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Band Thread V1. - THE MARS VOLTA - ATDI

Discussion in 'Art & Design' started by High Priest, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 1, 2002 Messages: 4,928 Likes Received: 4
    Im going to assume that there is a fair amount of user's on 12oz who have, at some point listend to one of or both of these bands. I like both - so here's a thread that cover's bio's/ history/ discography of both bands. *This information will be taken from other site's.

    At The Drive In:"Combining emotional melodies and an upbeat rhythm moving at an unpredictable rate, At the Drive-In definitely stuck out in their hometown El Paso, TX. Formed in early 1994, the group debuted soon after with their first EP, Hell Paso, followed by a brief tour across the Lone Star state. With a lineup secured around Cedric Bixler (vocals), Omar Rodriguez and Jim Ward (guitar), Paul Hinojos (bass) and Tony Hajjar (drums), At the Drive-In continued on with a second EP (Alfaro Vive, Carajo!) and toured mostly empty houses and clubs across the western United States. A small gig in Los Angeles -- with an audience consisting of only nine people -- somehow got the attention of Flipside Records, who released the band's first full-length Acrobatic Tenement in 1996. With constant energy and a stubborn enthusiasm to continue, At the Drive-In began to develop an audience, helped out by constant touring and word-of-mouth hype. Their 1997 follow-up EP El Gran Orgo had more of a melodic bite, but their musical depth and originality still remained. In Casino Out followed in 1998, and 2000 saw the release of Relationship of Command. After the band went on indefinite hiatus in 2001, Bixler and Rodriguez formed the Mars Volta, while Ward, Hajjar, and Hinojos moved on to Sparta."

    Omar Rodriguez: Guitar #2 - background vocals
    Tony Hajjar: Drums
    Jim Ward: Guitar #1 - keyboards - background vocals
    Paul Hinojos: Bass
    Cedric Bixler: Vocals


    *Full Lenth's
    February 1996 - Acrobatic Tenenement
    CD / Vinyl
    label: Flipside Records / Restart Records
    01. star slight
    02. schaffino
    03. embroglio
    04. initiation
    05. communication drive-in
    06. skips on the record
    07. paid vacation time
    08. ticklish
    09. blue tag
    10. coating of arms
    11. porfirio diaz

    September 1997 - El Gran Orgo
    CD ep
    label: One foot / Offtime
    01. give it a name
    02. honest to a fault
    03. winter month novelty
    04. fahrenheit
    05. picket fence cartel
    06. speechless

    July 1998 - In/Casino/Out
    CD / Tape
    label: Fearless Records
    01. alpha centauri
    02. chanbara
    03. hulahoop wounds
    04. napolean solo
    05. pick pocket
    06. for now... we toast
    07. a devil among the tailors
    08. shaking hand inscision
    09. lopsided
    10. hourglass
    11. transatlantic foe
    + 2 extra songs on japanese versions

    July 13, 1999 - Vaya
    CD / Vinyl
    label: Fearless Records
    01. rascuache
    02. proxima centauri
    03. ursa minor
    04. heliotrope
    05. metronome arthritis
    06. 300mhz
    07. 198d

    September 12, 2000 - Relationship of Command
    CD / Vinyl
    label: Grand Royal
    01. arc arsenal
    02. pattern against user
    03. one armed scissor
    04. sleepwalk capsules
    05. invalid litter dept.
    06. mannequin republic
    07. enfilade
    08. rolodex propaganda
    09. quarantined
    10. cosmonaut
    11. non-zero possibility
    12. catacombs (only for european and japanese versions)
    13. extracurricular (only for the japanese version)

    produced by Ross Robinson

    * Singles and Split's
    March 5, 2001 - Invalid Litter Dept.
    CD single / Vinyl
    label: Grand Royal

    CD 1:
    01. Invalid litter dept
    02. Initiation (7)
    03. Quarantined (Lamacq version)
    04. Take up thy stethoscope and walk (Lamacq version)
    05. Metronome arthritis

    CD 2:
    01. invalid litter dept.
    02. take up thy stethoscope and walk (lamacq version)
    03. metronome arthritis
    04. at the drive-in tv ad (interactive element)

    December 1, 2000 - Rolodex Propaganda
    CD single / Vinyl
    label: Grand Royal
    01. rolodex propaganda
    02. one armed scissor
    03. extracurricular

    October 2000 - ATDI / Murder City Devils
    label: Buddyhead
    1 song for each band. the ATDI title is "rascuache", remixed by the Latch Brothers

    out of print

    July 18, 2000 - One Armed Scissor
    CD single / Vinyl
    label: Grand Royal
    01. one armed scissor
    02. pattern against user
    03. incetardis

    April 13, 2000 - ATDI / Sunshine
    CD / Vinyl
    label: Thick Records / Big Wheel Recreation
    01. streamline - sunshine
    02. dead electro mix - sunshine
    03. line mix - sunshine
    04. extracurricular - atdi
    05. autorelocator - atdi

    February 2000 - ATDI / Burning Airlines
    label: Thick Records
    1 song for each group. ATDI's song is "catacomb", produced by Mike Majors (not like the Relationship Of Command version, produced by Ross Robinson)

    November 1998 - ATDI / Aasee Lake
    label: Nerd Rock Records
    featuring the ATDI song "doorman's placebo" recorded during the In/Casino/Out sessions

    June 1995 - Alfaro Vive, Carajo!
    label: Western Breed / Offtime
    01. bradley smith
    02. instigate the role
    03. ludvico drive-in
    04. circuit scene

    re-edited in CD format by Headquarter

    December 1994 - Hell Paso
    label: Western Breed / Offtime
    01. grand mox turkin
    02. red planet
    03. emptiness is a mule



    Most info taken from : here
  2. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 1, 2002 Messages: 4,928 Likes Received: 4
    "Picking up the pieces from At the Drive-In, Cedric Bixler and Omar Rodriguez formed the Mars Volta and wasted little time in branching out into elements of hardcore, psychedelic rock, and free jazz that expanded on the boundaries of their previous work. Although their previous band's demise ultimately arrived before they were able to truly capitalize on their mounting commercial triumphs, the Mars Volta immediately impressed with their willingness to eschew conventional logic and push themselves into new artistic directions instead of opting for the more marketable sounds. Interestingly, their progressive yet streamlined approach gave them the early lead among critics against their former bandmates in Sparta, the more emo-leaning of the bands resulting from the split. Enlisting friends Ikey Owens (also of the Long Beach Dub All-Stars) and Jeremy Michael Ward onboard, having played with both in their progressive dub side project De Facto, their debut EP, Tremulant, arrived in 2002. Still, as much of their reputation was built on the strength of their live show, their highly energetic performances resulted in a wave of word-of-mouth hype that elevated the band to near-mythic proportions."

    Cedric Zavala - Vocals
    Omar Rodriguez-Lopez - Guitar
    Jon Theodore - Drums
    Juan Alderete - Bass
    Isaiah Owens - Keyboards


    *Full Length's
    De-Loused in the Comatorium
    A fully realized concept album inspired by the suicide of a close friend of Mars Volta founders Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavalas, De-Loused in the Comatorius narrative consists of fantastic worlds and adventures that Cedric imagines the friend experiencing while in a coma following an unsuccessful suicide attempt. Although the story ends tragically, the creators insist that this is a celebration of the adventurous and daring life that their friend lived.

    European Tour Sampler
    GSL 50 FROM SKYSCRAPER ISSUE #13: A free copy of the GSL 50 CD compilation is also included, with songs from Chromatics, Vaz, The Mars Volta, JR Ewing, I Am Spoonbender, Living Science Foundation, Neon King Kong, Kill Me Tomorrow, Pleasure Forever, The Locust, Rash Modernaire, The Pattern, Sunshine, The Starvations, Gogogo Airheart, The Vanishing, Soiled Doves, Starlite Desperation, and Subtitle.


    Rock Sound Music With Attitude #50
    Included in July 2003 Issue of Rock Sound magazine.
  3. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 1, 2002 Messages: 4,928 Likes Received: 4
    Inertiatic ESP CD
  4. decu goldyn1

    decu goldyn1 Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 24, 2001 Messages: 1,098 Likes Received: 1
    funny in an odd way
    i was walking in the back of my housing today and some one was playing
    inertiatic - and i felt the need to go find the album...good shit indeed - i can't even comprehend what most of the lyrics mean
  5. oneeightyone

    oneeightyone Senior Member

    Joined: May 23, 2003 Messages: 1,289 Likes Received: 0
    I love atdi and mars volta...i remember coming back from a buisness trip in central america and i had inertiatic esp playing on the headset and i look down and i can see through the clouds at the people playing on the beach, i love their music and they hold their position as my favorite band of all time.
  6. imported_splint2

    imported_splint2 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 14, 2001 Messages: 1,571 Likes Received: 10
    atdi is easily one of my favorite bands...

    i dig mars volta too, but they just arent the same for me
  7. Swiffer Jet

    Swiffer Jet Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 14, 2003 Messages: 2,669 Likes Received: 0
    What about Sparta..?
  8. test pattern

    test pattern Elite Member

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  9. CamS

    CamS Member

    Joined: Aug 12, 2002 Messages: 303 Likes Received: 0
    ya atdi adn tmv are easily one of my fave bands ever..as for tmv's lyrics..i understand 70% of what they all mean...most of the words are just poetically writen, cedric had loads of help from band mate jeremy ward (rip)... who was a poet/artist himself. as for tmv now, omars lil bro joined the band on bongos/congos..but u can tell with jermeys passing cedrics lyrics have well become more easy to comprehend..ill try and find the link to there new single of "francis the mute"..its called "the widow" im sure if u type it into google ull find it
  10. Yellow Feets

    Yellow Feets Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 10, 2004 Messages: 1,958 Likes Received: 0
    Yeah, I heard about them from all the hype going on the net. They're pretty good. I'm still adjusting to dude's vocals though. A little too high pitch for me but I can handle shit. Has anyone seen them live?
  11. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 1, 2002 Messages: 4,928 Likes Received: 4
    Ive seen Volta live on 2 occasions, once for the show at the wiltern (where they debuted "the widow") and once opening for APC - who i didnt stay for, infact quite a large portion of the audiance left once Volta finished their set. As far as Cedric's voice, on the new material you can tell he has worked alot on control and his falsetto sound's much better...
  12. CamS

    CamS Member

    Joined: Aug 12, 2002 Messages: 303 Likes Received: 0

    lucky bastard..haha..i wanted to see them in vancouver, but it sold out in like 4 hours...and i have that song on bootleg..

    umm , ive only seen them live on video..and man, i wann be in the crowd when that shit goes down..and if anybody wants anyvideos from either atdi or mars volta just pm me.
  13. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 1, 2002 Messages: 4,928 Likes Received: 4
    Yea, thats a problem with Volta show's they sell out within minutes of going on sale - The show at the Wilter sold out in i believe it was around 10-12 minutes, and due to overwhelming demand they played two other shows back to back, which was great - i had a couple of friends go to all threee shows, but the tickets were not cheap so i wasnt lucky enough to do the same.

    If you ever get the chance to see them live i recommend it, the material sounds just as strong live as it does on the album, and there is alot of improv. - so you hear alot of things that are specific only to that night.
  14. decu goldyn1

    decu goldyn1 Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 24, 2001 Messages: 1,098 Likes Received: 1
    ...so ah what's all this frances the mute talk about...does anyone have info on it? is it out?
  15. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 1, 2002 Messages: 4,928 Likes Received: 4