The Boomtown Rats: Someone's Looking At You
On January 22, 1980 The Boomtown Rats third single from The Fine Art of Surfacing, "Someone's Looking At You", had a new single entering the UK charts at #45. The "gently humorous song about paranoia" peaked at UK#4. "I wrote Someone's Looking At You in 1980," said BobGeldof in 2013. "But when we rehearsed it again the Guardian front page was Obama spying on the American people ...This shit has actually gotten worse".
The Boomtown Rats have reformed in a big way this year and have declared 2020 the Year of the Rat. A UK Tour to support Citizens of Boomtown, their first album since 1985, begins in March.