Starting at the Top
• So meteoric was Living Colour’s launch, that the band was confident releasing “Time Tunnel,” a biographical documentary, just two years after emerging out of NYC’s “downtown” punk scene.
From its infancy at CBGB, to playing stadiums with the world’s most enduring and legendary rock n roll band, Living Colour, from the beginning was PLAYING LOUD AND (ALWAYS) SAYING SOMETHING.
• The video here is a 15-minute segment of “Time Tunnel,” in which the band discusses its relationship with the Rolling Stones, opening the Steel Wheels North American Tour, and its rock n roll initiation on the road, performing before crowds larger than most bands (even the successful) ever experience.
Also included in the clip is an energized playing of “Cult Of Personality” (Living Colour’s first Grammy Award) in Oakland, California, and ends onstage with the Stones in Montreal (Quebec, Canada), with “It’s Only Rock N Roll,” the Steel Wheels tour’s final encore performance.
Kick-Ass Rock N Roll in The Orange Bowl
Opening with “Freedom Of Expression (F.O.X.),” a warning of “falsified news,” followed “Program,” an equally pointed critique of reality TV, and including covers of Biggie Smalls’ “Who Shot Ya” and Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues,” SHADE makes it clear, that after 30 years, Living Colour is STILL ALIVE AND WELL.