This isn’t what I had planned for today but I’ve just read this post about slowies and it brought this song to mind. Can’t argue at all with Lee’s choice of songs or add anything to what he says. Except…
Sometimes a DJ would throw in a less obvious song with varying results. One that worked for me was Colour By Numbers by Culture Club, the b-side of Victims. Despite its title it didn’t originally appear on the Colour By Numbers album but it is on one of the CD re-issues, which is good because it deserves to be heard. Less overwrought than its a-side, the uncluttered production puts the focus on George’s singing and he’s in great voice.
mp3: Culture Club - Colour By Numbers (1983) (Buy)
The picture above is a partial scan of the poster that came with the single, hence the fold lines.