Inquiring Minds

More From Living Colour: "You All Are Very LOUD In Houston"

While Living Colour's current tour celebrates the 25th anniversary of their debut -- and most popular -- record, Vivid, the band has also put out four other worthy studio discs - Time's Up (1990), Stain (1993), Collideøscope (2003), and their most recent, 2009's The Chair In the Doorway.

"The newest one is the first record where we had the title first," guitarist Vernon Reid says. "It came from a phrase that Corey was using at the time with his Zen calm some years ago. It's something concrete and abstract. It's like the elephant in the room, it's something that's there and maybe blocks your way, but nobody talks about."

And while it wasn't the commercial and popular-culture comeback that the band perhaps had hoped for, they know they can count on a core audience to come see them live.

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Bob Ruggiero has been writing about music, books, visual arts and entertainment for the Houston Press since 1997, with an emphasis on classic rock. He used to have an incredible and luxurious mullet in college as well. He is the author of the band biography Slippin’ Out of Darkness: The Story of WAR.
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