Archive | Jul 16, 2017

Certain Songs #933: Living Colour – “Type”

Album: Time’s Up
Year: 1990

Outside of “Open Letter (To A Landlord),” the dazzling virtuosity on display throughout Living Colour’s debut album Vivid left me kinda cold, so I was surprised how much I loved the follow-up, 1990’s Time’s Up.

All these years later, I don’t know why that is, I just know that from the opening notes of the thrashfunk title track to the final fadeout of the proggy “This Is The Life,” I totally grokked what they were up to, and it became one of my favorite albums of that year.

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