Culture Club At Worst: The Best of Culture Club
Q: 4 Stars - Excellent - "...the sundry ups and downs on the way from Boy George's first hit to the latest never got to the quality of his vocals..."
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- Released: October 1, 1993
- Originally Released: 1993
- Label: Capitol
Entertainment Weekly - 12/3/93, p.78"...a fully rounded picture of a true pop eccentric...." - Rating: B-
Q - 11/93, p.1424 Stars - Excellent - "...the sundry ups and downs on the way from Boy George's first hit to the latest never got to the quality of his vocals..."
- 1.Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
- 2.Time (Clock Of The Heart)
- 3.Church Of The Poison Mind
- 4.Karma Chameleon
- 6.I'll Tumble 4 Ya
- 7.It's A Miracle
- 8.Miss Me Blind
- 9.Move Away
- 10.Love Is Love
- 11.Love Hurts
- 12.Everything I Own
- 13.Don't Cry
- 14.After The Love
- 15.More Than Likely
- 16.The Crying Game
- 17.Generations Of Love
- 18.Bow Down Mister
- 19.Sweet Toxic Love
Producers include: Steve Levine, Arif Mardin, Lew Hahn, Bruce Forest, Bobby Z.
Includes liner notes by Boy George.
Photographers: Nick Knight; Andr‚ Csillag.
Boy George may get top billing on this 1993 hits compilation, occasioned by his surprising comeback hit with the theme from the gender-bending mystery THE CRYING GAME, but there's no hiding the fact that the best songs are the ten of 19 here recorded with Culture Club. These singles are excellent commercial pop-soul, and several of them--"Do You Really Want to Hurt Me," the utterly sublime "Time (Clock of the Heart)," and "Church of the Poison Mind" in particular--are about as good as chart pop got in the early '80s. Boy George's solo singles are more uneven, but the high points, like a reggae-tinged cover of Bread's "Everything I Own" and the Pet Shop Boys-produced "The Crying Game," are wonderful. Culture Club's first two albums are excellent, but this may be the only Boy George solo record you need.
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