Men Of Culture


It’s Monday, and that means it’s time for The Nest to crank up the old D-battery draining fifty pound boombox and blast out another lost hit from our one and only Dusty Vinyl Archive!  DJ Scratchy is your hostess, with the Sponkies as DJ assistants.  Non-fancy introductions out of the way, here’s this week’s retro earworm….

Culture Club was one of the premier bands of the early 1980’s.  Although their heyday lasted only a handful of years, what a heyday it was!  Their first two albums, Kissing To Be Clever and Colour By Numbers, saw their first six singles reach the Top 10 on the US charts between 1982 and 1984!

Naturally, the song I’m featuring as today’s DVA selection is the one that broke that string by only making it to #13…

Yes, it’s Boy George doing what Boy George does best…. looking like a mime in drag.  Mr. (?) O’Dowd may have stolen Pete Burns’ ladylike look right out from under him, but at least he didn’t get so much plastic surgery that his lips later exploded

Suck THIS, Pete!

The video for “It’s A Miracle” seems to include George and the boys gloating over their sudden fame and fortune, despite the fact that they were already on their way back down to earth by the time this video was all over MTV.  Nevertheless, it’s fun to watch the group play a life sized game of Monopoly while luckily avoiding going to jail since we know what they do with Boy George types there…


“It’s A Miracle” has popped up often as an overnight earworm at Mecca, and that’s exactly why it occurred to me to use it for this edition of the Dusty Vinyl Archive that I’m writing up way later than normal.  It’s a pretty good song (as are most Culture Club hits), and Mecca’s probably about the only place you’ll hear it anymore…

I don’t really want to hurt you.  Just bring you another great old fashioned earworm next Monday!


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4 Responses to Men Of Culture

  1. noelleg44 says:

    Oh man, Culture Club – loved them!

  2. Aah, the Culture Club days…what fun! Oh how I miss their music. Boy George always had that wonderful soulful voice even as you stared at his MTV videos wondering what in the bloody blue blazes is THAT? Great way to start the week.

  3. draliman says:

    I don’t remember that song and find it rather drab and humdrum compared to their bigger hits, though it got to number 4 in the the UK according to Wiki.

  4. I don’t remember that one although I do remember others and enjoyed Boy George’s – um – eclectic wardrobe choices too!! Exploding lips…..eeek.


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