Bestival is a family festival held in the grounds of Lulworth Castle in Dorset.  Curated by Josie and Rob Da Bank...

The Boomtown Rats: Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen – live review

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The Boomtown Rats Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen 10th November 2013 Words: Sally Morrison Pics: Dod Morrison This was the last night of The Boomtown Rats’  reunion tour, promoting the release...

Bob Geldof says Tony Wilson should have a ‘scummy back alley’...

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There's plenty of hair pulling in Manchester this evening after a few off the cuff quotes from Bob geldof about the late Tony Wilson appeared in the local press. 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.

Boomtown Rats: Box Set of all 6 albums – album reviews

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The notion that they were somehow bandwagon jumpers is somewhat laughable when you consider that all of us, from me, to you the reader to dear old Joe Strummer jumped the very attractive bandwagon at some point in those glorious mid to the late seventies. In the rush to condemn people are overlooking a lot of hidden gems and this box set of the 6 Boomtown Rats albums is a reminder that, especially. early on there was a pretty damn fine band with biting satirical lyrics, a punkoid energy, a warped sense of humour and a lyrical sharpness that should be celebrated.

The Boomtown Rats to headline Chagstock Festival 2013

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The Boomtown Rats to headline Chagstock Festival 2013 The Boomtown Rats (original line up) have today been confirmed as the headline band for the Chagstock...