Living Colour – Vivid (1988)
Living Colour – wasn’t that the show where Jim Carrey did Fire Marshall Bill?
Upon a wikipedia search, that was IN Living Color. No u.
In addition to the slightly varied spelling, other differences between the two include the lack of Wayans brothers/Jennifer Lopez/the other Fly Girls on this record.
That being said, the two similarly named Living Colo(u)rs have a lot in common.
From what I remember, I liked the sketch comedy show. I also liked Vivid.
The Vivid solos are energetic, but can feel excessive; not unlike how some people feel about Jim Carrey. In fact, during some of the high-pitched fretwork, it almost feels like the lead guitar is screaming “let me show you somethin” à la Fire Marshall Bill!
Amid the big sounds, there’s a surprise sincerity in tunes like Open Letter (To a Landlord). Sort of like Carrey impressing with dramatic turns in movies like The Truman Show.
Overall, Vivid is like a season of In Living Color: award-winning, fun, of its time.