― scott, Wednesday, 15 August 2001 00:00 (14 years ago) Permalink
what do you think, style maven?
My first post sure started this thread off on a good note, didn't
it? Anyway, I am personally sick of music like ATDI. I'm tired of
vocalists that sound constantly on the verge of pinching a big loaf.
I'm tired of absolutely BLAH lyrics, empty sub-Cobainisms that say
nothing but are supposed to be insightful. I'm tired of unjustified
stop-starts and time-changes. I'm tired of seeing people grunting
against their guitars like factory workers. And most of all, I'm
tired of indie-boy afros.
― Clarke B., Thursday, 16 August 2001 00:00 (14 years ago) Permalink
This thread has reached the point where I'm wondering if Scott's not
just playing us for suckers with his uber defensiveness. (I'd have
to admit it would be pretty funny if that was the case.) The only
other explaination I can figure is that the guy with the 'fro is
related to him.
― Jess, Thursday, 16 August 2001 00:00 (14 years ago) Permalink
Also, I wish people wouldn't try to egg on an obviously already-petulant poster. Who cares? It's not worth your time.
― Josh (ILM Moderator), Thursday, 16 August 2001 00:00 (14 years ago) Permalink
"Hmmm. Attacking someones hair. Is that a TOS violation?"
then in the same breath
"Anyone with an afro looks pretty silly, but sub-Dischord white boys
look especially ridiculous. "
August 16, 2001.
Thanks moderator, wan't sure if u got my email
That acct didn't get validated properly
― scott, Thursday, 16 August 2001 00:00 (14 years ago) Permalink
― Sterling Clover, Thursday, 16 August 2001 00:00 (14 years ago) Permalink
― Norman Fay, Thursday, 16 August 2001 00:00 (14 years ago) Permalink
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― sickofwhinyindiefailedcritics, Thursday, 16 August 2001 00:00 (14 years ago) Permalink
― Nitsuh, Thursday, 16 August 2001 00:00 (14 years ago) Permalink
― chaki, Thursday, 16 August 2001 00:00 (14 years ago) Permalink
people that can't think of anything else to say, so they harp on some
minute point = dud
― Josh, Thursday, 16 August 2001 00:00 (14 years ago) Permalink
― scott, Friday, 17 August 2001 00:00 (14 years ago) Permalink
Jim Ward, [only 27]http://www.dotmusic.com/news//May2003/news29560.aspJim Ward, guitarist for At The Drive-In, sometime member of The Mars Volta and lead singer with Sparta, has been found dead at his home in California.
― DJ Martian (djmartian), Wednesday, 28 May 2003 14:45 (12 years ago) Permalink
Mars Volta Member Dies
Jeremy Ward, sound/vocal manipulator for At the Drive-In offshoots the Mars Volta and De Facto, died of an apparent drug overdose in his Los Angeles home on Sunday. He was 27 years old. The Mars Volta had just returned to L.A. to rest between legs supporting Red Hot Chili Peppers' North American tour. Jeremy was the brother of Sparta frontman/ex-ATDI guitarist Jim Ward.
― Yanc3y (ystrickler), Wednesday, 28 May 2003 14:56 (12 years ago) Permalink
― DJ Martian (djmartian), Wednesday, 28 May 2003 15:04 (12 years ago) Permalink
― earlnash, Wednesday, 28 May 2003 15:12 (12 years ago) Permalink
Reformation talk: http://www.nme.com/news/at-the-drive-in/45300
The only thing more surprising than this prospect, I'd say, is that of scores of self-important retards making out like it's somehow their fucking business if a band chooses to get back together to play their own music. Pretty sure that won't happen though
― if you're a pizza-loving New Yorker, it was pretty hilarious. (DJ Mencap), Friday, 12 June 2009 16:19 (6 years ago) Permalink
― billstevejim, Tuesday, 3 August 2010 04:55 (5 years ago) Permalink
That's right on the cusp between amazing and unwatchable. I gave this one big points in the metal poll, has eff all chance of placing though I'd guess.
― Ismael Klata, Tuesday, 3 August 2010 21:15 (5 years ago) Permalink
At The Drive In aren't as good as my memory made them out to be, but that's not important - what happend to 'Scott'?
― Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 3 August 2010 21:38 (5 years ago) Permalink
imagine if relationship of command had had a decent producer behind it :(
― Efraqueen Juárez (jim in glasgow), Tuesday, 3 August 2010 22:02 (5 years ago) Permalink
'Enfilade' is a great song. I didn't know it was so embarrassing to like ATDI back in 2001.
― Shin Oliva Suzuki, Tuesday, 3 August 2010 23:13 (5 years ago) Permalink
That Arcarsenal performance is still amazing
― underneath the moon and the stars (Whitey on the Moon), Wednesday, 4 August 2010 07:26 (5 years ago) Permalink
RoC is good, and Enfilade & Catacombs are particularly awesome (the dub middle 8 in Enfilage = wow, still), but yeah, Ross Robinson totally lost the really fucking wild, live but bizarre edge that Vaya has. I still dig Vaya out quite often and play it.
― Captain Ostensible (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 4 August 2010 11:01 (5 years ago) Permalink
I hardly play Vaya, I really like Relationship much much more. But In/Casino/Out might be my favorite ATDI-record. Still love this band dearly, and I'm glad I got to watch them live at their final show (@ Vera, Groningen in 2001).
― Marty Innerlogic, Wednesday, 4 August 2010 11:47 (5 years ago) Permalink
did anyone watch that '250 episodes of later with jools holland' on saturday? It was basically showing classic performances. At The Drive In's amazing performance consisted of jumping about , doing crazy stuff and stealing the other acts' furniture. The next act on was Robbie Williams who began his act with about ten seconds of silence before he said "Can my mate have his chair back please?" It was pretty funny.
― cajunsunday, Monday, 13 September 2010 17:06 (4 years ago) Permalink
timely revive -- been listening to these dudes a lot lately. I don't really get the hate for Relationship of Command's (admittedly glossy) 'modern rock' production (especially now that we're almost 10 years removed from that sound dominating the airwaves); if nothing else, it makes the crunchy moments really fuckin' CRUNCH, no?
― the mid- '80s vein of hellmusic we love to hate (bernard snowy), Monday, 13 September 2010 18:17 (4 years ago) Permalink
― Shin Oliva Suzuki, Monday, 13 September 2010 20:59 (4 years ago) Permalink
For some reason that link is really slow on my computer.
― billstevejim, Monday, 9 January 2012 19:09 (3 years ago) Permalink
― Turrican, Monday, 9 January 2012 19:44 (3 years ago) Permalink
Can't get that site to load, the atdimusic one, but I'm cautiously excited about this. Saw them in the Courtyard Cafe in Urbana opening for Get-Up Kids back in like '99 and it was a really fun show.
― jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 9 January 2012 19:46 (3 years ago) Permalink
yesss. saw them on the '99 guk tour too at college park md. my standard story is how atdi opened and guk fans tried holding the front to keep their spots for later but they couldn't deal once atdi started their set.
― fauxmarc, Monday, 9 January 2012 19:49 (3 years ago) Permalink
I like both At The Drive-In *and* The Mars Volta (especially the first two Volta albums), and while this is undoubtedly good news and it's great to know the band are on speaking terms again... the big question is WHY they're doing this and WHY now?
It's startling to see the amount of people on the internet getting excited about this, because as revered a band as they were/are, they were never really what I'd call a 'massive band'. I don't have a problem with this, of course, because it's going to be interesting for me to see what becomes of this, but the reactions are interesting to say the least.
― Turrican, Monday, 9 January 2012 19:56 (3 years ago) Permalink