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Living Colour is an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1984. Stylistically, the band's music is a creative fusion influenced by heavy metal, jazz, funk and hip hop. Their lyrics range from the personal to the political, in some of the latter cases attacking Eurocentrism and racism in America.

Living Colour rose to fame with their debut album Vivid in 1988.[1] Although the band scored a number of hits, they are best remembered for their signature song "Cult of Personality", which won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1990. They were also named Best New Artist at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards. After disbanding in 1995,[1] Living Colour reunited in late 2000.

Members[]

  • Vernon Reid – lead guitar, backing vocals (1984–1995, 2000–present); lead vocals (1984–1985)
  • Corey Glover – lead vocals, occasional rhythm guitar, occasional tambourine (1985–1995, 2000–present)
  • Will Calhoun – drums, percussion, backing vocals (1986–1995, 2000–present)
  • Doug Wimbish – bass, backing vocals (1992–1995, 2000–present)
Former
  • Alex Mosely – bass
  • Jerome Harris – bass
  • Carl James – bass
  • Greg Carter – drums, percussion
  • Pheeroan Aklaff – drums, percussion
  • J.T. Lewis – drums, percussion
  • Geri Allen – keyboards
  • D.K. Dyson – lead vocals
  • Mark Ledford – lead vocals
  • Muzz Skillings – bass, backing vocals (1986–1992)


Discography[]

  • Vivid (1988)
  • Time's Up (1990)
  • Stain (1993)
  • Collideøscope (2003)
  • The Chair in the Doorway (2009)[1]
  • Shade (2015)

Awards[]

MTV Video Music Awards[]

  • 1989 - Best New Artist ("Cult of Personality")
  • 1989 - Best Group Video ("Cult of Personality")
  • 1989 - Best Stage Performance ("Cult of Personality")

Grammy Awards[]

  • 1990 - Best Hard Rock Performance (won) ("Cult of Personality")
  • 1990 - Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (nominated) ("Glamour Boys")
  • 1991 - Best Hard Rock Performance (won) (Time's Up)
  • 1994 - Best Hard Rock Performance (nominated) ("Leave It Alone")

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Strong, Martin C. (2000). The Great Rock Discography (5th ed.). Edinburgh: Mojo Books. pp. 580–581. ISBN 1-84195-017-3.

External links[]

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