Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Culture Club Sings: Black Money

Culture Club are an English rock group that formed in London in 1981. ...They are considered one of the most representative and influential groups of the 1980s. Led by singer and front-man Boy George, whose androgynous style of dressing caught the attention of the public and the media in the early 1980s, the band have sold more than 150 million records worldwide. 

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The band's second album, Colour by Numbers (UK No. 1, US No. 2), was released in 1983. The first single, "Church of the Poison Mind", featuring backing vocalist Helen Terry, reached the UK and US Top 10. The second single, "Karma Chameleon", gave the band their biggest hit, peaking at No. 1 in the UK... . 
It also peaked at No. 1 in the US for three consecutive weeks, and would ultimately hit No. 1 in 30 countries, thus becoming one of the top twenty best-selling singles of the 1980s. 
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At first, Culture Club didn't impress me much. The 'glam rock' scene I knew in Germany was over by the eighties. Another guy dressing like a girl; so what? But my mind changed when I heard his second album; "Colour by Numbers." The reason? One word: Helen Terry.

Boy George and Helen Terry

Colour by Number is the only Boy George record I ever bought. And I fell in love with the song, "Black Money." It's one of my favorite tunes of all time. Listen to the end for the sax.

Black Money
Culture Club

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