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Re: Damon on Band Aid 30:

Post by JAIME » 27 Nov 2014, 18:38

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Sinéad O'Connor on Band Aid critics: "Shut the f**k up"

Those who have spoken about the track include Emeli Sandé, who stated that she believes the lyrics need changing and she thinks "a whole new song is required".

Another notable critics is Lily Allen, who has described Band Aid as "smug", while Damon Albarn has suggested that there are problems with the West's take on charity.

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph about the criticism aimed at Band Aid 30, O'Connor said: "I think everyone should shut the f**k up."

She added of Sandé's comments: "If you didn't like the lyrics you shouldn't have agreed to sing the song."

"I think it's smug of Lily Allen to say it's smug," she went on.

"The assumption that anyone performing on the record has not privately given money is exactly that, an assumption.

"And who gives a f**k what Damon f**king Albarn thinks?" :roll:

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Re: Damon on Band Aid 30:

Post by Miki » 27 Nov 2014, 18:52

For someone who used to bang on about freedom of expression and speech, she has a positively fascist attitude - "you are not allowed to express an opinion on this. Only *I* can".

She's right about people making assumptions about others' charitable donations, though, whether they partecipated to the recording or not.
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Re: Damon on Band Aid 30:

Post by thespider » 27 Nov 2014, 20:29

She's a bell shiner who hasn't released anything anyone cares about for 24 years and even that was shit. And she didn't even write that, Prince did.

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Re: Damon on Band Aid 30:

Post by TripleJay97 » 27 Nov 2014, 21:58

And she looks terrifying.

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Re: Damon on Band Aid 30:

Post by 101reykjavik » 27 Nov 2014, 22:42

Sinead O'Connor's comments sound shallow and petty compared to the reasonable concerns expressed by Damon and Emili Sande. (Haven't read what Lily Allen said). Opinions echoed by some African commentators I have heard in the media also of the opinion that this particular manifestation of charity towards Africa is not only a bit old fashioned but perhaps more than a little patronising.

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Re: Damon on Band Aid 30:

Post by JAIME » 08 Dec 2014, 21:55

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9:12 a.m. MST December 6, 2014

Bob Geldof ''banned'' Paul McCartney from performing on the new Band Aid track.

Stars including One Direction, Ed Sheeran and U2's Bono were handpicked by Bob to sing on the latest version of 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' with The Beatles frontman not making the cut.

When asked why Paul was not invited to take part, Bob explained: ''Because Macca's always done stuff. He was in the band in 2004 - him, Radiohead and Damon.''

He joked: ''But look, on this we've got from the newest to the hippest to the oldest... and he hasn't made the cut :lol: , what can I tell you?''

The track - which recently became the biggest-selling downloaded single of 2014 - is raising money to help fight the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

The 63-year-old philanthropist and former Boomtown Rats singer has revealed that he wanted to give the younger stars a chance.

He said: ''The thing is, there's only so many lines, so what do you do? At one point Midge Ure was like, 'We can't take more', so you try and make it the girls and the boys, that's the first thing.

''Then it's who's happening in America - that's really important as sales are quantifiably more over there. Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Coldplay, Sam Smith, U2... all these people are caning it in America.''

Meanwhile, Bob has hit back at critics who branded the track ''smug'' and ''hypocritical''.

He revealed that many stars gave both their time and money to help fundraise, adding to the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''Should we take a pop at everybody who is immensely talented and has money?''

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Re: Damon on Band Aid 30:

Post by metalhipslop » 08 Dec 2014, 23:26

to quote damon from 2001... "sure, it's for a good cause but why not do something intelligent for a good cause as oppose to something so mind numbingly dull.."
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Re: Damon on Band Aid 30:

Post by tom_cas1 » 09 Dec 2014, 07:39

Lol I doubt Paul McCartney is losing any sleep over not being included.
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