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From St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands: Badman

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JJ Rocks article # 269: From St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands: Badman

There is a very cool sonic breeze radiating from across the Caribbean from our neighbors to the north in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. It's coming from one of the best bands here in paradise called Badman! I have been anxiously waiting to get to their page on The Spotlight Zone so I can write about these guys. And knowing the mix of audiences that we have down here, I feel that Badman captures the best of both worlds within our local island crowds and culture.

Constantly shifting from a powerful rock/alternative drive to silky smooth Reggae grooves seems to be their signature sound. And the people love it! Technically speaking, tightness and professionalism are understatements. And with lead vocals that rival the hottest singers on the charts, Badman could make it to the top. All they need are the right connections.

What I like the most is their diversity within their arrangements. Since they don't seem to need fancy guitar solos, they balance it all out with a lot of adventurism and creative interludes inside of each of their songs. It's almost like an artist that does not overuse his choice of the colors on his palate, but instead chooses exactly what he needs to express himself. Now put that into music and you have Badman. They make the human connection without the frills and get right to the point. Oh yeah, and besides all that, they really kick ass!
 
 
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PS: Please stop by their profile and show some love! You can hear them at this link on our site. http://www.thespotlightzone.com/profile/?band=556