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"Now that I'm grown, I don't fear the unknown ."
Yes, the Grammy-winning artists who brought you 'Cult of Personality' two decades ago (Yikes! That was 1988!!) dropped this sadly overlooked album for Megaforce records in September of last year. If you're wondering, with a reputation for funking up hard rock, if Living Colour is 'heavy' enough for a label boasting the likes of Anthrax and Bad Brains, well, you're not alone. And, it's likely this perception motivated Corey Glover and company to tune down the politics, and turn up the volume an extra notch on standout tracks like 'Burning Bridges' and 'Out of My Mind'. They haven't completely abandoned funk as evidenced on the groove in the stellar 'Bless Those (Little Annie's Prayer)' a track originally recorded by Little Annie Bandez back in 1992.