The reason I am posting this is for the b-side 'Do The Rat', even though everyone knows 'Mary Of The 4th Form' is the standout track. The only place you can get 'Do The Rat' is on the iTunes version of 'Tonic For the Troops' their second album which is a shorter version of this the original and therefore doesn't have the ridiculous beginning and the excellent ending, try it and see what you think. You will notice that on the cover 'Mary of The 4th form ' is an alternative version, which was not on the original release of their debut album, but has now been added.
Does anyone remember the video as well?, haven't seen it for years, but I know I used to like it.
So come on, who else is going to admit that they liked the Boomtown Rats? Leave a comment and tell us what your favourite song was.
Band: The Boomtown Rats
1. Mary Of The 4th Form
2. Do The Rat
Ripped from glorious scratched vinyl:
If you like this then buy their debut album and get both versions of 'Mary Of The 4th Form ' plus their debut single 'Lookin' After No1' plus more:
or if you want the singles then get this at £3 you can't really go wrong: