Paul Weller He remembered how bad it happened: “Horrible experience”, he said about what it was like to film, last century, the video of Band Aid. And a button was sent to say, like Doña Rosa, that some colleagues used drugs at all times.
Weller, former leader of Jam, in those years played with the unknown Style Council (we will have to google it). For the funesians who have memory, it was also heard in the nerd theme of the no less nerd Bob Geldof, Do They Know It’s Christmas, 1984, where the outstanding signatures were George Michael, Bonoby U2 and Phil Collins.
It appears that Weller was second in the third row on the right. His poster image was completely overshadowed by that of Boy George, de Culture Club.
Paul Weller, former frontman of The Jam. Photo Clarín Archive
Times when rockers began to become benefactors and Geldof learned to lose his benevolent arm wrestling with another Irishman who would eventually take the throne of the well-thought-out rockers: We are talking, of course, about Bono.
“The recording of the clip was horrible. Everyone was freaking out in the bathrooms … “
“It probably would have been fine for me in the ’90s, but I really didn’t like all of that back then. I was totally out of my comfort zone“.
The one who speaks this way is an older man who recently opened up about your first decade of sobriety saying that, nowadays, he prefers to catch a good curda “listening to music” rather than drinking spirits.
“When I look at everything that happened, when I go back to 2000 onwards, it only occurs to me: ‘Christ … my state!”.
In 2004, Paul Weller and Ronnie Wood at the Ronnie Lane tribute concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Photo EFE
Facing the mirror he had a Dorian Gray syndrome: “I looked much older, a little swollen, all red, just bad, bad, bad … “He went out to talk to the media about his recent album that reached the unexpected number one in the United Kingdom: Fat Pop (Volume 1).
According to the Spanish magazine MondoSonoro,“barely a year after delivering the inspired On Sunset (Polydor, 2020), one of Paul Weller’s best solo albums in recent years and perhaps the most prominent since Wake Up The Nation, the ex The Jam confirms his good moment of form thanks to this new installment. An album (the sixteenth already in the author’s locker) that, like his colleague did Paul McCartney with McCartney III (Capitol, 2020), was conceived in its entirety during the confinement that followed the global pandemic. “
Five numbers one – each in a different decade – make Weller an illustrious surname in the music of his country.
Despite the unexpected success of the new solo work, Weller came out to say “I’m not sure if I’ll make a new album. “. “I really don’t know because I don’t think people invest in music like we did before streaming,” he argued.
The British singer and musician said “I’m not sure if I will make a new album.” Photo EFE
In 1984 a BBC report was released showing the famine that whipped the Ethiopian people. Right there, Bob Geldof hit the scotch a blow Midge Ure of Ultravox and together they quickly wrote – it shows – the song Do They Know It’s Christmas? (¿Saben que es Navidad?).
The little theme became a clear example of viralization prior to social networks, and reached the stature of an anthem with We Are the World, carried out for the same charitable purposes.
Geldof put together a group called Band Aid, armed by British and Irish singers, very popular in those years. November 25, 1984 the song was recorded at Sarm West Studios in Notting Hill, London, and eight days later hit the market on a solid footing.
The selected one formed with Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Paul Young, Culture Club, George Michael y Wham!, Kool and the Gang, Sting, the aforementioned Bono and Adam Clayton from U2, Phil Collins, Paul Weller, Bananarama and a few more.