Like Clockwork

Like Clockwork
"Like Clockwork"
Single by The Boomtown Rats
from the album A Tonic for the Troops
B-side "How Do You Do?"
Released Summer 1978 (UK)
Format 7" vinyl
Genre Rock
Length 3:45
Label Ensign Records(UK)
Columbia Records(USA)
Writer(s) Bob Geldof lyrics, Pete Briquette & Simon Crowe music[1]
Producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange
The Boomtown Rats singles chronology
"She's So Modern"
(1978)
"Like Clockwork"
(1978)
"Rat Trap"
(1979)

"Like Clockwork" is a single by The Boomtown Rats. It was the band's first to break the top ten in the British charts reaching number 6. Described as simple, cool[2], in concerts supporting A Tonic for the Troops the song's agitated, staccato bassline made it a common show opener. The song features a nod to the John Lennon Song God. The B-side, "How do you do?" was a typical fast-paced punk/new-wave song in the mould of the band's earlier work. However, the Irish version of the single, released on Mulligan Records, substituted the B-side "D.U.N L.A.O.G.H.A.I.R.E", a tongue in cheek samba discussing the spelling of the band's home town, Dún Laoghaire.[3] The latter was later released in the UK as a free Flexidisc distributed by Flexipop Magazine in January 1981.[4][5]

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