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The Boomtown Rats: Citizens Of Boomtown – album review

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The Boomtown Rats: Citizens of Boomtown (BMG) CD | DL | Vinyl 8/10 Geldof and crew with a most unlikely early album of the year contender....

Head For The Hills Festival 2018 – live review

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Reporting back from the now annual pilgrimage/drive up the road to Head For The Hills 2018.

Head For The Hills 2018 – Festival Preview

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We look ahead to the 2018 Head For The Hills Festival, held once again at Ramsbottom Cricket Club on 14/15/16 September.

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.