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Boy George: Pop Music Needs Snobbery

Author: Jonty Skrufff (
Saturday, September 13, 2003
Clubbing elitism and a return to pretentiousness could revitalise today's disposable pop culture, Boy George told Skrufff this week, in a well-aimed tirade against mainstream music.

"A lack of snobbery is what has allowed pop music to become so pedestrian and
generic," said George.

"I agree with Mark Moore's comments about elitist clubbing."

George was responding to Mark's recent column in Skrufff-E [issue 117], in which the S Express man argued that elitist clubs are the best.

"When Black Wire played at Nag their fans flooded their official website after the gig calling 'Naggers' 'pretentious twats'," George continued.

"When I brought it up with my friend Christine she laughed and said 'that's a really good sign because every club I've ever loved has been labelled pretentious'."

The former Culture Club star has been a fixture at Nag, Nag, Nag ever since it opened though recently moved to New York to launch his musical Taboo there. He's also continuing to work on his new disco-electro band The Twin (recent releases include Electro Hetero and Here Come The Girls on 7" vinyl.) while Culture Club's three 80s albums have just been re-issued on CD by Virgin Records.