Culture Club – The Best of Culture Club

The Best of Culture ClubOh, the horror! Yes, I actually liked these guys (well, maybe I should replace “guys” with something a little less gender-specific) in their heyday. Sure, they had a bizarre appearance, but if you turn off the TV and put away the album cover, what difference does it make? Regardless of the performers’ appearances, I really liked “Time (Clock Of The Heart)”, “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya”, and a few of these other songs way back when. My feelings about Culture Club are best summed up with another of my dreaded anedotes here. Upon my comment that I actually liked some of Culture Club’s music, a former co-worker once said that he’d read an article once in which lead singer and seemingly-would-be chanteuse Boy George claimed that the whole point of Culture Club was “to make good love songs for gay men.” rating: 3 out of 4I have no idea if this quote is accurate or not. But the point of it is: if I have heard these songs for years, and never equated their lyrics with any particular sexual orientation, it’s a good love song, period, and who cares anyway? Anyway, I’ll step down from my soapbox now, and I’m sure if you were offended by this, I’ll certainly hear about it.

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  1. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? (4:25)
  2. White Boy (4:41)
  3. Church of the Poison Mind (3:33)
  4. Changing Everyday (3:19)
  5. The War Song (3:58)
  6. I’m Afraid of Me (3:18)
  7. It’s a Miracle (3:25)
  8. The Dream (2:30)
  9. Time (Clock of the Heart) (3:44)
  10. The Dive (3:48)
  11. Victims (4:54)
  12. I’ll Tumble 4 Ya (2:35)
  13. Miss Me Blind (4:32)
  14. Mistake No. 3 (4:35)
  15. The Medal Song (4:15)
  16. Karma Chameleon (4:03)

Released by: Virgin
Release date: 1989
Total running time: 61:35