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1 	Freedom Of Expression (F.O.X.) 	2:54
2 	Preachin' Blues 	4:20
3 	Come On 	3:22
4 	Program 	4:43
5 	Who Shot Ya 	3:38
6 	Always Wrong 	4:04
7 	Blak Out 	2:29
8 	Pattern In Time 	2:56
9 	Who's That 	4:10
10 	Glass Teeth 	2:59
11 	Invisible 	3:44
12 	Inner City Blues 	4:00
13 	Two Sides 	5:11

Andre Betts 	Keyboards, Producer
Will Calhoun 	Drums, Vocals
Marc Cary 	Organ
George Clinton 	Vocals
Roosevelt Collier 	Lap Steel Guitar
Jason Craig 	Vocals 
Bernard Fowler 	Vocals
Corey Glover 	Vocals 
Bernard Hawkins 	Keyboards, Piano, Programming, Sound Effects
Kendra Jones 	Vocals (Background)
Darly "Malachi" Thomas Jr 	Vocals
Shelley Nicole 	Vocals (Background)
Martha Redbone 	Vocals (Background)
Vernon Reid 	Guitar, Vocals 
Amma Watt 	Vocals (Background)
Big Sam Williams 	Trombone
Doug Wimbish 	Bass, Vocals 

 

Shade, the sixth studio album from Living Colour (and the first since 2009's The Chair in the Doorway), opens with an anthemic track full of Vernon Reid's guitar heroics, Corey Glover's impassioned vocals, and a prominent sample from Malcolm X. No, it's not "Cult of Personality," it's called "Freedom of Expression (F.O.X.)," but in a world where African-American hard rock bands are still considered a novelty, you can't blame these guys for thinking not much has changed since their debut album, Vivid, dropped in 1988 -- or at least not as much as a reasonable man would hope. Arriving in 2017, Shade is a somewhat different animal than Living Colour's early (and best-known) work, but there are more similarities than differences. The band's attack is harder and heavier than it was in the '80s, the sly humor that once leavened their albums is largely absent, and their production is more clearly informed by hip-hop in its use of samples and edits, though this is still a hard rock band first and foremost. Shade is also more steeped in the blues than most of Living Colour's previous work, especially on "Who's That" and a fiery cover of Robert Johnson's "Preachin' Blues." But the center of this music is still Vernon Reid's guitar, and he's still a remarkable player, fusing the wail of hard rock, the cry of the blues, and the broad tonal palette of jazz into a musical flamethrower that puts most metal soloists to shame in terms of vision and impact. Glover, bassist Doug Wimbish, and drummer Will Calhoun have the strength and the imagination to keep up with Reid, and while they may take their sweet time between albums, when they come together the results remain taut and satisfying. If defiance and anger are the key operating emotions of many of these songs, that's probably to be expected in 2017, and the full-bodied cover of Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues" only points to how many social ills of the '70s are still plaguing us today. But as Joe Strummer once told us, anger can be power, and the musical and emotional furor of Shade is a powerful and much-needed weapon in a chaotic time. ---Mark Deming, allmusic.com

 

 

Wydany po ośmioletniej przerwie album „Shade” to niezwykle udany powrót Living Colour do wybornej wręcz formy. Choć muzycy wskazują że punktem wyjścia, a wręcz impulsem do stworzenia nowego albumu był blues w czystej postaci go tu nie znajdziemy. To po prostu Living Colour, najbliższe okresowi „Stain”. Najbliższy bluesowym korzeniom jest utwór Roberta Johnsona „Preachin’ Blues”. Jednak wyraźnie czuć w nim rockową wrażliwość wskazujaca na reminiscencje Cream czy też Hendrixa. Wybornie prezentuje się „Who’s That” okraszony partiami trabek, o lekko soulowym posmaku (przypominają się czasy „Time’s Up”). Rockowy „Freedom of Expression” wypada dla zespołu po prostu typowo. Jak zawsze smakowicie wypadają bujające utwory o funkowych reminiscencjach jak chwytliwy „Always Wrong”, „Blak Out” (oh gdyby tak brzmieli Red Hoci) czy też „Two Sides” w którym możemy usyszeć samego Georga Clintona. Znakomicie wypada również czadowy w stylu Bad Brains „Pattern In Time”. Zresztą cały album jest po prostu znakomity i jawi się jako jedna z najbardziej urozmaiconych stylistycznie płyt Living Colour. ---zatopionywciszy.wordpress.com

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Living Colour – Pride (1995) http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/en/rock/3912-living-colour/14892-living-colour-pride-1995.html http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/en/rock/3912-living-colour/14892-living-colour-pride-1995.html Living Colour – Pride (1995)

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1.    Pride
2.    Release The Preasure 
3.    Sacred Ground 
4.    Visions 
5.    Love Rears It’s Ugly Head (Soulpower re-mix)
6.    These Are Happy Times 
7.    Memories Can’t Wait (en vivo)
8.    Cult Of Personality
9.    Funny Vibe
10.    WTFF
11.    Glamour Boys
12.    Open Letter To A Landlord
13.    Solace Of You
14.    Nothingness
15.    Type
16.    Time’s Up
17.    What’s Your Favorite Colour? (Theme Song)

Musicians:
    Corey Glover - vocals
    Vernon Reid - guitars
    Dough Wimbish- bass
    Will Calhoun- drums, percussion
    Muzz Skillings – bass

 

The same year that Living Colour announced its breakup, Epic issued a 17-track greatest-hits collection, Pride. As the collection proves, the band was ahead of their time and extremely influential -- they were combining musical forms such as heavy metal and funk/rap/soul years before the musical form was commonplace (circa late '90s). But unlike the bands of the late '90s, Living Colour actually had thought-provoking messages in their music -- racism, crooked landlords, the immortalization of celebrities/world leaders, etc. -- as well as being superb musicians/songwriters. The best known of the bunch -- "Cult of Personality," "Glamour Boys," "Funny Vibe," and "Type" -- are obvious standouts, but the lesser known are just as strong. Living Colour was always about creating consistent albums from beginning to end, as such selections as the title track, "Time's Up," "Nothingness," "Solace of You," and "Open Letter (To a Landlord)" prove. Add to it several previously unreleased outtakes -- "Release the Pressure," "Sacred Ground," "Visions," and a remix of "Love Rears Its Ugly Head" -- and you have a near-definitive Living Colour collection that will appeal to both longtime fans and newcomers. ---Greg Prato, Rovi

 

W tej niestety nie istniejącej już kapeli grał mój ulubiony perkusista-William Calhoun. Cały ten zespół składał się z niesamowitych i oryginalnych muzyków.Tak się składa, że zajmuję się muzyką i wiem, że chłopcy z LC cały czas istnieją na rynku, tylko w różnych składach. Jedno jest pewne-wszystko, co robią jest nietuzinkowe i bardzo zaangażowane. To po prostu profesjonaliści. I to jedyni w swoim rodzaju. Gorąco polecam ich muzykę. ---Wojciech Łukasik, merlin.pl

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