One of the best songs that Culture Club ever recorded was “Karma Chameleon”. I had a huge crush on Boy George back in the 80s. I know, I know, it’s a little weird, but he was just too cool for words and he had a great voice. I started buying books about Culture Club and even joined the Culture Club fan club. I truly could not get enough.
“Karma Chameleon” is about the difficulty that many people have with standing up for something that they believe in and being themselves. It’s easier to blend in like a chameleon than to show the world who you really are. Boy George was the anti-chameleon because he did his own thing no matter what people thought of him. That’s what I loved about him. Was he a woman? Was he a man? Was he just Boy George? Yes! He was himself and he did not have to be defined by what we thought a man should look like. Loved it.
The video is set in the 1800s and features people of all different races on a riverboat dressed in period attire listening to Boy George and dancing to this song. A couple of thieves weave their way through the crowd stealing jewelry and money until they are caught.
Best of the 80s