Face-melting concert photo

The Smiling Face on Your TV

Living Colour

Song
Cult of Personality

Date
1989

Venue
Arsenio Hall Show

Location
Hollywood, CA

Make no mistake about, Living Colour rocks hard. And though you may think they haven't done anything since the early 90's, if you read their blog and MySpace page you'll be pleased to know they're still making music and continue to be actively involved throughout the music scene.

Here's a great little video of them from the heyday, performing their hit song Cult of Personality on the gone but not forgotten Arsenio Hall Show.

The song begins as usual, with a paraphrased quote from Malcolm X's “Message To The Grass Roots” speech. And it just rips from there. Corey Glover treats the entire studio as his stage, belting out lyrics as he works the room.

Don't miss Vernon Reid's killer solo just past the half way point. It's a true face-melter with Corey and original bassist Muzz Skillings dancing a little jig in the background. If you want to jam like Vernon Reid, pick up a copy of Guitar Hero IIIL Legends of Rock Bundle which includes a new remix of Cult of Personality as the seventh encore track in the main career.

And if you want more live Living Colour, give a listen to Live at CBGB's Tuesday 12/19/89 or for something more recent try On Stage at World Cafe Live DVD.

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