Boomtown Rats – I Don’t Like Mondays

The reunited Boomtown Rats performed stateside for the first time in more than 20 years on Friday in a showcase at Manhattan’s Terminal 5. Their 1979 classic below was written about a San Diego school shooting – which at the time was so unusual that (spurred by the shooter’s reason) it was worth writing a song about. Frontman Bob Geldof, of course, has since become one of the world’s leading activists against poverty and AIDS.