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The Boomtown Rats

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Biography

The Boomtown Rats is a rock group led by Bob Geldof (full name: Robert Fredrick Zenon Geldof, born October 5th 1951). Playing punk and New Wave influenced music, their initial incarnation lasted from 1976 to 1986), but the band recently reformed. All six primary members (Gary Roberts, Pete Briquette, Gerry Cott, Simon Crowe, and Johnnie Moylett alongside Geldof) were originally from Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland.

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Top Songs

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  1.  
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    The silicon chip inside her head
    Gets switched to overload.
    And nobody's gonna go to school today,
    She's going to make them stay at home.
    And daddy doesn't understand her,
    I Don't Like Mondays  -  732,929 plays
  2.  
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    There was a... lot of rocking going on that night,
    Cruising time for the young bright lights,
    Just down past the gasworks, by the meat factory door,
    The five lamp boys were coming on strong.
    The Saturday night city beat had already started
    Rat Trap  -  92,696 plays
  3.  
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    Banana Republic, Septic Isle
    Screamin' in the sufferin' sea, sounds like cryin'
    Everywhere I go, yeah everywhere I see
    The black and blue uniforms, Police and Priests
    And I wonder do you wonder while you're sleeping with your whore?
    Banana Republic  -  53,314 plays
  4.  
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    She's so 20th century
    She's so 1970's
    She knows the right things to say
    She's got the right clothes to wear
    'Cos she's a modern girl, oh yeah
    She's So Modern  -  55,563 plays
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    On a night like this I deserve to get kissed at least once or twice
    You come over to my place screaming blue murder, needing someplace to hide.
    Well, I wish you'd keep quiet,
    Imaginations run riot,
    In these paper-thin walls.
    Someone's Looking At You  -  41,016 plays
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