Bob Geldof is a singer and a songwriter. Part of the national psyche for more than 25 years, he has been widely recognised for his activism, particularly for anti-poverty efforts in Africa.
As founder member and principle songwriter of The Boomtown Rats, Bob Geldof had already created an impressive body of work by the time he launched his solo career in 1986. A string of chart hits including “I Don’t Like Mondays”, “Rat Trap”, “Banana Republic”, “Lookin’ After No. 1” and “Someone’s Looking At You” helped cement Geldof’s reputation as an extremely talented songwriter and musician.
In 1986, after the disintegration of The Boomtown Rats, Geldof launched his solo career, his first full length release ‘Deep In The Heart Of Nowhere’ appeared that same year. His next two albums ‘The Vegetarians Of Love’ (1990) and ‘The Happy Club’ (1993) saw Geldof receive much deserved critical attention, the former also spawned his most popular solo single, the much loved “The Great Song of Indifference”.
After a spell out of the performing limelight, Geldof returned to music in 2002 with the album ‘Sex, Age & Death’, which was hailed upon release as one of the most compelling and magnificent albums of his career.
2011 saw Geldof release his fifth solo studio album and first in 8 years, ‘How To Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell’.
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