Release Date: 06 April 2015
Format: LP Vinyl
|Living Colour CBGB OMFUG Masters: Bowery Collection Limited Gatefold Vinyl LP
For their millions of fans around the world, Living Colour needs no introduction: Vernon Reid, Will Calhoun, Doug Wimbish & Corey Glover are among the leading New York musicians who helped break down the doors leading to a renewed musical landscape in the 80s. They’re one the very few groups - if not the first and only - that can be coined as authentic sons of Jimi Hendrix and rose to fame with their debut album Vivid in 1988.
Their original mix of rock, funk, punk and even reggae made Living Colour a household name. They still bring the magic and this live recording proves it. Anchored by Corey Glover on vocals and Vernon Reid on guitar, this LP spans their career. This is a pristine live recording, direct from the soundboard.
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 Corey Glover, guitarist Vernon Reid, bassist Muzz Skillings, and drummer Will Calhoun) first formed in the mid-'80s, with Reid being the only member with real prior band experience; he was a member of Ronald Shannon Jackson's experimental jazz outfit, and had
recorded with Defunkt, Public Enemy, as well as issuing a solo album with Bill Frisell, 1984's Smash & Scatteration.
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