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Offline dparrott

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Living Colour returns!
« on: September 23, 2016, 05:20:54 PM »
New EP ("mixtape" they call it) featuring a cover of Who Shot Ya? by Notorious BIG.  They're still kickin ass after 30 years!  :metal
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Re: Living Colour returns!
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2016, 06:48:13 PM »
Awesome cover! Glad to see they are still around

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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2016, 10:12:18 AM »
Saw this when it came out.

Don't know the original song, but Living Colour does a great job with it.

Still need to pick up a copy of  A Chair In The Doorway.

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Re: Living Colour returns!
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2016, 12:05:06 AM »
... and the winner of the All-Time Fugliest Pick-Holding Technique Award is... VERNON REID!  Runner-up goes to Tom Morello.  Vernon Reid was also runner-up to Kirk Hammet in the "Too Much Wahhhhhhhh" category.

Unfortunately, the song doesn't do anything for me.  :(

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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2016, 04:54:10 PM »
I have been listening to Vivid non stop the past few days. So damn good  :metal
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2016, 04:29:24 PM »
I love every Living Colour album I've heard except A Chair In The Doorway which I don't have yet.

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Re: Living Colour returns!
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2017, 06:10:32 PM »
I picked up Time's up two weeks ago and I love it
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Re: Living Colour returns!
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2017, 11:49:31 AM »
One of my all time favorite bands. They were supposed to release a full length entitled "Shade,"  a couple of years ago, but they never got around to finishing it.

The best three records are vivid, stain, and time's up, in no particular order. Collideoscope is a bit of a mess, and while Chair in the Doorway has some good stuff (Burned Bridges is huge, and Vernon Reid shreds), the mix and production are awful, and the guitars (like on said solo in burned bridges) are buried.

However, they are INCREDIBLE live, and hopefully they get back to making just as great studio records soon. Corey Glover has one of the best voices in the history of rock and metal, bar none. And Vernon Reid can play circles around many of these supposed prog/shred guitar gods people talk about. The guy was legit while most of them were in grade school.  :lol
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Re: Living Colour returns!
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2017, 12:39:16 PM »
The only song I've ever heard by these guys was Cult of Personality.
Where should I start?
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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2017, 04:34:22 PM »
The only song I've ever heard by these guys was Cult of Personality.
Where should I start?

Get the album Vivid first. That's where I started. After a few listens, I was addicted.

Besides cult of personality, Middle man, Desperate people and funny vibe are three of my favorites off that album, but the whole thing is great.
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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2017, 05:26:05 PM »
The only song I've ever heard by these guys was Cult of Personality.
Where should I start?

Get the album Vivid first. That's where I started. After a few listens, I was addicted.

Besides cult of personality, Middle man, Desperate people and funny vibe are three of my favorites off that album, but the whole thing is great.

I'd go in chronological order:

Vivid
Times Up
Stain
Collideoscope



Still don't have A Chair In The Doorway...yet.

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Re: Living Colour returns!
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2017, 12:11:07 AM »
Get chair inside the doorway. You're really missing out. 
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« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2017, 04:24:04 PM »
Get chair inside the doorway. You're really missing out.

I fully intend to. But there is so much music out there.
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« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2017, 01:26:31 AM »
Yes there is. Still an increddible band, though!
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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2017, 11:34:51 AM »
I picked up collideųscope since I have listened to the living shit out of their first 3 albums and needed MORE. Its actually pretty solid.

I LOVE this band  :heart
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Re: Living Colour returns!
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2017, 07:46:06 AM »
I picked up collideųscope since I have listened to the living shit out of their first 3 albums and needed MORE. Its actually pretty solid.

I LOVE this band  :heart

Being a hardcore, I jumped on Collideoscope when it came out, but I ultimately really don't enjoy the record a ton. "Flying" is the best song, and being a native NYer, the tune has always creeped me out. Solid, solid song, but tough to listen to. "Sacred Ground" was something they had lying around for awhile, but I dig that too. I think the other tunes are OK, but overall, I probably vote for Collideoscope being their worst record, personally. The covers of Back in Black and Tomorrow Never Knows are really good, but other than Flying and Sacred Ground, I could pass on the rest.

I really enjoyed The Chair in the Doorway a lot more...except the mix was horrendous. Vernon absolutely shreds in Burned Bridges, and the guitars are pushed all the way to the back.  :facepalm:

I'm really looking forward to Shade, whenever they finally put it out there. I've seen Living Colour live a ton of times, and they are always a must see band.
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