Bob Geldof

Bob Geldof Signs to Vagrant Records in the U.S.- Performance on Late Show with David Letterman

Mercury/Vagrant Records proudly announced the March 15, 2011 release of Bob Geldofs new record How To Compose Popular Songs That Will Sellto be launched at SXSW where Geldof will perform and headline as keynote speaker. 
The name Bob Geldof is habitual and ubiquitous.  It is woven into three decades of the global narrative and its cultural soap opera.  Ask people have they heard of him and all will answer in the affirmative.  Ask them what he does and all will have a separate answer.  Ask do they have an opinion of him and, for good or ill, most will.  Ask how that opinion was formed and they don’t quite know.  Whistle one of his tunes and most will remember it but they won’t know who wrote it.  Bob Geldof is the most famous secret songwriter in the UK.
Bob, on the other hand, thinks that’s what he does.  He thinks that’s his job.  He’s not frustrated or bewildered or upset by this secret life; if anything there’s an appreciative bemusement.  “Put a poster on the street that says “Tonight – Bob Geldof” and most people will say “Yeah o.k. But doing what?”  It’s a pity they don’t know because, as the records, reviews, awards and critiques from everywhere and over many years will attest, he’s very, very good.
Bob’s new solo album, How To Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell, is his first album since 2001’s Sex, Age & Death and his fifth album as a solo artist (his eleventh if you include his work in his band the Boomtown Rats).  The album features 10 new Geldof compositions recorded with his band in his home and in various friends’ studios and produced by his longtime collaborator Pete Briquette
Lyrically the album is full of love, hope and joy and one senses that Geldof is more comfortable in his own skin than ever before.
On March 17 at SXSW, when Bob and his band take the stage, there will be no question what Bob Geldof does, and that he is very very good at it.
How to Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell
 
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U2 – Bono Recovers With Help Of Geldof’s Dad

U2 rocker Bono had a helping hand as he recovered from his recent back injury – he received moral support from BOB GELDOF’s dad.
The fellow Irishmen are old pals, and the Beautiful Day hitmaker hung out with former Boomtown Rats frontman Geldof as he recuperated from spinal surgery in May (10).
And Bono got some handy tips in how to avoid back strain – from Geldof’s father, who suffers similar medical problems.
Geldof tells Q magazine, “I was with him a few weeks ago in Ireland. Bono always goes to see my dad because they get on great together. We went to the pub. Bono was f**ked because of his back and my old man’s back was f**ked too, so I was going, ‘Jesus, look at the pair of you’.”

Bob Geldof’s Grim Beatles Memory-" I remember looking down at the cinema floor and seeing…"

Bob Geldof  feels squeamish every time he remembers The Beatles – because he witnessed screaming girls soiling themselves in excitement at seeing the Fab Four.
The former Boomtown Rats singer saw the legendary band in concert during the height of Beatlemania in the mid-1960s.
And he is adamant apocryphal tales of teenage girls wetting themselves over John Lennon and Paul MCCartney are true – he saw rivers of urine running down the aisles of the venue.
Geldof tells Q magazine, “The Beatles was a case of watching females in excelsis. It’s the old cliche, but you couldn’t hear them for all the screaming. I remember looking down at the cinema floor and seeing these rivulets of p**s in the aisles. The girls were literally p**sing themselves with excitement. So what I associate most with The Beatles is the smell of girls’ urine.”