The Chair in the Doorway
Living Colour were a seemingly unstoppable blend of metal, alternative, and funk until they devolved into a leaden, quasi industrial bummer by the time they disbanded in 1995.
The dispirited mood even spilled into reunion album Collideoscope; so they appear to have stripped everything down for its hard-grooving follow-up. The Chair in the Dorrway is their least complicated album in decades, relying less on moody production tricsk and more on Vernon Reid's enduringly funky riffs and fleet fingered solos-which have transmuted into alien post-Morello squonks. By sticking to their strengths, Living Colour created the type of no-nonsense reunion record that no hard-core fan could fault. Christopher R. Weingarten
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by Pedro Galeano
La banda neoyorquina Living Colour, llegó a la noche de Rosario, con su poderoso rock. Willie Dixon fue el lugar del encuentro que dejó a todos atónitos, ante tanta furia rockera, en la noche del jueves 12 de noviembre de este 2009 a puro rock en la ciudad.
La agrupación integrada por Vernon Reid en guitarra, Corey Glover en voz, Doug Wimbish en el bajo y Will Calhoun, tras la batería, dejaron a los fans rosarinos, satisfechos con su impresionante presentación.
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After six years, New York City funk rockers Living Colour are back! The band, who released their latest record, The Chair in the Doorway in September are experiencing a rebirth and return to form. Living Colour shot to fame in the late 80's bringing their funk, soul and hard rock elements to music. From out of the doors of CBGB's and into radio's around the world with the breakthrough song and video "Cult of Personality" the band would later become pioneers on the inaugural line up to Perry Farrel's Lollapalooza festival in 1991 and the alternative music movement in the early 90's. As Living Colour experiences much critical acclaim again with The Chair in the Doorway, a record that sees the band return to their roots and aggressive social nature, I had the chance to speak with bassist Doug Wimbish as we discussed the bands new album, beginnings and what the world outside is like in their eyes. Take a look at my interview with Doug below.
The excitement in the air was palpable as drummer Will Calhoun, lead vocalist Corey Glover, guitarist Vernon Reid and bassist Doug Wimbish of LIVING COLOUR took no prisoners last night at the Highline Ballroom in New York, playing to a sold-out standing room only crowd of more than 700.
The Chair In The Doorway (Megaforce)
Please do not be one of those people that immediately shout "Cult of Personality!" when the subject of LIVING COLOUR is broached. Yes, it's a great song, a classic even, but just like MOTÖRHEAD has done far more in its career than "Ace of Spades", so has LIVING COLOUR crafted more than just the aforementioned enduring track, helped in a big way by Vernon Reid's out-of-this-world guitar playing. 1993's "Stain" alone proved that band was a creative tour de force that could journey through the darkness just as it could write a hook for the ages. So we had to wait until the following decade to get its follow up, "Collideřscope", and another six years for "The Chair in the Doorway", an album with a classic COLOUR vibe, yet one that showcase the band's creative prowess perhaps more than any other.