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She's So Modern

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Thought I'd put this up quick. He seems to indicate he'll release 'a series of EP's' - and later put out a full album called 'Mega'. I can see the argument that new music vanishes so quickly these days. And EP's allows for more exposure and 'newness' as it were than one new album. Anyway I thought I'd post it. 

http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/bob-geldof-announces-new-boomtown-10744955



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Well spotted and thanks for posting. You beat Noel and I to it! Sounds promising, especially if the songs have a classic new wave feel etc to them. 2017 has become more exciting again and I suspect more than ever a mini Autumn tour is on the cards.

 



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Thats a great bit of news, 2017 is flying by its been all doom and gloom, lets hope that these offerings change all that, it certainly sounds promising 



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Probably best to post about new album under this thread rather than' event cancellations' just to avoid duplication.

Anyway great news. Hope what Geldof says is true about the band being happy with the songs. I presume most of the good songs will be held back for the album proper, with the ep's testing the water with fairly decent songs(he said hopefully!) Who knows they may have struck a seam of gold and most of the songs will be up to scratch.

I said a few times on this forum that Geldof doesn't do things in half measures.If he puts his mind to a project and remember music is his lifelong passion then he or the band won't be found wanting.That's just my instinct. The Rats are way to good to just churn out any old rubbish (Ratlife excepted!)

Someone on the Rats Facebook page asked Pete a while back will the album be like the first one, Tonic, Surfacing or Long Grass and Pete Briqutte curtly replied 'all of them!' Wasn't sure what to make of this comment at the time but now maybe there is some substance to  Briquttes reply. The Mirror states that the music will be classic Rats rather than trying do deal with contemporary problems. Interesting too  to see the item picked up by so many newspapers, music sites etc

So it's something to really look forward to. Fantastic too to see the return of Peter Perrett of the Only Ones who also has just released a new album.



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https://www.hotpress.com/The-Boomtown-Rats/news/Bob-Geldof-reveals-a-new-Boomtown-Rats-album-is-on-the-way/20380808.html

Mega WILL be with us before 2018 arrives.

I think ArrGee particularly has been posting on Event Cancellations re the new album because that's what he thought it would be!

 



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I have one problem with this.Itunes (Danish version) is crap,they still do not have the Ratlife EP released.But seriously this is great news.Wonder if we will see any vinyl?.


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https://www.artiestennieuws.nl/70836/the-boomtown-rats-nieuw-album

The release is receiving significant coverage abroad, including this piece in the Netherlands. Translation reveals Mondays only got to no. 2 there. I wonder if a list has ever been done of the 32 countries Mondays is alleged to have got to number 1 in?



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Great news hope it comes out on cd I have waited yea s for this. Brill

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http://www.fyimusicnews.ca/articles/2017/07/07/music-news-digest-july-7-2017

Canada heralds the album announcement above, with a reference to Georgia Straight. No firm release date.



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http://tonedeaf.com.au/bob-geldof-making-another-boomtown-rats-album/

Australia, where IDLM was number one for 2 weeks in late '79, trailblazes the new album Mega. Some of the comments are none too friendly from the usual anti-Geldof keyboard warriors but then this is a country where sympathies for Hutchence are likely to affect things.



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Mark L wrote:

http://www.fyimusicnews.ca/articles/2017/07/07/music-news-digest-july-7-2017

Canada heralds the album announcement above, with a reference to Georgia Straight. No firm release date.


Re new album some parallels with Pixies. Pixies released comeback album Indie Cindy  in 2013 as 3 ep's. The 3 ep's made up the eventual album with no songs not already on ep's. I'm listening to this a lot these days and think it's more or less as good as anything the did in the past.

First Pixies lp in 23 years. I think it's pretty good, hardly any bad songs though some online Pixies fans disagree. General well received though some doubters. Maybe the  Rats will hold back some songs from the ep's and eventually release an album with some 'new' songs and some on those ep's.Still seems a  good way to test the water.

Pixies go the ep route and maybe that's the best thing to do. I think the album as work of art and statement etc is no longer what it used to be but maybe the Rats will overturn than cultural trend.smile



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http://bismarcktribune.com/entertainment/music/boomtown-rats-to-release-a-new-album-for-the-first/article_b186f460-d369-5ffc-9cdf-1708427cdf5d.html

In Dakota USA, the press talk of a 'whopping' 26 tracks. This would surely have to be a double album if issued on CD or vinyl and migrated to Mega?

Really hope this will be as good as the 77 to 80 stuff or as good as the best of the last 3 albums.



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I agree that albums perhaps lack the same resonance that they used to have. But I'm elated by the over-whelming national and music press interest a new Rats album has got. It must  have pleasantly surprised the band and management. 

 

I agree that 3 EP's would stretch out the possibilities for promotion and contribute to 3 separate pockets of interest with each release. As oppose to one big swell and then within a month the album promotion and release is done. 

 

My only concern is that by the time the 3rd new EP comes. it's less interesting the notion of new Rats music because people are accustomed to it again. And maybe the surprise buzz a new Rats album has generated is sensible to exploit.

 

Having said that, I'm so delighted at the prospect of new Rats music being released. And hopefully some small showcase gigs with the new tracks. 



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Lets hope we get clever, dark (but not humourless) pop songs featuring the narrative enthusiasm of Bob's singing, great piano/synth playing in the style of Johnny Fingers, superb guitar work, the consistently outstanding drumming of Simon Crowe, brattily fun backup vocals, and the best rock production we've heard since Surfacing or Tonic.



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So far Geldof has only  spoken briefly to the Mirror about new album and it's just the rest of them copying and pasting  the story. I suspect in the next few weeks we will hear a bit more, maybe some full music press interviews etc.

Maybe the gig in Cortona, Italy on 20 July might be a good time to unleash some of the new songs on the unsuspecting locals?smile



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Mark L wrote:

http://bismarcktribune.com/entertainment/music/boomtown-rats-to-release-a-new-album-for-the-first/article_b186f460-d369-5ffc-9cdf-1708427cdf5d.html

In Dakota USA, the press talk of a 'whopping' 26 tracks. This would surely have to be a double album if issued on CD or vinyl and migrated to Mega?

Really hope this will be as good as the 77 to 80 stuff or as good as the best of the last 3 albums.


 Geldof spoke before about a good album only needing ten tracks. For me going any higher than twelve tracks on an album just dilutes the overall effect. A good example of this is some of the Libertines and Babyshambles albums- too many dud tracks that need culling so the really good ones can stand out. Less is sometimes more in the case of music.

Anyway am slightly amused at the  notion of 'releasing' an album as there are hardly any places to sell them nowadays. Only one HMV branch in Dublin now. Used to have about four and a large Virgin 'Megastore' too,  gone the way of the dinasour.

Albums are probably 'released' onto Spotify and Deezer and YouTube though there are still quite a few vinyl outlets bucking the trend. I'm pretty sure the new Rats ep's will come out on vinyl and let's hope the can sell a few at any upcoming concert dates too.



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Copy and paste or not, they don't have to circulate it. I'm pleased it's circulating even if it's not original. 



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fcuk the eps just bring the album out



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I totally agree hurry up with the new stuff I'm having rats withdrawal symptoms

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I quite agree. I keep scouring the internet but nothing. Whilst doing this, I came across the Evening Standard 6th July announcement, (where the increasingly unhinged and out-for-revenge George Osborne works) stating that Mega will be the Rats first album since their first album In the long grass.

Well George did say an emergency budget would have to be passed in the event of a Leave vote due to an economic tsunami.

He'll be at home at the ES getting it spectacularly wrong then.



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Still being mixed I understand, so no firm release dates being touted at all. 



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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9_KiTGr3JCU

Still no firm release date from official sources.

Portuguese media reports at 4:45 that Mega is set to be released in November.



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Nice one Mark. Good to see old Suss farting about in the back ground



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Anyone heard anything regarding the new album as all,gone very quiet hope it still goes ahead we need some new rats tunes,!

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I can't find any updates on the internet. November is my best guess. 



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I know the market has changed alot down the years but I'd still be surprised to see anything that coincides with Christmas rush of greatest hits etc. I'd guess early next year even if it's ready as soon as November. 



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Releasing an album in January makes no sense to me.I am going for mid November.

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Can't see this coming out in Jan. Sure that's what happened to ITLG LP and that failed to set the charts alight  



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Itlg came out in november1984 As I bought it from the shop I worked at ( john menzies) in November (late November) just after Dave came out

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