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Wednesday, 19 August 2015

45RPM: #5 Looking After No.1 - Bootown Rats (1977)

Released on this day in 1977 Looking After No.1 was one of the first "new wave" songs to be playlisted by the BBC and became the first "new wave" band to be offered a spot on Top of the Pops.

The single was released after touring five dates with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers! A month after the release the debut album came out.

I know he's a bit of a pain is ol' Bob Geldof but some of the early Boomtown Rats singles were great I thought.

I always loved the line at the end of Looking After No.1

"I'm Gonna Be Like...Me!"


Released 19th August 1977
Ensign Records
Produced by Mutt Lange
UK Chart #11
A-Side: Looking After No.1


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