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#92433 - Fri, 09 Dec 2005 22:33:00 Band Aid 1989
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I was flicking through the music channels today and happened upon the Band Aid of 1989. Its not very good at all which got me thinking, were Midge and Bob involved in that single?

I dont remember Midge mentioning it in his book and they have never really spoke about it. So whats the deal? Who was in charge of that single?

cheers!

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#92434 - Sat, 10 Dec 2005 00:16:00 Re: Band Aid 1989
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stock aitken waterman I think... <img border="0" alt="[Shake head]" title="" src="graemlins/shakehead.gif" />

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#92435 - Sat, 10 Dec 2005 00:23:00 Re: Band Aid 1989
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I could be wrong, but I always thought that Stock, Aitkin and Waterman were involved in the production of that single.I don't know if they organised the whole thing or if Bob/Midge had any input. As you said Caroline, Midge makes no mention of it at all in his autobiography. Andy

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#92436 - Sat, 10 Dec 2005 00:53:00 Re: Band Aid 1989
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Stock, Aitken and Waterman?.....Oh that explains so much!!! banghead shock

Thanks a mil for that info!

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#92437 - Sat, 10 Dec 2005 03:29:00 Re: Band Aid 1989
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Sadly Bad Aid II (sic) summed up all that was lousy about most mid to late 80's music. Three words, Stock, Aitken and Waterman! bemused

Great cause, crap record wink

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#92438 - Sat, 10 Dec 2005 03:50:00 Re: Band Aid 1989
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These days it's quite funny to look at that video and realise how few of those "artists" are still big names today compared to those on the original release laugh Ummm, Kylie.... er..... Anyone else?? bemused
Um, Band Aid anyone... wink

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#92439 - Sat, 10 Dec 2005 04:26:00 Re: Band Aid 1989
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Um, Band Aid anyone...
Well, let's see.....

Duran Duran, U2, Midge Ure, Boy George, Bananarama, Eurythmics, Phil Collins, Status Quo, Paul Young, Sting and Paul Weller are all still carving out careers for themselves in the music biz, quite successfully in some cases wink

Still can't think of anyone apart from Kylie from Band Aid 2 bemused

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#92440 - Sat, 10 Dec 2005 04:36:00 Re: Band Aid 1989
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Come on. Much as I love music from that period, how many are the BIG stars you've just dismissed those from Band Aid 2 as being?

Boy George? Paul Young? Bananarama? Midge Ure? Sorry, you're having a laugh...

And yes, that last one was painful (but it's unfortunately true...).

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#92441 - Sat, 10 Dec 2005 05:44:00 Re: Band Aid 1989
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Okay Okay, maybe I exaggerated a bit when I said "Big Names" (although I still think U2, Sting and maybe Paul Weller count) but at least they're all still recording/performing artists.

Can't really say the same for the Band Aid 2 lot... wink

Whatever happened to Bros anyway.... confused

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#92442 - Mon, 12 Dec 2005 16:49:00 Re: Band Aid 1989
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Whatever happened to Bros anyway.... confused
Without wanting to appear to be a fan in any way, I believe that the singer is still recording and the drummer is trying a career in acting. If I recall he was in Blade II and wasn't too bad. laugh

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#92443 - Mon, 12 Dec 2005 21:10:00 Re: Band Aid 1989
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I take it no-ones rushed out to buy the 3 CD Stock Aitken Waterman Collection then? wink

The 1989 line up (according to Wikipaedia) was:
Bananarama
Big Fun
Bros
Cathy Dennis
D Mob
Jason Donovan
Kevin Godley
Glen Goldsmith
Justin Hawkins
Kylie Minogue
The Pasadenas
Chris Rea
Cliff Richard
Jimmy Somerville
Sonia
Lisa Stansfield
Technotronic
Wet Wet Wet

So not *all* sunk-without-tracers, but I doubt any of them had any artistic influence on the finished record somehow. The list of names is a bit scary though - Justin Hawkins? Is there another non-darkness Justin Hawkins? Cathy Dennis has of course written some huge hits for other people, but I looked up Glen Goldsmith and it seems his main writing claim to fame was Peter Andre's Mysterious Girl...

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#92444 - Thu, 13 Jul 2006 07:24:00 Re: Band Aid 1989
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Does anybody actually remember that today is LIVE AID 1985 anniversary? It was fantastic.

It was the day I got into Madonna. I really liked her Philadelphia performance.

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#92445 - Wed, 19 Jul 2006 05:11:00 Re: Band Aid 1989
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o yeah, i forgot about that. live aid's 21st LOL laugh

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#92446 - Wed, 19 Jul 2006 05:37:00 Re: Band Aid 1989
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I remembered it Isabel, and that is my all time best madonna performance. laugh

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#92447 - Tue, 25 Jul 2006 03:10:00 Re: Band Aid 1989
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Now Madonna has lost her mind. She is having venues shut off their air conditioning because it bothers her. confused2 Do you have any idea what Madison Square Garden is like without air conditioning???!! You cannot even go to an ice hockey game in the winter without a/c.

perhaps they should have listed that on the tix: "Please note: expensive tix, not all live music, and no ventilation. have a nice day, all madonna fans."

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#92448 - Tue, 25 Jul 2006 07:10:00 Re: Band Aid 1989
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[QB] confused2 Do you have any idea what Madison Square Garden is like without air conditioning???!! You cannot even go to an ice hockey game in the winter without a/c.
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Having had to reluctantly skulk out of the very lovely period 'Gate' cinema in Notting Hill the other night because it had no air con, and go to the 'Vue' chain up the road to see the same film because it did ; I can only begin to imagine! Nice of madonna to be so considerate to her fans (Fans! maybe they should bring.... OK, I'll shut up, it's late, go to bed etc...) wink

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