GuitarMania conducted an interview with guitarist Vernon Reid of genre-bending rockers LIVING COLOUR prior to the band’s March 19 concert at the Atelier Babylon in Bratislava, Slovak Republic. He talked about the group’s current tour, their debut album “Vivid”, Robert Johnson, and his equipment. Check out the chat below.
LIVING COLOUR is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of “Vivid” by touring North America and Europe, where they are performing the record in its entirety at each stop. The trek started in Europe before heading to North America, beginning on March 27 in San Francisco. From there, Corey Glover, Vernon Reid, Will Calhoun and Doug Wimbish will play Los Angeles, Boston, New York and more, ending on April 13 in Toronto.
“Vivid” was released in May 1988. The album reached position No. 6 on The Billboard 200 chart and was certified double platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) for slaes in excess of two million copies. Five singles from the album were released: “Cult Of Personality”, “Middle Man”, “Glamour Boys”, “Open Letter (To A Landlord)”, and “Funny Vibe”.