Do They Know It’s Christmas? (Phonogram)
As we all know by now, this single “features the cream of pop music talent, performing free to help the victims of the famine of Ethiopia”. It’s also a record that’s impossible to evalute without sounding either sanctimonious or cynical. Its major interest lies in imagining the collision of all those egos under one roof (Sarm Studios).
The theme is taken up first by Paul Young, then Boy George who passes the baton to Bono, who lets Stuart Anderson run the next leg. Congratulations are in order to the Ure and Geldof team, assisted by a cast of thousands, even if it is flipped with a series of Christmas messages” which are acutely embarrassing.