PHOTOS: Living Colour At Double Door
By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 6, 2009 5:40PM
Living Colour's sold-out show at Double Door was a marathon-length set that proved this hard rock / jazz / funk / kitchen sink quartet can still deliver a ferocious show over 20 years into their career. Singer Corey Glover, guitar whiz Vernon Reid, dextrous drummeer Will Calhoun, and swooping bassist Doug Wimbish crammed in amongst the piles of cables, pedals and gear onstage to pluck a set touching upon every stage in their career, as well as offering a preview of tracks from their latest album The Chair In The Doorway. All the material was met with an enthusiastic crowd response, with the audience matching Glover's singing and at times providing complete verses and choruses, much to the band's obvious delight. Our own personal highpoint of the show was the incredibly moving delivery of "Open Letter (To a Landlord)" that began with a swooping gospel vocal from Glover before the band descended into an impassioned heavy groove. Sunday night's show wasn't a band trying to reclaim former glories, it was a band still fully in its prime.