Consuming Africa (at Christmas Time)

From Africa is a Country Mon Dec 24 2012, 10:00:59

In 2004, the British press reported that the album cover Damien Hirst had designed for Band Aid 20's re-recording of the 1984 single "Do They Know It's Christmas?" had been rejected by the organizers, for fear it would frighten small children. "The record, that's the important part," explained Midge Ure. "The cover doesn't really matter. [...]

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