The Mars Volta

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Tupac, May 30, 2012.

  1. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    Man, I can't enough of these guys. Super creative and astounding musicians. They gave prog rock a much needed revival and it's good to see a new band who knows what they're doing these days. Omar is certainly the mastermind behind the band, and it works well that way, and apparently the band doesn't mind at all. Juan Alderete is an underrated legend as well. That's a bass solo right there.

    So, what do you guys think of the band? Or perhaps their newest album?
  2. MarcMurder

    MarcMurder #IIAmerica

    Mar 9, 2010
    El Paso, Texas
    im just glad they are from my city:)
  3. I just started listening to them a few days ago but I'm not sure which songs to start with but what I've heard so far is pretty good
  4. handofseven

    handofseven Soaking up the cathode rays... Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2010
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Noctourniquet is killer. My favourite album since Deloused. :bassist:
  5. Deloused and Frances the Mute were like "life-changing" for me.

    Especially Frances the Mute - I felt like i was witnessing the same kind of thing my elders talked about, the epic creativity demonstrated by the progressive rock bands of the early 70's. And this was happening right in front of me.

    To me, it was like a revitalizing kick in the ass for modern music.
  6. fraublugher


    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    I think there's a Mars Volta mega thread in the effects forum.
  7. Mr. Pickles

    Mr. Pickles Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2006
    Dutchess County, NY
    They rule my face.
  8. chaosMK


    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    I think they are great. No idea why they (continue to) wear tightpants. That was a bad influence on the kids growing up at the time. We called them "nut tuckers."
  9. LOVED DeLoused & Frances, liked Amputechture, thought Bedlam was just OK, and didn't really like any of the ones since. But I do agree that DeLoused and Frances were a kick to the ass of modern rock music.
  10. tjnkoo


    Apr 19, 2011
    Metro Atlanta
    Sorry to chime in so late. I'm a huge Yes, ELP, Rush, Genesis, etc, fan. The Mars Volta really seems like a modern Yes-esque type band. Absolutely incredible, however if you guys have heard the word, they're currently on a hiatus after playing something like 5 shows to support the album, and that's it. Sad, sad day for the prog world. And Omar's new experiment, Bosnian
  11. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I like them in small doses ;) Omar has been pretty tyrannical with TMV, and they've lost a few folks along the way because of it, but I hear he's loosening up a bit these days. Love Juan, though...super talented dude and a nice guy. His site is a must-visit.
  12. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    I haven't bought any of their albums since "The Bedlam in Goliath", but I could probably get back into them if I heard something new I like.

    I guess I'm the weirdo here. "Amputecture" is my favorite.
  13. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I like the mars volta and wear nut tuckers.
  14. When I see bands wearing those it always makes me think of Spinal Tap. Not a good look.