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Customer Reviews

Banana skin Republic

Punk was dead and New Romantics reigned supreme. The Rats didn't fit anymore. Shame. Banana Republic the best song on what was a forgettable album at the time.

Huw's rite

Being a rat fan from 13 thats 1977, the older I got the less their music meant to me, although i always stayed a fan, I remember when mondo came out and being really disapointed but as the years have gone on i can go back to it and enjoy listening to it, can't say the same for V Deep though..

Wrong Direction

I'm still a massive Rats fan & to have them touring again is superb! However, back in the day I was very disappointed with this album. I think Bob took the Rats down the wrong direction with this piece of work, instead of sticking with the tried & tested music they had already produced! Unfortunately, this album led the start of their demise. If they had written 'In The Long Grass' at the time, it would have kept them in the limelight - superb album!


Formed: 1975 in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ire

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s

The Boomtown Rats were an Irish rock band that scored a series of British hits between 1977 and 1980, and were led by singer Bob Geldof, who organized the Ethiopian relief efforts Band Aid and Live Aid. The Rats were formed in Dun Laoghaire, near Dublin, Ireland, in 1975 by Geldof (born Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof, October 5, 1954, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland), a former journalist; Johnnie Fingers (keyboards); Gerry Cott (guitar); Garry Roberts (guitar); Pete Briquette (bass); and Simon Crowe (drums)....
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