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Karma Chameleon

Culture Club

1983

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Credits:

Culture Club – Karma Chameleon [Virgin 105.750] (45 rpm)
(Words and Music by George O'Dowd, Jon Moss, Michael Craig, Roy Hay and Phil Pickett)
(Helen Terry: Backing Vocals)
(Phil Pickett: Keyboards)
(Jud Lander: Harmonica)
(Produced by Steve Levine)

{Classic Song op radiostation Extra AM 1332 kHz in Amsterdam, The Netherlands} {Classic Song op Hendrik van Nellestijn's internetstation Radio Mi Amigo (Live vanaf de Spaanse Costa), Alfaz del Pi, Costa Blanca, España}

Album:

N°2 album-hit in Amerika voor Culture Club (Words and Music by George O'Dowd, Jon Moss, Michael Craig, Roy Hay and Phil Pickett) (Digitally mixed by Steve Levine and Jon Moss) (Culture Club are: Boy George - Vocals) (Jon Moss - Drums / Percussion) (Mikey Craig - Bass) (Roy Hay - Guitar / Keyboards) (Recorded at Red Bus Studios) (Red Bus engineers: Gordon Milne, Simon Humphrey) (Produced by Steve Levine) (Strings arranged by Trevor Bastow) (Strings engineered by Mike Ross at CBS Studios) (Mastered by Tim Young at CBS Studios) (Additional backing vocals: Jermaine Stewart) (Additional percussion: Graham Broad) (Harmonica: Jud Lander) (Trombone: Kenneth McGregor) (Acoustic piano: Julian Lindsay) (Flute: Pat Seymour) als Karma Chameleon (LP: Colour by Numbers) in 1983 [Virgin QE 39107]

N°169 album-hit in Amerika voor Boy George and Culture Club (Words and Music by George O'Dowd, Jon Moss, Michael Craig, Roy Hay and Phil Pickett) (Produced by Steve Levine) als Karma Chameleon in 1993 (CD: At Worst... The Best of Boy George) [SBK Records CDP-539014]

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1983: Althea Ranks (Culture Club) (Produced by: I & T Productions) als Karma Chameleon [Circle CS 12-029] (45 rpm) [12-inch]

N°39 album-hit in Groot-Brittannië voor The Nolans (Charlie Morgan - Drums) (Andy Pask - Bass) (Mitch Dalton - Guitars) (Richard Myhill - Keyboards & Male Vocals) (Judd Lander - Harmonica) (Brian Gulland - Saxophone) (Arranged & Produced by Richard Myhill) (Engineered by Austin Ince) (Recorded at Snake Ranch Studios) (Mastered at PRT Studios) - (a.) (Lead Vocals "Do You Really Wanna Hurt Me" by: Maureen) Do You Really Wanna Hurt Me (Culture Club) / (b.) (Lead Vocals "I'll Tumble 4 Ya" by: Coleen) I'll Tumble 4 Ya (Culture Club) / (c.) (Lead Vocals "It's a Miracle" by: Bernie) It's a Miracle (Culture Club - George O'Dowd - Jon Moss - Mikey Craig Roy Hay - Phil Pickett) / (d.) (Lead Vocals "Church of the Poison Mind" by: Coleen) Church of the Poison Mind (Culture Club) / (e.) (Lead Vocals "Karma Chameleon" by: Anne) Karma Chameleon (Culture Club - George O'Dowd - Jon Moss - Mikey Craig Roy Hay - Phil Pickett) in 1984 (LP: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!) [Towerbell Records TOWLP 10]

1984: Elvira Voća (George O'Dowd - Jon Moss - Michael Craig - Roy Hay - Phil Pickett / Hrvatski tekst: Mišo Doležal) (Snimljeno u studiju "Jugoton-a" - Zagreb) (Aranžer: Mato Došen) (Prepjev: Mišo Doležal) (Likovna oprema: Ivan Ivezić) (Urednik: Vilibald Čaklec) (Glavni i odgovorni urednik: Dubravko Majnarić) als Karma Chameleon (LP: Top Ten 1 - Internacionalni hitovi) [Jugoton CAY 1440] (Compact cassette) (Kroatische versie)

1984: Perla (Boy George - Mikey Craig - Roy Hay - Jon Moss - Phil Pickett / versão cast. Perla - João Plinta) als Como, Como Posso (Karma Chameleon) (LP: Apaixonada) [Vik 109.0127] (Portugese versie)

1984: Schytts (George O'Dowd - Jon Moss - Michael Craig - Roy Hay - Phil Pickett / svensk text: Margot Borgström) (Producerad och Arrangerad av Mikael Wendt) (Inspelad i CMM-studios i Skara) (Medverkande gästmuziker: Saxsofon - Anders Engberg, Piano - Dan Helgesen, Percussion - Jürgen Hornelij, Stråkar ur Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester) als Karma kameleont (Karma Chameleon) (LP: Bullfest) [Mariann Records MLPH 1564] (Zweedse versie)

1984: Trivs me' Brogren's (svensk text: Margot Borgström) (Sång: Benny Schyllert) (Trivs Me' Brogren's: Jan-Erik Brogren - Dragspel, sång) (Valle Kammerton - klaviatur, steelgitarr, sång) (Benny Schyllert - gitarr, sång) (Karl-Erik Olsson - bas, sång) (Thore Nilsson - trummor, körsång) (Inspelad i Musiklivst Media, Karlskoga, febr. 1984) (Gästande musiker i studion) (Arr. Vidar Alsterberg) (Kör: Anneli Frogner) (Steelgitarr: Jan Elande) (Gitarr: Micael Ross) (Teknicker: Acke Svensson / Karl-Erik Olsson) (Producerad av Trivs Me' Brogren's) als Karma kameliont (Karma Chameleon) (LP: 10:an är hääär) [Skiv & Kassettlagret i Eslöv AB TMB 1010 | Self-released] (Zweedse versie)

1984: Yuri (George O'Dowd - Jon Moss - Michael Craig - Roy Hay - Phil Pickett / Adapt.: E. del Pozo) (Realizada y producida por Rafael Trabucchelli) als Karma Kamaleon "Karma chameleon" (LP: Karma Kamaleón) [Gamma PEGX-01366] (Spaanse versie)

1985: James Last (Bearbeitung und Arrangements: James Last) als Tell Her About It (Billy Joel) / Karma Chameleon (Phil Pickett - George O'Dowd - Jon Moss - Michael Craig - Roy Hay) / Wake Me Up Before You Go Go (George Michael) (CD: Last für alle!) [Polydor 827 462-2]

1985: Renee & Kids Incorporated (George O'Dowd - Jon Moss - Roy Hay) (Vocals: "Renee" - Renee Sandstrom, "Kid" - Rahsaan Patterson, "Ryan" - Ryan Lambert, "Gloria" - Martika, "Stacy" - Stacy Ferguson) (Music Produced & Arranged by: Michael Cruz) (Executive Producer-TV Series: Earl A. Glick) (Music Mixed by Andy Waterman) (Kids Incorporated Dancers: Wendy Brainard, Marlo Lopez, Andrea Wilson, Gina Vinaccia & Darren Lee) als Karma Chameleon (LP: The Chart Hits) [K-Tel NU 1850]

1994: Francisco Montaro Ensemble als Karma Chameleon (CD: Mambo - Ballroom Dancing, Vol. 2) [Madacy MSP-2-3802]

1995: Petty Booka als Karma Chameleon (CD: Toconut's Hawaii) [Benten BNTN-008]

1996: Sailor (Words and Music by George O'Dowd, Jon Moss, Michael Craig, Roy Hay and Phil Pickett) (Produced by Phil Pickett and Henry Marsh) ("Karma Chameleon (Radio Edit)" Engineered and Mixed by Charlie Jensen and Dennis Kronborg) (Mastered by Peter Iversen and Charlie Jensen at PUK Digital Mastering) (Recorded in PUK Recording Studios, April & May 1996) als Karma Chameleon (Radio Edit) [CMC Records CD-M 6003-2-1 R | Norske Gram AS] (CD-maxi single) (4 tracks)

1996: Sailor (Words and Music by George O'Dowd, Jon Moss, Michael Craig, Roy Hay and Phil Pickett) (Produced by Phil Pickett and Henry Marsh) (Engineered and Mixed by Charlie Jensen) (Mastered by Peter Iversen and Charlie Jensen at PUK Digital Mastering) (Recorded in PUK Recording Studios, April & May 1996) als Karma Chameleon (Album Version) is track 2 van Karma Chameleon (Radio Edit) [CMC Records CD-M 6003-2-1 R | Norske Gram AS] (CD-maxi single) (4 tracks)

1996: Sailor (Words and Music by George O'Dowd, Jon Moss, Michael Craig, Roy Hay and Phil Pickett) (Produced by Phil Pickett and Henry Marsh) ("Karma Chameleon (Hot Summer Mix)" Engineered and Mixed by Charlie Jensen and Dennis Kronborg) (Mastered by Peter Iversen and Charlie Jensen at PUK Digital Mastering) (Recorded in PUK Recording Studios, April & May 1996) als Karma Chameleon (Hot Summer Mix) is track 3 van Karma Chameleon (Radio Edit) [CMC Records CD-M 6003-2-1 R | Norske Gram AS] (CD-maxi single) (4 tracks)

N°64 album-hit in Amerika voor Culture Club (Words and Music by George O'Dowd, Jon Moss, Michael Craig, Roy Hay and Phil Pickett) (Executives in charge of music for the Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group - Kathy Nelson and Matt Walker) (Executive in charge of soundtracks for Hollywood Records - Mitchell Lieb) (Soundtrack coordinator for the Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group - Christine Edwards) (Product manager for Hollywood Records - Charlie D'Atri) (Soundtrack production coordinator for Hollywood Records - Judy Kemper) als Karma Chameleon in 1997 op de various artists Original Soundtrack (CD: Romy and Michele's High School Reunion) [Hollywood Records HR-162 098-2]

1998: BFR Productions (Re-Made and Re-Mixed by BFR Productions) (Recorded and produced by Simon Storer and Dave Smith) (Creative concept / project manager: Steve Hulme) als Karma Chameleon (CD: Beat Fantastic Records Presents - Club Culture Tastic) [Beat Fan-Tastic MDT 8268]

1998: Edson Cordeiro (Produzido por Franco Jr.) (Direção Artística: Ronaldo Viana) als Karma Chameleon (CD: Disco Clubbing 2) [Epic 2-492487]

N°113 album-hit in Amerika voor Culture Club (Words and Music by George O'Dowd, Jon Moss, Michael Craig, Roy Hay and Phil Pickett) (Compilation produced by Michael Cohen and Jeff Moskow) (Project coordination by Terri Tierney and Diane Covucci) (Project assistance by Anthony Rodol) (Digitally remastering by Suha Gur at Universal Music Group Studios - East) als Karma Chameleon in 1999 op de various artists (CD: Pure 80's) [UTV Records 314 564 809-2]

1999: Bent Root als Karma Chameleon op de various artists (CD: Every Beat Box) [Eleven-Thirtyeight 1138-0007]

2000: Shandon als Karma Chamaleon (CD: Janet) [Bloom VVR 5015513] (Mini-EP) (5 tracks)

2001: Ball in the House (Produced by Gabriel Mann) als Karma Chameleon (CD: The Way It Has to Be) [Bith EAN 634457139022 | CD Baby]

2001: The Hit Crew (Michael Craig - Roy Hay - Jon Moss - George O'Dowd - Phil Pickett) als Karma Chameleon (CD: Drew's Famous Awesome 80's) [Turn Up The Music TUTM 1214-2]

2002: Cool Change als Karma Chameleon (CD: Reach Out) [Hi-Risk Productions HRP 1003]

2002: William South (George O'Dowd - Jon Moss - Roy Hay - Michael Craig - Phil Pickett) (Concept: Ian Walker) (Music: William South) als Karma Chameleon (CD: 80's Baby) [Punk Rock Baby PRB004 | Universal]

2003: In a Million als Karma Chameleon op de various artist (CD: Punk It! 4) [Imperial Records TECI-18172]

2004: Kevin Johansen als Karma Chameleon op de various artists (CD: Música para soñar - Volumen 1) [Columbia 2-509204]

2005: In a Million als Karma Chameleon op de various artist (CD: Punk It! Best! 2006) [Imperial Records ECI-24329]

2005: Oui Oui / Maki Nomiya & Rieko Teramoto (Produced & Sound Productions by Masanori Kamide) als カーマは気まぐれ (CD: Cover Lover Vol.1 - Bossa de Punk) [Gate Records GAGJ-0002]

2005: The Lounge-O-Leers als Karma Chameleon (CD: House Party at Your Request) [Emenar Records EAN 06 3447 91095 1 5]

2006: Ali Morimoto (Compiled by Yasutoshi Yoshida, Tatsuya Nakagawa, Franck Stofer, Coas Mu, Ugh) (Produced by Yasutoshi Yoshida, Tatsuya Nakagawa, Ugh) (Mastered by Ugh at nu nulax nulan) als Karma Chameleon op de various artists (CD: Billboard Head Soup) [Sonore SON-24/25 | Xerxes ESCD:0007/0008 | Nu NuLAX NuLAN NUCD0777/0888]

2006: The Speedos (Michael Craig - Roy Hay - Jon Moss - George O'Dowd - Phil Pickett) als Karma Chameleon (CD: We Did It!) [Tresohr 3034 | Self-released]

N°145 album-hit in Amerika voor The Countdown Singers (Michael Craig - Culture Club - Roy Hay - Jon Moss - George O'Dowd) als Karma Chameleon op 23 juni 2007 (CD: Forever 80s) [Madacy Special Products TCD2 53537]

2007: Gelugugu als Karma Chameleon (CD: Cover Up! Call Up Memories of One's Younger Days. Back to the 80's) [Three Code Music XQCM-1003]

2007: Olinda Cho als Karma Chameleon (CD: Rewind) [Hype Records HYPE 200770]

2007: Orange (Words and Music by George O'Dowd, Jon Moss, Michael Craig, Roy Hay and Phil Pickett) (Engineered by Robin Holden) (Assistant Engineer: Marlon Luna) (Mixed by Warren Huart) (Mastered by Rob Beaton) (Produced by Phil Jaurigui and Robin Holden) (Co-Produced by Joe Dexter) (Recorded at Swing House Studios, Hollywood) als Karma Chameleon (CD: Escape from L.A.) [Hellcat Records 80495-2]

2007: Taff als Karma Chameleon (CD: Diamonds - A New Style for 80s Club Classics) [Molto Recordings MPP008 | Self Spa]

2008: Kidz Bop Kids (Words and Music by George O'Dowd, Jon Moss, Michael Craig, Roy Hay and Phil Pickett) (Executive Producers: Cliff Chenfeld & Craig Balsam) (Project Direction: Michael Anderson) (Project Coordinators: Dean Babin & Sally Bunnell) (Production Supervised by John Loeffler) (Mixing and Vocal Tracking: David Gervai at Tribeca Recording) (Instrumental Tracking & Mixing: Gary Philips) (Mastered by Elliott Federman at SAJE Sound) als Karma Chameleon (CD: Kidz Bop 80s Gold) [Razor & Tie 89180]

2008: Saw Loser als Karma Chameleon (CD: Hits Hit the Fans) [In-n-Out Records IQCD 1041]

2008: The Mastikars als Karma Chameleon (CD: 80's Party Animals) [Music Brokers EAN 08 8438 58306 2 5]

2010: Atelier Bossa-Conscious als カーマは気まぐれ (CD: In Autumn...) [Warner Music Japan WPCR-13914]

2010: Dolapdere Big Gang als Karma Chameleon (CD: Art-ist) [F&A Müzik 697464 381336]

2010: The Lost Fingers Featuring John Jorgenson on Clarinet and Guitar als Karma Chameleon (CD: Gypsy Kameleon) [Tandem.mu TMUCD5837]

2011: アトリエ・ボッサ・コンシャス (Atelier Bossa-Conscious) als Karma Chameleon / カーマは気まぐれ (CD: ウチナカカフェ~リラックスタイムのカフェボッサ) (Uchinakakafe - Rirakkusutaimu no kafebossa) [Warner Music Japan WPCR-14361]

2012: Konditorns (svensk text: Margot Borgström) als Karma kameleont (CD: K2) [Konditorns KOND 002 | Self-released] (Zweedse versie)

2013: Gavin Porsche als Karma Chameleon op de various artists (CD: Best of Reggae Lounge - The 80's Edition) [Chet Records CHET4018 | Groove Attack]

2013: Lou Bega als Karma Chameleon (CD: A Little Bit of 80s) [Ariola 88883 73543 2 | Sony Music]

N°95 album-hit in Duitsland voor Me First and the Gimme Gimmes (Words and Music by George O'Dowd, Jon Moss, Michael Craig, Roy Hay and Phil Pickett) (Gimme Gimmes: Spike Slawson - Vocals) (Jake Jackson - Lead Guitar) (Joey Cape - Rhythm Guitar & Backup Vocals) (Fat Mike - Bass & Backup Vocals) (Dave Raun - Drums) (Guest Gimmes: Samon Rajabnik - Keyboards) (Jamin Barton - Sax) (Joe Raposo - Upright Bass) (Darius Koski - Accordion) (Eric Melvin & Paddy Skinner - Backup Vocals) (Produced by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes) (Drums and lead guitar engineered byJohn "Lou" Lousteau at Studio 606 in Northridge, CA) (Rhythm guitar, bass and vocals engineered by Josh Garcia at Motor Studios in San Francisco, CA) (Additional engineering by Drew Hester at I Can't Believe It's A Studio Studios in Burbank, CA) (Mixed and Mastered by Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room, Fort Collins, CO) als Karma Chameleon op 30 mei 2014 (CD: Are We Not Men? We Are Diva!) [Fat Wreck Chords FAT919-2]

2015: Gay Men's Chorus of Washington D.C. als Karma Chameleon (Live) (CD: Live from Cuba) [Gay Men's Chorus of Washington D.C. 5638599242 | CD Baby]

2018: Lolo Gervais als Karma Chameleon (CD: Queen of F*cking Sheba) [Lolo Gervais EAN 888295672979 | CD Baby]
A-kant Titel

Karma Chameleon

A-kant Lengte

3:59

A-kant Componist(en)

O'Dowd, Moss, Craig, Hay, Pickett

A-kant Producer(s)

Steve Levine

B-kant titel

That's The Way (Digitaly recorded live, not mixed)

B-kant lengte

1:43

B-kant componist(en)

Culture Club

B-kant producer(s)

Steve Levine

Platenlabel

Virgin

Catalogusnr

105 750-100

Hoogste positie UK

1

Hoogste positie US

1

Album

Colour By Numbers

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Songtekst

Dessert loving in your eyes all the way.
If I listen to your lies, would you say
I'm a man without conviction,
I'm a man who doesn't know
How to sell a contradiction?
You come and go, you come and go.

Karma, karma, karma, karma, karma, chameleon,
You come and go, you come and go.
Loving would be easy if your colours were like my dreams:
Red, gold, and green, red, gold, and green.

Didn't you hear your wicked words ever'y day.
And you used to be so sweet.
I heard you say that my love was an addiction.
When we cling, our love is strong.
When you go, you're gone forever.
You string along, you string along.

Karma, karma, karma, karma, karma, chameleon,
You come and go, you come and go.
Loving would be easy if your colours were like my dreams:
Red, gold, and green, red, gold, and green.

Ev'ry day is like survival.
You're my lover, not my rival.

Ev'ry day is like survival.
You're my lover, not my rival.

I'm a man without conviction
I'm a man who doesn't know
How to sale a contradiction?
You come and go, you come and go.

Karma, karma, karma, karma, karma, chameleon,
You come and go, you come and go.
Loving would be easy if your colours were like my dreams:
Red, gold, and green, red, gold, and green.

Karma, karma, karma, karma, karma, chameleon,
You come and go, you come and go.
Loving would be easy if your colours were like my dreams:
Red, gold, and green, red, gold, and green.

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