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Time's up for Living Colour

[Originally published 1995 |
Updated here 1999.06.20

Living Colour is dead. The band called it quits in March after seven years of recording and a mere three LPs.

Why should you care?

Now the bad news. The group's 1993 album Stain, despite its attention-getting cranberry CD case, was so stilted and disjointed as to be unlistenable. (Think of R.E.M.'s Green. Same deal.) Now Corey Glover is actually a VJ on VH-1, the adult-contemporary MTV analogue, and I'll be damned if I can find out what Reid and the other lads are doing. (Incredibly, there appears to be no LC fan club or online presence.) Living Colour dies not with a bang, but a whimper.