Music: Songs From the High Ground From Farm Aid to Apartheid, Rock Wrestles with Big Issues

Songs for the starving of the world. Concerts to bolster the struggling small farms of America. Do They Know It's Christmas? and We Are the World. Band Aid and Live Aid.

Feel as if the collective spirit of rock has suddenly been hot-wired for social activism? Fine. Think this will blow over in a little, and everything will settle down? Think again; that is not going to happen for a while. There are two immediate reasons why: the release the week of Oct. 14 of an impassioned all-star antiapartheid record, Sun City, and the congenial reverberations from last week's FarmAid, the...

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