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Lookin' After N. Lyrics. The world owes me a living I've waited on this dole queue too long I've been standin' in the rain for fifteen minutes That's a quarter of an hour too long. I'll take all they can give me And then I'm gonna ask for more Cos the money's buried deep in the bank of England And I want the key to the vault.

The Boomtown Rats is The Boomtown Rats' debut album and included the Rats' first hit single, "Lookin' After No. 1", as well as the subsequent single, "Mary of the 4th Form". The album peaked at No. 18 in the UK Albums Chart in 1977. All lyrics written by Bob Geldof, all music arranged by The Boomtown Rats. Lookin' After No. 1". "Neon Heart". Joey's on the Street Again". Never Bite the Hand That Feeds". Mary of the 4th Form"

The Boomtown Rats lyrics - 71 song lyrics sorted by album, including "I Don't Like Mondays", "Rat Trap", "Lookin' After N. ". album: "The Fine Art Of Surfacing" (1979). Someone's Looking At You Diamond Smiles Wind Chill Factor (Minus Zero) Having My Picture Taken Sleep (Fingers' Lullaby) I Don't Like Mondays Nothing Happened Today Keep It Up Nice N Neat When The Night Comes. album: "Mondo Bongo" (1981).

Their first hit,"Lookin' Out After No. 1," is a stirring call to arms that as the first postpunk single added to the staid BBC playlist sets an appropriate standard of quality. Mary of The Fourth Form," is a leering schoolboy blues number: the LP cut pales next to the more aggressive single version. All well and good, but the band would literally explode with new ideas and a multitude of sonic styles with the next album and throughout the rest of their career. com For more ruminations on the Fresh New Sound Of Yesterday. The Boomtown Rats- Joey's On The Streets Again (Studio Cut) 5:21. The Boomtown Rats: Never bite the hand that feeds 2:42.

Lookin' After No. 1" is the first single by The Boomtown Rats. It appears on their first album The Boomtown Rats. The single was released in August 1977 after the band had performed a five date tour supporting Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. 1" was the first so-called new wave single to be play listed by the BBC and the Boomtown Rats subsequently became the first new wave band to be offered an appearance on Top Of The Pops performing the song.

I've swallowed it now and trying to move on. However, I have been prompted to move too by Bobby Boomtown himself who has pushed me into a project with one of the Rats' old friends from Dublin who is going to make a 'history of the Rats' type documentary; so if any of you have old footage (super 8 etc), posters/flyers that can be copied and sent or rare. Back to gigs soon and we all on tip toes for the forthcoming album.

Album · 1977 · 15 Songs. 1. 3:10. More By The Boomtown Rats. See All. Loudmouth - The Best of Bob Geldof & the Boomtown Rats. The Fine Art Of Surfacing. Single (music) – In music, a single or record single is a type of release, typically a song recording of fewer tracks than an LP record, an album or an EP record. This can be released for sale to the public in a variety of different formats, in most cases, a single is a song that is released separately from an album, although it usually also appears on an album.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Lookin' After No 1
Producer – Robert John LangeWritten-By – Geldof*
B1 Born To Burn
Producer – Steve BrownWritten-By – Geldof*
B2 Barefootin' (Live In Amsterdam)
Producer – The Boomtown RatsWritten-By – Parker*

Companies, etc.

  • Licensed From – Ensign Records
  • Published By – Copyright Control
  • Published By – Sewer Fire Hits
  • Published By – Island Music
  • Lacquer Cut At – Phonodisc B.V.
  • Pressed By – Phonodisc B.V.


Made in Holland

A: Sewer Fire Hits
B: Sewer Fire Hits Island Music

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society (Label, side B): STEMRA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout [stamped] side A, variant 1): 6008 507 1W 1 ℗1977 670 06 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout [stamped] side B, variant 1): 6008 507 2W 1 ℗1977 670 06 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout [stamped] side A, variant 2): AA 6008 507 1w 1 ℗1977 670 06 11
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout [stamped] side B, variant 2): AA 6008 507 2w 1 ℗1977 670 06 1 1

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ENY 4 The Boomtown Rats Lookin' After No. 1 ‎(7", Single, Gre) Ensign ENY 4 UK 1977
ENY 4 The Boomtown Rats Lookin' After No. 1 ‎(7", Single, Dar) Ensign ENY 4 UK 1977
6008 507 The Boomtown Rats Lookin' After No. 1 ‎(7", Single) Mercury 6008 507 Australia 1977
ENY 4 The Boomtown Rats Lookin' After No. 1 ‎(7", Single, Sil) Ensign ENY 4 UK 1977
SFL-2216 The Boomtown Rats Lookin' After No. 1 ‎(7", Single, Promo) Mercury SFL-2216 Japan 1977

The Boomtown Rats - Lookin' After No.1 album
Performer: The Boomtown Rats
Title: Lookin' After No.1
Category: Rock
Country: UK
Released: 1977
Rating: 4.9/5
Votes: 172