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Vivid (Rm) (Expanded) Original recording remastered
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Limited vinyl LP repressing of this 1988 debut from the New York rockers. Music On Vinyl.
Living Colour's exceptional debut is strong all the way through--there simply isn't any weak material on this album. Generally classified as hard rock, Vivid also contains touches of funk and jazz to keep things interesting. Living Colour were also one of the few bands of their time to write politically conscious songs that never sound preachy. They take on politicians ("Cult of Personality"), slumlords ("Open Letter"), modern life ("Desperate People," "Glamour Boys"), and the gap between rich and poor in America ("Which Way to America?"). Outstanding music and lyrics, and Corey Glover's strong singing, make these songs simultaneously entertaining and thought provoking. The 2002 reissue is fleshed out with five bonus tracks, including a live version of "Cult of Personality" and a cover of the Clash's "Should I Stay or Should I Go." --Genevieve Williams
Top Customer Reviews
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.
Most recent customer reviews
Saw these guys open for Aerosmith in 2015, Living Color are a terrible band. I had hoped maybe they sounded better in studio but nope they are terrible all around.Published 1 month ago by Deimos
This cd totally blows away sterotypes of african-americans having to do hip-hop and rap. This is an amazing HARD ROCK album. Read morePublished on April 10 2004 by BIOHAZARD
This is another band that early on meshed genres for a good and unique sound. When I think of "Vivid", I think pop, funk, metal, punk, and meaningful lyrics. Read morePublished on Nov. 17 2003 by H3@+h
The liner notes on this remaster make references to later-era "rap/metal hybrids" like Rage Against the Machine and Linkin Park. Read morePublished on Oct. 5 2003 by S B
I remember hearing Cult of Personality on Mtv when it was new and I loved it. I bought the album that same week and loved every song. My Fav on this CD is Desperate People. Read morePublished on Aug. 1 2003 by Amazon Customer
Yes, they have a great sound. Yes, they are consummate musicians. Yes, they had an original sound.
But their weakness was in the songs. The songs just weren't that great. Read more