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1985 gave us Live Aid, which to me was the next generation's Woodstock. Did you pay attention to it? Watch it on TV? Attend in person? Like it? Dislike it?

My oldest daughter was growing in her Mom's womb when this concert happened. My mind was mostly on that. But I took note of Live Aid and was impressed by the scope of it. Every time I heard about it or saw some of it, I thought of Woodstock. I also thought of Mecca and the hordes of pilgrims who flock there each year. Our banner makes me think of Mecca.

Stadium rock was something very much like a religious experience for many - and Live Aid was stadium rock unleashed to the utmost.







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With standout vocals by MJ, Steve Perry, and Cyndia Lauper. I thought Springsteen and Stevie Wonder were given too much solo time.

The remade Bieber and co. version of the song is. . .not good.


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    With standout vocals by MJ, Steve Perry, and Cyndia Lauper. I thought Springsteen and Stevie Wonder were given too much solo time.


I loved that song too as a kid, and remember what a big deal it was at the time.




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The Black Guardian

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You should know me. I love the 80s! I watched most of it on TV. I couldn't even get to Philly, let alone London.

Queen's performance -- amazing! Mick & Tina. Elton John & George Michael. Led Zeppelin sort of came back together (even if they sucked).

As far as the scope of it, Live Aid was televised worldwide, so there's that, but there were only a measly 70-odd-thousand at Wembley and about 100k in Philly. At Woodstock, there were a staggering (literally, natch) 400,000 people. Woodstock went on for days, too. But Live Aid had a better purpose, imo.




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Nose Norton


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Oh yeah, I remember Live Aid. It was quite an event.
My best memories are of U2 giving sensational performances with Sunday Bloody Sunday and especially Bad, during which Bono walked through the crowd singing snippets of Ruby Tuesday, Sympathy For The Devil and Walk On The Wild Side. Also, Queen was very impressive and Phil Collins performed in London and Philadelphia! I remember Dire Straights and The Pretenders

Stuff I don't remember and found on wikipedia:

The Who's performance which is funny because I've always loved The Who.
The lineup of bands at Philadelphia. There's one stretch with Black Sabbath, Run-DMC, Rick Springfield, REO Speedwagon, Crosby Stills and Nash and Judas Priest! What a mix!
The Cars. One of the biggest bands of the 80s but I was surprised when I saw them on the list.

It's disheatening reading aout the controversies involved with the festival. The Ethiopian government used much of the money to buy guns from Russia, Jimmy Page disliked Phil Collins' performance with Led Zep, Bob Geldof was a bit of a dick regarding the importance of some bands like the Hooters and Adam Ant.


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I can understand Page having something negative to say about Phil Collins on drums. The two styles couldn't be further apart. However, what explains Page's horribly off-key performance? Can the man not tune his guitar? Could he not be arsed? At least Robert Plant had an excuse for his bad performance (health issues). But it was still cool to see Plant & Page together again.

Despite being a massive fan of Adam Ant and The Hooters, they really didn't deserve more than one song next to the rest of the lineup. Howard Jones only got one song too. The US venue seemed to give almost all of the artists blocks of 3 or more songs. Surely, Geldof could have squeezed in 6-10 more minutes for these guys. They were always more of a Brit thing, so I don't have the appreciation for them, but maybe not have Status Quo? Talk about "over the hill."




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    I can understand Page having something negative to say about Phil Collins on drums. The two styles couldn't be further apart. However, what explains Page's horribly off-key performance? Can the man not tune his guitar? Could he not be arsed? At least Robert Plant had an excuse for his bad performance (health issues). But it was still cool to see Plant & Page together again.


I've only done very superficial research, but it seems like the Led Zep reunion was not planned very well at all. Collins admitted that he didn't perform well but it's suspect that Page would try to blame the poor performance on him. I guess you'd have to find out the genesis( ;\-\) ) of why they had Collins playing with them but it seems to me like they really weren't prepared for a Led Zep reunion.


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    Despite being a massive fan of Adam Ant and The Hooters, they really didn't deserve more than one song next to the rest of the lineup. Howard Jones only got one song too. The US venue seemed to give almost all of the artist's blocks of 3 or more songs. Surely, Geldof could have squeezed in 6-10 more minutes for these guys. They were always more of a Brit thing, so I don't have the appreciation for them, but maybe not have Status Quo? Talk about "over the hill."


The funny thing is, both bands were much more popular than the Boom Town Rats. But, of course, it was Geldof's show.
I was never a big fan of the Hooters but Adam And The Ants, and then Adam Ant, had a great deal of hipness in my world.




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Yup. No question who the cooler one was. The Hooters were these clean-cut guys playing weird instruments like the mandolin and melodica. Adam Ant was putting on a little makeup makeup and dancing with strippers on poles through the centuries.
\:D

Okay... he did ditch all of that just before Live Aid.

Fan of both, but believe it or not, there are still days when I will listen to nothing but Adam Ant.




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Apparently, in Geldof's book, he said that Adam Ant was over the hill in 1985 so he gave him one song in Live Aid almost as a favor, which is kind of funny since I remember him still riding high on Strip, though I don't really remember much of Vive Le Rock. Plus, I Don't Like Mondays had come out in 1979 so Geldof really wasn't one to talk.

I listened to Kings of the Wild Frontier the other night, first time I listened to anything from that album other than Ant Music in I don't know how long. Obviously the African drum beat strikes you right off the bat but I'd forgotten how dark songs like Ant Invasion and Killer In The Home were. Great stuff!  I haven't been this pleasantly disturbed by music since Gernot played the creepy Roman version video of Tainted Love by Soft Cell!

Of course, I don't watch or listen to anything nowadays without looking it up on wikipedia, so I was surprised to learn that Press Darlings and You're So Physical were only on the US release.  I loved those songs.  So New Wave.





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Strip was long over by 1985 (mostly because it died early). I remember when he was promoting Vive Le Rock. He appeared on the Today Show (early morning, national news show, in case any Brits are unfamiliar). He looked so normal and tame. No more king of the wild frontier.

Okay. I'll stop with the puns now. \:\)




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