You Are So Wild

Album: released as a B-side (1988)

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  • Musicians have lashed out at journalists before, but it's rare that they mention their publications in the lyrics, as Boy George does here, cleverly rhyming "Melody Maker" with "Piss-taker." In a December 13, 2008 article published in The Guardian, the journalist Jon Wilde revealed: "In 1988, when I was writing for Melody Maker, there was almost a competition between us to make the singles reviews savage. Boy George was going through a period of releasing low-key dancey singles. I said, 'I'd rather have my bollocks nailed to the wall in a nightclub than listen to this spunk drivel.' He sent me a typed poem having a go back. I had a laugh about it. Six months later someone said they'd been at a gig where he'd said, 'This is for that scumbag at Melody Maker': it had become a song. Eleven years later, I was interviewing George for GQ. I'd learned not to mention old spats, but I was getting along so well with George I brought it up. He said, 'You're that Jon Wilde!' He got his guitar, bless him, and sang me the song. To be honest, I'd been miffed all those years because it was a Boy George B-side! But him singing to me was a sweet moment."

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