Living Colour Collideoscope ( Sanctuary ) Rating: NNN
OK, when Living Colour go on about Operation: Mind Control and the "battle for America's soul," you can't help but find the whole notion a little antiquated. But then they move into Flying, a slow, groovy soul number, and you just gotta love it. Collideoscope is Living Colour's first album of all-original material in 10 years, and they're still jazzy, funky and full of good old hard rock spirit. There's lots of excellent layering and an intriguing use of electronics and distortion. Each track gives way to a different genre and these guys have got 'em all down.