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Time’s Up at 30: Living Colour Reflect on Prophetic Second LP

By 1990, New York City’s Living Colour were one of the hottest new rock bands in America following the success of their debut LP, 1988’s…
Ron Hart / August 28, 2020

The 25 Best Soundtrack Albums of the 1990s

In the 1980s, music and film collided for cross-promotional blockbusters both transcendent (Purple Rain) and transcendently cheesy (Footloose). In the ‘90s, soundtracks continued to sell…
Al Shipley / August 27, 2020

30 Great Albums From 1990 That Deserve Their Own 30th Anniversary Pieces

Every decade takes a couple of years to feel like itself, but the 1990s, in particular, had a soft launch. While 1991 would bring a…
Al Shipley / June 12, 2020

Living Colour Shares New Version of ‘This Is the Life’ With Protest Footage

Rock legends Living Colour dropped their sophomore effort Times Up nearly 30 years ago, but an updated video for one of their songs from it makes…
Brenton Blanchet / June 8, 2020

10 Tours That Changed the World

Can a rock concert change the world? Yes. For the better? Not necessarily.
SPIN Staff / May 22, 2019

Danny Brown, Trash Talk, Living Colour Storm Brooklyn’s Afropunk Fest 2013

While Brooklyn was caught up in VMA fever, just a few minutes away, the ninth annual Afropunk Festival was raging on with Danny Brown, Trash…
Jolie Ruben / August 27, 2013

The Sugarhill Gang, Living Colour, Grandmaster Caz Join Forces in Harlem Church for Epic ‘Rapper’s Delight’

On the same day that Jay-Z invaded a Chelsea art gallery to promote a five-million-dollar Samsung tie-in, two members of the Sugarhill Gang turned up…
Christopher R. Weingarten / July 11, 2013

SPIN’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time

To celebrate the new generation of shredders profiled in our May/June "Loud Issue," the SPIN staff decided to find some wheedle in a haystack, taking…
SPIN Staff / May 3, 2012

Black Rock: An Oral History

In 2008, indie-rock bands with black members virtually amount to a genre unto themselves; think TV on the Radio, Black Kids, Bloc Party, the Dirtbombs,…
David Browne / October 23, 2008