Slotting in somewhere between the Sex Pistols and Springsteen, the early Boomtown Rats rocked and rocked smartly. Though Bob Gedof surely got his knighthood for his activism not his song-writing, you can see how those two attention-catching skills fed each other, even if you take pile-drivingly selfish "Lookin' After Number One" literally.
Thanks to Marky Dread for Ratting me out. (Also visit the dormant-yet-dangerous PVAc to 4.1 khz for more Rat-ness.)
Agora Hall, Cleveland, Ohio May 1 1979 link is in the comments
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