Music: Living Colour

Living Colour’s “Cult of Personality,” a slab of politically minded Hard Rock from 1988’s debut album Vivid, remains the NYC quartet’s calling card and commercial apex.

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Living Colour

Living Colour’s “Cult of Personality,” a slab of politically minded Hard Rock from 1988’s debut album Vivid, remains the NYC quartet’s calling card and commercial apex. Fueled by founder and figurehead Vernon Reid’s slashing guitar and actor-turned-singer Corey Glover’s impassioned wailing, “Cult of Personality” won a Grammy for “Best Hard Rock Performance” and caught the attention of Mick Jagger (he had the band open for the Stones on 1989’s Steel Wheels tour).Living Colour has toured off and on in the three decades since, occasionally dropping a new album in the process — the most recent was 2009’s overtly Metal-driven The Chair in the Doorway — but the band’s creative high-water mark remains their follow-up to Vivid, 1990’s Time’s Up. Read more in this week's Sound Advice.


See Living Colour with Howard Brothers Band and Citizen Zero Wednesday at Bogart's. More info/tickets: bogarts.com.

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