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The Mars Volta

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by MCT, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. MCT


    Apr 11, 2005
    I know that Flea did the bass work for the first album and that Juan Alderete is playing with them now, but who actually came up with the lines? I'd really like to know because the line for Take the veil cerpin taxt is freaking awesome, and the main riff for l'vi viaquez is just incredible. I hope someone can shed some light on this issue for me.
  2. Prahainspring


    Oct 22, 2002
    New Jersey
    I think Omar, the guitarist, in fact made the bass lines on all of Frances the Mute with the exception of the long jam towards the end of the album. I read an interview where Juan said that Omar was a bassist turned guitarist so he had a good idea on how to create bass lines. I'm sure Juan is given space to figure out or modify the guitar lines though.