The morning in October of 2021 when I entered into my Pandora app & found "Out The Back of Boomtown" waiting there, I just stopped and looked at it for a moment. I hadn't been expecting this October 8th gift of five new songs from the Boomtown Rats. As my finger hovered over "PLAY", I knew what I was about to hear would be powerful and real & full of life's essence, the way that Rats albums always are, but just like with "Citizens of Boomtown", I was about to discover that this time they'd found STILL another more intense level to take that to. I'm not exactly what you would call a passive music listener to begin with ~ it's always foreground for me (the phrase "background music" literally disgusts me! No such thing!), but if your heart is beating & blood is coursing through your body, when you listen to "Out The Back of Boomtown", ALL you will be doing is listening to "Out The Back of Boomtown"! From the first attack of Simon Crowe's drums on "And I Do", the relentless, driving back~up vocals, and Bob's assertion that he does and he knows you do, too! ~ all the way through to "The Zone"'s equally unrelenting & right out of the stalls attack, you can feel what I experience as being the country shack in the woods that this EP crept out the back of as being completely blown to pieces!...There's nothing left... except this extraordinary attack!... which if it creeps into the speakers of the entire world as it should & was born to do, will change it! No more walking dead in the world! No more living of passionless lives. For all of these reasons & so many more still to come, The Future Is The Boomtown Rats! I LOVE that future & that's why I'm running for Mayor of Boomtown this August of 2023! Please give me the honor of your vote here https://www.citizensofboomtown.com/polls and let's experience together the very next sounds that come pushing up from the cracks underneath the streets of the City of Boomtown, and shatter to pieces the country shack that sits deep in the middle of a field just waiting to explode with what it's cooking up inside! That day is around the corner. Until then, give me your vote and let the Future begin now! Thank You!