Bob Geldof says he has lost his musical credibility – becoming a kind of “Brother Teresa” by getting involved in world politics and charity. But he adds that he doesn’t mind that many supporters of his work aren’t into the music he makes today.
Geldof said: “If you, as a musician, leave the narrow circle of the music scene, you lose some of your credibility. I became a kind of Brother Teresa. Even the old ladies in the street noticed me. But the problem was that nobody buys an album by Mother Teresa. By now, I can do very well without those who only knew me from Live Aid. As long as my albums satisfy me and the critics, I’m happy.”