At the drive-in...

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by FleaisGod, Jul 30, 2001.

  1. FleaisGod

    FleaisGod Guest

    Jun 18, 2000
    Atlanta, GA

    Im glad to hear some new rock music that doesnt follow the limp bizkit trend (please i dont want this to be a bizkit bashing thread). They are pretty original and stand out among the crowd for new rock.The bass has a pretty bad@$$ tone, kinda like the new tool. They sound something like the self-titled rage album, with a bit more singing. I would recomend them to anyone. Anybody else here like ATDI?

  2. purple_haze


    Jun 29, 2001
    London Town
    Yipper, I got Relationship of Command and I really like it now, it had to grow on me, though. Good stuff, nonetheless, very original.
  3. Yeah I saw them at a music festival in january, and I gotta admit, pretty good!
  4. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    really great band with incredible attitude. here in italy they were selling their last cd at 10$ at their show!!
    and on stage they rule. i have had news about their split. is it true?
  5. FleaisGod

    FleaisGod Guest

    Jun 18, 2000
    Atlanta, GA
    All of my favorite bands seem to break up or die. Heres what i read on sonicnet:

    Citing a need for rest, the El Paso, Texas, rockers have unexpectedly suspended all band activity indefinitely, beginning with the cancellation of a handful of dates that were set to begin April 11 in San Diego, according to an official statement released Tuesday (March 27).

    "After a non-stop six-year cycle of record/tour/record/tour, we are going on an indefinite hiatus," guitarist Omar Rodriguez said in the statement. "We need time to rest up and re-evaluate, just to be human beings again and to decide when we feel like playing music again."

    How sad, all the greatest bands break up...

  6. that sucks, just when they were starting to really break... i was thinking about getting in/casino/out, the one with hourglass... anyone recommend?
  7. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Seems like bad timing, but Oh well.
  8. jrich


    Jul 10, 2001
    Chicago, IL

    At-the-drive-in is one of my favorite bands. I was lucky to see them before they "broke up" But I did have tickets to one of the cancelled shows. I hope they get back together.


    I would definitely recommend in/casino/out. Also look into vaya, its a 7 song ep. Its really good.

  9. In/casino/out is so marred by poor production that it is almost unlistenable, unless you get it on vinyl. Get Vaya first. It sounds good. Relationship of Command kind of sucks because they end up sounding like RATM. ATDI are so incredible live, that any recording is going to fall short in my opinion.
  10. Funk Warts

    Funk Warts

    Jun 13, 2001
    London, UK
    At The Drive-In haven't split up, I think that they just sort of decided to rest for a bit. Expected I guess - they always came across as the kind of band who would do the last thing you expected...

    Anyway, I agree that the production on In/Casino/Out is a bit poor, and Relationship Of Command is overproduced (a bit like Bleach and Nevermind with Nirvana!) so I'd agree that Vaya would be a good idea. Nevertheless, In/Casino/Out is really guite good.

    Bass player doesn't really stand out to be honest, but there's so much going on in the music I guess someone needs to be a bit restricting in what he does. However - the drummer rules with rulingcakes on!
  11. how does hearing it on vinyl make the production better? :confused:
  12. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    this happens a lot of times, dancehallclasher!
    this is due to the analogic production reversed in digital for the cd format without the right equipment and technician. you could hear how bad sound on cd great albums from the 70s. now there a re better edition but the first one was reallt bed. at the drive in have a 70s sound and this is the reason of what funkwarts said.
  13. Most rock music sounds better on vinyl for some reason. A lot of indie bands are fanatical about it. Cases in point:

    Drive Like Jehu - Yank Crime CD has a label stating "CD's f**king blow."

    Slint - Spiderland CD states "This recording is made to be listened to on vinyl."

    Shellac - All recordings have some statement denigrating CD's and touting the properties of vinyl. Of course, Albini demands virgin 180 gram vinyl, which is the same stuff that audiophile jazz records are made from.

    Vinyl has certain advantages over CD's. Vinyl can cover a larger frequency range than other media, does not degrade over time unless exposed to excessive heat, and allows for a more open sound than digital media.

    Most people don't realize how good vinyl can sound because they listen to records on crappy turntables. Kind of like playing a high end bass through a 10 watt Crate practice amp. You know the bass can sound great, but the amp holds you back.
  14. For any at the drive in fans that liked relationship of command should get Vaya and In casino Out. Two really good albums. As far as the breaking up, I dont think so. Its an "indeffinete hiatus" and as soon as they need money or want to make music again theyll come back even stronger.
  15. Good band.. their sound is original.. their music might sound similar to other stuff but the all around combination of stuff makes them very original.. the grooves are simple but full and non-monotomous.. i like it..

    It is the same cualities i like from glassjaw.. ( check that out..
  16. For what it's worth, ATDI are now officially broken up. Cedric and Omar have a new band going, and the other guys have a new band called Sparta, who should be out on tour now.
  17. I own Vaya and I love it. I'll probably end up buying Relationship of Command as well eventually.

    The bassplayer gets a pretty nice tone out his Stingray I'd say.
  18. gazzabom

    gazzabom Guest

    Apr 9, 2001
    Is defacto the name of Cedrics side project? I heard a CD of that and thought it was rather cool.
  19. Nate Dawg

    Nate Dawg

    Apr 8, 2000
    Denver, CO
    Cedric and Omar have two projects: Mars Volta and Defacto. Defacto is a dub reggae act.

    Jim, Paul and Tony are playing together as SPARTA. Jim on vocals/guitar/keyboards, Paul on guitar, Tony on drums, and a guy named Erick on bass. Check out their mp3s at
    Really good stuff.

    I actually met ATDI about a month before they split. A great bunch of guys and they are all great musicians. Here's some pics of my friend Matt and I with them and Mike D from the Beastie Boys. This was at a show on 02/04/01 in Paris, France.


    Oh yeah, I'm the guy in the black shirt.