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hell yes will living colour be inducted, they were one of the first ever balck hard rock groups. they were influenced by chuck berry & bo diddly
Posted by Martin on Tuesday, 11.14.06 @ 04:07am
shut up al Living Colour was the first
Posted by Martin on Wednesday, 02.7.07 @ 21:46pm
They are civil rights with electric guitars. Great drums, Corey has a magnificient voice, and Vernon will kick your ass on guitar.
Posted by Seth on Saturday, 03.17.07 @ 13:04pm
I think if they hadn't split up after Stain they'd be a no brainer choice by this time. But as things stand, they're a fringe candidate. That shouldn't detract from the music, which is some of the finest and stylistically diverse out there.
Posted by Kit on Thursday, 05.24.07 @ 20:33pm
Actually Al I think Vernon Reid was born in the UK...He was raised here but perhaps his UK background is why the "U" is in the band name.
Posted by Josh on Thursday, 04.17.08 @ 15:47pm
No doubt they can rock hard. Wonder if they have enough quality material, though.
Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 07.17.08 @ 11:24am
Posted by nathan on Saturday, 11.1.08 @ 12:59pm
Living Colour deserves accolades for being arguably the most unique band of their time. The problem is that they pulled a BOSTON and blew their load on the first disc.
Posted by Randy on Sunday, 11.16.08 @ 01:27am
Boston didn't blow their load on the first disc Randy
Posted by Mr. Octagon on Sunday, 11.16.08 @ 10:19am
I think Living Colour have a very mid to slim chance of induction(a Motley Crue like chance.) Great band though.
Posted by Dude Man on Saturday, 08.22.09 @ 19:09pm
Living Colour defedently diserves to be put in
Posted by Chris on Monday, 02.1.10 @ 19:01pm
Amazing band that deserves to go. They brought it full circle...rock was created by blacks, nicked by whites and brought it back home in their own way.
Posted by Mark on Friday, 10.1.10 @ 19:12pm
last week our class held a similar talk on this topic and you show something we have not covered yet, thanks.
Posted by mietwagen mallorca on Sunday, 10.17.10 @ 09:24am
When I heard they will be eligible soon I was thrilled. Easily they are one of the most important bands of their time. Heavily influential, they have contributed a great deal to rock, hip hop and a slew of other genres. In addition they continue to experiment with sounds making us question the definition of what popular music can be. Their most popular album was Vivid, but with each album they have evolved their sound to something different all together while remaining distinctly recognizable. This band is no cookie cutter hit machine, and we're all better off for it because without bands like LC the music landscape would be a cold, barren wasteland of bubblegum and bling. Just my two cents, obviously they have my vote, hope they make it.
Posted by GRiSH on Saturday, 11.13.10 @ 11:55am
Dunno about the actual criteria behind the HOF, all I know is that Living Colour are one of the hardest working bands; always been, but are even working harder for a few years without enough recognition. The "prize" is more than deserved.
Posted by Handova on Saturday, 11.13.10 @ 16:27pm
What can I say...
Posted by Rod on Sunday, 11.14.10 @ 05:23am
They were and still are always ahead of their time!
Posted by #arry on Tuesday, 11.16.10 @ 02:18am
Cult of Personality
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 11.16.10 @ 19:34pm
They were just there when they came on, not riding the crest of a trend or anything. They were and are still one of a kind. They are the essence of rock, not even a hint of selfpity in their music and what makes rock stand out.
Posted by Bas on Tuesday, 11.23.10 @ 04:31am
Because they are black they should make it in? They were a mediocre rock band that was way overrated.
Posted by DAO on Thursday, 01.13.11 @ 16:00pm
DAO, get your ears checked. These guys are one of the best bands EVER. Definitely deserve a spot.
Posted by Den on Friday, 01.14.11 @ 01:04am
im a cult of personality
Posted by really on Thursday, 10.27.11 @ 19:09pm
Why would a "racially diverse", good, not great band from the later 1980's be deserving, but a GREAT, racially diverse band from 1966-1967, Love, be ignored?
Posted by Skip on Thursday, 11.17.11 @ 05:18am
One, looking for illogical explanations screams "conspiracy theory". While Love has a definite argument, there are a lot of garage bands from the era that could also fit the bill. This being if you envision a scenario where the Hall would specifically select one garage band from the 60's to represent the genre.
Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 11.17.11 @ 05:53am
I've never heard of Commodore Wenner blocking the Monkees either.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 11.17.11 @ 06:22am
I had previously heard something like that. It might have been a comment by Gitarzan (a noted Monkees lover).
Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 11.17.11 @ 07:57am
CM Punk and Wayan Brothers should induct them
Posted by John on Tuesday, 08.27.13 @ 14:11pm
DAO probably wet himself watching Kiss pat themself on the back. Stick to reading the Wall Street Journal with your frat buddies. This music ain't for you asshole! Also it's funny to see Linda Ronstadt get inducted with the first clip being Mike Nesmith's Different Drum. The Monkees are legitimately a supergroup (like LC) Tork's Do I Have to Do This All Over Again, Nesmith's What Am I Doing Hanging Round and Dolenz's Randy Scouse Git are great songs that piss on the %$@#$ beastie Boys (probably another of moron DAO's favs
Posted by Robt C on Monday, 06.2.14 @ 02:46am
They should be inducted eventually.
Posted by BulmaPunkRocker on Sunday, 07.6.14 @ 22:13pm
LC Do no deserve.
Posted by frog on Monday, 12.26.16 @ 18:43pm
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