I Don’t Like Mondays – The Boomtown Rats (1979) [Rat]


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, I Don’t Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats. The record was released in 1979, on the Ensign record label and has been reworked into the  silhouette of a common rat.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of The Boomtown Rats, new wave music, rats, rodents or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: I Don’t Like Mondays
Media Artist/s: The Boomtown Rats
Record Label: Warner Bros.
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1970s
Genre: Rock /New Wave

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Additional information about this, The Boomtown Rats vinyl art.

The Boomtown Rats – The Artist

The Boomtown Rats are an Irish rock band originally formed in Dublin in 1975, That had a series of Irish and UK hits between 1977 and 1985. The group is led by vocalist Bob Geldof.[1] The other members of the original line-up were Garry Roberts (lead guitar), Johnnie Fingers (keyboards), Pete Briquette (bass), Gerry Cott (rhythm guitar) and Simon Crowe (drums). The Boomtown Rats broke up in 1986, but reformed in 2013, without Johnnie Fingers or Gerry Cott.

I Don’t Like Mondays – The Song

“I Don’t Like Mondays” is a song by Irish group The Boomtown Rats about the 1979 Cleveland Elementary School shooting in San Diego. It was released in 1979 as the lead single from their third album, The Fine Art of Surfacing. The song was a number one single in the UK Singles Chart for four weeks during the summer of 1979, and ranks as the sixth biggest hit of the UK in 1979. Written by Bob Geldof and Johnnie Fingers, the piano ballad was the band’s second single to reach number one on the UK chart.

The Rat – The Shape

This 7″ record has been modelled into a common rat. Rats are various medium-sized, long-tailed rodents. The best-known rat species are the black rat (Rattus rattus) and the brown rat (Rattus norvegicus). This group, generally known as the Old World rats or true rats, originated in Asia. Rats are bigger than most Old World mice, which are their relatives, but seldom weigh over 500 grams (1.1 lb) in the wild.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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