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THE VISION
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LIVING COLOUR
Vernon Cont’d >>>

1980
w/ Ronald Shannon Jackson and The Decoding Society
1980Eye On You
1981Nasty
1982Thermonuclear Sweat (w/Defunkt)
1982Mandance (Antilles)

1982 — On Defunkt’s Thermonuclear Sweat Vernon still exhibits his cerebral side, but there was rhythm, melody, and even a beat, a sort of Funk-Infused Hard Rock. reminiscent of EDDIE HAZEL and early FUNKADELIC.
1983Barbeque Dog (Antilles)
1983Live at The Montreux Jazz Festival (Knit Classics)
1983Street Priest
1984Smash & Scatteration (w/
Bill Frisell)
1985Decode Yourself (Island)

VERNON-PANEL#1-SML

— dave.

With Ronald Shannon Jackson and The Decoding Society, Vernon Reid began his musical career [DOWNTOWN] in New York City. In the early 1980s, it was in this darker space, where more open-minded, free-thinking, improvisational musicians explored the outer reaches of what they called “FREE JAZZ.”
A movement led by Yoda-like elders, including, Jackson, PHAROAH SANDERS, CECIL TAYLOR, JAMES “BLOOD” ULMER, and  ORNETTE COLEMAN.

For Vernon, it was a fine education, and fortunately for all who appreciate Living Colour, one of his best lessons was meeting DEFUNKT in a small basement club called THE KNITTING FACTORY. A band at home [DOWNTOWN], but a band whose sound was more accessible, more musical, LESS FREE?
Some called it “AVANT-FUNK,” and it was a sound that more accurately represented where Vernon’s sonic journey was headed.

1985 — BLACK ROCK COALITION

First, playing clubs in the city’s five boroughs (Beastie Boys), and Manhattan,
notably at CBGB. Downtown, in the Bowery, also home of
Patti Smith, Television, Talking Heads, The Ramones …

CBGB (2013) FILM


1988Vivid
1989 — Rolling Stones “Steel Wheels” North American Tour

1989Saturday Night Live
1990Time’s Up
1991 — Lollapalooza Festival (Inaugural)
1991Eye & i (w/Melvin Gibbs, DK Dyson, Bernie Worrell)
1993Stain
— “Crosstown Traffic”  (Stone Free: Tribute to Jimi Hendrix)
1994No Dread (Live Recordings from 1993 World Tour)
— “Sunsine Of Your Love” (True Lies)  w/ Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton
1995Pride (New/Old)

MistakenIdentity-Collage-1-SML

solo
1996Mistaken Identity (Solo)
1998GTR OBLQ (Guitar Oblique)
w/Elliott Sharp and David Torn
2000 — Living Colour Reunion @ CBGB
2001 — Living Colour Reunion Tour
911 —  BEGINNING OF THE END
POST APOCALYPTIC RESURRECTION

 

 — video by Larry Blumenstein Video Productions

2002 — Yohimbe Brothers

Yohimbe Brothers @ The Bowery Ballroom
New York City (2002)
After the dissolution of Living Colour (1994), Vernon’s solo material was often described as “avant,” a return to the New York City Underground, where his career started in the early 1980s.

Although reminiscent of his beginning with Ronald Shannon Jackson and The Decoding Society, the addition of 21st Century mixer Dj Logic, Vernon left no doubt that as always, he was looking toward the future.

2003CollideOscope

2004 — ?

2005 — ?

2006 — ?

2007 — Wimbash / Brazil

2008 — 

2009Chair In The Doorway

2010 — ?

2011 — ?

2012 — ?

2013 — VIVID 25th ANNIVERSARY

2014 — 

2015 — “Who Shot Ya?” Violent Summer In The City

2016 — Get On The Boat (Rock N Roll Cruise Ship Yodas)

2017 —  SHADE

2018“Machine Gun”  b/ Band of Gypsys (Re-Visited)

2019 — Cruise Ship Veterans

Blues Cruise out of New Orleans followed (without a break) by a Rock N Roll Carribean Cruise that left Fort Lauderdale, the week we learned of the presence of COVID-19.

2020 — VIRUS, VACCINE, AND WAR

2021 — REEMERGENCE?HOPE / SUMMERLAND TOUR

— Everclear

VERNON REID (In The Past)
In The Past w/ …
Mick Jagger

Jack Bruce
David Torn
Elliott Sharp
Prince
B.B. King
Bernie Worrell
Terry Bozzio
Carlos Santana
Public Enemy
Rollins Band
Janet Jackson
Mariah Carey
Tracy Chapman
Don Byron
Roy Hargrove
DJ Spooky
The Roots
Eye & I
Ambitious Lovers
Spearhead
Black Sugar Transmission
(Reid solos on the title track of 2009’s USE IT EP)
MC 900 Ft. Jesus
Madeleine Peyroux
Meridiem
Lenny White (Bitches Brew 50 Anniversary Project)

 

— Living Colour w/ The Last Poets

TONGUES ON FIRE (A TRIBUTE TO THE BLACK PANTHERS)
Paris, France (2/6/10)
written b/ David Murray
art b/ Emory Douglas
musical interpretation b/ Living Colour

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

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