Living Colour Frontman Shares How He Really Feels About “Cult Of Personality”

Living Colour Frontman Shares How He Really Feels About “Cult Of Personality”
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Some bands come to resent the songs that made them successful and/or known to the public at-large in the first place. Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister had a bit of a love/hate relationship with the band’s penultimate track, “Ace Of Spades.” The rock and metal icon went as far as admitting that he sang it as the “Eight of Spades” for a long time with no one being the wiser. 

Loudwire even compiled a list of artists that hated their own hit songs including Nirvana (“Smells Like Teen Spirit”), Slash (Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine”), Warrant (“Cherry Pie”), Led Zeppelin (“Stairway to Heaven”) and Dio (“Rainbow in the Dark”), among others. 

One band that doesn’t have a problem with their most well-known track, however, is Living Colour. The band’s 1988 song has lived on in a variety of ways whether it be via Guitar Hero or as CM Punk’s entrance tune. 

Living Colour singer Corey Glover recently talked about the song on The Logan Show. “I think if it weren’t for that song, I’d be working for UPS,” he said. “How about that? If it weren’t for that song and the evergreen nature of that song, because it seems like every so often it pops up in very interesting places — with CM Punk or the video games or Guitar Hero or even within the political discourse, where people use it and quote it on newscasts. It has a weird sort of continuing life that I am very happy and very grateful that it exists.”

The album the song came from, “Vivid,” was the first record by an all-black rock band to win a Grammy. Glover’s full interview can be viewed below. 

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