There was an awful lot of rocking going on that night Cruising time for the young bright lights Just down past the gasworks, by the meat factory door The Five Lamp boys were coming on strong The Saturday night city beat had already started The pulse of the corner boys sprang into action And young Billy watched it all under the yellow street. light And said "tonight of all nights there's gonna be a fight"
This song is by The Boomtown Rats and appears on the album A Tonic for the Troops (1978). There was an awful lot of rocking going on that nightCruising time for the young bright lightsJust down past the gasworks, by the meat factory doorThe five lamp boys were coming on strongThe Saturday night city beat had already started and theThe pulse of the corner boys sprang into actionAnd young Billy watched it all under the yellow street lightAnd said "tonight, of all nights, there's gonna be a fight".
Rat Trap" is a single by The Boomtown Rats, which reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in November 1978, the first single by a punk or new wave act to do so. It was written by Bob Geldof, and produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange. It replaced "Summer Nights", a hit single for John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John from the soundtrack of Grease, at number one in the UK chart after "Summer Nights" seven week reign at the top.
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Label: UMOD (Universal Music On Demand). Bob Geldof's gritty, street-smart lyrics reflected his Irish working class roots in much the same way Bruce Springsteen's lyrics mirrored the hearts of American blue-collar workers in the mid-1970s. Rat Trap" and "I Don't Like Mondays" are obvious highlights, but this CD also offers plenty of lesser-known gems to discover.
by The Boomtown Rats. Album: A Tonic For the Troops (1978). Charted: 1. Get the Sheet Music License This Song. songfacts ®. Artistfacts ®. Lyrics. This single by The Boomtown Rats reached in the UK singles chart for two weeks in November 1978, becoming the first song by a punk or new wave act to do so. It was also the first UK chart topper for an Irish rock act. This Springsteen homage tells the tale of a boy called Billy who feels the depressing town he lives in is a "Rat Trap. Mojo asked Geldof how much of his song writing with The Boomtown Rats was journalistic and how much what you felt, like a psychic download? He replied: "The very first interview I did with the NME, with Angie Errigo, I said I wanted to be famous, because I wanted to use fame to talk about things that bothered me. And I have. But with 'Rat Trap,' there was just as much, as you say psychic download going on.
The Boomtown Rats are an Irish rock band that had a series of Irish and UK hits between 1977 and 1985. The group is led by vocalist Bob Geldof. The other members of the original line-up were Garry Roberts (lead guitar), Johnnie Fingers (keyboards), Pete Briquette (bass), Gerry Cott (rhythm guitar) and Simon Crowe (drums). The Boomtown Rats broke up in 1986, but reformed in 2013, without Johnnie Fingers or Gerry Cott.
Listen to music from The Boomtown Rats like I Don't Like Mondays, Rat Trap & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from The Boomtown Rats. The Boomtown Rats is a rock group led by Bob Geldof (full name: Robert Fredrick Zenon Geldof, born October 5th 1951).