Culture Club are an English band that were formed in 1981. The band comprised Boy George (lead vocals), Mikey Craig (bass guitar), Roy Hay (guitar and keyboards) and Jon Moss (drums and percussion). Their second album, Colour by Numbers, sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. It has been certified triple platinum in the UK and quadruple platinum in the US. It was ranked No. 96 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Best Albums of the 1980s and is also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
The band had several international hits with songs such as “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me”, “Time (Clock of the Heart)”, “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya”, “Church of the Poison Mind”, “Karma Chameleon”, “Miss Me Blind”, “Victims”, “It’s a Miracle”, “The War Song”, “Move Away”, and “I Just Wanna Be Loved”. Boy George’s androgynous style of dressing caught the attention of the public and the media. The group, supporters of the synth pop genre, made numerous forays into reggae and showed a strong propensity for the subgenre of ballads. They are considered one of the most representative and influential groups of the eighties. They have sold more than 50 million records. Ten of their singles reached the US Top 40, where they are associated with the Second British Invasion of British new wave groups that became popular in the United States due to the cable music channel MTV. Culture Club’s music combines British new wave and American soul with Jamaican reggae and also other styles such as calypso, salsa or country. – Wikipedia
Culture Club are an English New Wave band that was part of the 1980s New Romantic movement. The original band comprised Boy George (lead vocals), Mikey Craig (bass guitar), Roy Hay (guitar and keyboards) and Jon Moss (drums and percussion). Their second album, Colour by Numbers, has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide, and they had several international hits with songs such as “Church of the Poison Mind“, “Karma Chameleon” and “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me“. Boy George’s androgynous style of dressing caught the attention of the public and the media.
Culture Club’s music combines British New Wave and American soul with Jamaican reggae and also other styles such as calypso, salsa or country. From the time of the band’s first album release in 1981 to its dissolution in 1986, Culture Club had amassed hits in several countries around the world, including ten Top 40 hits in the US, most of which went Top 10.
In 1984, Culture Club won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist, and Brit Award for Best British Group. They went on to have subsequent hits in the UK during a reunion period of 1998–2002, where they scored a No. 4 single and a No. 25 single. In America they are associated with the Second British Invasion of British New Wave groups that became popular in the United States due to the cable music channel MTV.
Boy George (born George Alan O’Dowd on 14 June 1961) is an English singer-songwriter, who was part of the English New Romanticism movement which emerged in the early-mid-1980s. His music is often classified as blue-eyed soul, which is influenced by rhythm and blues and reggae. His 1990s and 2000s-era solo music has glam influences such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop. During the 1980s, Boy George was the lead singer of the Grammy and Brit Award winning pop band Culture Club where he became known for his soulful voice and androgynous appearance. He also founded and was lead singer of Jesus Loves You during the period 1989–1992. Being involved in many activities (among them songwriting, DJing, writing books, designing clothes and photography), he has released fewer music recordings in the last decade.
||Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
||The War Song
||Church of the Poison Mind
||Everything I Own (Boy George)
||Time (Clock of the Heart)
||It’s a Miracle
||The Crying Game (Boy George)
||Bow Down Mister (Boy George)
||Sold (Boy George)
||To Be Reborn (Boy George)
||Miss Me Blind
||Keep Me in Mind (Boy George)
||I Just Wanna Be Loved
||Generations of Love (Boy George)
||The Medal Song
||God Thank You Woman
||Mistake No. 3
||I’ll Tumble 4 Ya
||Love Is Love
||Somebody to Love Me (Boy George with Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt)
||Don’t Take My Mind on a Trip (Boy George)
||Live My Life (Boy George)
||Your Kisses Are Charity
||Why Go? (Boy George with Faithless)
||Love Is Leaving (Boy George)
||You Are My Sister(Boy George with Antony and the Johnsons)
||Funtime (Boy George)
||I’m Afraid of Me
||Happy (Boy George with DJ Yoda)
Global Dancefloor is one of the worlds most listened to dance music radio shows. Currently broadcast across 71 different stations around the world championing the genres of Funky House & Disco House. The show is presented and produced by Jules Little a renowned DJ with many years experience playing to audiences from small local bars up to festival crowds of over 12,000 people.
The aim of the show is entertainment above education, promoting music with a hook, vocals, basslines, strings, a tune rather than a monotonous beat with odd bleep. Music with a happy face.
The show is not elitist, whilst garnering guest mixes from some of the biggest names in music, Todd Terry, Boy George, Seamus Haji, Triple Dee just to name a few, it also champions new talent, accepting & airing tracks & mixes from unknown producers & bedroom mixers.
Stu Richie fills in for Jules this week.