Saturday, February 28, 2015

Musical Interlude: Karma Chameleon (1983)

I'm not a big Culture Club fan per se. In fact, the only song I actually liked off their debut, "Kissing to be Clever", was this next item, "Karma Chameleon".

The video finds the band in 19th century Mississippi. Boy George just couldn't be bothered to wear period clothes, unlike his bandmates, which is why he stays off to the side. And, yet, when he landed a guest gig as himself on The A-Team, where was the rest of the band? Hmmmmm.


magicdog said...

I enjoyed some of CC's 80s work, but let's be honest, it was Boy George's appearance that got the attention for the band.

I did like Karma Chameleon (yes it was odd BG was himself in the 19th century, but it was still fun to watch. I wonder if this wasn't a reverse of the band's video, "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?" in which BG time travels to various decades - and is shown to be a misfit in all of them.

It's possible BG was having a falling out with Jon Moss, the drummer. They were lovers for a while and their rift lead to the band's break up IIRC.

Strange, I honestly can't remember his appearance on The A Team - and I watched that show regularly!

hobbyfan said...

It was a 1-shot, with George as himself.

Do You Really Want to Hurt Me was odd itself. Yes, George goes through time, wearing the same garb all the way. It would be years before he started dressing more, ah, professionally.