Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

The Boomtown Rats: A Tonic For The Troops

Barbara Charone, Sounds, 17 June 1978

IT'S NO accident that the second Boomtown Rats album has a catalogue number of ENVY 3. Any creative artist or major group has genuine cause for worry on the strength of A Tonic For The Troops. Vintage superstars who look like eyesores and sound like dinosaurs should carefully study this album.

Total word count of piece: 840


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.