Mute Song is delighted to announce the signing of Bob Geldof in a deal that includes his impressive back catalog of songs, including his work with The Boomtown Rats.
As founder member and principle songwriter of The Boomtown Rats, Bob Geldof created an impressive body of work that included 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” that helped cement his 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 1990’s ‘The Vegetarians of Love’ and ‘Happy Club’ (1993) saw Geldof receive much deserved critical attention and 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 will see Geldof release his fifth solo studio album and first in 8 years, ‘How To Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell’.