“Church of The Poison Mind” Performed by Culture Club (1983)

June 24, 2010


This is the promotional video for Culture Club’s “Church of the Poison Mind.” This one of their many, many hits, charted #17 Rock and #10 Pop in the USA; #10 in Canada; and #2 in the UK.

The fabulously flamboyant Boy George (George O’Dowd) fronted this eighties band from London, England, and I fell in love with them the very first time I saw one of their videos on MTV.  (For those of GenX, Y or Z, MTV used to show music videos 24/7 — hence the name Music Television!! ).

George was entertaining to look at and I loved his singing. He guested on many TV shows of the era and I jumped in front of the TV set to see him perform whenever I could.

This song, that the group composed, sounds like a song from the Golden Era of Motown with background vocalist Helen Terry taking the place of all three andantes :-). The harmonica is front and center, the tambourine is a shaking through- out and the bass is  thumping!

If  you are reading this post and aren’t aware of this group I highly recommend you check out their catalog. I have most of it on vinyl and honestly can say that I don’t recall hearing any bad cuts at all.

Culture Club won the 1983 Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

I know that a “Culture Club” Reunion will probably never happen, but I am extremely glad we had this group around on the music scene for a few years. It is so sad when talented groups/bands implode and leave the fans wanting more. Unfortunately this happens far to often in the business called music.

Musically Yours,

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