Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Classic 80's - Artists United Against Apartheid Sun City Video

Little Steve Van Zandt as he was known then wrote the song and produced the record Sun City with Arthur Baker (remember him?). I always thought the song was great and was the perfect antidote to the fuzzy and feel goodness of We Are The World even though it was for a good cause. This song, on the other hand, was right in your face.
The record featured a diverse and broad group of vocalists including Peter Wolf, Kurtis Blow, Duke Bootee, David Ruffin, Eddie Kendrick, Joey Ramone, Jimmy Cliff, Daryl Hall, Lou Reed, Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan, Nona Hendryx, Kashif, Big Youth, Peter Garrett, Malopoets, Sonny Okosuns, Gil Scott-Heron, Afrika Bambaataa, Ruben Blades, Bono, George Clinton, Peter Gabriel, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Bonnie Raitt, Run DMC, Bruce Springsteen, John Oates, Michael Monroe, Darlene Love.

It would be great if someone would do a similiar single and video about the illegal Iraq war they could call it Artists United Against Iraq Insanity.

I guess that would be considered too "militant" now.



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