When Living Colour released their first album in the late 80's, I remember them being touted as a black heavy metal group. Their first album was released when the whole hair metal thing was in full stride. However, Living Colour was much more than that. Although, this wasn't their best album, it was a phenomenal debut. With radio songs like Cult of Personality, Middle Man, and Glamour Boys and much better songs like Funny Vibe, Desperate People, Open Letter to a Landlord, Memories Can't Wait, Which Way to America, this album presented a good combination of pop, jazzy, funky tunes that you could listen to over and over again. They had a very, very unique sound. Just listen to the funky bassline on Funny Vibe to know what I mean. Instead of only singing about love, sex, and the latest girlfriend, they dove into topics like racism, politics, social justice. I wish more artists would do that today. In fact on their 2nd album, in my opinion, their best, they leave the pop world behind and explore something much more interesting, and in the end, much better. The extras are found on some of their older releases, but they are all worth having.