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5th May '16 8:10:18 PM MsRandom303
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* UnresolvedSexualTension: "Love Rears Its Ugly Head" is about hoping it stays unresolved.
20th Mar '16 10:10:36 AM shokoshu
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* WrittenByTheWinners:
-->"History's a lie that they teach you in school" ("Pride")
14th Mar '16 1:48:32 AM BalrogKick
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* OneHitWonder: For "Cult of Personality." Although "Glamour Boys" also reached the Top 40, that song may not even be their second most well known song.



* RevivalByCommercialization: "Cult of Personality" popped up in ''[[VideoGame/GuitarHero Guitar Hero III]]'' and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas,'' but when pro wrestler Wrestling/CMPunk switched to this theme (which he used in Wrestling/RingOfHonor) in Wrestling/{{WWE}} in the midst of a red-hot storyline and persona change, it resulted in the song cracking the Top 200 on the iTunes download list and increased airplay on major rock stations such as KROQ. As a Thank You, Will Calhoun contacted WWE to perform the song at ''Wrestling/WrestleMania 29'' for CM Punk, to which WWE wholeheartedly agreed.
14th Feb '16 9:25:39 PM aye_amber
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[[caption-width-right:345: Original Lineup]]

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Line-up.]]



'''Living Colour''' is an American FunkMetal band from UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, formed in 1983. A prominent black band of that movement, which also included Music/JanesAddiction, Music/FaithNoMore, Music/{{Fishbone}}, Music/{{Primus}}, Music/RedHotChiliPeppers and 24-7 Spyz in the late 1980s, Living Colour rose to fame with their debut album ''Vivid'' in 1988. Stylistically, the band's music is a creative fusion influenced by HeavyMetal, {{Funk}}, HardRock, free jazz, HardcorePunk and HipHop, containing lyrics that attack the Eurocentrism and racism of America. Although the band scored a number of hits, they are best remembered for their anthemic single "Cult of Personality", which won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1989, and their highest charting single "Type". They were also named Best New Artist at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards. After disbanding in 1995, Living Colour reunited in 2000.

Not to be confused with the American TV show ''[[Series/InLivingColor In Living Color!]]''. If it helps: Living Colour use the British spelling of "colour", and the TV show uses the [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment American]] one.

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'''Living Colour''' is an American FunkMetal band from UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, formed in 1983. A prominent black band of that movement, which also included Music/JanesAddiction, Music/FaithNoMore, Music/{{Fishbone}}, Music/{{Primus}}, Music/RedHotChiliPeppers Music/RedHotChiliPeppers, and 24-7 Spyz in the late 1980s, 1980's, Living Colour rose to fame with their debut album ''Vivid'' in 1988. Stylistically, the band's music is a creative fusion influenced by HeavyMetal, {{Funk}}, HardRock, free jazz, HardcorePunk Free Jazz, HardcorePunk, and HipHop, containing lyrics that attack the Eurocentrism and racism of America. Although the band scored a number of hits, they are best remembered for their anthemic single "Cult of Personality", Personality," which won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1989, and their highest charting single "Type". "Type." They were also named Best New Artist at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards. After disbanding in 1995, Living Colour reunited in 2000.

Not to be confused with the American TV show ''[[Series/InLivingColor In Living Color!]]''. ''Series/InLivingColor.'' If it helps: Living Colour use the British spelling of "colour", "colour," and the TV show uses the [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment American]] one.
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* CoverVersion: [[Music/TalkingHeads "Memories Can't Wait"]] on ''Vivid'', [[Music/{{Cream}} "Sunshine of Your Love"]] for the ''Film/TrueLies'' soundtrack, [[Music/JimiHendrix "Crosstown Traffic"]] and [[Music/{{ACDC}} "Back in Black"]] from, ironically, their first album back ''Collideøscope.''

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* CoverVersion: [[Music/TalkingHeads "Memories "[[Music/TalkingHeads Memories Can't Wait"]] Wait]]" on ''Vivid'', [[Music/{{Cream}} "Sunshine ''Vivid,'' "[[Music/{{Cream}} Sunshine of Your Love"]] Love]]" for the ''Film/TrueLies'' soundtrack, [[Music/JimiHendrix "Crosstown Traffic"]] "[[Music/JimiHendrix Crosstown Traffic,]]" and [[Music/{{ACDC}} "Back "[[Music/{{ACDC}} Back in Black"]] Black]]" from, ironically, their first reunion album back ''Collideøscope.''



* [[ElvisLives Elvis is Dead.]]

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* [[ElvisLives "[[ElvisLives Elvis is Dead.]]]]"



* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Usually 6-7, occasionally reaching a borderline 8. They also have the odd song that falls lower on the scale ("Solace of You" is a good example of this, being a pretty solid 3).
* OneHitWonder: For "Cult of Personality." Although "Glamour Boys" also reached the Top 40, that song may not even be their second most well known song.



* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Usually 6-7, occasionally reaching a borderline 8. They also have the odd song that falls lower on the scale ("Solace of You" is a good example of this, being a pretty solid 3).
* OneHitWonder: For "Cult of Personality." Although "Glamour Boys" also reached the Top 40, that song may not even be their second most well known song.



* RevivalByCommercialization: "Cult of Personality" popped up in ''[[VideoGame/GuitarHero Guitar Hero III]]'' and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', but when pro wrestler Wrestling/CMPunk switched to this theme (which he used in Wrestling/RingOfHonor) in Wrestling/{{WWE}} in the midst of a red-hot storyline and persona change, it resulted in the song cracking the Top 200 on the iTunes download list and increased airplay on major rock stations such as KROQ. As a thankyou, Will Calhoun contacted WWE to perform the song at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} 29'' for CM Punk, to which WWE wholeheartedly agreed.

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* RevivalByCommercialization: "Cult of Personality" popped up in ''[[VideoGame/GuitarHero Guitar Hero III]]'' and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas,'' but when pro wrestler Wrestling/CMPunk switched to this theme (which he used in Wrestling/RingOfHonor) in Wrestling/{{WWE}} in the midst of a red-hot storyline and persona change, it resulted in the song cracking the Top 200 on the iTunes download list and increased airplay on major rock stations such as KROQ. As a thankyou, Thank You, Will Calhoun contacted WWE to perform the song at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} ''Wrestling/WrestleMania 29'' for CM Punk, to which WWE wholeheartedly agreed.



* SpecialGuest: Guest vocalists have included [[Music/PublicEnemy Chuck D and Flavor Flav]] ("Funny Vibe"), Music/QueenLatifah ("Under Cover of Darkness") and Music/LittleRichard ([[ElvisHasLeftThePlanet "Elvis Is Dead"]]).

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* SpecialGuest: Guest vocalists have included [[Music/PublicEnemy Chuck D and Flavor Flav]] ("Funny Vibe"), Music/QueenLatifah ("Under Cover of Darkness") Darkness"), and Music/LittleRichard ([[ElvisHasLeftThePlanet "Elvis Is is Dead"]]).
14th Feb '16 9:15:01 PM aye_amber
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[[caption-width-right:345:Original Lineup]]

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Members:
* Corey Glover - vocals
* Vernon Reid - guitar
* Muzz Skillings - bass (1988-1992)
* Doug Wimbish - bass (1992-present)
* Will Calhoun - drums

Discography:

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Members:
!! Members:

* Corey Glover - vocals
Vocals
* Vernon Reid - guitar
Guitar
* Muzz Skillings - bass Bass (1988-1992)
* Doug Wimbish - bass Bass (1992-present)
* Will Calhoun - drums

Discography:
Drums
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!! Discography:



!!"Look in my eyes, what do you see, the tropes of personality":
* BiTheWay: "Bi", in which the singer discovers that he and his girlfriend have both been cheating with the same woman.
* CanonDiscontinuity: ''Time's Up'', ''Biscuits'' and ''Stain'' are all out of print.
* CoverVersion: [[Music/TalkingHeads "Memories Can't Wait"]] on ''Vivid'', [[Music/{{Cream}} "Sunshine of Your Love"]] for the ''Film/TrueLies'' soundtrack, [[Music/JimiHendrix "Crosstown Traffic"]] and [[Music/{{ACDC}} "Back in Black"]] from, ironically, their first album back ''Collideøscope''.

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!!"Look
!! "Look
in my eyes, what do you see, the tropes of personality":
personality:"

* BiTheWay: "Bi", "Bi," in which the singer discovers that he and his girlfriend have both been cheating with the same woman.
* CanonDiscontinuity: ''Time's Up'', ''Biscuits'' Up,'' ''Biscuits,'' and ''Stain'' are all out of print.
* CoverVersion: [[Music/TalkingHeads "Memories Can't Wait"]] on ''Vivid'', [[Music/{{Cream}} "Sunshine of Your Love"]] for the ''Film/TrueLies'' soundtrack, [[Music/JimiHendrix "Crosstown Traffic"]] and [[Music/{{ACDC}} "Back in Black"]] from, ironically, their first album back ''Collideøscope''.''Collideøscope.''



* [[ElvisLives Elvis is Dead]]
* GreenAesop: "Time's Up"
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Usually 6-7, occasionally reaching a borderline 8. They also have the odd song that falls lower on the scale ("Solace Of You" is a good example of this, being a pretty solid 3).
* OneHitWonder: For "Cult of Personality". Although "Glamour Boys" also reached the top 40, that song may not even be their second most-well known song.
* HydraProblem: From "Glamour Boys"

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* [[ElvisLives Elvis is Dead]]
Dead.]]
* GreenAesop: "Time's Up"
Up."
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Usually 6-7, occasionally reaching a borderline 8. They also have the odd song that falls lower on the scale ("Solace Of of You" is a good example of this, being a pretty solid 3).
* OneHitWonder: For "Cult of Personality". Personality." Although "Glamour Boys" also reached the top Top 40, that song may not even be their second most-well most well known song.
* HydraProblem: From "Glamour Boys"Boys:"



--> They might get over or fall flat on their face
--> But if one does, there's no need to worry
--> Another g-boy will take his place"
* {{Instrumentals}}: "Ology"
* PopCultureIsolation: [[InvokedTrope Criticised]] in the song "Wall".
* ProtestSong: "Open Letter to a Landlord", "Time's Up," "Funny Vibe," "Which Way to America?", etc.
** AntiPoliceSong: "This Little Pig", which also repeats "SeeYouInHell".

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--> They -->They might get over or fall flat on their face
--> But -->But if one does, there's no need to worry
--> Another -->Another g-boy will take his place"
* {{Instrumentals}}: "Ology"
"Ology."
* PopCultureIsolation: [[InvokedTrope Criticised]] in the song "Wall".
"Wall."
* ProtestSong: "Open Letter to a Landlord", Landlord," "Time's Up," "Funny Vibe," "Which Way to America?", etc.
** AntiPoliceSong: "This Little Pig", Pig," which also repeats "SeeYouInHell"."SeeYouInHell."



* ScaryBlackMan: Defied; See "Funny Vibe":

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* ScaryBlackMan: Defied; See "Funny Vibe":Vibe:"



* SillyLoveSongs: "I Want to Know", "Solace of You"
** AntiLoveSong: "Love Rears Its Ugly Head"

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* SillyLoveSongs: "I Want to Know", Know" and "Solace of You"
You."
** AntiLoveSong: "Love Rears Its Ugly Head"Head."



* SpokenWordInMusic: In "Cult of Personality". See Sampling, above.
* WarIsHell: From "Fight the Fight":
--> "Well, war is hell, peace is hell, love is hell"

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* SpokenWordInMusic: In "Cult of Personality". Personality." See Sampling, above.
* WarIsHell: From "Fight the Fight":
--> "Well,
Fight:"
-->"Well,
war is hell, peace is hell, love is hell"
7th Dec '15 3:01:58 PM Exxolon
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->"Look in my eyes, what do you see?\\
The cult of personality"

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->"Look ->''Look in my eyes, what do you see?\\
The cult of personality"personality''
7th Dec '15 3:01:46 PM Exxolon
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Living Colour is an American FunkMetal band from UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, formed in 1983. A prominent black band of that movement, which also included Music/JanesAddiction, Music/FaithNoMore, Music/{{Fishbone}}, Music/{{Primus}}, Music/RedHotChiliPeppers and 24-7 Spyz in the late 1980s, Living Colour rose to fame with their debut album ''Vivid'' in 1988. Stylistically, the band's music is a creative fusion influenced by HeavyMetal, {{Funk}}, HardRock, free jazz, HardcorePunk and HipHop, containing lyrics that attack the Eurocentrism and racism of America. Although the band scored a number of hits, they are best remembered for their anthemic single "Cult of Personality", which won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1989, and their highest charting single "Type". They were also named Best New Artist at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards. After disbanding in 1995, Living Colour reunited in 2000.

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\nLiving Colour ->"Look in my eyes, what do you see?\\
The cult of personality"
-->"Cult of Personality"

'''Living Colour'''
is an American FunkMetal band from UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, formed in 1983. A prominent black band of that movement, which also included Music/JanesAddiction, Music/FaithNoMore, Music/{{Fishbone}}, Music/{{Primus}}, Music/RedHotChiliPeppers and 24-7 Spyz in the late 1980s, Living Colour rose to fame with their debut album ''Vivid'' in 1988. Stylistically, the band's music is a creative fusion influenced by HeavyMetal, {{Funk}}, HardRock, free jazz, HardcorePunk and HipHop, containing lyrics that attack the Eurocentrism and racism of America. Although the band scored a number of hits, they are best remembered for their anthemic single "Cult of Personality", which won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1989, and their highest charting single "Type". They were also named Best New Artist at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards. After disbanding in 1995, Living Colour reunited in 2000.
21st Oct '15 6:14:50 AM sharkcrap11
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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Usually 6-7, occasionally reaching a borderline 8. They also have the odd song that falls lower on the scale ("Solace Of You" is a good example of this, being a pretty solid 3).
25th Dec '14 10:28:34 AM nombretomado
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* {{Sampling}}: Hit single "Cult of Personality" samples speeches by UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt, UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy, and MalcolmX.

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* {{Sampling}}: Hit single "Cult of Personality" samples speeches by UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt, UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy, and MalcolmX.UsefulNotes/MalcolmX.
5th Oct '14 3:34:28 AM m8e
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Living Colour is an American FunkMetal band from UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, formed in 1983. A prominent black band of that movement, which also included Music/JanesAddiction, Music/FaithNoMore, Music/{{Fishbone}}, Music/{{Primus}}, Music/RedHotChiliPeppers and 24-7 Spyz in the late 1980s, Living Colour rose to fame with their debut album ''Vivid'' in 1988. Stylistically, the band's music is a creative fusion influenced by Music/HeavyMetal, {{Funk}}, HardRock, free jazz, HardcorePunk and HipHop, containing lyrics that attack the Eurocentrism and racism of America. Although the band scored a number of hits, they are best remembered for their anthemic single "Cult of Personality", which won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1989, and their highest charting single "Type". They were also named Best New Artist at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards. After disbanding in 1995, Living Colour reunited in 2000.

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Living Colour is an American FunkMetal band from UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, formed in 1983. A prominent black band of that movement, which also included Music/JanesAddiction, Music/FaithNoMore, Music/{{Fishbone}}, Music/{{Primus}}, Music/RedHotChiliPeppers and 24-7 Spyz in the late 1980s, Living Colour rose to fame with their debut album ''Vivid'' in 1988. Stylistically, the band's music is a creative fusion influenced by Music/HeavyMetal, HeavyMetal, {{Funk}}, HardRock, free jazz, HardcorePunk and HipHop, containing lyrics that attack the Eurocentrism and racism of America. Although the band scored a number of hits, they are best remembered for their anthemic single "Cult of Personality", which won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1989, and their highest charting single "Type". They were also named Best New Artist at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards. After disbanding in 1995, Living Colour reunited in 2000.
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