Great Rock Albums of 1982: Culture Club- Kissing to Be Clever


 After a great deal of consideration of whether or not to post about this album, I have decided to go ahead with it. No matter what people may think about Culture Club, it is part of our musical history. This band changed the way a lot of people thought about music. With the appearance of bands like this, it became a case of not only what a band sounded like that was important, it also mattered what they looked like.

Boy George

Boy George

Like it or not, Boy George brought a new look to music in 1982. As a heterosexual male, I was immediately turned off by the concept of a man dressing like a woman, however, I found that many ladies liked him. Furthermore, the belief among some men towards Boy George and the band was that they didn’t like him but they liked Culture Club’s music.

Track Listing:

1. White Boy

2. You Know I’m Not Crazy

3. I’ll Tumble 4 Ya

4. Take Control

5. Love Twist

6. Boy Boy (I’m the Boy)

7. I’m Afraid of Me

8. White Boys Can’t Control It

9. Do You Really Want to Hurt Me

Culture Club

Culture Club

Boy George- vocals

Michael Craig- bass

Roy Hay- guitar, keyboards, sitar

Jon Moss- drums

You have probably noticed that I have not said anything about the album. That’s because I haven’t listened to it and have no intention of doing so. If you thought I was serious about posting a Culture Club album on 80smetalman, then


Ha! I got you, okay maybe not.

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14 Responses to “Great Rock Albums of 1982: Culture Club- Kissing to Be Clever”

  1. You got me there!! It’s not April 1 here yet.

    I was going to confess that I owned a Culture Club album when I was a kid. SHIT — I just did confess.

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  2. Ha ha, I was wondering if the album was secretly heavy. Good one.


  3. You GOT ME ! I thought – wow this dude is sure of his “metalness” going BG here…. this surprised me as much as “The Crying game”. 🙂


  4. Nice twist ending, although I proudly admit to liking the first couple of Culture Club albums, and the single “Time (Clock Of The Heart)” was a great example of sophisticated ’80s pop at its best. As I mentioned in my recent Not-Guilty Pleasures post, these guys were better than they’re given credit for, but I doubt there are many hard rock/metal fans who would agree.


  5. Impressive …good job and u got Club Ladano to admit! Hahaha great joke!


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