Music: Picking the Pockets of Pop

Culture Club stirs up shock waves with some smooth tunes

Hold on, take it easy. The sex stuff is coming up in a minute. First, listen to the music.

Culture Club is the hottest band of the moment from England or, very likely, from anywhere else. The group's success is almost as wild as the opera poof masquerades of its lead singer, Boy George. Consider: three Top Ten singles from Culture Club's first album, Kissing to Be Clever, which sold more than a million copies; a fourth, fresh single, Church of the Poison Mind, already...

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