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doesn't scientology cost a lot

fauxmarc, Thursday, 26 April 2012 21:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

that's cedric tho, redact

fauxmarc, Thursday, 26 April 2012 21:43 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

No.

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Sunday, 3 March 2013 07:46 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (11 months 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 (11 months 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 (11 months ago) Permalink

How were they original?

Master of Treacle, Sunday, 21 September 2014 03:27 (11 months 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 (11 months 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 (11 months 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 (11 months 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 (11 months 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 (11 months 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 (11 months 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 (11 months ago) Permalink

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Sunday, 21 September 2014 14:23 (11 months 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 (11 months 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 (11 months 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 (11 months 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 (11 months 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 (11 months 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 (11 months 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 (11 months ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

damn, the Antemasque record is surprisingly listenable

Simon H., Monday, 2 February 2015 18:41 (6 months ago) Permalink

One of my favourites from last year, great live too. Cedric sounds like Noddy Holder on a few tracks! I think a second album is due pretty soon.

#Research (stevie), Monday, 2 February 2015 19:34 (6 months ago) Permalink

The songs all seem to follow the same formula, like it feels like they're filling in the same template over and over again, which makes it hard to listen to the whole album straight through but they're pretty much all really good songs so who cares I guess.

cwkiii, Tuesday, 3 February 2015 02:47 (6 months ago) Permalink

i really love providence - it feels like it fell off zeppelin's Presence - saw them play London the night after Ikey Owens passed away and they played it for 25 minutes, and it was amazing.

#Research (stevie), Tuesday, 3 February 2015 09:30 (6 months ago) Permalink

Just discovered the Antemasque album last month. It's SO GOOD

"Go pet your dog" is the name of my dog (DJP), Tuesday, 3 February 2015 14:41 (6 months ago) Permalink

i feel an atdi kick coming on. need to check out antemasque

when is the new Jim O'Rourke album coming out (spazzmatazz), Thursday, 5 February 2015 02:55 (6 months ago) Permalink

I feel like it's the proper ATDI sellout album I never knew I wanted

Simon H., Thursday, 5 February 2015 05:54 (6 months ago) Permalink

its the record grand royal would have loved them to make instead of splitting up and going to form mars volta

#Research (stevie), Thursday, 5 February 2015 10:04 (6 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

god damn that's dumb. such a great band, though...

IHeartMedia, the giant broadcaster formerly known as Clear Channel, (stevie), Thursday, 5 March 2015 19:53 (5 months ago) Permalink

when i saw tmv in 2008 cedric climbed the lighting equipment and tried to hang from it before security shut down the show

flappy bird (spazzmatazz), Thursday, 5 March 2015 20:01 (5 months ago) Permalink

xp: there are comments out and about on the web that purport to be from fellow attendees who say the water wasn't particularly hot.

how's life, Thursday, 5 March 2015 20:05 (5 months ago) Permalink

this dude's burn looks kinda bad but thats rock n roll amirite http://pitchfork.com/news/58731-mars-voltaat-the-drive-in-offshoot-antemasque-accused-of-throwing-boiling-water-into-crowd/

flappy bird (spazzmatazz), Thursday, 5 March 2015 20:09 (5 months ago) Permalink

cedric does typically keep an urn of tea onstage when he plays, would be p hot

IHeartMedia, the giant broadcaster formerly known as Clear Channel, (stevie), Thursday, 5 March 2015 20:16 (5 months ago) Permalink

yeah, and i imagine that the spray that hit some people would have had a chance to cool off in the air more that the dude who got hit with the actual hot kettle.

hella looks like john c. reilly in this pic.

how's life, Thursday, 5 March 2015 20:24 (5 months ago) Permalink

whole thing got me to revisit the antemasque record, which is a real grower and prob the most vital thing cedric and omar have done since... idk frances the mute? i like that one more than most

insufficiently familiar with xgau's work to comment intelligently (BradNelson), Friday, 6 March 2015 16:57 (5 months ago) Permalink

I still need to hear that Antemasque record, at least this unfortunate revive reminded me of that much. I've followed ORL into some questionable rabbit holes with his solo projects, so I'm not sure why I'd skip out on one that people actually seem to really like.

ƋППṍӮɨ∏ğڵșěᶉᶇдM℮ (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 6 March 2015 17:04 (5 months ago) Permalink

yeah it's just a lot of fun

insufficiently familiar with xgau's work to comment intelligently (BradNelson), Friday, 6 March 2015 17:06 (5 months ago) Permalink

"50,000 kilowatts" especially

insufficiently familiar with xgau's work to comment intelligently (BradNelson), Friday, 6 March 2015 17:07 (5 months ago) Permalink


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