Saturday, August 27, 2011

Culture Club - Karma Chameleon

Song Info:

"Karma Chameleon" is a song by British New Wave band Culture Club, featured on the group's 1983 album Colour by Numbers. The song spent three weeks at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1984, becoming the group's biggest hit and only US number one. "Karma Chameleon" hit number one in sixteen countries worldwide. In the group's home country, it became the second Culture Club single to reach the top of the UK Singles Chart (after "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me"), where it stayed for six weeks in September and October 1983, and became the biggest-selling single of 1983.[1] It is widely regarded as Culture Club's signature song.

Music Video Info:

The "Karma Chameleon" music video was filmed at Desborough Island in Weybridge during the summer of 1983. According to caption, the video is set in Mississippi in 1870, and depicts people in colourful costumes, including dancers in "red, gold and green", waiting on a riverbank. Boy George is dressed in a colourful costume and is depicted singing the title song. A pickpocket is seen wandering through the crowd.

A riverboat, The Chameleon, arrives and people board. A game of cards takes place, as Boy George continues to sing in the background. The pickpocket is discovered cheating and is forced to walk the plank. Throughout the video, black and white people are shown singing and dancing together.

The riverboat used in the video belongs to Turk Launches of Kingston-upon-Thames, and it is still in use, mainly on the Kingston to Hampton Court route during the summer months.[citation needed]

Media Info:

Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
Format/Family : RIFF
File size : 91.6 MiB
PlayTime : 3mn 53s
Bit rate : 3298 Kbps


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