“V Deep” by The Boomtown Rats - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1982 →Album Chart of the Decade: 1980s →

TJR says

On “Five Deep”, their fifth album, they're now a five-piece, guitarist Gerry Cott having dropped out since “Mondo Bongo”. They line-up: Bob Geldof (vocals, saxophone); Pete Briquette (bass, vocals); Garry Roberts (guitar, vocals); Johnnie Fingers (keyboards, vocals) and Simon Crowe (drums, vocals). Everybody seems to be going a bit Pigbag in '82, but that's not for me, this is all too poppy for my tastes, more Duran than Dury, if you get me. Three singles were lifted from the set: the wishy-washy drama “Never in a Million Years” (#62), the musically excellent “House On Fire” (#19) and the banal funker “Charmed Lives” (didn't chart). On the slide.

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [03:48] 4.7.png The Boomtown Rats - Never In A Million Years (Bob Geldof) New Wave
A2 [04:26] 4.5.png The Boomtown Rats - The Bitter End (Bob Geldof) Pop
A3 [02:51] 4.0.png The Boomtown Rats - Talking In Code (Bob Geldof) Pop
A4 [03:20] 5.6.png The Boomtown Rats - He Watches It All (Bob Geldof) New Wave
A5 [06:01] 5.4.png The Boomtown Rats - A Storm Breaks (Bob Geldof) New Wave
B1 [04:00] 4.2.png The Boomtown Rats - Charmed Lives (Bob Geldof) Pop
B2 [04:44] 7.9.png The Boomtown Rats - House On Fire (Bob Geldof) Reggae
B3 [03:35] 4.3.png The Boomtown Rats - Up All Night (Bob Geldof) New Wave
B4 [04:33] 5.0.png The Boomtown Rats - Skin On Skin (Bob Geldof) New Wave
B5 [03:32] 5.2.png The Boomtown Rats - The Little Death (Bob Geldof, Pete Briquette) Jazz
B6 [01:16] 5.7.png The Boomtown Rats - House Burned Down (Bob Geldof) Reggae

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