No Fake Friday - Karma Chameleon (Culture Club Cover)

Clearly, the next logical step after covers from Smashing Pumpkins, Toadies, and Funland is - Culture Club! Am I right?

Okay, so admittedly I am probably changing things up a bit here. Still, I grew up adoring popular music in the 1980's, and that never really changed. I still have a soft spot for the era, and I do feel like the decade tends to get a lot more hate than is deserved.

I was born on the same day as Boy George, and I used to get teased for that. It assuredly doesn't bother me now.

Ultimately, in my estimation Boy George was (and is) a pretty damn good singer, and Culture Club has some fantastic, timeless material. I could have just as easily chosen "Time (Clock of the Heart), or "Church of the Poison Mind", but this song is a go-to when I am playing acoustic sets. I needed to try to get ahead of the No Fake Friday videos before the #Jamuary songwriting challenge started, and I succeeded by picking some songs I already knew fairly well.