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“What A Wonderful World”
Louis Armstrong (1967)
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— Living Colour

Still Loud. Still Proud. Still Vivid.
After nearly 40 years on the Rock N Roll road, Living Colour’s socially conscious, politically activist voice is as direct, pointed, and viciously honest as ever.

There Is No Heaven.
Corey Glover
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— dave.

The Wonderful World of Living Colour
n Vernon Reid (guitar)
n Corey Glover (vocals)
n Will Calhoun (drums)
n Doug Wimbish (bass)


Pt.1  — Rising out of Downtown New York City, Vernon Reid and Living Colour were recognized by Mick Jagger, who punched their e-ticket, Rolling Stones ride into the outer limits of musical space.
Pt.2  — After a seven-year hiatus, and a meeting (Christmas Week 2000) at CBGB (where it all began), the band decided it was a good time to reunite and schedule a New Millennium Tour …  
Pt.3  — In the “Post-Apocalyptic” Area, with renewed verve, and a sharpened edge, Living Colour never had more to say. And then came Fox News and Donald Trump … a newer, anti-American, Cult of Personality.

 Where can we find light
In this never-ending shade?

Amanda Gorman
National Youth Poet Laureate reading at President Barack Obama’s second inaugural.



The Walls Between Us All Must Fall

September 24, 2016 — Living Colour was invited (with Public Enemy and The Roots) to play the dedication (opening) of The Smithsonian’s Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C., doing a show (with Public Enemy and The Roots) after president Barack Obama spoke. (All three bands were subjects of exhibits inside the museum that sits on the _____ end of The Mall, near the Washington Monument. FREEDOM SOUNDS, WASHINGTON D.C.

Moved by the alarming frequency of gun violence in America, and it so often being against young, unarmed black men by an overly militarized police force, Living Colour released Who Shot Ya?,” a Biggie Smalls cover, recorded for its (yet-to-be-released) Shade.

And Now? Post-Obama? After-Trump? … Living Colour’s first shot across the right-wing bow was the release of Shade. in 2017.his time the band’s own “Freedom of Expression” is a vociferous fight to defend another (1st) Amendment to the United States Constitution that finds itself under a relentless, “Make America Great Again,” sanctimonious attack.

IN THE BEST OF WAYS, Living Colour is the same kick-ass, rock n roll band from New York City, Kick-Ass band, that with a little help from fan Mick Jagger, exploded onto the world stage in 1989. The same aggressive band that’s never been shy to howl at the establishment moon. “Back In The U.S.S.R.”






n  LIVING COLOUR Pt./1 — a vivid start
n  LIVING COLOUR Pt./2 — post apocalyptic reunion
n  LIVING COLOUR Pt./3 — back in the USSR
n  LIVING COLOUR / “who shot ya?”
n  LIVING COLOUR / SHADE (Sept. 9, 2017)

Living Colour
n Vernon Reid (guitar)
n Corey Glover (vocals)
n Will Calhoun (drums)
n Doug Wimbish (bass)


Freedom Sounds
Washington D.C.
September 24, 2016)

— dave.