What’s the holiday without a little bit of extra generosity?
When “Do They Know Its Christmas” first came out in 1984, we were all dumbfounded by the sheer number of already-legendary performers in it (and for those of us not knee-deep in the UK music scene, a little bit of “oh wait, who’s that in the back?”), but 25 years later (!!!), it easily holds up as the best of the many “charity” singles that came after it, particularly the excrement known as USA For Africa and even the re-recorded “Do They Know” done by Band Aid 20 (bleah!).
Sadly, Africa today is still a complete mess, but more for political reasons than bad weather these days. I suppose that’s something.
Have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2009, and we’ll get back to the album reviewing in the new year. Cheers.