Tag: Culture Club

Friday 6/12/2020 12pm ET: Feature Artist – Culture Club


Culture Club are an English pop group that formed in London in 1981. The band comprises Boy George (lead vocals), Roy Hay (guitar and keyboards), Mikey Craig (bass guitar) and Jon Moss (drums and percussion). 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 50 million records worldwide, including over 6 million BPI certified records sold in the UK and over 7 million RIAA certified records sold in the US. Their hits include “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me”, “Time (Clock of the Heart)”, “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya”, “Church of the Poison Mind”, “Karma Chameleon”, “Victims”, “Miss Me Blind”, “It’s a Miracle”, “The War Song”, “Move Away”, and “I Just Wanna Be Loved”. In the UK they amassed twelve Top 40 hit singles between 1982 and 1999, including the number ones “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” and “Karma Chameleon”, the latter being the biggest selling single of 1983 in the UK, and hit number one on the US Hot 100 in 1984. The song “Time (Clock of the Heart)” is included on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s list of 500 songs that shaped rock and roll.

In 2018, Culture Club toured the US and Europe from June to December. Dubbed The Life Tour, the band toured in support of their namesake album, along with supporting acts The B-52s, Tom Bailey (formerly of The Thompson Twins) and Belinda Carlisle (Europe dates only). Jon Moss was originally part of the line-up, but did not participate in the European leg of the tour. A spokeswoman for Boy George confirmed: “Jon’s taking a break from Culture Club but the door is open in the future.” In December 2019, Moss filed a writ at London’s High Court naming the band trio as defendants. Moss’ lawyers say he was told to “take a break” by manager Paul Kemsley, demanding nearly £200,000 in missing payments and a share of profits.

Tuesday 6pm ET: Sounds of The 80s

This week on the Sounds of The 80s we feature music from:  DeBarge, Def Leppard, Journey, Beach Boys, Limahl, Johnny Lee, Billy Joel, Rolling Stones, Van Halen, Culture Club, Icehouse and more . . . 

Saturday 12pm: 80’s Countdown Show with Ron Kovacs

1983-1022This week on the 80’s Countdown Show we feature the Top 40 Hits from October 22, 1983 with Ron Kovacs live at 12pm ET on RadioMaxMusic.   This week music from Culture Club, Donna Summer, Air Supply, Irene Cara, Debarge, Michael Jackson, Cliff Richard, Survivor and more .. .

Feature Artist: Culture Club (Singles) 9pm ET

CultureClubCulture 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

Artist Countdown: Boy George & Culture Club Top 40 Hits 12pm ET @radiomax @BoyGeorgeUK

CultureClubCulture 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.

(Source: Wikipedia) 

1 Karma Chameleon
2 Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
3 The War Song
4 Church of the Poison Mind
5 Move Away
6 Everything I Own (Boy George)
7 Time (Clock of the Heart)
8 Victims
9 It’s a Miracle
10 The Crying Game  (Boy George)
11 Bow Down Mister  (Boy George)
12 Sold (Boy George)
13 To Be Reborn  (Boy George)
14 Miss Me Blind
15 Keep Me in Mind (Boy George)
16 I Just Wanna Be Loved
17 Generations of Love  (Boy George)
18 The Medal Song
19 God Thank You Woman
20 Mistake No. 3
21 I’ll Tumble 4 Ya
22 Love Is Love
23 Somebody to Love Me  (Boy George with Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt)
24 Don’t Take My Mind on a Trip  (Boy George)
25 Live My Life  (Boy George)
26 Your Kisses Are Charity
27 Why Go?  (Boy George with Faithless)
28 Love Is Leaving  (Boy George)
29 You Are My Sister(Boy George with Antony and the Johnsons)
30 Gusto Blusto
31 Cold Shoulder
32 Funtime  (Boy George)
33 I’m Afraid of Me
34 White Boy
35 Mystery Boy
36 Come Clean
37 See Thru
38 The Dive
39 Happy  (Boy George with DJ Yoda)
40 Changing Everyday