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me either. I never saw them the first time, and if my early afternoon hadn't been crazy I would have tried to get tickets for tomorrow night's show.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 9 April 2012 20:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

I saw them twice back in college, and they were excellent. The first one was by accident, I went to see The Get-Up Kids with no idea of who the opener was. There was about 20-30 people in the student union for the show and they just went nuts.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 9 April 2012 20:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

still good

fauxmarc, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 13:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Was reading an interview with Cedric and Omar and they flat out said the main reason they got back together was because "Coachella threw an absurd amount of money at us to play". I think I appreciate bands being honest about why they are doing these reunion tours.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

do most bands actually make a lot of money on reunion tours vs just getting back together for the sake of it? every reunion isn't a megafest-throwing-money-at

fauxmarc, Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think they make decent money, I just meant that in ATDI's case that they're pretty open that it was all thanks to Coachella $$$. I wonder how much they made for just that festival.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

not all reunited bands make the same amount of money, but it seems like nearly all of them make better money for those shows than they did back when they were originally together, or with whatever 'current' project they'd been focusing on before the reunion

✧✧✧✧✧✧@are.forever (some dude), Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

like even if a reunited band isn't headlining huge festivals, they're probably selling out multiple nights at larger clubs or the same venues they'd struggle to fill before

✧✧✧✧✧✧@are.forever (some dude), Thursday, 26 April 2012 20:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that's pretty much what I thought. I really would be curious to see the rates for Coachella though, because as far as I knew Omar was really, really against ever doing this.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 26 April 2012 21:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

doesn't scientology cost a lot

fauxmarc, Thursday, 26 April 2012 21:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's cedric tho, redact

fauxmarc, Thursday, 26 April 2012 21:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh noes. Is Cedric really sucked into Scientology? They're also playing Lolla on Sunday. I just got a ticket for Fri, for Sabbath, Afghan Whigs.

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 26 April 2012 21:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Scientology explains why it took him three years to write the lyrics for the new album.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 26 April 2012 22:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

it does take a lot of time to cut and paste together random passages of dianetics and battlefield earth sci-fi jargon.

like a musical album. made by a band. (fucking in the streets), Thursday, 26 April 2012 22:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

10 months pass...

they should've been massive. they were about to be. an exciting original rock band to bury all the numetal post grunge tribal tattoo nonsense early on. ugh whatever. they had a couple years ahead of them

you are my capitalism (spazzmatazz), Saturday, 2 March 2013 18:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

I could never not see them as a dollar shop Nation of Ulysses, but they had a couple of fun tunes.

She Got the Shakes, Saturday, 2 March 2013 20:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

the mars volta were so much better

The @glennbeck have raisin b-lls and rice crispy d-ck (stevie), Sunday, 3 March 2013 00:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

No.

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Sunday, 3 March 2013 07:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

what is a good take on this band (where they came from and what they became)?

Gunoka Cuntles (Matt P), Sunday, 3 March 2013 08:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

So, this ANTEMASQUE album is really growing on me. Pop-prog with occasional hints of like El Gran Orgo-era ATDI. Pretty cool.

cwkiii, Thursday, 4 September 2014 15:00 (1 month ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

they should've been massive. they were about to be. an exciting original rock band to bury all the numetal post grunge tribal tattoo nonsense early on. ugh whatever. they had a couple years ahead of them

― you are my capitalism (spazzmatazz), Saturday, March 2, 2013 7:42 PM (1 year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

definite classic, predicting a solid 8/10 from the p-fork boys (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 21 September 2014 01:42 (1 month ago) Permalink

It is beyond me why Relationship of Command isn't regarded as a bonafide classic album. It should be. It is, it's just not recognized as such. Fuck people iirc. The end,

definite classic, predicting a solid 8/10 from the p-fork boys (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 21 September 2014 01:49 (1 month ago) Permalink

How were they original?

Master of Treacle, Sunday, 21 September 2014 03:27 (1 month ago) Permalink

RoC is recognised as a bonafide classic album, isn't it?

A college wearing a sweater that says “John Belushi” (stevie), Sunday, 21 September 2014 08:52 (1 month ago) Permalink

man i used to adore these guys. played Deloused recently and someone younger and not up on old indie bands or bands in general asked if I was playing Paramore. I had never heard of Paramore, so searched them out and you can imagine my surprise haha. Did ATDI and Mars Volta really influence modern pop bands?

BTW Sparta album needs more credit in here too.

Raccoon Tanuki, Sunday, 21 September 2014 11:16 (1 month ago) Permalink

I've never heard Paramore either. Is it worthwhile?

RoC is a recognized classic, but idk it feels like it didn't travel as far outside its own genre/circle? Thought it'd have a wider appeal I think.

definite classic, predicting a solid 8/10 from the p-fork boys (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 21 September 2014 11:19 (1 month ago) Permalink

"I've never heard Paramore either. Is it worthwhile?

RoC is a recognized classic, but idk it feels like it didn't travel as far outside its own genre/circle? Thought it'd have a wider appeal I think.

― definite classic, predicting a solid 8/10 from the p-fork boys (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, September 21, 2014 12:19 PM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink"

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Idk they're like a rock pop band for tweens afaik. Their demo may x with Taylor Swift

RoC is a classic I think, you're right though it didn't travel so well as expected. It dabbled with people outside of atdi fanbase though, but most standard say nu-metal ppl at the time were not into it at all iirc

Raccoon Tanuki, Sunday, 21 September 2014 11:28 (1 month ago) Permalink

Yeah it's weird that ATDI didn't seem to have crossover appeal. I remember trying to play it for my friends at the time and it never stuck, one guy said they sounded like a shit version of RATM which struck me as bizarre even at the time.

And there's a disturbing amount of adult men who listen to Paramore

a proclamation of tortoise intent (ultros ultros-ghali), Sunday, 21 September 2014 12:46 (1 month ago) Permalink

ATDI doesn't get more retrospective cred cuz mars volta? anti-prog critics can't deal with the cognitive dissonance

reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 21 September 2014 13:06 (1 month ago) Permalink

first two sparta albums are great, top to bottom

And there's a disturbing amount of adult men who listen to Paramore

lol okay

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Sunday, 21 September 2014 14:23 (1 month ago) Permalink

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Sunday, 21 September 2014 14:23 (1 month ago) Permalink

RoC is definitely canon in alt circles at this point; I wrote a 10th anniversary piece on it for Alternative Press, interviewed Omar and everything.

Humorist (horse) (誤訳侮辱), Sunday, 21 September 2014 15:51 (1 month ago) Permalink

ATDI were on verge of crossover when they unexpectedly split (and, in the process, called time on grand royal records).

A college wearing a sweater that says “John Belushi” (stevie), Sunday, 21 September 2014 21:30 (1 month ago) Permalink

[re q as to why atdi didn't crossover above]

A college wearing a sweater that says “John Belushi” (stevie), Sunday, 21 September 2014 21:30 (1 month ago) Permalink

first two sparta albums are great, top to bottom

Porcelain in particular is a really nicely crafted rock record. Shame the followup was so dull.

Simon H., Sunday, 21 September 2014 21:36 (1 month ago) Permalink

Should probably be noted as it hasn't yet that there were heavy heroin problems for like, a long time with these guys

Raccoon Tanuki, Monday, 22 September 2014 10:02 (1 month ago) Permalink

RoC is a recognized classic, but idk it feels like it didn't travel as far outside its own genre/circle? Thought it'd have a wider appeal I think.

― definite classic, predicting a solid 8/10 from the p-fork boys (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, September 21, 2014 11:19 AM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

It actually did at the time. Not only was the album much bigger in sales terms than anything they'd done before, but 'One Armed Scissor' in itself was massive. The album got a lot of attention, because it was released around the time when people who hadn't necessarily been buying rock/metal albums were suddenly buying rock/metal albums during the nu-metal period, even though At The Drive-In are obviously not a nu-metal band.

In fact, it was the success of this album and the resulting press that enabled Cedric & Omar to splinter off and get a lot of immediate attention for the first Mars Volta record, Deloused In The Comatorium.

Welcome To (Turrican), Monday, 22 September 2014 13:24 (1 month ago) Permalink

And yeah, both Omar and Cedric had serious problems with opiates for ages, not just in At The Drive-In but during the early Mars Volta years also.

Welcome To (Turrican), Monday, 22 September 2014 13:30 (1 month ago) Permalink


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