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Permanent Record Podcast

Brian and Sarah are your hosts for this look back at albums from the New Wave and Classic Rock genres-- albums which have earned a permanent spot in their record collection. The hosts start the discussion with a history of the album, followed by their personal history with it. Over the course of two episodes, they do a track-by-track review of the album and the videos that accompany the singles. They conclude by each giving the album a final review and rating of zero to five record adapters. Join Brian and Sarah in this fun look back at the hits-- along with some misses-- of the 70s and 80s!

Jan 15, 2018

Episode 45: Culture Club - Colour by Numbers (1983) Part 2

This week Brian and Sarah continue their discussion of the first side of Culture Club's second album, the 1983 release "Colour by Numbers." However, before they look back in time again, Brian looks to the future and shares information on some new music Culture Club has recorded but not yet released.

Part 3: Track by Track, continued

Last week's episode only got as far as the first track, which was a very popular single with a memorable video. As it turns out, the second track, "It's a Miracle," was also a hit single with a great video, so Brian and Sarah have a lot of information to share for this song as well. Brian goes into a little more depth about the songwriting collaboration between Culture Club and Phil Pickett, and in particular, Phil's relationship with guitarist/keyboardist Roy Hay. As they progress through side one, Sarah and Brian collaborate on another mini music lesson-- this time on a genre of music called bossa nova. And although Brian admits his opinions on some of the album tracks have changed greatly since his youth, he refuses to budge on singing the incorrect lyrics to one of the songs, even though he now knows the real words.

It's a Miracle
Black Money
Changing Every Day
That's the Way (I'm Only Trying to Help You) 

See the video we discuss here:

It's a Miracle

Bonus Content

This week's episode comes with some special bonus content, completely free of charge to you, the faithful PRP listener!  Brian spends quite a bit of time discussing Paul McCartney's 38th post-Beatles single - and his first single to fail to chart - "Pretty Little Head."  It's a really interesting and strange tune - maybe not as strange as a Paul McCartney discussion in the middle of a Culture Club podcast - but don't worry your pretty little head, the talk turns back to "It's a Miracle" before too long!  :)



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