To the listeners who enjoyed the unusual androgynous appearance of Culture Club’s lead singer, Boy George, they received a wonderful mix of Blue Eyed Soul, New Wave and Pop that was wrapped up in a radio friendly (and more importantly for that era, MTV) package. At a time when other British artists of similar genres were not appealing to American audiences, Culture Club did and as such had a much more international appeal than many others did at the time. Drug addiction and changing tastes eventually did in Culture Club (as it does no many others), but their legacy could live on with a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame….should they be able to envision Boy George there.
The Bullet Points:
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom (London, England)
Why They Will Get In:
They had a great run in the United States.
Why They Won’t Get In:
Boy George is looked down upon these days.
Kissing to Be Clever (1982)
Colour By Numbers (1983)
Waking Up With the House on Fire (1984)
Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee:
Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? (From Kissing to Be Clever, 1982)
Church of the Poison Mind (From Colour By Numbers, 1983)
Miss Me Blind (From Colour By Number, 1983)
Victims (From Colour By Numbers, 1983)
Mistake No. 3 (From Waking Up With the House on Fire, 1984)