On September 28th, classic albums by Living Colour and Mike Doughty are being released on limited edition green vinyl as part of the Mindful Vinyl initiative for mental health awareness. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of these albums will benefit The Jed Foundation (JED), a nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults.
Living Colour’s ‘Time’s Up’ was originally released in 1990, and followed up the quartet’s critically and commercially acclaimed debut, ‘Vivid.’ The album, which has not been available on vinyl since its initial release, features the hit singles “Type,” “Elvis Is Dead” and “Love Rears Its Ugly Head.” Legends Maceo Parker, Little Richard, Doug E. Fresh and Queen Latifah all make appearances on ‘Time’s Up,’ which won the Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance. It’s being reissued via Megaforce Records.
‘Live At Ken’s House’ was released in 2014, and found singer/songwriter Mike Doughty recontextualizing the songs he recorded as a member of legendary alternative rock group Soul Coughing. Doughty, who wrote honestly about his own mental wellness challenges in his memoir ‘The Book Of Drugs,’ says “There’s an emotional-pain crisis in America, and it’s incumbent on us to make medical care and talk therapy normal and accessible for people who suffer from depression and anxiety.’
JED is a nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. JED partners with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programs and systems; equips teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other; and encourages community awareness, understanding and action for young adult mental health.
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