Living Colour, 'The Chair in the Doorway'

Record Rack: A weekly round-up of the pertinent new albums, reissues and/or box sets due out Tuesday.

ARTIST: Living Colour
RELEASE: The Chair in the Doorway
BACKSTORY: The hard rockers this week issue their fifth overall album and second full-length since reuniting in 2000. The band — featuring original members Corey Glover, Vernon Reid and Will Calhoun, along with Stain-era replacement Doug Wimbish — recorded the 11-track disc in Prague last fall and this past spring.
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ARTIST: Ministry
RELEASE: The Last Dubber
BACKSTORY: Al Jourgensen may have pulled the plug on Ministry, but the releases keep on coming. This week it’s a 12-track “trance-metal” remix of the band’s final studio album, The Last Sucker.
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ARTIST: Gordon Gano & The Ryans
RELEASE: Under the Sun
BACKSTORY: Violent Femmes frontman Gordon Gano steps out for for a new musical partnership with brothers Brendan and Billy Ryan of the Bogmen.
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ARTIST: Damned
RELEASE: Damned Damned Damned: Deluxe Edition
BACKSTORY: The seminal punk act releases a three-disc 30th anniversary edition of its classic first album. The set features a second disc stuffed with b-sides, demos, Peel Session recordings and live cuts, while the third CD featured a previously unreleased recording of the band’s first-ever concert on July 6, 1976, at the 100 Club.
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ARTIST: Killing Joke
RELEASE: Requiem
BACKSTORY: This live CD/DVD was recorded by the reformed post-punk pioneers at the Lokerse Festival during the summer of 2003.
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