jeudi, décembre 16

Band Aid (ça faisait longtemps)

Voilà ce que Morrissey avait à dire sur la version de 1984 de Do they know it's Christmas?.
I'm not afraid to say that I think Band Aid was diabolical. Or to say that I think Bob Geldof is a nauseating character. Many people find that very unsettling, but I'll say it as loud as anyone wants me to. In the first instance the record itself was absolutely tuneless. One can have great concern for the people of Ethiopia, but it's another thing to inflict daily torture on the people of England. It was an awful record considering the mass of talent involved. And it wasn't done shyly it was the most self-righteous platform ever in the history of popular music?

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The whole implication was to save these people in Ethiopia, but who were they asking to save them? Some 13-year-old girl in Wigan! People like Thatcher and the royals could solve the Ethiopian problem within ten seconds. But Band Aid shied away from saying that — for heaven's sake, it was almost directly aimed at unemployed people.

Certes, on peut dire qu'il s'agit de Morrissey faisant son Morrissey, mais à dire vrai ces quelques phrases me tournent dans la tête depuis deux jours et je ne sais pas trop quoi en déduire sur Morrissey ou le Band Aid. En attendant de me faire une opinion, je peux toujours écouter la reprise de la chanson par Richard Davies ici (ou si le lien ne fonctionne pas).

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