Posted by DjPaulT on June 14th, 2010
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982
In 1981, Boy George occasionally sang with the group Bow Wow Wow under the stage name “Lieutenant Lush”. However, his popularity in this role caused friction with the group’s actual lead singer, Annabella Lwin. After his tenure with the group, George decided to start his own band and enlisted Mikey Craig. Next came Jon Moss, and finally Roy Hay. The band was named Culture Club. The group recorded demos, which were paid for by EMI Records, but the label was unimpressed and decided not to sign the group. Virgin Records heard the demos and signed the group in the UK, and Epic Records released their albums in the US as Virgin did not have a U.S. presence at the time.
Their first album, Kissing to Be Clever (UK #5, US #14) (1982), saw the release of their first single “White Boy”. Although the song failed to reach the US or UK Top 100, George was still happy because “5000 people bought my song and didn’t even know me.”
This version of “White Boy” has not been released on CD as far as I know and is a different version than what appeared on the oiginal LP. Oddly the LP version is titled “Dance Mix”.
Catalog#: VS 496-12
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Credits: Artwork By [Cover Design] – Jik Graham
Bass – Michael Craig
Drums, Percussion – Jon Moss
Engineer – Dave Bascombe*
Guitar, Keyboards, Piano – Roy Hay
Photography – Mark Lebon
Producer, Engineer – Steve Levine
Vocals, Backing Vocals – Boy George
Written-By – Culture Club
(A) White Boy (12″ Version) 6:44
(B) Love Twist 4:19
Featuring – Captain Crucial
All vinyl rips are recorded in full 24bit 96khz resolution and then resampled to 16/44 and encoded from wave to FLAC Lossless level 8.
FLAC files can be played using Foobar2000 media player and it’s free!
What Is FLAC?
Vinyl 12″ Single
From My Personal Collection.
Artwork Scanned from Original 12″ Single @ 600 dpi
With Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
Edited and Restored Using Adobe Photoshop CS4
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super 20
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Recording (32bit/96kHz float using ASIO drivers)
*Manual removal of remaining clicks
*Editing and splitting of tracks
*DC bias correction
CLICKS REMOVED USING CLICKREPAIR
DeClick Level: 10 DeCrackle: Off
Converted Wav to very high quality Mp3/320 kbps using dBpoweramp 13.1