Bass player Marco Mendoza has recorded and performed with artists such as; Ted Nugent,
The Cranberries, Ozzy Osbourne and Whitesnake, to name a few and has become one of the
most in-demand session musicians of the LA scene.
Well... now I’m holding his debut solo album in my hands and have been listening to it over and
over again to get to know it by heart. I know for a fact that “Live for Tomorrow” has received
very good reviews from around the world, but I must admit that I’m quite disappointed with it.
Some describe the music on “Live for Tomorrow” very close to Lenny Kravitz and I can agree with that... and some really dig this album, however I find it a bit dull.
Because, despite a few good compositions the album as a whole cannot compete with the best of them out there.
I do enjoy listening to it but even after numerous listens I find it to be just another standard and
average Melodic Rock/Hard Rock album. The mixture of sleaze and bluesy Rock with an almost “Funky feeling” just don’t cut it for me.
After the CD is done I only remember a few riffs and a few tracks. Only the first track “Not For Me” and the up-tempo track “Broken” are a tad above average.
Nothing really stands out. Its way too predictable and lack any surprises and suddenly I find myself in acorner of my living room feeling bored.
Some very special guest such as, Steve Lukather, Ted Nugent, and Doug Aldrich, to name a few, appear to help out but it doesn’t save this album from being nothing more that an average experience to me.
The vocals of Marco Mendoza are okay... but nothing special to me.
“Live for Tomorrow” is well produced but my advice to you is to give it a listen before you buy.