Friday, November 18, 2016

THE MARS VOLTA: "Wax Simulacra", "Goliath", "The Widow" & "Roulette Dares (The Haunt Of) "

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(left to right) Pablo Hinojos- Gonzalez, Thomas Pridgen, Marcel Rodriquez- Lopez, Omar Rodriquez- Lopez, Cedric Bixler- Zavala, Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, Juan Alderate & Adrian Terrazas- Gonzales ... 51st Annual Grammy Awards, Staples Center, Los Angeles 02/ 08/ 09

This entry into the music/ arts honour roll society of this journal/ blog is a crew that is also past due for this journal, to honour and showcase some of the work of The Mars Volta project out of El Paso, Texas ... considered as a progressive rock crew I guess as far as genre labeling, this is just an outstanding crew, and I also have to credit the genius of Omar and Cedric for the direction of this project ... and as far as vocals are concerned for me ... Cedric is the cream of the crop, and Omar is an outstanding guitarist and producer, just the chemistry of everyone in this Mars Volta crew, was a great recipe and composition. The inspiration of this crew comes from a long list of everything from classic hard rock to industrial and experimental. This project came out of a crew originally called "At the Drive- In" (1993- 2001), then formed Mars Volta, The Mars Volta (2001- 2012) also disbanded and members going into other projects, so they have a long history ... and I would like to see this crew get back together hopefully and do some new work, which they very well may some time, so dont rule that out (keyboardist Ikey Owens passed away) ... having a strong following of support and fans worldwide of The Mars Volta project/ work still. There was some reuniting done in 2014, but to focus on yet another project ... but they have quite a history, yep, including winning a Grammy, and as The Mars Volta years, managed to put out 6 albums ... but I will let the Wikipedia link above handle most of that. I wanted to showcase mostly live work here, because they are really a great live performance crew too, but I also selected a video of theirs to include called "The Widow" ... and Thanx to them for the great pieces of work ... Enjoy!

The Mars Volta On Letterman- Wax Simulacra ... Thanx to PliskinTMV

the mars volta live @ Rock Werchter festival Belgium 2009- Goliath (PRO) ... Thanx to axolotls1


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 Cedric & Omar





The Mars Volta- The Widow ... Thanx to TheMarsVoltaVEVO

The Mars Volta Roulette Dares live at big day out 2004 ... Thanx to guimaj1435




***** RCJ MUSIC/ ART'S HONOUR ROLL SOCIETY (my hand- selected music/ arts picks)



Beach Bum said...

Great stuff! I'll have to look them up.

Ranch Chimp said...

Indeed Bum, they're worth looking into, glad you enjoyed!