Stain (album)

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Stain
Living Colour Stain.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 2, 1993 (1993-03-02)
Recorded1992
StudioBearsville Studios, Bearsville, New York and Long View Farm, North Brookfield, Massachusetts
Length44:56
LabelEpic
ProducerRon Saint Germain
Living Colour
Living Colour chronology
Biscuits
(1991)
Stain
(1993)
Pride
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[2]
Robert ChristgauA−[3]
Entertainment WeeklyC−[4]

Stain is the third album by Living Colour. It was released on March 2, 1993, by Epic Records. It is the first album to feature bassist Doug Wimbish. Stain features a generally heavier sound with more pessimistic themes, the songs representing a range of genres. It reached No. 26 on the Billboard 200. Citing "musical differences" the band split up in January 1995.[1]

The cover art shows a woman wearing a brank.

From the mid-1990s through the early 2010s, the album was out of print due to rights issues after a lawsuit from Jon Stainbrook of the band the Stain forced Sony to cease production of the album.[5] In November 2013, the album was reissued by Music On CD and is also available as an MP3 download. In June 2018, the album was reissued on limited edition green vinyl.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Go Away"Calhoun, Glover, Reid, Wimbish4:03
2."Ignorance Is Bliss"Calhoun, Glover, Reid, Wimbish3:17
3."Leave It Alone"Glover, Reid, Wimbish3:29
4."Bi"Calhoun, Reid4:46
5."Mind Your Own Business"Reid3:17
6."Ausländer"Calhoun, Glover, Reid, Wimbish2:38
7."Never Satisfied"Glover, Reid4:06
8."Nothingness"Calhoun3:30
9."Postman"Reid3:31
10."WTFF" (stands for What-The-Fuck Factor)Betts, Calhoun, Glover, Reid, Wimbish2:15
11."This Little Pig"Calhoun, Glover, Reid, Wimbish3:04
12."Hemp"Reid, Fairley1:36
13."Wall"Calhoun, Glover, Reid, Wimbish5:23

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[6] 18
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[7] 25
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[8] 8
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[9] 29
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[10] 10
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 42
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 14
UK Albums (OCC)[13] 19
US Billboard 200[14] 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stain Review". Almusic.com. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  2. ^ Stain Review. Rolling Stone. 2004. ISBN 9780743201698. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Living Colour Review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Stain Review". EW.com. 5 March 1993. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  5. ^ "STAIND Settles Court Case With THE STAIN".
  6. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Living Colour – Stain". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Living Colour – Stain" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Living Colour – Stain" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  9. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  10. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Living Colour – Stain". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  11. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Living Colour – Stain". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  12. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Living Colour – Stain". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  13. ^ "Living Colour | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  14. ^ "Living Colour Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 23, 2017.