Today’s throwdown features Vernon Reid, Corey Glover, Doug Wimbish and Will Calhoun – Living Colour, y’all – ripping shit up in Amsterdam in 2004.
I’m presenting the last third of the show on the embed below. You can see the complete gig here at Fabchannel.com.
Now, I hope I don’t fall out of love with this Fabplayer app as quickly as I fell in... but depending on my Internet connection, I’ve noticed some stop-and-start crap with the streaming video. Which sucks when you’re watching live music.
So if these concert embeds aren’t up to snuff, tech-wise, please let me know. I might go to posting one track at a time, which I just figured out how to do.
Anyways, this Living Colour gig... To my sensitive eyes, it looks like analogue video; it doesn’t have the crystal-sharp digital look of last week’s Brand New Heavies video. Still looks quite good.
But the music is fire!
I started with “Open Letter (to a Landlord)” for a reason. Corey Glover is in full-tilt showoff mode with an extended a cappella intro. Sick!
The band, of course, is tight as Dick’s hat band. I could watch Vernon Reid shred all day long. And I’m always up for some “Cult of Personality.” Ahh, the memories. Twenty years ago I thought black rock was gonna take over.