In September 1977.

In September 1977, “Mercury” label released the debut, self-titled Boomtown Rats album. It was recorded in 1977, and was produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange.


  • Bob Geldof: lead vocals
  • Pete Briquette: bass, vocals
  • Garry Roberts: guitar, vocals
  • Gerry Cott: guitar
  • Simon Crowe: drums, vocals
  • Johnnie Fingers: keyboards
  • Albie Donnelly: saxophone
  • Sue Dubois: art direction, design
  • Geoff Halpin: design
  • Hannah Sharn: photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Geldof.

  1. Lookin’ After No. 1
  2. Neon Heart
  3. Joey’s on the Street Again
  4. Never Bite the Hand That Feeds
  5. Mary of the 4th Form
  6. (She’s Gonna) Do You In
  7. Close As You’ll Ever Be
  8. I Can Make It If You Can
  9. Kicks



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