|1. Cult Of Personality|
|2. I Want To Know|
|3. Middle Man|
|4. Desperate People|
|5. Open Letter (To A Landord)|
|6. Funny Vibe|
|7. Memories Can't Wait|
|8. Broken Hearts|
|9. Glamour Boys|
|10. What's Your Favorite Color?|
|11. Which Way To America|
|12. Funny Vibe (Funky Vibe Mix( (Bonus Track)|
|13. Should I Stay Or Should I Go (bonus Track)|
|14. What's Your Favorite Color (LeBlanc Remix) (Bonus Track)|
|15. Middle Man (Live) (Bonus Track)|
|16. Cult of Personality (Live( (Bonus Track)|
So, I figured since I was going to be seeing them live I better hear what they sound like. I bought the disc for my new cd-player that I just got for X-mas and I was blown away.
It, rocked, was funky got slow and had this electricity about it. I saw them live a couple of weeks later and I can honestly say they rocked the joint and they knew it. Still one of the best live shows I've ever seen.
I put it in just the other day and was rocking out to Middle Man like it was 1989 all over again. So many great groves on this disc with the cover of Talking Head's these Memories Can't Wait being at the top of my list.
All the Living Colour disc's rock but the original Vivid still has that place in my heart because it is what brought me to the band.
1. Cult of Personality. Unless you were living under a rock in 1989, you know this signature tune and hard rock classic - the powerful vocals of Corey Glover, the metal/jazz guitar explosion, the Zepplenesque drumming.
2. I Want to Know. If there is a single weak track on this record, it is this very simple pop-rock tune.
3. Middle Man. Although often forgotten, this funky rocker was actually the first single and breakthrough to rock radio.
4. Desparate People. A dose of punk, an lyrical omage to Led Zeppelin, and a whole lotta hard rock make this one a live staple.
5. Open Letter (to a Landlord). This was one of their breakthrough hits, a social commentary backed up by simple balladry versus punk sensibilities.
6. Funny Vibe. On comes the tongue-in-cheek funk with "social commentary" by Chuck D and Flava Flav.
7. Memories Can't Wait. The fact that they would cover Talking Heads on their debut is not so suprising given their CBGBs background, but the blistering guitar work is shockingly good.
8. Broken Hearts. With a little help from their friends (Mick Jaggar on harmonica), the band combines the blues with some hip-hop beats.
9. Glamour Boys. As perhaps the most infectious hit from the summer of 1989, on this one, they combine elements of reggae, funk, and metal and a little help from Mick Jaggar (who contributed background vocals and production).
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