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LIEUTENANTS- Born a Bad Seed (Site)
When I reviewed Bad Lieutenants’ first release, Every
Time I Come Around, I heard a slew of musical genres that
absolutely smacked the snot out of me. This time around, Born a Bad Seed continues
the snot beating, but the music is petal to the metal hard rock fueled by
Brian McCaffery’s vocals and Javier Canales’ tough as fuck guitar.
Though it’s probably not his hardest played here, I dare you to fight
the bobbing of your head, and possible air guitar for the exuberant ones,
to Javier’s opening riff in “Cocktease.” Now, I am not sure exactly
what Bad Lieutenant Brian is singing, but I am sure it all revolves around
the “born a bad seed” theme because key words revolve around being
what most perceive as bad (or rebellious if you’re sensitive). The
opening arse kicking “Super Trooper” details a run in with the
Massachusetts State Police and if that high speed chase reached the same
high levels of speed as the song, someone sure got into a lot of trouble!
I’ve me no idea what’s going on with “My Burning Anxiety,” but
Jim’s drumming and Jerry’s bass playing team up for some tweaked out
action akin to more than a few sniffs of powder up the nose of an already
tweaked out coke whore. In fact, that rhythm tandem is more prevalent
throughout than I first realized. My only bitch concerning this CD is its
length; six songs is too short and but a tease. You will use the ol’
repeat button on your ancient cd player. Drinking Jager Bombs for a kick?
Stow the Red Bull, keep the Jager and blast the Bad Lieutenants. We’ll
call it a Jager Lou (I’m a mixologist genius). Goddamn Javier, Goddamn!
– Denis Sheehan