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The Mars Volta
    #4340466 - 06/26/05 11:01 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I listened to some samples of them on Amazon. It sounds very spacy and theme-like in a Pink Floyd kind of way. Does anybody have any input on them? A first album I should check out?


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Re: The Mars Volta [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4340470 - 06/26/05 11:02 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Listen to their first full length... the name escapes me right now but it's one of the best albums I've ever heard.

I think it's De-Loused in the Comatorium

and when you first get it, listen to it all the way through, meaning start on track one and just let it go.


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Re: The Mars Volta [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4340475 - 06/26/05 11:03 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

all I know is that they are touring with System of a down and that the lead singer used to be in "At the Drive-in"....i will check them out and get back to you.


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Re: The Mars Volta [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4340504 - 06/26/05 11:13 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

The singer was in ATDI and another band called Sparta. The Mars Volta is EXCELLENT music for those more, um, introspective times. Very symphonic and beautiful. I also have a soft spot for At The Drive-In although its more punk rock than symphonic rock.


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Re: The Mars Volta [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4340517 - 06/26/05 11:16 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Oh yeah, I forgot to add, you want the album Deloused in the Comatorium.


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Re: The Mars Volta [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4340584 - 06/26/05 11:32 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I just downloaded some of thier music for the first time after hearing it on an alternative rock station on internet radio..
I must say they are very talented...they remind me of a lot of bands put into one...
I could say that Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd are definately an influence on this band...for sure!...they rock!!..


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Re: The Mars Volta [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4340633 - 06/26/05 11:45 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I saw their late night show this year at Bonnaroo, and was blown away! They freakin' rocked the place. The drummer was awesome, the guitarist ripped, and the lead singer...Wow! I've never heard their albums, but live they made my night. :smile: :thumbup:


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Re: The Mars Volta [Re: ToolTroll]
    #4340663 - 06/26/05 11:53 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

..I downloaded the song "Take the veil" from a live performance..and I seen them live..oh they are so talented...whoah I never seen a band that talented in a while...now days anyway..but I have many favorite bands/music/genre style...


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Re: The Mars Volta [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4341531 - 06/27/05 04:10 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)



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Re: The Mars Volta [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4342147 - 06/27/05 09:07 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

To celebrate the 1,000,000th Mars Volta Shroomery post I'm actually going to go check them out!!!


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Re: The Mars Volta [Re: Adom]
    #4342227 - 06/27/05 10:30 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

They rocked out at Bonnaroo!


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Re: The Mars Volta [Re: nookjohn]
    #4342254 - 06/27/05 10:43 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I like MV.  Both CD's.

I saw them with APC last year....:thumbdown:

don't like them live.  Couldn't understand shit.  Just repetitive noise, and usually I like that. 

APC though, I could understand everything, so it wasn't the sound or the place.


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Re: The Mars Volta [Re: CLUTCH]
    #4443121 - 07/23/05 03:08 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

i love the mars volta. ive herd they are fucking awesome live but i havent seen anything on archive.org.

anyone know of any live recordings i could get?


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Re: The Mars Volta [Re: Vulture]
    #4443249 - 07/23/05 03:55 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Search Kazaa for their live stuff, there's a ton of it floating around the P2Ps


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Re: The Mars Volta [Re: adrug]
    #4443259 - 07/23/05 03:57 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

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The singer was in ATDI and another band called Sparta.




Nope, wrong.

Mars Volta's singer and guitarist were the two guys with Afros from At the Drive-In. ATDI broke up because when they started getting a bit of success, the band started becoming all about the "two white guys with afros" instead of the band, so the other 3 guys quit.

Two of the other three (maybe all three, don't remember) left and started Sparts, lead by Jim Ward, the former guitarist of ATDI. Sparta is an amazing band, btw.


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Re: The Mars Volta [Re: myndreach]
    #4443264 - 07/23/05 03:58 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Thanks for correcting me. I was half talking out of my ass there as it was. :smirk:


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Re: The Mars Volta [Re: adrug]
    #4443313 - 07/23/05 04:13 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

eh....im not a big fan, but at the same time ive only heard their one song that they play all the fucking time on the radio. and at first i thought the singer was a chick.....he really sounds like one to me. it really confused me when i found out he was a dude.


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Re: The Mars Volta [Re: adrug]
    #4443704 - 07/23/05 06:15 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

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Thanks for correcting me. I was half talking out of my ass there as it was. :smirk:




;-) Big ATDI and Sparta fan hehe so hehe, thought I'd let you know.

I don't like Mars Volta, from the few songs I've heard. Those two guys aren't too talented, in my opinion. They just are trying to be all artsy and eclectic, but it just comes off as two guys not playing their instruments very well. If you want good avant garde music, try Mr.Bungle, etc.


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Re: The Mars Volta [Re: myndreach]
    #4443713 - 07/23/05 06:19 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Eh we argued this pretty extensively in the post which Desiree put a lin k to. I personally detest them for a lot of reasons, but I went through that and frankly dont feel like arguing it again.


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Re: The Mars Volta [Re: TheCow]
    #4443896 - 07/23/05 07:20 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

well i got yer back on this one.....i think they might be just a tad over rated....

says me, others may disagree and im fine with that. so no one get all jumpy at me k? :grin:


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