Monday, January 30, 2006

Mars Volta Were At The Drive In

Ah yes, my new blogging boss Mr. FJ Delgado was so correct in pointing out the genius of The Mars Volta right here. And let us not forget where the genius of TMV were previously employed. Yes, that would be At The Drive In. Forming from the depths of the US border town of El Paso At The Drive In produced three massive rock albums between the years of 1996 and 2000. Helmed by Cedric Bixler-Zavala (vocals) and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (guitar), ATDI culminated their short career in the pulse pounding, driving, rythmic masterpiece known as Relationship Of Command. Like a Phoenix The Mars Volta rose from the ashes of the great ATDI, thanks to the genius of Mr. Bixler and Mr. Rodriguez. Teamed with one of the best drummers in rock Mr. Jon Theodore (as Mr. Delgado so correctly points out) , Juan Alderte (bassist), Isaiah "Ikey" Owens (keyboardist) and Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez (musician of many talents), TMV quite frankly kick some serious rock 'n roll ass....

2003's debut release for TMV -
De-Loused In A Comatorium- a masterpiece inspired by a friend of the band, Julio Venegas, who committed suicide in El Paso.

right click, save target as for mp3's

Roulette Dares (The Haunt Of) (mp3)

Cicatriz ESP (mp3)

And from the earlier great At The Drive In, 2000's awesome
Relationship Of Command

One Armed Scissor (mp3)

Cosmonaut (mp3)



F.J. Delgado said...

awesome primer, D!

I will never forget rocking out to At The Drive In during college...

the fist time I ever listened to them, I was home on break from Duke U.

I was at a book store called Bibelot, which is now defunct. It was one of those stores that allowed you to listen to CD's before you bought them.

Needless to say, I took frequent advantage of this policy.

I'll never forget listening to One Armed Scissor and thinking that the guitar work was fucking sick.

And it was.

F.J. Delgado said...

and also...

i'm definitely not the boss around here, since we are a democracy in spirit (yet also a meritocracy in practice).

i definitely bow down to the knowledge of the D!