Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid

Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid

by Little Steven Little Steven
Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid

Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid

by Little Steven Little Steven


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Sun City was certainly the most political of all of the charity rock albums of the 1980s. Little Steven organized a number of artists for this protest against apartheid, including such heavyweights as Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, Jimmy Cliff, Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Run-D.M.C, and Lou Reed. Thankfully, the result was extremely listenable, as well as fiercely political; it's one of the few charity or protest albums that stands up to repeated listenings, thanks to the extended instrumental workouts. Arguably the finest moment on the record is one that was added at the last minute -- a spare, stripped-down version of U2's "Silver and Gold" by Bono, Keith Richards, and Ron Wood.

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/24/2020
Label: Ume
UPC: 0602508942884
catalogNumber: 003212202
Rank: 42162


  1. Sun City
  2. No More Apartheid
  3. Revolutionary Situation
  4. Sun City
  5. Let Me See Your I.D.
  6. The Struggle Continues
  7. Silver and Gold

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Little Steven   Primary Artist,Guitar
Sonny Okosun   talking drum
Ray Barretto   Conga
Ringo Starr   Drums
Pete Townshend   Guitar
Ron Carter   Acoustic Bass
Miles Davis   Trumpet
Herbie Hancock   Keyboards
Stanley Jordan   Guitar
Tony Williams   Drums
Keith LeBlanc   Drums
Clarence Clemons   Saxophone
B.J. Nelson   Background Vocals
Lakshminarayana Shankar   Double Violin
Tina B.   Background Vocals
Daryl Hannah   Background Vocals
Jam Master Jay   scratching
Robbie Kilgore   Keyboards
Kevin McCormick   Background Vocals
Richard Scher   Keyboards
Zak Starkey   Drums
Doug Wimbish   Bass Guitar
Zoe Yanakis   Keyboards
DJ Cheese   scratching
Annie Brody Dutka   Background Vocals
Lottie Golden   Background Vocals
Dunnes Stores Strikers   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Arthur Baker   Producer
Peter Gabriel   Composer
Keith LeBlanc   Composer,drum programming
Steve Kahn   Engineer
Chris Lord-Alge   Engineer
Tom Lord-Alge   Engineer
Bono   Composer
James Geddes   Engineer
Jeff Hendrickson   Engineer
Benjamin Newberry   drum programming,Guitar Techician
Michael O'Donnell   Engineer
Rob Paustian   Engineer
Steve Peck   Engineer
Bill Price   Engineer
Roey Shamir   Engineer
George Tutko   Engineer
Andy Wallace   Engineer
Peter Darmi   Engineer
Bobby Cohen   Engineer
Tony Wright   Cover Design
Little Steven   Composer,Producer,drum programming
Pat McCarthy   Engineer
Michael Smith   Engineer
John Davenport   Engineer
Gary Wright   Engineer
Rosemary Intrieri   Art Direction

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