Thursday, November 02, 2006

Culture club Boy

The other ones out of Culture Club are more than a little grumpy that Boy George went to pick up the Q Award for Karma Chameleon without asking them along, what with them all having helped write it and all.

And they're even grumbling that they came up with his name:

"We should have been there," said Craig, 46. "George wasn't the sole writer of the song. We wrote collectively.

"At the end of the day, Culture Club was very much ours as well as George's. He was the visual impact that everyone got, but there was a hell of a lot behind it."

Even the singer's iconic name, Moss said, was his bandmates' doing.

"He wanted to call himself Papa George," said Moss, 49. "It doesn't have the same ring to it. And he wanted to call us Caravan Club."

Actually, Papa George would have been more apt for the smurf-like creature that George has grown into; and, as they trundle slowly down the middle of the road to various Warner Holidays style appointments, Caravan Club might suit the rest of them quite well.