Living Colour/Live At CBGB(1989)


Living Colour are a great band who have had a decent run and by all accounts are still going today!  Living Colour recorded a Live Album at the tail end of 1989(but this album did not get released until 2005) and what you get is Four Talented Cats playing  in the trenches of a New York Landmark! (CBGB)

Living Colour…

Corey Glover – lead vocals
Vernon Reid – guitar, backing vocals
Muzz Skillings – bass, backing vocals
Will Calhoun – drums, backing vocals, percussion

The Tracks…..

1. “Cult of Personality”
2. “Pride”
3. “Someone Like You”
4. “Fight the Fight”
5. “Funny Vibe”
6. “Sailin’ On”
7. “Information Overload”
8. “Love Rears Its Ugly Head”
9. “Soldier’s Blues”
10. “Open Letter (To a Landlord)”
11. “Solace of You”
12. “Middle Man”
13. “Little Lies”  

Give the guys there due as they take to the stage to a prerecorded message of Why You Be Dissin a few times over and Bam here’s Vernon with the opening riff of Cult Of Personality. A great track in its own right! Heavy Bombastic Rock Riffs and Colour says Here’s are biggest tune to date as the opener and were gonna Funk Rock You Up Some More….Great start!

What you may notice is that these guys were road testing new material that would surface later in 1990 on the Time’s Up album most notably one of which I think is one of the Coolest Colour Tracks  which is Pride.  Check out the vid below as Pride weaves some real cool guitar from Reid as Muzz rambles a real slick cool bass line meshing with Will’s drums during the chorus! Speaking of Will the drummer he wrote this tune! Props to you fella!

The album sounds like a direct rip from the soundboard meaning nothing has been tweaked and these are the best albums as you hear it at home how you would have heard it that night! Raw In Your Face Rock!

Cannot go wrong with this setlist well…..Kinda Bummed Glamour Boys wasn’t included but Hey what can ya do? Making  up for it is Middle Man which is another classic in the Colour Catalogue!

These Dude’s can play and Man oh Man I dig that Funk N Rock thing when they get going!

Seek This One Out!



8 thoughts on “Living Colour/Live At CBGB(1989)”

  1. WOAH! Under the radar!

    OK so what is the deal here, is this a CD or iTunes only thing? And how the heck did it take that long to release it! Wow, this is mint. Muzz on bass, before Wimbish joined later, the original lineup!

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  2. I loved these guys back in the day. I haven’t thought of them in a while, although I did see a 12″ single recently that I might snag.
    This one looks pretty cool. I would hold out for a physical release though, so I may be out of luck.

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