Mystery Boy - Japan Single




'Mystery Boy' was a single that was released in Japan only in 1982.  The mix on this single, and the Japanese album 'Kissing To Be Clever' is slightly different and includes a repeated piano break under the vocal middle eight that was removed from the UK / US versions of this song.  Also a different version of 'Mystery Boy', with the Hot Whiskey lyrics was recorded for a TV add in Japan.

'Mystery Boy' does feature as a B-Side for the single 'Church Of The Poison Mind' 12 inch, as well as the 7 inch in the US, and on the US 7 inch of 'I'll Tumble for Ya'.

The single was released in a plain paper sleeve with a full colour lyric sheet insert.  The B-Side was the song 'Murder Rap Trap'.  Boy George does not sing lead vocals on this track.  The lead vocals were performed by Captain Crucial.


Single Information:

7 inch single

Country - Japan

Label - Virgin

Cat Number - VIPX-1667

A-Side - Mystery Boy

B-Side - Murder Rap Trap

Producer - Steve Levine

Written By - Culture Club

Vocals - B-Side - Captain Crucial



Lyrics

Ooh mystery boy
Ooh mystery boy
Always too sad to point the finger
I told the boy to look at me
But what you say it never lingers
It's not what you say, but what you see
Boy look at me
I couldn't look no better see
Ooh mystery boy
Ooh mystery boy
It's too sad that love would sting you
You told the girl that it would be
A kind of love that's deep within you
A boy's a boy, but did they say he'd be
For eternity
Or just a mystery
Ooh mystery boy
Ooh mystery boy
Ooh mystery boy
Ooh mystery boy
Mystery boy
Mystery Mystery Mystery boy
It's too sad to point the finger
I told the boy to look at me
It's too sad that love might sting you
You told the girl that it would be
Some kind of love that's deep within you
Some dream that's hard to see

Video

Culture Club - Mystery Boy - 1982 Japan TV Advert for Suntory Hot Whiskey. this advert features a rare version of Mystery Boy.

YouTube Video


Japan 7 inch Back Cover

'Mystery Boy' also appeared on a Japan 12 inch Promo single 'Dance Contemporary with Fankalatina' with another of the bands tracks 'I'm Afraid Of Me'.  Also included on the promo were tracks from two other bands being, Blue Ronda a La Turk with their track 'Me And Mr Sanchez' and Electric Guitars and their track 'Beat Me Hollow'.

Label - Victor Records

Cat Number - LWG - 1230

Japan 12 inch Promo Back Cover


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