With all the horrific news of the day, and as we wait for and explanation for the horrific midnight movie massacre, it seemed like an opportunity to revisit one of the all time great songs about a crime that defied logical explanation, The Boomtown Rats’ “I Don’t Like Mondays.”
The song is about another San Diego born mass murder, Brenda Ann Spencer, who shot up Cleveland Elementary School. When pressed for a reason why she shot all the teachers and students, she replied, “I don’t like Mondays.”
Bob Geldof and The Boomtown Rats performed the song at Live Aid (which he organized) on July 13, 1985. Here’s the Live Aid performance.
You can view the original production video (which is much shorter) here.