Jesus Loves You


At the end of the 80s, with his solo career in post- heroin addiction doldrums, [a=Boy George] elected to release increasingly dance-oriented tracks under the alias Jesus Loves You via his Virgin-funded imprint [l=More Protein]. For his writers credit he named himself [a=Angela Dust]. This creative rebirth was a clever move - clubland and critics praised the songs.

The 1990 album, The Martyr Mantras, included George's first UK top 40 hit since 1987, Bow Down Mister - a song originally written for an aborted Culture Club reunion. It should be noted that in many countries The Martyr Mantras and its singles were marketed as Boy George solo releases, with no mention of the Jesus Loves You name.

A second album, Popularity Breeds Contempt, was written and scheduled for a late '92 release. Its lead single, Sweet Toxic Love c/w Am I Losing Control, missed the charts, and the album disappeared from release schedules. 1995 saw the return of the Boy George moniker and a move away from the dancefloor.