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The Boomtown Rats (the B-Side)

John Wilson talks to Bob Geldof and the Boomtown Rats about their album A Tonic for the Troops.

John Wilson continues with his new series in which he talks to leading performers and songwriters about the album that made them or changed them. Recorded in front of a live audience at the BBC's iconic Maida Vale Studios. Each edition includes two episodes, with John initially quizzing the artist about the album in question, and then, in the B-side, the audience puts the questions. Both editions feature exclusive live performances.

Programme 8, the B-side. Having discussed the making of "A Tonic For The Troops", their 1978 hit album (in the A-side of the programme, broadcast on Monday 1st December and available online), Bob Geldof and the Boomtown Rats respond to questions from the audience and performs acoustic live versions of some of the tracks from the album which brought them their first Number 1 single with 'Rat Trap'.

Producer: Paul Kobrak.

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