CD The Fine Art of Surfacing [Boomtown Rats] [602498267752] (CD 856394),
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The Fine Art of Surfacing [Boomtown Rats] [602498267752]

  • 1. Someone's Looking at You
    2. Diamond Smiles
    3. Wind Chill Factor (Minus Zero)
    4. Having My Picture Taken
    5. Sleep (Fingers Lullaby)
    6. I Don't Like Mondays
    7. Nothing Happened Today
    8. Keep It Up
    9. Nice 'N' Neat
    10. When the Night Comes
    11. Episode #3
    12. Real Different - (bonus track, B side)
    13. How Do You Do - (bonus track, B side)
    14. Late Last Night - (bonus track, B side)
    15. Nothing Happened Today - (Live bonus track)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 9826775

  • Credits

    Boomtown Rats: Bob Geldof (vocals); Gerry Cott, Garry Roberts (guitar); Johnnie Fingers (keyboards); Pete Briquette (bass guitar); Simon Crowe (drums).
    Released in 1979, THE FINE ART OF SURFACING was the Boomtown Rats' third album, and it's considered by many fans to be their best. "I Don't Like Mondays," probably the band's best-known song, is the key track. A dark and moving narrative that recounts a classroom murder story, "I Don't Like Mondays" was a Number One hit in England and went on to become the Rats' only chart entry in the U.S.
    But there is a lot to appreciate on THE FINE ART, much of which demonstrates the band's restless spirit and their knack for combining the energy of punk and the quirkiness of new wave with a keen pop sensibility and a knack for musical drama. Though the elements of their style can be traced to the times, the Boomtown Rats simply come across--some decades later--as a good rock band, and this defining effort makes that plain. A beautifully remastered version of the album was released on CD in 2005.

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