Tony Bolland Niall Matthews. Self Aid was an unemployment benefit concert held in Dublin, Ireland on 17 May The concert performances were primarily by Irish musicians, although Elvis Costello and Chris Rea, both Englishmen of Irish descent, were designated "honorary. Song Lyrics: From the man on the street to the man at the top, Oh this misery, this human wastage, This erosion of dignity has just got to stop. I can build a. Self Aid was “the brainchild of some of the RTÉ crew who worked on Live Aid,” and also brought together the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of "Make It Work" on Discogs. Self Aid in Dublin aims to help create jobs for the growing numbers of unemployed in Ireland. 30, attended the RDS in Dublin's. The benefit concert was to raise funds and create jobs for the Self Aid took place 10 months after the Live Aid concert and 18 months. Self-Aid: Make It Work. 7" - WEA Records - AID 1 - IRL - - PS The A-side appears on the Self Aid LP and is credited to Christy Moore, Paul Doran and. Lets make Jobs. Self Aid was a benefit concert held in Dublin, Ireland on 17 May The concert performances were primarily by Irish musicians. U2 first covered the song at Self Aid, and it went on to become a regular that it wasn't so much "Self Aid makes it work" as "Self Aid makes it worse".