Living Colour’s ‘Stain’ is their third (and the first to feature bassist Doug Wimbish) album released on March 2, 1993 by Epic.
Track Listing : 1.Go Away (Will Calhoun, Corey Glover, Vernon Reid, Doug Wimbish) – 04:03 . 2.Ignorance Is Bliss (Will Calhoun, Corey Glover, Vernon Reid, Doug Wimbish) – 03:17 . 3.Leave It Alone (Corey Glover, Vernon Reid, Doug Wimbish) – 03:29 . 4.Bi (Will Calhoun, Vernon Reid) – 04:46 . 5.Mind Your Own Business (Vernon Reid) – 03:17 . 6.Ausländer (Will Calhoun, Corey Glover, Vernon Reid, Doug Wimbish) – 02:38 . 7.Never Satisfied (Corey Glover, Vernon Reid) – 04:06 . 8.Nothingness (Will Calhoun) – 03:30 . 9.Postman (Vernon Reid) – 03:31 . 10.Wtff (Andre Betts, Will Calhoun, Corey Glover, Vernon Reid, Doug Wimbish) – 02:15 . 11.This Little Pig (Will Calhoun, Corey Glover, Vernon Reid, Doug Wimbish) – 03:04 . 12.Hemp (Vernon Reidandrew Fairley) – 01:36 . 13.Wall (Will Calhoun, Corey Glover, Vernon Reid, Doug Wimbish) – 05:23
Musicians : Vernon Vernon Reid – Guitar, Guitar Synthesizer . Doug Wimbish – Bass . Will Calhoun – Drums . Andrew Fairley – Vocals On (12) . Bernard Fowler – Backing Vocals
Production : Produced By Ron Saint Germain, Living Colour . Ron Saint Germain – Recording, Mixing . Bob Ludwig – Mastering
Package : Carol Chen – Art Direction . Amy Guip – Photography . Mouri Mbonika – Cover Model
Recorded 1992 At Bearsville Studios And Long View Farm.
Released On March 2, 1993 By Epic.
In a fashion, Reid’s guitar-work makes for a telling analogy for ‘Stain’ as a whole. Once the aforementioned change of musical direction is grown accustomed to, Living Colour’s 3rd full-length release is yet another solid and very good album. However, it is not as outstanding as either ‘Vivid’ or ‘Times Up’, with pretty much all components of the band being downgraded in comparison. […]
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A flopand undeservedly so. Like Time’s Up, it’s full of bizarre and often fascinating experiments, some of which don’t quite work. But unlike that record, it’s coherent and attention-grabbing fun all the way through, even when the weirdness gets seriously weird (“WTTF”; “Hemp”) – the band has less of a tendency here to get bogged down in dumb metal riffs. […]
The music is similarly bellicose: A few robust songs emerge from the murk (the hooky ”Never Satisfied,” the antiprejudice ”Wall,” and the spacey, almost free-form ”Nothingness”), but most of the record is a suffocating avalanche of clubfooted riffing that even Metallica has left behind. […]