Culture Club

Culture Club

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UK art-pop group with reggae leanings, comprising Boy George, vocals (George O'Dowd, June 14, 1960), Jon Moss, drums (September 11, 1957), Roy Hay, guitar and keyboards (August 12, 1961) and Michael Craig (alias Mikey Craig), bass (February 15, 1960). The group split in 1986 and reformed in 1998.
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Culture Club Discography

Albums

VM 2248 Culture Club Kissing To Be Clever (Album) Virgin, Virgin VM 2248 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
TCV 2285 Culture Club Colour By Numbers (Album, Single) Virgin TCV 2285 UK 1983 Sell This Version
none Culture Club BBC Rock Hour #448(LP, Promo) London Wavelength none US 1983 Sell This Version
none Dexys Midnight Runners / Culture Club Dexys Midnight Runners / Culture Club - BBC College Concert #30(LP, Album, Promo) London Wavelength none US 1983 Sell This Version
VNC 5054 Culture Club Waking Up With The House On Fire (Album) Virgin, Virgin VNC 5054 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
none Culture Club BBC Rock Hour Special #547(LP, Album, Promo) London Wavelength none US 1984 Sell This Version
V2380 Culture Club From Luxury To Heartache (Album) Virgin V2380 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
CLUBIVCD 01 Culture Club Interview CD(CD, Promo, Int) Virgin CLUBIVCD 01 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
VJCP-68171 Culture Club Don't Mind If I Do (Album) Virgin, Virgin VJCP-68171 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
RIVERCD048 Culture Club The River Sessions(CD, Album) River Records RIVERCD048 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
SJPCD429 Culture Club Live At The Royal Albert Hall 20th Anniversary Concert(CD + DVD-V, NTSC) Angel Air Records SJPCD429 UK 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

VS 496-12, VS496+12 Culture Club White Boy (Single) Virgin, Virgin VS 496-12, VS496+12 UK 1982 Sell This Version
VSX 1160 Culture Club Time (Clock Of The Heart) (Single) Virgin, Virgin VSX 1160 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
34-03368, ZSS 170702 Culture Club Do You Really Want To Hurt Me (Single, Maxi) Virgin, Virgin 34-03368, ZSS 170702 US 1982 Sell This Version
49-03307 Culture Club I'm Afraid Of Me (Single, Maxi) Virgin, Virgin 49-03307 US 1982 Sell This Version
VIPX-1667 Culture Club = カルチャー・クラブ* Culture Club = カルチャー・クラブ* - Mystery Boy = ミステリー・ボーイ (Single) Virgin VIPX-1667 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
15-05489 Culture Club I'll Tumble 4 Ya (Single, Maxi) Epic 15-05489 US 1982 Sell This Version
none Blue Rondo* / Culture Club Blue Rondo* / Culture Club - Change / I'll Tumble 4 Ya(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Blu) Noise Magazine none UK 1982 Sell This Version
J.B. 250 Culture Club / Simple Minds Culture Club / Simple Minds - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me / New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)(7", Jukebox) Virgin J.B. 250 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
LWG-1230 Culture Club / Blue Rondo A La Turk* / Electric Guitars Culture Club / Blue Rondo A La Turk* / Electric Guitars - Dance Contemporary With Fankalatina(12", Maxi, Promo) Virgin LWG-1230 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
VIP-5915 Culture Club Time (EP) Virgin VIP-5915 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
JB 258 Culture Club Victims (Single, Maxi) Virgin JB 258 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
VIPX-1724 Culture Club Karma Chameleon (Single, EP, Maxi) Virgin, Virgin VIPX-1724 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
LWG-1235 Culture Club / The Belle Stars Culture Club / The Belle Stars - Church Of The Poison Mind (Single, Maxi) Virgin LWG-1235 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
S-0346, JAHO--24083 Culture Club / John Denver Culture Club / John Denver - Realmente Quieres Lastimarme / Hold On Tightly(7", Single, Promo) Virgin, RCA S-0346, JAHO--24083 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version

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Spinecrawler

Spinecrawler

March 7, 2012
edited over 2 years ago
Boy George was both worshipped and loathe,a curiosity during the beginning of the 1980s and a tragedy at the end.I appreciated boy Georges talent with every album released.Culture Clubs music held together superbly but only until the media's love affair started to weakened.Boy george and his band mates gave great albums during the 1980s,their first album was born out of dubs/white soul and reggae-influences, Afterwards, Boy George began a relationship with drugs,a relationship more deadly than he ever had before,drugs now took front and centre and lead to his music career taking a backseat. Ultimately Culture Club faded from the public eye and the public's heart.Boy George now looking gaunt and his voice weaker,Culture club was no more,one last album during the 80s and Culture Club faded into the light.Boy george tried a come back with a new style and a reinventing of his music during the late 1980s,it was dance music/new jack swing but George again seriously ran out of ideas and had only minor hits.As the 1980s came to close boy george became a lesser artist and a more loved cult hero.Songs like ''Keep Me In Mind'' ''To Be Reborn'' ''Kipsy'' and ''Don't Cry'' from the "High Hat" and "Sold" albums reflect some of the very best and overlooked post Culture Club songs he ever has created during his time with ''culture club''......

it was an unenviable shame for the end to come for Culture Club with Boy Georges drug problems,band member confrontations,bad choices in single releases and a change in music producers/production and add to this boy George not at his writing peak

Crijevo

Crijevo

July 14, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
Boy George was a fixation in my early teens - like a living puppet among teenage idols of that time, I took notice by listening to Culture Club. I remember that charming headline in newsweek 'Britain Rocks America Again'... with Ann Lennox and Boy George posing so effectively. Culture Club for all that's worth about their music, the group gave two fine pop-albums - 'Kissing To Be Clever' and 'Colour By Numbers'. While the first one combined dub effects over funk and reggae-spiced music (the entire affair is somewhat reminiscent of Bow Wow Wow/Malcolm McLaren's pop-demonstration), the second effort took more of a pop course and earned the group a number of deserved hits - among them 'Karma Chameleon' seems to be the best-remembered ever. Afterwards, Boy George ran into serious drug problems, the group seriously ran out of ideas and as the 80s progressed none of them offered any considerable developments - Boy George continued his carreer solo. 'To Be Reborn' reflects some of the Culture Club's charm although 'Sold' is just a number in a vacuum of albums that circled around in 1987-88...

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