Living Colour

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    Living Colour

    Haven't seen much chat about them here, so I thought I'd bring them up. Thoughts?

    Probably my favorite band from the '90s. Love their mix of jazz-funk-metal ... I can think of no other band like them, except maybe Fishbone. Excellent song writing skills, with subjects ranging from Elvis to the plight of the inner city to relationships to slumlords. Vernon Reid studied Jimi well, and Corey Glover's lyrics are always so clear. Will Calhoun is a vastly underrated drummer.

    "Cult of Personality" is probably my favorite song from the '90s, but I love pretty much everything they've done. So talented, clever and original. Saw them live twice and was blown away.

    Anyway, was wondering if others out there had any observations.


     
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    Great song - they new their craft well.
     
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    I have all their CD's.

    They were very good.
     
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    Good band...great musicians! Not sure most people knew how to take them, I thought they were going to be even bigger then they became. I know there was infighting going on with them as far as the bands direction.   
     
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    i really don't understand why they weren't as huge as they should have been
     
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    Vernon Reid = seriously underrated guitarist, as were all of the guys.

    Saw them a few times (including opener for the Stones in '89), and they blew us away every time.

    Fishbone were obvious kindred spirits, along with which I'd include perennial underrateds King's X and Faith No More.


    Trivia fun: LC frontman Corey Glover had a speaking role in Oliver Stone's Platoon.
     
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    In Response to Re: Living Colour:
    Vernon Reid = seriously underrated guitarist, as were all of the guys. Saw them a few times (including opener for the Stones in '89), and they blew us away every time. Fishbone were obvious kindred spirits, along with which I'd include perennial underrateds King's X and Faith No More. Trivia fun: LC frontman Corey Glover had a speaking role in Oliver Stone's Platoon .
    Posted by MattyScornD


    I'm pretty sure he also played Othello or something Shakespearian on stage.
     
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    I think Vivid is a fantastic album.  I was somewhat disappointed in their second album and ultimately I was surprised that they didn't make a bigger impact than they did.

    I think 'Which Way to America?' from Vivid is one of the best 'social commentary' songs ever written.  It's so concise and to the point and so brutally funny.

    I look at the TV
    Your America's doing well
    I look out the window
    My America's catching hell

    I just want to know which way do I go to get to your America?

    Where is my picket fence?
    My long, tall glass of lemonade?
    Where is my VCR, my stereo, my TV show?
     
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    Umh...wasnt that from the 80's?



    In Response to Living Colour:
    Haven't seen much chat about them here, so I thought I'd bring them up. Thoughts? Probably my favorite band from the '90s. Love their mix of jazz-funk-metal ... I can think of no other band like them, except maybe Fishbone. Excellent song writing skills, with subjects ranging from Elvis to the plight of the inner city to relationships to slumlords. Vernon Reid studied Jimi well, and Corey Glover's lyrics are always so clear. Will Calhoun is a vastly underrated drummer. "Cult of Personality" is probably my favorite song from the '90s, but I love pretty much everything they've done. So talented, clever and original. Saw them live twice and was blown away. Anyway, was wondering if others out there had any observations.
    Posted by LloydDobler

     
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    Umh...wasnt that from the 80's? In Response to Living Colour :
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    88 or 89 i think
     
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    89
     
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    Life, The Universe, and Everything...??
     
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    SO WEIRD i literally just finished re-reading hitchhikers guide last night.

    now on to the restaurant at the end of the universe!

    and then on to what you mentioned above.
     
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    Umh...wasnt that from the 80's? In Response to Living Colour :
    Posted by tbarnes42

    Good point, it was '89. But I liked it throughout the '90s.
     
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    Its a little rough, but from one bassist to another..Muzz is one bad man..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSwtXNKPxBA
     
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    love the band - here they are live from two years ago...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxB0TjOsU_c
     
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    In Response to Re: Living Colour:
    Vernon Reid = seriously underrated guitarist, as were all of the guys. Saw them a few times (including opener for the Stones in '89), and they blew us away every time. Fishbone were obvious kindred spirits, along with which I'd include perennial underrateds King's X and Faith No More. Trivia fun: LC frontman Corey Glover had a speaking role in Oliver Stone's Platoon .
    Posted by MattyScornD


    Great band but thank you Matty for the props to King's X. They should have been the biggest thing out of the late 80's.
     
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    In Response to Re: Living Colour:
    In Response to Re: Living Colour : Great band but thank you Matty for the props to King's X. They should have been the biggest thing out of the late 80's.
    Posted by jesseyeric


    LOVE Kings X..Such a beatles influence IMO..My Fav is...

    http://youtu.be/J2SYPzKzD94
     
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    I think vivid is a fantastic album
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