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(New Musical Express)   Some good news for those of you who don't like Mondays: Bob Geldof is reuniting The Boomtown Rats for this year's Isle of Wight festival   (nme.com) divider line 30
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2013-01-28 08:35:41 PM
I can see no reason for this, because there is no reason.
 
2013-01-28 08:49:41 PM
Geldof sucks and is a weaselly little ass potato that needs to shuffle off out of public view. There's nothing he's done worth reprising
 
2013-01-28 09:04:23 PM
Just three months ago he was playing at my old university, a small 500 seater obscure theater in a small obscure Canadian city.

It makes sense that he's doing this.
 
2013-01-28 09:05:48 PM
That tune came on while I was listening to the radio the Monday after Newtown. I had never really listened to the words before, and was thoroughly creeped-out as they began to sink in.
 
2013-01-28 09:14:04 PM
...if I was a Boomtown Rat I'd be staying up all night.....

/is this obscure here?
 
2013-01-28 09:23:35 PM
As America collectively yawns...

The Boomtown Rats were a one-minor-hit wonder in the US and Geldof is known as that "Feed The World" guy here.
 
2013-01-28 09:38:04 PM
Well, that shot my whole day down
 
2013-01-28 09:40:43 PM
Will they rent a cottage while they are there?

If it's not too dear.

they shall scrimp and save
Vera, Chuck and Dave are on their own
 
2013-01-28 09:52:07 PM
Something somethink Pink Floyd 'Wall'
movie. Didn't Geldoff marry Keanu Reeves?

/Yes I know it was Bob Geffen
//Bob's real name is David
///Hepped up on goofballs, everybody!
 
2013-01-28 09:53:04 PM
I hear they're playing a jazz/rock festival on the Isle of Lucy.

Or is it a rock/jazz festival?
 
2013-01-28 09:54:02 PM

ZMugg: Will they rent a cottage while they are there?

If it's not too dear.

they shall scrimp and save
Vera, Chuck and Dave are on their own


Wrong band.
 
2013-01-28 09:55:51 PM

Deadwing: I hear they're playing a jazz/rock festival on the Isle of Lucy.

Or is it a rock/jazz festival?


No one knows who they were or what they were doing...
 
2013-01-28 10:12:59 PM

willfullyobscure: Geldof sucks and is a weaselly little ass potato that needs to shuffle off out of public view. There's nothing he's done worth reprising


From what I hear he personally convinced Roger Waters and David Gilmour to get Pink Floyd together for Live 8.  If that's all he's accomplished in his life I thank him
 
2013-01-28 10:15:13 PM

Ed Grubermann: ZMugg: Will they rent a cottage while they are there?

If it's not too dear.

they shall scrimp and save
Vera, Chuck and Dave are on their own

Wrong band.


Was going for an 'Isle of Wight' reference.
Got sidetracked.

derailed my own train of thought there
 
2013-01-28 10:32:24 PM
I'd rather just re watch The Who's Isle of Wight performance and call it a day.

//Mooooooooon
 
2013-01-28 10:49:23 PM
Isle of Wight? That's racist!
 
2013-01-28 10:55:09 PM
He wrote the book on how to be an attention whore.  Which evidently Michael Stipe and Morrisey read in bed together between ass banging sessions.
 
2013-01-28 11:25:45 PM
Meanwhile, Geldof's daughter, Peaches, is thinking about re-uniting Peaches & Herb
 
2013-01-28 11:35:33 PM

New Age Redneck: ...if I was a Boomtown Rat I'd be staying up all night.....

/is this obscure here?


Nothing is obscure here. BTW, Jim Rome (sports guy) used that tune every day when he did a show called Rome is Burning. Mostly the heavy bass riff, but also the vocal. Notice I did'n't say "singing".
 
2013-01-29 03:09:51 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Well, that shot my whole day down


Maybe the silicon chip inside your head is switched to overload...

lh6.ggpht.com
Assuming of course, this is you.
 
2013-01-29 03:41:21 AM
But, WHY?
 
2013-01-29 03:54:10 AM
The pay for being a saint is evidently terrible.
 
2013-01-29 03:59:55 AM

New Age Redneck: ...if I was a Boomtown Rat I'd be staying up all night.....

/is this obscure here?


No.

First time I saw him in concert, he was taking requests and he smirked at Up All Night and didn't even remember Skin on Skin. He did, however, play the hell out of Mary of the Fourth Form.

He's amazing live.
 
2013-01-29 05:59:21 AM

zappaisfrank: The Boomtown Rats were a one-minor-hit wonder in the US and Geldof is known as that "Feed The World" guy here.


He'll always be Pink to me.


/though I Don't Like Mondays is probably the best song inspired by a school shooting that's ever been recorded.
 
2013-01-29 07:32:04 AM

italie: I'd rather just re watch The Who's Isle of Wight performance and call it a day.

//Mooooooooon


Riiiiiiiver.......
 
2013-01-29 09:16:38 AM
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Bob isn't well, he stayed back at the hotel. He sent us along as a surrogate band. We're gonna find out where you fans really stand.
 
2013-01-29 11:11:33 AM
Will it be the REAL Boomtown Rats or a tribute band like Guns N' Roses or Lynrd Skynrd?

As far as I'm concerned The Who died with Keith Moon and the other three should have retired and stayed retired; now with Entwhistle dead it's not even a parody. And speaking of parody, the Rolling Stones should have retired after Tattoo You -- I was going to say Emotional Rescue but I like Waiting On A Friend. The same for any rockers that had their heyday between 1950 and 1990: you're senior citizens! Mobilitate your scooters to Tampa and drool!

Generally speaking, any rock band in which more than one original member is 40 or older should switch to country or jazz if they must keep playing; at 50 or older rock musicians who just won't quit should be taken out and shot. Speaking of which, the sight of a septuagenarian head-bopping to "Satisfaction" or "My Generation" makes me foam at the mouth.

Rock is not a genre for old people. I myself gave up on "staying current" after Kurt Cobain ventilated his skull; these days I prefer classical and jazz from before I was born because in them the composers are long dead and the musicians' ages don't matter.

"Caravan" and "The Ode To Joy" are timeless; "I Don't Like Mondays" is from when I was 16.
 
2013-01-29 04:46:02 PM
It's all Rats, but it's not all the rats. Looks like Johnny Fingers isn't coming back, nor is Gerry Cot, who bailed halfway through the original line up.
 
2013-01-29 05:22:02 PM

The One True TheDavid: Will it be the REAL Boomtown Rats or a tribute band like Guns N' Roses or Lynrd Skynrd?

As far as I'm concerned The Who died with Keith Moon and the other three should have retired and stayed retired; now with Entwhistle dead it's not even a parody. And speaking of parody, the Rolling Stones should have retired after Tattoo You -- I was going to say Emotional Rescue but I like Waiting On A Friend. The same for any rockers that had their heyday between 1950 and 1990: you're senior citizens! Mobilitate your scooters to Tampa and drool!

Generally speaking, any rock band in which more than one original member is 40 or older should switch to country or jazz if they must keep playing; at 50 or older rock musicians who just won't quit should be taken out and shot. Speaking of which, the sight of a septuagenarian head-bopping to "Satisfaction" or "My Generation" makes me foam at the mouth.

Rock is not a genre for old people. I myself gave up on "staying current" after Kurt Cobain ventilated his skull; these days I prefer classical and jazz from before I was born because in them the composers are long dead and the musicians' ages don't matter.

"Caravan" and "The Ode To Joy" are timeless; "I Don't Like Mondays" is from when I was 16.


Hope you die before you get old.
 
2013-01-29 08:10:37 PM
To all you naysaying tin-eared bandwagon-felching twits:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJ02zCMoxCo
 
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