How to play a Boy George record...

Olson_jr

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I promise I did not buy it....

Some of my SMAC friends were going to a local record show, but had lunch at a tavern and were 'overserved' I believe some Bell's HopSlam beforehand. They came to my house afterward and presented me with a 'Culture Club" recording. Somehow this morphed into those folks being called Olson's Westside SMAC Cult. That afternoon, I also learned a friend has an extreme hatred of early Roxy Music. Just about a violent reaction to 'The Bogus Man.' Needless to say, that has necessitated us playing much more Roxy Music in his presence.

So there is my, 'but I didn't buy it,' Boy George Story.
 

JohnVF

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There's at least one Culture Club LP here, but its my wife's, I swear. We're well tied into the local gay/queer/queen scene due to my wife's occupation being an erotic/fetish photographer. They're fun people but man, I can only take the music in very small doses. My college best friend had Culture Club as one of her favorite bands and I rapidly burned out on it... just not my thing.

I actually really like Boy George's cover of The Crying Game, from the soundtrack of the movie. I like simple memorable guitar riffs, though I can't figure out if that song uses a baritone guitar or bass for the riff. I somehow doubt that its in this groups' bucket of knowledge :)
 

kirk57

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Agreed - the Bela Fleck Xmas album with the Tibetan throat singer is...special :-)
I’d rather sit on a trans-continental flight with a glottal insomniac Tibetan throat singer with restless leg syndrome babysitting a newborn teething chimpanzee with a flatulence issue than hear Mariah Carey or Paul McCartney trot out their holiday pablum even once.

Huzzah!
 
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JoeThePop

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I’d rather sit on a trans-continental flight with a glottal insomniac Tibetan throat singer with restless leg syndrome babysitting a newborn teething chimpanzee than hear Mariah Carey or Paul McCartney trot out their holiday pablum even once.

Huzzah!
Amen to that!
 
How about an original 1957 Capital Records High Fidelity recording of "now is the Caroling Season" by Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians? Betcha gonna want to hear that now too.
Hey- anything that isn’t forced down my throat via clearchannel, network tv or typical innocuous department store piped in drivel is okay by me. As stale as it may be, it’s fresh compared to the same-old, same-old….
 

Wntrmute2

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There's at least one Culture Club LP here, but its my wife's, I swear. We're well tied into the local gay/queer/queen scene due to my wife's occupation being an erotic/fetish photographer. They're fun people but man, I can only take the music in very small doses. My college best friend had Culture Club as one of her favorite bands and I rapidly burned out on it... just not my thing.

I actually really like Boy George's cover of The Crying Game, from the soundtrack of the movie. I like simple memorable guitar riffs, though I can't figure out if that song uses a baritone guitar or bass for the riff. I somehow doubt that its in this groups' bucket of knowledge :)
I really liked the movie "The Crying Game" but not familiar with BG's cover of the soundtrack.
 
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