Friday, May 3, 2013

May 3, 2013

Check out the Top 10 Rock Genre CD's/LP's/Downloads for this week

LIVING COLOUR...Vivid  (1988)
Vivid, the debut album from Living Colour, was released 25 years ago today in 1988.  It reached number 6 on the U.S. Billboard album charts.  I give this a 3 out of 5 stars.  In 1988 the hard rock/heavy metal scene was being dominated by the Guns 'N' Roses/Cinderella/Poison/Motley Crue crowd.  Then came along Living Colour.  They were different and unique but yet MTV and the public accepted them.  I thought they were a jammin' band.  The single "Cult Of Personality" was for sure the highlight of the album.  I quite enjoyed "Open Letter (To A Landlord)" also.  "Funny Vibe was the only track I couldn't get into, otherwise a different and unique and exciting album for 1988
(CD, vinyl, Allmusic review)

Mary Hopkin is 63; David Immerglück of the Counting Crows is 52; Josey Scott, formerly with Saliva, is 42;

1969 Jimi Hendrix is arrested in Toronto for possesion of narcotics
1974 Led Zeppelin launches its Swan Song label
1976 Paul McCartney makes his first U.S. stage appearance in a decade as the “Wings Over America” tour opens in Ft. Worth, Texas
2001 It is announced that George Harrison has undergone cancer surgery with a good prognosis
2004 The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear an appeal filed by Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake who claimed in a 1998 suit that they had not received proper compensation and credit for their work on two Ozzy Osbourne albums, Blizzard Of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman
2006 A London court rules that Purple Haze Records does not have the right to distribute or sell Jimi Hendrix's music
2006 Living With War by Neil Young is released

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