Best Living Colour Album

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Collideøscope left out of the running because come the fuck on.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Time's Up 9
Stain 4
Vivid 3


uәʇɹɐƃu!әʍ ˙ƃ ʎәu!Ⴁʍ (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 12 December 2008 15:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

Vivid has all the classic material singles, but Time's Up is better front to back.

uәʇɹɐƃu!әʍ ˙ƃ ʎәu!Ⴁʍ (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 12 December 2008 15:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

There's a great anecdote about how Mick Jagger managed to produce and get them a record contract.

Time's Up, mostly for "Solace of You."

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Friday, 12 December 2008 15:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

Time's Up is so crazy. Bad Brains ripoffs and power ballads with odd time signatures.

uәʇɹɐƃu!әʍ ˙ƃ ʎәu!Ⴁʍ (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 12 December 2008 15:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

tell us the great anecdote about how Mick Jagger managed to produce and get them a record contract.

The strawman from the hilarious 'ilx' race threads (some dude), Friday, 12 December 2008 15:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

Stain was the perfect soundtrack for my extremely mild and short-lived angry teen phase. i am going with that 4 the memories.

Millennium Ducats (Roberto Spiralli), Friday, 12 December 2008 15:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

in high school a cover band played "Glamour Boys" while wearing pink spandex trousers, making a point of yelling I'M FIERCE to all the haters and faggots who doubted their manhood.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Friday, 12 December 2008 15:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

What Whiney said, esp. the weird second half of the album which has the stronger songs, "Under Cover of Darkness", "Fight the Fight", "Solace of You", "This Is The Life".

I saw these guys open for the Stones in 1989, in a huge stadium. I think Jagger played with them on a few songs, maybe "Glamour Boys".

Euler, Friday, 12 December 2008 15:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

in high school a cover band played "Glamour Boys" while wearing pink spandex trousers, making a point of yelling I'M FIERCE to all the haters and faggots who doubted their manhood.

― Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Friday, December 12, 2008 10:55 AM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Mick Jagger asked this cover band who wrote this song, hunted them down and then managed to produce and get them a record contract

uәʇɹɐƃu!әʍ ˙ƃ ʎәu!Ⴁʍ (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 12 December 2008 16:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

I wondered who the thin guy with the mullet dancing near the front was!

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Friday, 12 December 2008 16:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

just imagine a rotting elvis shopping for fresh fruit

uәʇɹɐƃu!әʍ ˙ƃ ʎәu!Ⴁʍ (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 12 December 2008 16:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

Man there was a lot of Elvis talk in songs in 1989, between Living Colour, Public Enemy and Mojo Nixon

uәʇɹɐƃu!әʍ ˙ƃ ʎәu!Ⴁʍ (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 12 December 2008 16:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

and Eurythmics!

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Friday, 12 December 2008 16:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

i'm going to start a thread.

uәʇɹɐƃu!әʍ ˙ƃ ʎәu!Ⴁʍ (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 12 December 2008 16:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

voted Dear Science

k3vin k., Friday, 12 December 2008 16:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

lol

these bitches they hatin cuz i just put my new weave in (The Brainwasher), Friday, 12 December 2008 16:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

*slow clap*

The Reverend, Friday, 12 December 2008 16:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

have 3 lloyd banks mixtapes but no living colour - what sort of monster have i become

ice cr?m, Friday, 12 December 2008 16:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

Man, I didn't like "Time's Up" at all when it came out - I thought it was thoroughly tuneless, rockless, funkless and humourless. In fact, Living Colour were my least favourite of all those "black rock bands" that were getting all the press back in '89-91 so I never bothered with anything after the "Biscuits" ep. But at the time, my tastes were changing along with the decade, so who knows how they'd sound to me today.

Have they aged well? Are the Doug Wimbish years worth hearing?

Myonga Vön Bontee, Friday, 12 December 2008 18:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

The first two records have aged ok. The grooves are a little stiff and (as HOOS noted) the production a little glossy, but they're still great rock albums. Stain is a little worse for the wear, but it still all right if you can still listen to Rolling, Prong or COC

shipley's believe it or not (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 12 December 2008 18:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

Rollins, not Rolling

shipley's believe it or not (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 12 December 2008 18:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

Myonga - so you liked 24-7 Spyz better? ... Seriously - I saw 'Time's Up' tour at Town and Country club in London and they ROCKED . None of these hold up over Bad Brains, but hey - I still throw all three on the turntable from time to time.

BlackIronPrison, Friday, 12 December 2008 18:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

henry rolling rolling rolling we aint slept in weeks

The strawman from the hilarious 'ilx' race threads (some dude), Friday, 12 December 2008 18:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

hahaha, i was waiting for that.

shipley's believe it or not (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 12 December 2008 18:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

The first concert I went to as an "adult" was the "Time's Up" tour and it was fucking massive and amazing.

Ca-hoot na na na oh oh (HI DERE), Friday, 12 December 2008 18:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

you really coulda played it off like there was really some 90s funk metal band called Rolling, i don't think anyone would have been the wiser

The strawman from the hilarious 'ilx' race threads (some dude), Friday, 12 December 2008 18:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

"Oh yeah, Rolling! They toured with Urban Dance Squad, right?"

Ca-hoot na na na oh oh (HI DERE), Friday, 12 December 2008 18:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

I wonder if Psychefunkapus would have had a better career arc if they named themselves Rolling

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 12 December 2008 18:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

They could have named themselves Buttbangin' Yr Dead Grandma and that still would have been a better name.

Ca-hoot na na na oh oh (HI DERE), Friday, 12 December 2008 18:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

i sawr the times up tour toooo!

ice cr?m, Friday, 12 December 2008 18:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

Corey Glover played Judas in a production of Jesus Christ Superstar that rolled through town in the last couple of years. Would be awesome if he incorporated "Cult of Personality" into the show.

"Cult" alone makes me want to vote for Vivid, but I remember really loving Times Up.

Trip Maker, Friday, 12 December 2008 18:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

Times Up for the fake nigerian groove...Solace of You, I think.

UEK - Big Tempin' (Oilyrags), Friday, 12 December 2008 19:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

the one that came in a red cd box and went for the Tackhead sound - not just the joining of Doug - but didn't Adrian be a part of the production on a few tracks ?
tis buried deep in the archive, and not overly bothered, as i'm not so sure i would enjoy it now.
amiriteorrong ?

mark e, Friday, 12 December 2008 19:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

I like all three albums listed above, and even have fond memories of Biscuits. I thought they were awful when I saw them at Lollapalooza, though.

unperson, Friday, 12 December 2008 19:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

stain, in parts (auslander in particular), still sounds pretty good - dense, sinewy, explosive. the other two are fairly lightweight by comparison, and haven't aged as well. plus, for me they have an unpleasant synaesthetic dayglo effect as a result of repeated exposure to the videos for 'type' and 'cult of personality'.

m the g, Friday, 12 December 2008 19:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

where's Marcello?

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 12 December 2008 19:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 00:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 17 December 2008 00:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

:)

The Reverending Story III: This is beef, motherfucker! (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 17 December 2008 05:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

I would probably not want to go back to Time's Up in full, in order--I'd cherrypick--but a lot of it still sounds good to me. (It's what I voted for, obv.)

Matos W.K., Wednesday, 17 December 2008 06:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

nine years pass...

Listening to these guys lately, esp. the three huge tracks on Times Up: pride, type, and information overload. So fucking good.

calstars, Monday, 8 January 2018 21:09 (six months ago) Permalink


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