Culture Club: Great 80’s Pop!
If you missed Boy George and his Culture Club band at the Mountain Winery this year, then I can honestly, say you missed one heck of a show.
Drummer Jon Moss took to the stage to get the evening started at the Mountain Winery. Sitting behind a plexiglass wall on drums he got the crowd on their feet with the Club’s trademark beat of “Church of the Poison Mind” … I don’t think anyone in the venue sat down the entire evening. As the beat got louder and louder each of the band members followed on stage. Making his grand entrance, Boy George comes out with his multi colored flamboyant suit.
I’m sure some fans may have come out to do a little reminiscing – if so they were not disappointed.
Boy George and the Culture Club wasted no time giving the audience what they’ve wanted and haven’t heard live in a lot of years. The first three songs, set the dynamic for the evening … Church of the Poison Mind, along with hits like “It’s A Miracle” and “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya.”
Lead guitarist Roy Hay turned in some great keyboard back up with the 1983 hit “Victims.” George has some great back up with three female vocalists. Lead guitarist Roy Hay and bass player Mikey Craig were sensational themselves.
The evening brought back quite a few memories from the 80’s. I remember when I had my own band playing some of the old night clubs like the Night Kap and Red Coach Lounge, Karma Chameleon was one song we knew would get the crowd on the dance floor. It certainly was a favorite at every wedding reception we played. Honestly that night I felt like getting my keyboard and calling the old band members to see if they wanted to jam for old times. Here’s the set list from that night:
Church of the Poison Mind
It’s a Miracle
I’ll Tumble 4 Ya
Everything I Own
Like I used to
Miss Me Blind
The Crying Game
You Really Want To Hurt Me
The War Song
Get It On
In my years of concert going, I’ve never had the opportunity until now night to see Boy George and Culture Club live.
I’ve heard their songs a thousand times on my IPod. I’ve performed them at hundreds of gigs. I don’t know if I’ll ever have the opportunity to see them live again. It was a night of simply great 80’s pop at its best!
Songs like I’ll Tumble 4 Ya, Do You Really Want to Hurt Me and of course Karma Chameleon … they will be around for years to come.
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