1984 was the year. The 80s was the decade. The decade where the most popular music artists would get together, record a song or two or an entire album for a good cause. In this particular case, proceeds of this Christmas EP went to assist famine relief in Ethiopia. It was also the height of the popularity of bands like Duran Duran, which has several members pictures in this cover photo. I was at Dr. Strange Records looking for some punk vinyl but instead found this while scouring the 25c pile.
Check out John Taylor's (Duran Duran bassist) mullet right next to Paul Young's competing mop. Just to the right is the mullet-in-growth of Tony Hadley (of Spandau Ballet).
Good thing about losing your hair in the 80s like Phil Collins is that you can honestly say you never had a mullet -- ever. Next to Phil, however, is Irish musician and political activist, Bob Geldof, who had a mullet/grunge hybrid and is the brain-child behind 80s gigs like Live Aid and Band Aid. Geldof also produced this record.
Rick Parfitt of Status Quo also didn't do the mullet but keyboardist Nick Rhodes (who is 20% of Duran Duran circa 1984) sported not just a mullet but also the whole eyeliner thing.