Personalities | Living Colour | Eighties | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1984–95)

Taking a leaf out of the books of Hendrix and Bad Brains, Living Colour – Vernon Reid (guitar), Corey Glover (vocals), Muzz Skillings (bass, replaced by Doug Wimbish) and William Calhoun (drums) – were a black rock band formed in New York. Three albums, Vivid (1988), Time’s Up (1990) and Stain (1993), all charted well and they even entered the UK Top 20 singles chart with ‘Love Rears Its Ugly Head’. Their politicized rock/funk was a welcome addition to the era.

Styles & Forms | Eighties | Rock
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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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