Thursday, May 15, 2008

Culture Club - The War Song 7"

I'll admit it right up front. "The War Song" is far from Culture Club's best song. In fact there are many non hits that I like more than this song. The reason for the post is more to share the B-Side that has the chorus in Spanish. I figure maybe not everyone has heard that version. I don't know if it is on CD anywhere. If you know, let me know.

The song itself is a little cheesy. The lyrics aren't very sophisticated. They kind of sound like kids on a playground.

War war is stupid
People are stupid

Not exactly Bob Dylan when it comes to protest songs, but it is more danceable. I don't know if that is a good or a bad thing when trying to make a plea for peace.


01 The War Song.mp3
02 La Concione De Guerra.mp3


Matracas said...

The 12" vinyl record has a longer version of The War Song and besides English & Spanish (which is spoken more than in the single version) there are maybe another 3 or 4 languages that the chorus is sung in.

This reminds me of the Mexican 7" single that I own of The Police's "De do do do, de da da da" where the A side is the well known version and the B side is the Spanish spoken version of the song...not to be found on any of their LPs, CDs, "Message in a Box 4 CD set, etc.

Spencer said...

Nice comments. All stuff I didn't know. I love it.

I'd love to hear that police song in some of those other languages.

I also thought you might like to know I came across a Cri-Cri CD this past weekend and I bought it. Now I'm able to enjoy 22 Cri-Cri classics. I love it.

Thanks again for reading and posting your comments.

Matracas said...

You can download the police song here:

Spencer said...

Thanks a bunch.