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The Boomtown Rats - In The Long Grass Album
The Boomtown Rats - In The Long Grass Album
Performer: The Boomtown Rats
Title: In The Long Grass
Label: Mercury
Country: Italy
Released: May 1984
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop, Pop Rock
Cat: 818 419-1, (818 419-1)
Rating: 4.5/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 1274 mb | MP3 size: 1211 mb | WMA size: 2805 mb
Genre: Electronic / Rock / Pop

Arranged By – Bob Carter
2A Hold Of Me4:55
3Drag Me Down4:08
4Over Again3:44
5An Icicle In The Sun4:07
7Hard Times
Backing Vocals – Molly And Polly
8Up Or Down
Written-By – Briquette, Crowe
9Another Sad Story
Written-By – Fingers


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
MERS 38, MERL 38, 818 419-1The Boomtown Rats In The Long Grass ‎(LP, Album)Mercury, Mercury, MercuryMERS 38, MERL 38, 818 419-1UK1984
MERL 38The Boomtown Rats In The Long Grass ‎(LP, Album, TP)MercuryMERL 38UK1984
818 419-1QThe Boomtown Rats In The Long Grass ‎(LP, Album)Mercury818 419-1QGermany1984
FC 39335The Boomtown Rats In The Long Grass ‎(LP, Album, Pit)ColumbiaFC 39335US1984
DGCD 100069The Boomtown Rats In The Long Grass ‎(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial)DogtoireDGCD 100069Russia2011


  • Design [Sleeve]Al McDowell, B. G.
  • EngineerMartin Salvador Rex
  • Graphics [Engraving]Robert Legg
  • Mixed ByBob Clearmountain
  • Photography ByAshworth
  • ProducerJames Guthrie (tracks: B1), Pete Walsh (tracks: A1, B2, B3), The Boomtown Rats
  • SaxophoneGary Barnacle, Ian Richie, Martin Dobson
  • TrombonePete "Gidday" Thoms
  • TrumpetGuy Barker, Luke Tunney
  • Written-ByGeldof (tracks: A1 to A4, B1 to B4)


Came with printed inner sleeve.


  • Rights Society: S.I.A.E.
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): 818 419.1
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): 818 419.2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped): 8184191 1 2 520
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped): 8184191 2 520


  • Made By – Polygram Dischi S.p.A.
  • Marketed By – Polygram Dischi S.p.A.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Phonogram Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Phonogram Ltd.
  • Printed By – Graphyche Magica 2000
  • Mixed At – Right Track Recording
  • Lacquer Cut At – Polygram, Tribiano
  • Designed At – Da Gama


By the time In the Long Grass was released, Bob Geldof's sights were set on more important issues, like the Do They Know It's Christmas project and the monumental Live Aid concert that came to fruition in 1985. All of the intensity and raw ardor that he and the rest of the band established on past albums is nowhere to be found on In the Long Grass, with Drag Me Down peaking at a measly number 50 on the U. charts, the album's best effort. The Boomtown Rats is the self-titled debut album of the Irish rock group The Boomtown Rats. It 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. Neon Heart. Joey's on the Street Again. Never Bite the Hand That Feeds. Mary of the 4th Form. She's Gonna Do You In&quo. Listen album. New Wave. The Boomtown Rats. Songs in album The Boomtown Rats - In The Long Grass 1984. The Boomtown Rats - Dave. The Boomtown Rats - Over And Over. The Boomtown Rats - Drag Me Down. The Boomtown Rats - A Hold Of Me. The Boomtown Rats - Another Sad Story. The Boomtown Rats - Tonight. The Boomtown Rats - Hard Times. The Boomtown Rats - Walking Downtown. The Boomtown Rats - Precious Time. Album 1984 14 Songs. More By The Boomtown Rats. Loudmouth - The Best of Bob Geldof & The Boomtown Rats. The Fine Art of Surfacing. Live Rats 2013 at the London Roundhouse. Back To Boomtown: Classic Rats Hits. A Tonic For the Troops. Millions of songs. In The Long Grass Cass, Album. Mercury , Mercury. MERLC 38, 818 419-4. The Boomtown Rats : In the Long Grass,альбом, рецезия, трек-лист, mp3, тексты песен. About In the Long Grass. The second album since Gerry Cotts departure from The Boomtown Rats, and the bands sixth and final album. This album was released in 1984 in the UK, and one year later in the US. The singles on this album consist of Tonight , Drag Me Down , Dave , and A Hold Of Me. In the Long Grass Q&A. Play jigsaw puzzles for free Home. In the Long Grass, 1984. Dave, 04:30. Drag Me Down, 04:06. Lucky, 03:36. Dave, 04:17. Now playing . In the Long grass ist das sechste und letzte Studioalbum der Boomtown Rats um Bob Geldof und erschien ursprünglich 1984. Für diese CD-Pressung von 2005 wurden den 10 originalen LP-Tracks noch vier Bonusstücke spendiert,sodass die Gesamtlaufzeit nun etwas über 55 Minuten beträgt. In the Long Grass ist sicher das umstrittenste Album der Band,das man je nach Betrachtungsweise als vielseitig,abwechslungsreich oder unentschlossen bezeichnen kann,denn ein roter Faden oder ein Gesamtkonzept fehlen. Das heisst nicht,dass das Album wirklich sc