Courtesy of Culture Club Com
Aside from the Boy’s extraordinary vocal prowess and proclivity to draw massive attention for his celebrity excesses and choices of haberdashery – time has shown Culture Club to rank significantly high among the most influential ensembles of their era of their by way of their unique and infectious interpretations of reggae, soul, dance, rhythm & blues, and pop song-craft.
Bassist Mikey Craig was the band’s not-so-secret weapon. With an articulate warm tone which he plied prominently from his MusicMan Stingray, Mikey’s bass artistry was intrinsic to Culture’s canon, forging melodic grooves that floated over the bar-line, resonated on dance floors, FM radio, boom boxes, and a device known as The Sony Walkman.
After Club crashed, Craig utilized his talents as a producer, DJ, and guest artist, most notably with Kid Creole and the Coconuts. Craig also participates in various Culture Club reunion shows.
Mikey Craig Sound & Vision…
“Do You Really Want To Hurt Me.” https://youtu.be/2nXGPZaTKik
“Karma Chameleon” https://youtu.be/JmcA9LIIXWw
“Church of the Poison Mind” https://youtu.be/HVzAH0FtNwg