Local Record Review: Tomorrows Bad Seeds
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Tomorrows Bad Seeds
Sacred for Sale
The SoCal version of reggae seems especially friendly to metal--call it the combination of guitar geeks loving Andy Summers of the Police crossed with everyone who at least partially remembered KNAC.
Tomorrows Bad Seeds have more than a little of that interspersed among their general Jamaica-inspired approach, and if the result is more pleasant than noteworthy it's still little surprise why the band's built up a steady fanbase over the years.There's little in the way of radical reinventions beyond notable soloing--on songs like "Only for You" and "Creation" they sound almost a bit like prime Def Leppard Hysteria-era guitars (which, given said band's Phil Collen's longtime residency in Laguna Beach might explain much).