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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1988

Label: Sony Music

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Average Rating: 81 / 100 (13 ratings)

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Personnel
Vernon Reid vocals, guitar
Muzz Skillings vocals, bass
William Calhoun vocals, drums, percussion
Corey Glover vocals
Mick Jagger vocals
Chuck D. vocals
Flavor Flav vocals
Dennis Diamond vocals
Bernard Fowler background vocals
Muriel Fowler background vocals
Wilfred Fowler background vocals
Ed Stasium producer
Tracks
1.  Cult Of Personality  
2.  I Want To Know  
3.  Middle Man  
4.  Desperate People  
5.  Open Letter (To A Land Lord)  
6.  Funny Vibe  
7.  Memories Can't Wait  
8.  Broken Hearts  
9.  Glamour Boys  
10.  What's Your Favorite Color? (Theme Song)  
11.  Which Way To America  

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From: Gar Date: March 15, 2004 at 17:21
Wow! Never thought I'd see Living Colour on HH. Great band. In my opinion "Vivid" remains their best work, though "Time's Up" does come close. This one is jam packed with classics: "Cult of Personality", "Open Letter", "Glamour Boys"... well really I could list the entire album. You get the idea. This one broke down many musical barriers and deserves to be in any self respecting music fan's collection. Is it a must have? You're damn right!

From: TIM Date: March 15, 2004 at 23:06
I agree Gar. Great stuff!

From: howe Date: March 16, 2004 at 17:05
Great album. Glamour Boys is such an amusing song! I simply love it! Also it would be great to see the other albums from LC here at Heavy Harmonies.

From: TIM Date: March 16, 2004 at 20:52
Go to the left hand side where it says submit cds to HH and start addin'.

From: Desslar Date: March 17, 2004 at 5:28
Really cool album. As with all of Living Colour's works it's a bit uneven, but when it works it really works. Cult of Personality is simply a rock monster (lots of cool audio samples too). The video for Galmour Boys was pretty funny. This is their best album, the rest don't rock nearly as consistently (and get a bit too ambitious for their own good in my opinion)

From: jack Date: March 20, 2004 at 5:22
after listening to it,igot one thing to say for this album'crap'.to howe, want heavy harmonies? try europe, scorpions, dokken, cinderella, winger, poison, def leppard, bon jovi and van halen

From: koogles Date: March 22, 2004 at 12:14
Extreme meets Fishbone.

From: steve Date: March 26, 2004 at 10:09
cool band, kick ass rock.

From: POISON_FAN Date: March 29, 2004 at 6:54
NOT IN THE SAME MOULD AS 'LOOK WHAT THE CAT DRAGGED IN' BY POISON AND 'HYSTERIA' BY DEF LEPPARD WHICH CAME OUT IN THE SAME ERA(LATE 90'S) BUT THIS ALBUM STILL ROCKS

From: T-Bone Date: April 1, 2004 at 0:19
Vernon Reid is a killer guitar player. You don't see alot of black bands in the 80's rock style. I was pretty impressed with with this cd as a whole, but I must say, Glamour Boys is such a fun tune. Kind of funky and rock at the same time.

From: JarWi Date: June 8, 2004 at 13:58
I always say that Blacks should cling to their hiphop and stay away from rock.

From: thelostdj Date: June 10, 2004 at 1:04
Geez JarWi....don't think I'd wanna give up my Hendrix or Danko Jones just to name a couple of awesome "Black" Rockers. The "Rock Revolution" has always represented freedom....for everyone.

From: CurtisLoew Date: October 13, 2004 at 17:53
I think JarWi needs a history lesson: black people INVENTED rock. As to the merits of "Vivid": it's simply one of the best hard rock debut albums ever.

From: Christine Date: October 13, 2004 at 23:45
I couldn't care less what color they are - why should that even matter??? LC rocks!

From: Poderoso Yiro Date: February 23, 2005 at 19:17
HA RESULTADO PARA MI UNA GRATA SORPRESA QUE ESTA INCREIBLE E INNOVADORA BANDA SE ENCUENTREN EN ESTA PAGINA. INMENSO DISCO DONDE SE COMBINAN MAGISTRALMENTE FUNK, SOUL, BLUES, REGGAE, RAP Y HARD ROCK, ALBUM LLENO DE MATICES, ENERGIA A RAUDALES Y RITMO POR DONDE SE LE ESCUCHE, GRANDIOSO DE VERDAD!. INJUSTAMENTE MUCHA GENTE LES HA CRITICADO POR SU RAZA, ES TAN TRISTE QUE ESTA MARAVILLA DE BANDA HAYA SUFRIDO POR ESTA DESGRACIA DEL RACISMO...

From: Poderoso Yiro Date: February 23, 2005 at 19:21
DEBEMOS RECORDAR QUE EL ROCK QUE TODOS CONOCEMOS TIENE SUS RAICES EN LA MUSICA NEGRA, EN EL RHYTM AND BLUES QUE PRACTICABAN LOS MUSICOS DE COLOR Y QUE ORIGINARON EL ROCK AND ROLL, ASI QUE LIVING COLOUR MERECE RESPETO Y ADMIRACION POR TENER LAS AGALLAS Y EL ATREVIMIENTO DE LANZAR A FINALES DE LOS 80S ENTRE TANTO RAP DE MC HAMMER Y CLONES DE MOTLEY CRE UN ALBUM TRANSGRESOR Y DIFERENTE A LO ESCUCHADO EN LA RADIO. TEMAZOS: "CULT OF PERSONALITY" Y PUES TODO EL DISCO ES PARA ESCUCHAR ENTERO

From: MIGUEL GUNS Date: April 4, 2005 at 15:01
Poderoso Yiro ESTOY CONTIGO. COMO BIEN HE LEIDO MAS ARRIBA EXTREME MEETS FISHBONE.

From: ghettonation73 Date: November 24, 2005 at 7:34
ITS FUNNY, BECAUSE I LIKE LIVING COLOUR, AND THEY'RE BLACK AND ROCK, BUT I CAN'T STAND EMINEM AND HE'S WHITE AND RAPS. PLUS THERE ARE SOME COOL BLACK MUSICIANS AND ROADIES, "1690" WHO USED TO ROADIE FOR PANTERA, HENDRIX (OF COURSE), AND AREN'T WE FORGETTING ROCKY GEORGE FROM SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, GOOD GUITARIST!! AND WHAT ABOUT BANDS OF OTHER ETHNIC BACKGROUNDS SUCH AS SEPULTURA, LOUDNESS, EZO, ANND ALL THE HISPANIC (LATIN)MUSICIANS IN METAL AS WELL!!!

From: JSpillman Date: November 24, 2005 at 21:12
I agree I would rather be around black people that are into rock music than whites that like rap & I totally respected this group's music, in fact when I first heard it on radio I didn't know they were black. However, the "vivid" memory that I have of them is catching them live when they opened the Stones' tour in the Superdome. David Duke was running for Gov. of La. then and although I came to rock, I felt like it was a political convention. They insulted all white people & lost my respect.

From: ghettonation73 Date: May 15, 2006 at 22:56
J SPILLMAN I'M RESPONDING TO YOUR COMMENT, THANKS FOR AGREEING WITH ME. I'D REALLY LIKE TO PICK UP THEIR FIRST CD, I'VE HEARD GOOD REVIEWS ABOUT IT. BUT I MUST SAY THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT WOULD CALL THESE GUYS NIGGERS TRYING TO ROCK OR SOME OTHER BULLSHIT LIKE THAT. MAYBE THEY SHOULD CALL HENDRIX THAT THEN, SHOULD THEY CALL FRANKIE BANALI A DEGO, OR ANTHONY ESPOSITO A SPIC? WHAT ABOUT JUAN CROUCIER. ANYBODY WHO BASHES THIS BAND SHOULD GO TRADE IN THEIR HENDRIX CDS!!

From: ghettonation73 Date: May 15, 2006 at 23:03
THESE ARE THE SAME PEOPLE THAT WOULD SAY VIXEN, LITA FORD, FIONA (FLANAGAN), DORO PESCH, PHANTOM BLUE, SMASHED GLADYS, OR FEMME FATALE SHOULDN'T BE IN THE ROCK BUSINESS EITHER BECAUSE THEY'RE WOMEN. SOME OF THESE FEMALE BANDS (WHICH MOST GUYS DROOL OVER) HAVE PUT OUT SOME GREAT ALBUMS AND KILLER HITS. MOST PEOPLE THAT LIKE ROCK OR METAL LOVE JIMI HENDRIX, MYSELF INCLUDED. (HOW COULD YOU NOT)? ALSO, FOR THE RECORD IF IT WERE SAY 1988, I'D BONE BOTH LITA AND JOAN AND ANY OTHER FEMALE ROCKER.:COO

From: ghettonation73 Date: May 15, 2006 at 23:04
:COOL:

From: metalalways Date: March 27, 2007 at 20:34
these guys can rock who cares if there black in my book there just as good as any other metal band out there you don't see too many black metal bands around i think it's cool love cult of personality and i want to know what's your favorite color these guys kick ass.

From: ninjapeter Date: October 4, 2008 at 14:57
I don't care what color the band is either as long as the music is good and this is good. I have every album they ever released. I agree with CurtisLoew that blacks invented rock but have to say that whites made it better, more polished. I also think this band is not really hard rock or metal but more alternative, this is where alternative started so it is not that polished either.

From: rockhardrock Date: February 2, 2011 at 16:41
black men rocks hard?could't believed my eyes and ears. this album is superb.a mixture of hard rock, funk, hip hop and heavy metal.all that on one record. I love the sound here. my faves: cult of personality, open letter to a landlord, glamour boys and desperate people.

From: CC Date: July 26, 2011 at 18:25
I dont see why anyone should be surprised that black men can rock, or say that they should go back to hip hop etc, as without "black" music, we probably wouldnt even have rock n roll and then heavy metal. Rock n roll was born out of the blues, which was certainly considered to be "black" music, which is why guys like Chuck Berry & Little Richard really understood it. Plus dont forget that many people in the early days said that Elvis was a white man with a black mans voice. The blues spawned rock n roll, rock n roll spawned rock and rock spawned heavy metal and all its derivatives. Just because heavy metal is predominantly white men and women, doesnt mean that black people dont like it and dont have a place within it. Try to realise that this is the 21st century, not the 19th.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 17, 2014 at 20:46
Colourful debut by Living Colour ...i saw these guys live in concert way back in the 80's..."Open Letter(To A Land Lord)" has been always my fave song of them and it was a major hit along with tracks 1,6,9 & 10...tracks 3,4 6 11 are also kind ones...basically the whole album smokes .86/100


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