Loud and In Living Colour

The rock band’s latest release, The Chair in the Doorway, stands out as a collection of first-rate songs wrapped in hard rock, metal, funk and blues.

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Not only do they carry on and evolve the traditions inherent in great black music but, as Will’s son demonstrates, they’re passing that vocabulary and sense of possibility onto the next generation. And that’s just it, Reid says. “From Mother’s Finest, War, Parliament/Funkadelic, Bad Brains, and on down the line, Living Colour is part of an unbroken chain on the continuum of black music.”

Rob Fields writes about black rock and the evolving black imagination on his blog, boldaslove.us.