LIVING COLOUR — Stain

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Album · 1993

Filed under Funk Metal
By LIVING COLOUR

Tracklist

1. Go Away (4:03)
2. Ignorance Is Bliss (3:17)
3. Leave It Alone (3:28)
4. Bi (4:46)
5. Mind Your Own Business (3:17)
6. Ausländer (2:37)
7. Never Satisfied (4:06)
8. Nothingness (3:30)
9. Postman (3:31)
10. WTFF (2:15)
11. This Little Pig (3:03)
12. Hemp (1:35)
13. Wall (5:22)

Total Time 44:56

Line-up/Musicians

- Corey Glover / vocals
- Vernon Reid / guitar, guitar synthesizer
- Doug Wimbish / bass, ambiance
- Will Calhoun / drums

- Andrew Fairley / vocals (track 12)
- Bernard Fowler / backing vocals

About this release

Released by Epic.

European Edition has the following bonus tracks:

14. T.V. News (4:20)
15. Love Rears Its Ugly Head (live) (4:18)

Australian Edition has a bonus disc titled with 1993 Stained Tour Live In Concert the following tracklist:

1. 17 Days (2:59)
2. Middle Man (3:50)
3. Nothingness (4:13)
4. Love Rears Its Ugly Head (4:08)
5. Funny Vibe (4:48)
6. Elvis Is Dead (1:13)

Total Time 21:13

Thanks to negoba, Lynx33, Unitron for the updates

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Warthur
Like the preceding Time's Up, Living Colour's Stain doesn't quite deliver up a standout song on the level of the anthemic Cult of Personality, and like Time's Up it adds even more thrash metal influence to the band's funk and jazz-tinged metal foundations. In fact, the dial on the harder-edged and darker influences is dialled up enough to elevate the album above Time's Up somewhat - whilst there's no smash hit on there, there's also a substantially higher level of quality overall, and in terms of the heaviness and complexity of the material involved they aren't quite as enamoured of technical complexity as jazz-death outfits like Atheist were at the time, but they wouldn't be embarrassed sharing a stage with them either.
aglasshouse
Stain is Living Colour's 3rd studio album, released in 1993.

As you may well know, Living Colour's whole aspect of music was to combine the elements of jazz and funk, and combine them with heavy metal. So it's safe to say they are an experimental band. The lyrics have the usual tone of being related to world problems, such as racism, homophobia, child soldiers, etc. The songs usually have some sort of a radio sample of someone talking about these topics. Usually rather indistinct behind the music, they are rarely important to the song in any way. Just like Vivid or Time's Up, Stain has a mix of heavy and....I don't really know. Songs like 'Nothingness', 'Bi', and 'Ignorance is Bliss' aren't exactly slow songs, because they still have heavy guitar vibes. However, they didn't do them exactly right, making for one of the very few problems. Songs that are just weird are on Stain too, such as 'Hemp' (the opening to the last song on the album, 'Wall'.), and 'WTFF'. Although these tracks are not necessarily enjoyable, they don't make for a con on the album due to their paucity and general lack of bearing on the more quality songs.

To end on a good note, we still have the unforgivingly heavy songs, such as 'Go Away', 'Never Satisfied', 'Postman', and 'Wall'. These songs, although slightly degrading due to sudden lapses of the ability to keep up with themselves, still give us these good heavy metal vibes.

Overall, Stain is definitely able to keep up with Living Colour's other albums, and makes for a great listen.

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