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    can be bought

    from a recent interview with cedric in Geek Magazine:

    Geek: Thereís a lot of pressure on you and Omar to reunite At The Drive-In. Do you grow frustrated with that, or do you feel honored?


    Cedric: I canít really say I feel honored. Itís great to have the attention, but I really feel that was a band that pulled the wool over a lot of peopleís eyes. We got credit for a sound that we were pretty much the 20th generation of. I would have no problem with reuniting and doing a show personally just because I would honestly do it for the money. If I got money from it I could put it back into The Mars Volta. I could get better production without the use of the label. How could that benefit TMV or me artistically? It wouldnít be about the performance or the nostalgia. To me, it would just be getting into bed with someone who wanted to lend me money, pretty much. Iím not interested in the music really and all the kids who are really into that band, if they would just do the math, they would realize that people like Drive Like Jehu, The Jesus Lizard and even Fugazi, who everyone does know, did it first and they did it better.

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    i was really into atdi my senior year of high school, i would catch the show, but it sounds like it would be very uninspiring, lol.

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    Pretty straight out. ATDI was never that great to begin with. TMV is 100000000000x better.

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    of course TMV is better

    but lots of kids will shit themselves to see this

    and pay accordingly

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    Cedric's kinda right:

    Drive Like Jehu > ATDI
    Fugazi > ATDI

    but
    The Jesus Lizard < ATDI

    and consequently
    The Mars Volta < ATDI
    *based upon tedious fact checking.

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    i've seen tmv, i have not seen atdi and would like to

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    I would love to have seen ATDI live. But I have yet to see Mars Volta. I hope either incarnation of cedric makes an appearance at this year's coachella.

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    TMV are the prototype for a emperor's new clothes band.
    *based upon tedious fact checking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sushov23 View Post
    Pretty straight out. ATDI was never that great to begin with. TMV is 100000000000x better.
    I agree with you 100%.

    And that is a pretty funny interview. Atleast Cedric is honest.
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    I took my niece this year and it was her first Coachella. It was so fun to see it through her eyes. She thought it felt like a magical scene from Shreck. The one where all the fairy tale creatures meet for the first time in Shreck's swamp.

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    Fugazi over them all...
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    Anyone who thinks TMV are better than ATDI deserve the abortion that is Sparta. ATDI are classic, possibly seminal. TMV started out promising before descending into progmetalmasturbatoryasphyxiation.

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    Sparta are terrible. I would not wish them upon anyone.

    ATDI-Sparta=Mars Volta

    The Mars Volta simply took the shitty part out of ATDI and improved upon it.
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    We'll have to agree to disagree on that one.

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    I saw ATDI 4 times. It was orgasmic. Mars Volta/Sparta has jack shit on ATDI. Any one who had the experience of witnessing ATDI will tell you that and if they say any different there lying and never witnessed them live. Mars is to bloated and self indulgent. Sparta just plain sucks goat testicles. ATDI were the consummate live band. ATDI is in my top 5 shows of all time.

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    it's understandable that Sparta and The Mars Volta would suffer without each other.
    it seems like Sparta was the pop sensibility portion of ATDI, while TMV was the creative portion. TMV retained some of that pop savvy early on, but has seemingly shed it, for better or worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulb View Post
    Fugazi over them all...
    There is absolutely no comparison with Fugazi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettojournalist View Post
    TMV retained some of that pop savvy early on, but has seemingly shed it, for better or worse.
    have you heard the new mars volta album?
    I wouldn't go so far as to say that it has pop sensibility, but its definitly not as sprawled out and meandering as amputechture was. there's a bit of funk on it too, not to mention a song that weighs in at under 3 minutes.

    i like it.

    -T
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    Quote Originally Posted by sithlord View Post
    have you heard the new mars volta album?
    I wouldn't go so far as to say that it has pop sensibility, but its definitly not as sprawled out and meandering as amputechture was. there's a bit of funk on it too, not to mention a song that weighs in at under 3 minutes.

    i like it.

    -T
    no. i don't listen to albums that haven't officially been released.
    my comment is based on the albums that are out now.

    i have heard that their single is a standard single length track and it points towards a bright light, but i reserve judgement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woogie846 View Post
    There is absolutely no comparison with Fugazi.
    so, are you agreeing with me, or disagreeing?
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    TMV > ATDI

    but...

    Relationship of Command > anything by TMV

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    I've read several interviews where Volta clearly expresses distaste for their ATDI days. I think it's totally normal though. IT's the same as loving one band then hating them later. People grow.. and mature musically... even if they don't want to. Half the stuff I listen to I would totally hate myself for back in my punk rock days. Sometimes a little sense of how gay it all really is (the indie scene) still hits me, but I've just grown into it.

    I've seen Volta 6 times. I saw them play tremulant... I got to see them play deloused all the way through (best show EVER)... I kinda missed Francis but they played some of those songs before it came out... and I saw Amputechture. I have to say. I am NOT into amputechture, but even that sounded good live.
    I would LOVE to see ATDI. I've watched a lot of videos of them live and they look awesome. I always try to imagine '99 coachella with At the Drive In. I'm jealous kind of. They should reunite and play Coachella... then Volta would play too... and Sparta if they want, but I don't care about that.

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    De-Loused in the Comatorium > In Casino Out > Relationship of Command > Frances the Mute > Amputechture > Anything by Sparta

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    I saw the first Mars Volta performance at Coachella. I was not impressed. I have seen them a few other times, including some bad performance aired on Henry Rollins Show. At The Drive In is one of those bands that I would have loved to see and listen to them still.

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    they lost their souls for rock and roll. new volta is lacking severely.

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