Best known for their Grammy Award winning anthem "Cult of Personality" 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. By the winter, the band's striking video for their anthem "Cult of Personality" was all over MTV, pushing Vivid to the upper reaches of the charts and to platinum certification. Living Colour also took home their first of several Grammy Awards, as "Cult" won Best Hard Rock Performance at the 1989 ceremony, and the band supported the release with a string of dates opening stadiums for the Rolling Stones' first U.S. tour in eight years that autumnTickets Save
Label: Megaforce Records
Bio: Living Colour, founded in 1986, is a hardrock band from New York City. The band has been experimenting with lots of styles throughout the years, combining reggae, funk and many other sounds into their hard rock music.
Albums and DVD's include :
Time's Up (1990)
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“A self-described gadget geek, Reid reported that the band is working on a new blues-influenced album for next year called “Shade.” “We’re going to play some of our newer things and just see how people feel about that,” he said of the upcoming Dec. 1 concert at Philadelphia’s World Cafe Live. “Philadelphia is a place of power artistically,” said Reid”
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