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    Default Is Band Aid 30 in poor taste?

    Thirty years after Do They Know Itís Christmas was released, Greg Kot takes a look at the problematic history of the charity record.

    Itís the holiday season, and you know what that means: pop stars are gathering in the name of a worthy cause. Could there be anything more noble than the notion of music alleviating human suffering? Yet when it comes to charity singles, art and philanthropy have had a strange and strained relationship. And the higher the stakes, the more problematic it becomes.

    Do They Know Itís Christmas? Ė the charity single that just keeps on giving Ė is now in its fourth incarnation, 30 years after it was recorded in London and released to aid in Ethiopian famine relief. This month, the aim is to raise money to fight Ebola, which has hit Africa particularly hard. But the melody, most of the lyrics, and some of the key players are the same from the 1984 original, including Bono and songwriters Bob Geldof and Midge Ure.
    "Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.Ē -- Gen. George S. Patton

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    They think they will raise money releasing a recording?

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