In June 1978.

In June 1978, “Ensign Records” label released “A Tonic for the Troops”, the second  Boomtown Rats album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange, Bob Geldof, Pete Briquette, Gerry Cott, Johnnie Fingers, Simon Crowe, Garry Roberts and Alan Holmes.


  • Bob Geldof – vocals
  • Gerry Cott – guitar
  • Garry Roberts – vocals, guitar
  • Johnnie Fingers – vocals, keyboards
  • Pete Briquette – vocals, bass
  • Simon Crowe – vocals, drums
  • Alan Holmes – saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Geldof except where noted.

  1. Like Clockwork – Bob Geldof, Pete Briquette, Simon Crowe
  2. Blind Date
  3. (I Never Loved) Eva Braun
  4. Living in an Island
  5. Don’t Believe What You Read
  6. She’s So Modern – Bob Geldof,Johnny Fingers
  7. Me and Howard Hughes
  8. Can’t Stop
  9. (Watch Out For) The Normal People
  10. Rat Trap

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