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2013-01-05 11:31:23 AM  
This should be greenlit just because.
 
2013-01-05 12:02:10 PM  
Those Wayans brothers sure do get around.
 
2013-01-05 12:03:20 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Those Wayans brothers sure do get around.


But what do they have to do with the porn industry?
 
2013-01-05 12:11:17 PM  

WI241TH: FirstNationalBastard: Those Wayans brothers sure do get around.

But what do they have to do with the porn industry?


White Chicks started out as tranny porn, I guess.
 
2013-01-05 12:51:13 PM  
One the rare great rock albums of the 80s, in a sea of utter crap.  I'd be hard pressed to think of a close rival.
 
2013-01-05 01:14:05 PM  

gilgigamesh: One the rare great rock albums of the 80s, in a sea of utter crap.  I'd be hard pressed to think of a close rival.


True. I've seen them live 3 times and still have my sweatshirt from the "Vivid" tour. They were fantastic every time. I'd see them again if they come around here.
 
2013-01-05 01:16:32 PM  
Didn't realize a week and a half playing gigs in Europe was a tour. Come back to the other side of the pond for a couple months.
 
2013-01-05 01:17:53 PM  

eaglepuss: gilgigamesh: One the rare great rock albums of the 80s, in a sea of utter crap.  I'd be hard pressed to think of a close rival.

True. I've seen them live 3 times and still have my sweatshirt from the "Vivid" tour. They were fantastic every time. I'd see them again if they come around here.


Vernon Reid has been doing a stint with Galactic lately.  The man's pipes are every bit as strong as  in '88.
 
2013-01-05 01:19:03 PM  
Vernon Reid... what am I talking about.  I meant Corey Glover
 
2013-01-05 01:22:54 PM  
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2013-01-05 01:25:45 PM  

gilgigamesh: Vernon Reid... what am I talking about.  I meant Corey Glover


Oh shiat! I almost forgot that I saw Corey in "Jesus Christ Superstar" as Judas. Breathtaking. No lie. Just amazing.
 
2013-01-05 01:31:05 PM  
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2013-01-05 01:47:09 PM  

gilgigamesh: One the rare great rock albums of the 80s, in a sea of utter crap.  I'd be hard pressed to think of a close rival.


There was a LOT of great rock in the 80's that didn't get any airplay ...

Riot - Fire Down Under - HIGHLY recommended. It's a crime these guys got overlooked.
Black Sabbath/Dio - Heaven and Hell/Mob Rules and Holy Diver are gems of classic metal.
Gary Moore - Shape of Things - terribly underrated.
Triumph - Allied Forces - great band with a unique sound.
Rush - Permanent Waves/Moving Pictures - not the usual stuff, there are GREAT tracks on those albums ...

that's just off the top of my head. Then there's:

Dixie Dregs, Allan Holdsworth, The Players with Scott Henderson & Jeff Berlin, Omar Hakim, Weather Report, SRV, and so on ...

Just because you don't hear it on the radidio, doesn't mean there ain't good music out there. Jes sayin ...
 
2013-01-05 01:50:41 PM  
and, Living Colour was more of a 90's band, IARC ... they didn't hit mainstream right off the bat. "Vivid" came out in 1988, video vor COP in 1989, then "Time's Up!" came out in 1990. THEN they blew up. Great band, but WAY too restrained for what Vernon Reid can REALLY do. He's been part of the NYC underground improv scene for years, and his work with Joey Baron, Fred Frith and the whole John Zorn camp is frightening ...
 
2013-01-05 01:51:35 PM  

gilgigamesh: One the rare great rock albums of the 80s, in a sea of utter crap.  I'd be hard pressed to think of a close rival.


Appetite for Destruction. But yes, fantastic album. I saw them open for the stones my freshman year at Syracuse. They nearly blew the roof off the dome.
 
2013-01-05 01:53:50 PM  

eaglepuss: gilgigamesh: Vernon Reid... what am I talking about.  I meant Corey Glover

Oh shiat! I almost forgot that I saw Corey in "Jesus Christ Superstar" as Judas. Breathtaking. No lie. Just amazing.


I saw that too. He was, indeed, incredible. Almost made up for the disorientation of watching a 60+ year old Jesus.
 
2013-01-05 02:47:41 PM  
Saw them at the Masonic Temple in Toronto. They were kicking so much ass pieces of plaster were falling off the ceiling. Good times....
 
mjg
2013-01-05 02:47:44 PM  
Sort of a CSB - I watched Vernon Reid in a club greenroom trying to play 'Cult of Personality' on Guitar Hero, and failing miserably. He took it in stride staring at the screen in defeat as his band-mates razzed him. heh.
 
2013-01-05 03:04:59 PM  

qsblues: THEN they blew up


Vivid is their best selling album actually.
 
2013-01-05 03:06:07 PM  
I remember seeing Living Colour with Bad Brains as the opening act, at the University of Chicago of all places, on their Stain tour. Awesome awesome show.
 
2013-01-05 03:11:09 PM  
It takes talent to properly pull off a Talking Heads cover, but they did it.
 
2013-01-05 03:19:43 PM  

WhyteRaven74: qsblues: THEN they blew up

Vivid is their best selling album actually.


Uh, yeah, Time's Up was a fantastic album - one of my very faves, and I'm listening to it in my car right now - but it was rather, well... cult.

I saw Living Colour make a circuit of sorts of popular fickleness: I first saw them open for the Stones at the Enormodome - it was distant, and I didn't care too much. A year or so later, I'd gotten into Time's Up, and saw them in a theater on that tour - one of the best shows I've ever seen. Then in about... 2002, I saw Corey Glover solo in a club, with about 10 people. Still a great show....

/saw a reunion show in a club in Portland a couple years ago, too...
//cool story
 
2013-01-05 03:32:32 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Those Wayans brothers sure do get around.


two snaps up
 
2013-01-05 04:19:01 PM  
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2013-01-05 04:34:18 PM  
Love the band, but **uncharacteristic political insertion** they need to update their lyrics. Obama epitomizes the cult of personality.
 
2013-01-05 06:28:31 PM  
For some reason I always listen to Vivid after Bad Brain's Rock For Light and follow it up with Fishbone's Reality of My Surroundings. It's a very natural progression.


/Vernon Reid is a hugely underrated guitarist and Corey is an amazing frontman.
 
2013-01-05 06:29:37 PM  

qsblues: gilgigamesh: One the rare great rock albums of the 80s, in a sea of utter crap.  I'd be hard pressed to think of a close rival.

There was a LOT of great rock in the 80's that didn't get any airplay ...

Riot - Fire Down Under - HIGHLY recommended. It's a crime these guys got overlooked.
Black Sabbath/Dio - Heaven and Hell/Mob Rules and Holy Diver are gems of classic metal.
Gary Moore - Shape of Things - terribly underrated.
Triumph - Allied Forces - great band with a unique sound.
Rush - Permanent Waves/Moving Pictures - not the usual stuff, there are GREAT tracks on those albums ...

that's just off the top of my head. Then there's:

Dixie Dregs, Allan Holdsworth, The Players with Scott Henderson & Jeff Berlin, Omar Hakim, Weather Report, SRV, and so on ...

Just because you don't hear it on the radidio, doesn't mean there ain't good music out there. Jes sayin ...


I...I think I love you.

/signing up for your newsletter
 
2013-01-05 07:22:24 PM  
Saw the Circle Jerks,Bad Brains & them back in the 80s.

Changed my life....
 
2013-01-05 07:40:45 PM  
Saw LC in NYC on the Times Up tour and... It may have been one of the greatest shows I've ever seen. Almost literally blew the roof off the joint. Just DESTROYED. When they played New Jack Theme I lost my mind.

/and Muzz gave my wife one of his towels
//not sure why
 
2013-01-05 09:43:53 PM  
Cool. Saw them back in the early 90s...UDS absolutely blew them off the stage. Still, more Living Color is a good thing. If you are willing to stretch out a biatcheck out Vernon Reid's work with Masque. Stunning.
 
2013-01-05 10:46:50 PM  
Fret not people. They usually use Europe as a warm-up for a US tour, so it's likely the US tour will happen sometime this summer.

Having seen them 12-15 times since the 90s, I can assure everyone that they've actually gotten a lot better with age. If they come anywhere near your town, see them. They're on par with Prince or Bad Brains in terms of putting on an amazing show.
 
2013-01-05 10:49:11 PM  

Snapper Carr: For some reason I always listen to Vivid after Bad Brain's Rock For Light and follow it up with Fishbone's Reality of My Surroundings. It's a very natural progression.


/Vernon Reid is a hugely underrated guitarist and Corey is an amazing frontman.



And yet neither is as under-rated as their rhythm section of Doug Calhoun and Doug Wimbish. I recommend people check out Head>>Fake to see what just a drum and bass can do.
 
2013-01-05 11:04:22 PM  
Saw them on the vivid tour. As long as I live Ill never forget the idiot in front of me at the show who was amazed....amazed... they were black. I want time travel just to punch that fool.

They were unfreakinbelievable btw.
 
2013-01-05 11:57:46 PM  
oh man, i don't know if i want to see jim carrey in a porn video, but if there is a fly girls daisy chain, i'm there, especially if it involves jennifer lopez.
 
2013-01-06 03:49:58 AM  
I used to babysit for Corey Glover's children so I'm getting a kick...

his Grammy is broken.
 
2013-01-06 03:51:23 AM  
*One of the first things I noticed when first sitting for his family was that his Grammy is broken.

not sure how that part got erased...
 
2013-01-06 03:23:15 PM  
Will the Fly Girls get a reissue too?

www.xtimeline.com
 
2013-01-06 08:40:29 PM  
I love Wimbish, but it's too bad they couldn't get Muzz to come out of the bass-ment just one more time... *sigh*
 
2013-01-06 08:42:45 PM  
Living Colour, Bad Brains and Follow For Now.

That is all.
 
2013-01-07 12:15:17 AM  

Buddha Belly: Obama epitomizes the cult of personality.


Only if you are a Teabagger, in which case you wouldn't be listening to "black" music anyway.
 
2013-01-07 06:13:56 PM  
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