Episode 272: Living Colour

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Living Colour vocalist Corey Glover and guitarist Vernon Reid came by Going Off Track for a politically charged episode of the podcast about the current state of the country. Along the way we talk about the influence of Bad Brains on Living Colour’s music and racial issues that the band have been singing about since their inception in 1984. Of course we also discuss the making of the band’s brand new album “Shade,” the dynamic of the band’s relationship after three decades and how they wrote the riff for their influential anthem “Cult Of Personality,” a song that’s as relevant today as it was when it was released back in 1988. “I can’t regret where I am right now because i’m very happy with where I am,” Glover responds when asked if he would go back and change anything about his life. “The happenstance of meeting Vernon at that birthday party was very, very fruitful. The happenstance of walking into Patricia Fields and finding that stupid ass wetsuit was very fortuitous for me. Meeting the people that I’ve met good, bad or indifferent makes me who I am today.” We couldn’t have said it any better ourselves.

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photo by Travis Shinn