Various Artists (Band Aid) — Do They Know It’s Christmas?

Author: tracysigler | Posted: July 30th, 2006 | | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »
Various Artists (Band Aid) -- Do They Know Its Christmas?

Various Artists (Band Aid) -- Do They Know It's Christmas?

  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Title: Do They Know It’s Christmas?
  • Year: 1984
  • Format: Vinyl 12 in.
  • Rating (1-10): 10
  • Owner: Tracy / Mary – both had copies
  • Acquired: 1984 – Dunno where
  • Keeper: Yes

“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” was a famous single with all the proceeds intended to assist famine relief in Ethiopia. The cast of performers in Band Aid is pretty much a who’s who of British pop at the time, with a few Americans thrown in the mix. Wikipedia has the full list of artists, along with a lot more info. I like the song well enough, but I rate it a 10 because of its intended purpose and how successful it was. And all of that can be credited to Bob Geldolf’s drive, and impressive project management skills.

2 Comments on “Various Artists (Band Aid) — Do They Know It’s Christmas?”

  1. 1 G Money said at 10:45 pm on July 30th, 2006:

    Significantly more kick-ass than “We are the world.” Not nearly as funny as the Ronnie Dio-penned Hear ‘N’ Aid project:

    Rob Halford, Yngwie Malmsteen and the guys from Spinal Tap?! Sign me up!

  2. 2 Tracy Sigler said at 8:34 am on July 31st, 2006:

    Oh man. I had forgotten about that one. So many solos, so many falsettos! I think I even saw Scott Ian, with hair!

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