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Could black hard rock make it in the '80s heartland? Living Colour's debut, Vivid, proved that it could. Conceived by Vernon Reid—a Santana-influenced guitarist with experience in New York's avant-jazz scene—the band ripped and ran with a palette that took in screaming metal, lyrical flights, various stripes of funk, and even pseudo-Beach Boys pop (see “I Want to Know”). It was a dead-serious mission; "Cult of Personality,” the band's trademark song, opened with a sample of Malcolm X's voice. Yet a sense of playfulness asserted itself across the record's mix of styles, from a molten cover of Talking Heads' “Memories Can't Wait” to Chuck D and Flavor Flav's cameo on “Funny Vibe.” Living Colour even had a ”theme song”: “What's Your Favorite Color?” Acute and in the pocket, Vivid pushed back the walls.

Customer Reviews

This is what happens when musicians apply themselves

Beyond a doubt the greatest rock album of the 80's, and one of the top ten all-time greatest rock albums period! Tight, inventive, engaging and unpredictable music, drawing from countless sources, entwined with profound lyrics that hold thought and a conscience... This is what happens when musicians apply themselves. Greatness. My unborn grandkids will be bald and toothless before another albumn like this comes along. Ditto for Living Colour's "Time's Up."

This is GREAT

It's rare that you a debut album as good as Vivid, but this hit home with such classics as "Desperate People", and "Memories Can't Wait". This is the one absolute must have for one of the greatest bands ever to walk on the face of this world which upon we live.

great album

this cd is great. I love the fact that they mix hard rock with funk. They mix perfectly together. If you like any kind of funk-rock music you will like this. Every song is good but i recomend desperate people, cult of personality, and glamour boys.

Biography

Formed: 1984 in New York, NY

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

During the 1980s, rock had become completely segregated and predictable, the opposite of the late '60s/early '70s, when such musically and ethnically varied artists as Jimi Hendrix, Sly & the Family Stone, and Santana ruled the Earth. But bands such as New York's Living Colour helped break down the doors by the end of the '80s, leading to a much more open-minded musical landscape that would eventually pave the way for future bands (Rage Against the Machine, Sevendust, etc.). The group (singer...
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