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Episode 2: Boy George and Culture Club: Radio 2 in Concert: Boy George and Culture Club

Summary

One of the most representative and influential bands of the 1980s, Boy George and Culture Club have sold over 150 million records worldwide. Winners of numerous awards, they rose to fame in the early 1980s with an illustrious music career now spanning four decades. This intimate show, recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre in London, features such classic tunes as Karma Chameleon and Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?, as well as songs from Life, their first album in 19 years.
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Review

Recorded last night at the BBC Radio Theatre in London, this set by Boy George and his band – who reformed in 2014 – mixes the old singles with new material from their much-delayed comeback album Life.

The new LP’s strong reggae influence recalls one of Culture Club’s biggest 1980s hits, Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?, and indeed the group’s sound has all the right retro leanings to make for a good Radio 2 gig: there’s plenty of Motown and Stax as well in a tastefully timeless mix topped off by George’s pleasing soul yearn. That voice might be a little lower and gruffer than it was when he confused dads watching Top of the Pops, but some of the old magic is still there.

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DirectorMarcus Viner
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  • Episode 2

    Boy George and Culture Club: Radio 2 in Concert: Boy George and Culture Club

    Summary

    One of the most representative and influential bands of the 1980s, Boy George and Culture Club have sold over 150 million records worldwide. Winners of numerous awards, they rose to fame in the early 1980s with an illustrious music career now spanning four decades. This intimate show, recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre in London, features such classic tunes as Karma Chameleon and Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?, as well as songs from Life, their first album in 19 years.
    Recommended

    Review

    Recorded last night at the BBC Radio Theatre in London, this set by Boy George and his band – who reformed in 2014 – mixes the old singles with new material from their much-delayed comeback album Life.

    The new LP’s strong reggae influence recalls one of Culture Club’s biggest 1980s hits, Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?, and indeed the group’s sound has all the right retro leanings to make for a good Radio 2 gig: there’s plenty of Motown and Stax as well in a tastefully timeless mix topped off by George’s pleasing soul yearn. That voice might be a little lower and gruffer than it was when he confused dads watching Top of the Pops, but some of the old magic is still there.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PerformerCulture Club

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorMarcus Viner
    Executive producerAlison Howe
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