Wednesday, November 27, 2013

CULTURE CLUB: ROCK IN ATHENS 1985 MINI-CONCERT [PART 1 of 3]

CULTURE CLUB: 
ROCK IN ATHENS 1985

YEP, *THIS* IS THE ONE WITH THE HEATHENS FROM ATHENS THROWING STONES AT ALL THE LIVE GROUPS ONSTAGE,
INCLUDING AT CULTURE CLUB.  
GEORGE HAS FUN HUMORING THE OUT-OF-CONTROL IDIOTS LOL!!

BOY GEORGE O'DOWD:  LEAD SINGER
ROY HAY:  GUITARS/VOCALS
MIKEY CRAIG:  BASS GUITAR/VOCALS
JON MOSS:  DRUMS/PERCUSSION/VOCALS
JOCELYN BROWN:  MAIN BACKGROUND SINGER

ROCK IN ATHENS CONCERT - 
PART 1 of 3:

01:  INTRODUCTION 
+ GOING ONSTAGE 
+ OPENING INSTRUMENTAL FROM 
"CHURCH OF THE POISON MIND"
02:  I'LL TUMBLE 4 U
03:  IT'S A MIRACLE
04:  HEAVEN'S CHILDREN  *
05:  GOD THANK YOU WOMAN  *
06:  TIME (CLOCK OF THE HEART)

* = denotes premier live performances of songs from the then-upcoming LP 'FROM LUXURY TO HEARTACHE" [1986]


video


SIDE NOTE:

Maybe it was the heroin boosting George, but I liked this particular concert performance even better than the live shows from 1983 and 1984 that have been released on DVD/VHS, when they were having one hit single after another.  George has more energy, doesn't run out of breath a lot as he used to do (another thing to consider is THIS stage costume is way less heavier, shorter hair and weighed less at that point).

I also liked their final 80's LP From Luxury To Heartache the best.  Only one really big hit single from that album ("Move Away") in 1986.  I had it on cassette back in the day and since it was skipped when their first 3 LP's WERE remastered/reissued a few years ago, I had to get the CD as a Germany import.  Still was worth it, even better IMO than their commercially successful Colour By Numbers from 1983.  George's lyrics were more introspective on the final album of their heyday.  


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STAY TUNED FOR PART 2 OF CULTURE CLUB - ROCK IN ATHENS 1985!!  IN A DAY OR TWO, ENCODING AND GETTING AUDIO SYNC'ED WITH VIDEO BEST I CAN!! LOL!!
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