Everything for the Music Enthusiast.
Music CDs and DVDs, books, musical instruments, music gear, music software, recording gear, audio equipment, music accessories, and more. Music promotion.
Promote Your Music | Subscribe | Advertise | Music Webmasters
Search OW
Cover Stories | Features | Spotlights | Rising Stars | Launchpad | Kaleidoscope | New DVDs | New Soundtracks | Music Books | Music Software | Audio Equipment

Cirque Du Soleil
(Cirque Du Soleil)
[listen] [buy] [download]

Patricia Barber
(Blue Note)
[listen] [buy]

Cirque Du Soleil
(Cirque Du Soleil)
[listen] [buy] [download]

Jim Pearce
“Why I Haven't Got You”
Prairie Dog Ballet
(Oak Avenue Publishing)
[listen] [buy]

Andy Timmons Band
“Gone (9/11/01)”
(Favored Nations)
[listen] [buy]

Ralph Towner
Time Line
(ECM Records)
[listen] [buy]

Anoushka Shankar

Amos Lee
"Arms Of A Woman"
Amos Lee
(Blue Note)

Julius Curcio
"American Pie"
Alligator Shoes
(Electric Roots)
[listen] [buy]

"Come Alive"
Changing Into Me
[listen] [buy]

Spotlights [Issue # 6 ]
Living Colour:

By Perry B.

Living Colour? They're back? Yes indeed! After a 6-year hiatus and several solo projects by its members the band toured briefly in 2001 and now, after landing a record deal with Sanctuary, are touring again in support of their new album, Collideoscope. And they musically graced us with their presence (and what a presence that was!) at the House Of Blues, Hollywood.

We got there just in time to catch the opening act, Tony C & The Truth: an interesting new band with a very talented vocalist and a good level of musicianship but otherwise lacking a solid direction in their songwriting and general persona (not sure how the turntables added anything, or if yes, what that was, to the sound of the band).

After a long opening set it was time for the masters to hit the stage! As energetic and fresh sounding as ever, and in front of a packed house the band performed material from the new album as well as old favorites. "Sacred Ground," "A ? Of When," "In Your Name," and the September-11th-inspired ballad "Flying" were my favorites from the new record and "Love Rares Its Ugly Head," "Time's Up," and their biggest hit "Cult Of Personality" my faves from their older material.

Living Colour were always known for their sociopolitical framework evident through their democracy-gadfly lyrics and the experimental nature of their music fusing jazz, heavy metal, R&B, electronica, and even Reggae, and they did not fall sort of that characterization, with Reid's caustic remarks about everything, from the economy to the war in Iraq to human rights, and the band’s audio palette adorned with improvisational escapades and real live "special sound effects."

And what can one say about the musicianship of this band, especially live? Will Calhoun and Doug Wimbish are perhaps the tightest and most innovative rhythm section on the planet with Glover's soulful wails and Reid's cacophonic genious completing the picture of one of the most invigorating combos in the current musical landscape.

The only minor note of the evening was the cover of AC/DC's "Back In Black." I still do not understand why they chose to do this cover (it is also on the new album). Glover's Brian-Johnson-imitation-falsetto is indeed weak and the arrangement and overall sound of the song has nothing groundbreaking to offer - very unlike Living Colour!

If Living Colour is playing at a venue near you don’t miss it. I guarantee you it will be one of the best shows you'd have ever seen.i


Living Colour Collideoscope

buy issue order article copy printer friendly email

print license web license buy music Living Colour tickets

More OW Spotlights articles on
Dino Saluzzi & Anja Lechner Robert Glasper Tony Levin
Mike Stern Stefano Bollani Mick Fleetwood
Leon Gruenbaum Paul Stanley Stefon Harris
Dimitri Vassilakis Sarah Kelly Charlie Musselwhite
Cassandra Wilson Andy Timmons Charlie Hunter
Richard Butler Mimi Fox Sergio Mendes
Manu Katche Queensryche Sergio Mendes
Manu Katché Queensrÿche Marc Johnson
Neil Diamond Blues Traveler String Cheese Incident
Joe Zawinul Eric Johnson Teenage Fanclub
Shelby Lynne Al Green Babatunde Lea
Johnathan Rice Dom Minasi & Carol Mennie Rolando Villazón
Savina Yannatou Young Dubliners Tom Waits
Dianne Reeves Kasey Chambers Tears For Fears
Jarrett/Peacock/DeJohnette Paul Thorn Concrete Blonde
Jing Chi Angela McCluskey Morrissey
Tomasz Stanko Wilco Lila Downs
The Corrs Harald Weinkum Gipsy Kings
David Byrne Eliane Elias Patti Smith
Charlie Musselwhite Frank Gambale Dave Douglas
Norah Jones Robert Miles And Trilok Gurtu Lisa Gerrard/Patrick Cassidy
John Vanderslice Gerald Gradwohl Blind Boys Of Alabama
Sarah McLachlan Iggy Pop Al Green
Greg Howe Sting Cesaria Evora
Randy Newman Cab Cassandra Wilson
Michael McDonald Jane's Addiction Annie Lennox
Ibrahim Ferrer The Thorns Etta James
Sco Lo Ho Fo Nick Cave Ry Cooder

| Contact | Jobs | Privacy Policy | Advertisers | Archives | Advertise | Subscribe
Listen To ONE WAY Virtual CD Music Online | New Releases | Upcoming Shows
| Music Webmaster Affiliate Program | Music Link Exchange | Music Bands, Links, Info

Find out more about music promotion through ONE WAY Magazine

   Copyright © 2006 ONE WAY Online. All rights reserved.



  Internet Links: