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Church of the Poison Mind

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Friday, 1 April 2005 01:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Karma Chameleon": the harmonica, the beautiful middle eight ("Every day is like survival"), the fantastic lyrics, which portend a wisdom George himself only copped to years later.

Alfred Soto (Alfred Soto), Friday, 1 April 2005 01:48 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i discovered "mistake no.3" in 1989- i thought they only had 3 lps.

goy beorge, Friday, 1 April 2005 01:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"church of the poison mind" for me too but if "time" didn't have that sax in it it'd give "church" a run for it's money.

j blount (papa la bas), Friday, 1 April 2005 02:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I think I liked "The Medal Song" but not certain - only heard it a couple of times. I used to feign hatred for "Karma Chameleon", but really it's just the chorus that kinda annoyed me, plus the fact that it was on the charts for half the year, seemingly. Nothing can match "Poison Mind" for propulsion (and harmonica, and Helen Terry) but I'll still take the seductive lite-reggae of "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me", everytime. If I can ever find a cheap compilation with all those fine singles, I'll buy it instantly - despite the risk of accidentally subjecting myself to "The War Song". (Not all people are stupid, Georgie-boy)

Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Friday, 1 April 2005 03:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"do you really want to hurt me"

andrew m. (andrewmorgan), Friday, 1 April 2005 03:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Time" was pre-teen Leonard Cohen in my backwoods world.

Ferlin Husky (noodle vague), Friday, 1 April 2005 04:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Karma Chameleon...

Bryan Moore (Bryan Moore), Friday, 1 April 2005 06:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

That would be "Karma Chameleon". Loved it at 12, and I still consider it a great popsong.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Friday, 1 April 2005 08:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Time (Clock Of The Heart)". Easy. Next!

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Friday, 1 April 2005 09:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Do You Really Want To Hurt Me" is the only reggae song I like, but there's one CC song I like more. I just don't want to be the first to admit it.

edward o (edwardo), Friday, 1 April 2005 09:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

'Bow Down Mister'.

OK, 'Church Of The Poisoned Mind'.

Buffalo Stan (Buffalo Stan), Friday, 1 April 2005 09:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Hmm. Is it 'Poison' or 'Poisoned'?

Buffalo Stan (Buffalo Stan), Friday, 1 April 2005 09:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

'Poison'.

I see it nestles on my iRiver next to 'Karma Chameleon', 'Do You Really..', 'Time..' and 'Victims'. Forgot they were there.

Buffalo Stan (Buffalo Stan), Friday, 1 April 2005 09:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Do You Really Want To Hurt Me" is the only reggae song I like

i hope this was intended as a joke, if not i feel very sad for you.

jed_ (jed), Friday, 1 April 2005 09:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

It's not, and don't be!

edward o (edwardo), Friday, 1 April 2005 10:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Is 'Move Away' your favourite, edward?

Buffalo Stan (Buffalo Stan), Friday, 1 April 2005 10:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

No!

edward o (edwardo), Friday, 1 April 2005 10:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

'I'll Tumble 4 Ya'?

Buffalo Stan (Buffalo Stan), Friday, 1 April 2005 10:19 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Damn it.

edward o (edwardo), Friday, 1 April 2005 10:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Time (Cock of the Heart)".

It's just beautiful.

Lyra Jane (Lyra Jane), Friday, 1 April 2005 21:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Hahaha!!! Lyra, if it was actually titled that it would definitely be my favorite!!!

Seb (Seb), Friday, 1 April 2005 21:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Move Away." No question.

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Friday, 1 April 2005 22:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"White Boy" or "That's the Way (I'm Only Trying to Help You)."

ffirehorse, Friday, 1 April 2005 23:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Time (Cock of the Heart)

I am going to meditate on this for the rest of the weekend...

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Friday, 1 April 2005 23:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

That was actually the original song title but the stiffs at Virgin nixed it.

ffirehorse, Friday, 1 April 2005 23:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Miss Me Blind

bahtology, Saturday, 2 April 2005 00:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Church of the Poison Mind. But I'll Tumble For Ya is great too..

VegemiteGrrl (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 2 April 2005 07:07 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I remember watching them performing Church of the Poison Mind on some awards or other show of equal fluff when I was 6. It was fucking awesome. Still my fave.

nicole simone (nicole simone), Saturday, 2 April 2005 07:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

**"Do You Really Want To Hurt Me" is the only reggae song I like**

Well it could have been worse. At least you didn't say the Police.

"The War Song" is the only protest song I like...

m coleman (lovebug starski), Saturday, 2 April 2005 13:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The song Boy George did with PM Dawn "More Than Likely" is my fave BG moment EVAH.

Alfred Soto (Alfred Soto), Saturday, 2 April 2005 14:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Hate to jump on the bandwagon but for me it really is "Karma Chameleon."

Boy often gets shelved under "novelty act" for obvious reasons, but he turned in a few truly outstanding vocal performances, and this is one. The extraordinarily tasteful little melisma on "green" when he sings "red, gold and gree-ee-ee-een" is classic.

And the breakdown with the quasimilitary snare part? Tasty.

The Mad Puffin (The Mad Puffin), Saturday, 2 April 2005 14:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

seven years pass...

did they ever do anything as close to as good as "karma chameleon"

A$AP Rovi (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 27 March 2013 19:52 (five years ago) Permalink

church of the poison mind comes close, but even 'close' is a relative term. karma holds a rarified spot

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 27 March 2013 20:09 (five years ago) Permalink

"Time (Clock of the Heart)" is much better iirc, and i love "Church of the Poisoned Mind" too. think "Karma Chameleon" has probly been overexposed over here.

don't put the anus on me (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 27 March 2013 20:31 (five years ago) Permalink

KC's middle eight is unearthly ("Every daaaaaay is like survival...")

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 27 March 2013 21:02 (five years ago) Permalink

yep

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 27 March 2013 21:02 (five years ago) Permalink

"Time (Clock of the Heart)" is much better iirc, and i love "Church of the Poisoned Mind" too. Think "Karma Chameleon" has probly been overexposed over here.

― don't put the anus on me (Noodle Vague), mercredi 27 mars 2013 20:31 (2 hours ago) Bookmark

LeRooLeRoo, Wednesday, 27 March 2013 23:09 (five years ago) Permalink

Colour By Numbers must be heard in its entirety. "That's the Way (I'm Only Trying to Help You)," "Black Money" and "Mister Man" are as good as the singles.

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 27 March 2013 23:15 (five years ago) Permalink

victims is pretty good too

jed_, Wednesday, 27 March 2013 23:44 (five years ago) Permalink

didn't include it only cuz it was a single -- I was making a case for the album tracks -- but YES.

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 28 March 2013 00:31 (five years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

i'll tumble 4 ya

flappy bird, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 05:30 (six months ago) Permalink

i’ll tumble for YOU

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 17:39 (six months ago) Permalink

(that was me singing the line, not correcting yr grammar btw lol)

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 17:40 (six months ago) Permalink

ha i figured, song's been stuck in my head since new years eve. so so good.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 17:42 (six months ago) Permalink

it’s my favorite of theirs! so bright & bouncy

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 17:42 (six months ago) Permalink

I love "Move Away"

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 17:43 (six months ago) Permalink


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