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Living Colour is an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1984. Led by guitarist Vernon Reid, the bands lineup solidified in the mid-80's w/ Corey Glover (vocals), Will Calhoun (drums) and Muzz Skillings (bass). Stylistically, the band's music is a creative fusion influenced by free jazz, funk, hard rock and heavy metal. Their lyrics range from the personal to the political, in some of the latter cases attacking Eurocentrism and racism in America.

The band’s debut album, “Vivid,” was released in 1988 on Epic Records. The album reached #6 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and was later certified double platinum by the RIAA. It featured “Cult of Personality,” a #13 hit on the Billboard 200 Singles chart as well as the Top 40 hit, “Glamour Boys.” “Cult of Personality” went on to earn the band their first Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance.

In 1990 the band's second full-length album, “Time's Up,” was released and reached #13 on the Billboard 200 while certifying gold. It won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Album and featured guest appearances by Queen Latifah, Little Richard, Doug E. Fresh, and Maceo Parker.

Living Colour released the 6-song EP, "Biscuits" which coincided with the inaugural Lollapalooza tour in the summer of 1991.

Skillings left the band in the summer of 1992, replaced by session veteran and Sugarhill Records bass player Doug Wimbish.

“Stain,” their third LP, was released in 1993 by Epic. Reaching #26 on the Billboard 200, the album had a much heavier and aggressive sound, containing elements of thrash metal and industrial music while receiving a Grammy nomination for 'Leave It Alone'.

After a split in 1995, Living Colour returned in December 2000 and began recording “Collideøscope”. Released in 2003, the album featured aggressive lyrics, with many of the songs about the September 11 attacks. It also contained cover versions of AC/DC's “Back in Black” and The Beatles' “Tomorrow Never Knows.”

Their first release on Megaforce Records, “The Chair in the Doorway,” was issued in 2009 and reached #159 on the Billboard 200 charged by the single 'Behind The Sun'

In 2013, the band celebrated the 25th anniversary of 'Vivid' w/ a world tour crossing North and South Americas, Europe, and Japan, including the Soundwave festival in Australia.

The root of Living Colour's next album, came from a performance of Robert Johnson's "Preachin' Blues" at the 100th Anniversary Birthday celebration at the legendary Apollo in New York City.

Released on September 8, 2017, ‘Shade’ is the sound of a band coming to terms with its shadows and light,” says founder Vernon Reid. “From the blue pulpit of Robert Johnson to the mean red streets of Brooklyn... ‘Shade’ is the next chapter of a unique American journey.”
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BFE 44099 Living Colour - Vivid album art Living Colour Vivid (Album) Epic, Epic BFE 44099 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
89-17 Living Colour - Westwood One In Concert album art Love And Rockets / Living Colour Love And Rockets / Living Colour - Westwood One In Concert(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One 89-17 US 1989 Sell This Version
ET 46202, ET46202 Living Colour - Time's Up album art Living Colour Time's Up (Album) Epic ET 46202, ET46202 US 1990 Sell This Version
#90-32 Living Colour - Westwood One In Concert  album art Living Colour / Black Crowes* Living Colour / Black Crowes* - Westwood One In Concert (2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One Radio Networks #90-32 US 1990 Sell This Version
W 90-42 Living Colour - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner  album art Mary Turner (4), Living Colour Mary Turner (4), Living Colour - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner (2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One W 90-42 US 1990 Sell This Version
none Living Colour - Live From Electric Ladyland album art Living Colour Live From Electric Ladyland(CD, Transcription) The Album Network none US 1991 Sell This Version
W 91-05 Living Colour - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner  album art Mary Turner (4), Living Colour Mary Turner (4), Living Colour - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner (2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One W 91-05 US 1991 Sell This Version
none Living Colour - Stain album art Living Colour Stain (Album) Epic none Germany 1992 Sell This Version
EAT 4950 Living Colour - Advance Copy album art Living Colour Advance Copy(Cass, Promo) Epic EAT 4950 US 1993 Sell This Version
06076-84638-2 Living Colour - Collideøscope album art Living Colour Collideøscope (Album) Mayan Records, Sanctuary 06076-84638-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
516013 2, 5160132001, EPC 516013 2, 5160132004 Living Colour - Live From CBGB's album art Living Colour Live From CBGB's (Album) Epic 516013 2, 5160132001, EPC 516013 2, 5160132004 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
none Living Colour - Avalon - Boston, MA 10/17/04 album art Living Colour Avalon - Boston, MA 10/17/04(CD, Album) Instant Live none US 2004 Sell This Version
MVDA4786 Living Colour - Live August 19, 2005 - CBGB OMFUG Masters: The Bowery Collection album art Living Colour Live August 19, 2005 - CBGB OMFUG Masters: The Bowery Collection (Album) MVD Audio MVDA4786 Canada 2008 Sell This Version
2722804 Living Colour - The Chair In The Doorway album art Living Colour The Chair In The Doorway (Album) Megaforce Records 2722804 Brazil 2009 Sell This Version
A 773583 Living Colour - Extended Versions album art Living Colour Extended Versions(CD, Album) Sony Music Commercial Music Group A 773583 US 2010 Sell This Version
none Living Colour - Vivid "25" Live @ The Paradise album art Living Colour Vivid "25" Live @ The Paradise(CD, Album, Ltd) Not On Label none US 2013 Sell This Version
none Living Colour - Shade album art Living Colour Shade (Album) Megaforce Records none US 2017 Sell This Version