Vernon Reid: ‘Bands I was listening to during the Vivid period’ – Living Colour

Vernon Reid

Bands I was listening to during the Vivid period:

Prince
Rush
Talking Heads
Bad Brains
Public Enemy
Discipline era King Crimson
Midnight Oil
Megadeth
Run-DMC
Miles Davis
Prong
The Deed
Anthrax
Eye & I
Uptown Atomics
PBR Streetgang
Metallica
Material
Curlew-amongst others

Living Colour released their debut studio album, Vivid, on May 3, 1988 via Epic Records. Recognized as one of the most popular albums of that year, it peaked at #6 in the United States on the Billboard 200 chart. Due to the enormous success of their single, “Cult of Personality,” the album was eventually certified double platinum by the RIAA, after selling over 2 million copies in the U.S. alone.

Band:
Vernon Reid – Guitar
Corey Glover – Vocals
Muzz Skillings – Bass
Will Calhoun – Drums

Tracklisting:

1. Cult of Personality
2. I Want to Know
3. Middle Man
4. Desperate People
5. Open Letter (To a Landlord)
6. Funny Vibe
7. Memories Can’t Wait
8. Broken Hearts
9. Glamour Boys
10. What’s Your Favorite Color? (Theme Song)
11. Which Way to America?

Guest Appearances:
Mick Jagger
Chuck D
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