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ncsurfer
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#1
Who else likes this awesome band? Don't judge them by the songs you hear on the radio, they are definitely their worst. Both of their albums are excellent, even their EP is good.

Plenty of time signature changes, weird riffs, and unusual and obscure guitar effects. They have an incredible drummer, Flea is their bassist for the first album (obviously amazing), and Omar has such a unique style on guitar (and he can rip.) Some people have said they don't like Cedrics voice, (I didn't at first), but once you get used to it, it definitely grows on you.

So lets hear it. If you want to get into them, I would say Deloused in the Comatorium (their first) is the most easily accessible, and if you like that get Frances the Mute, which has a little bit more jazz/latin influence. Both are really good.
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#2
They are a really good band. Deloused is my favorite, their was a time when I would listen to that atleast once a day. Frances the Mute has too much space wank in it for me to listen too on a regular basis, but is still a great album.
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#3
i love the mars volta, i genreally hate new music, but they are proving to be(concept wise) the next floyd.
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#4
I really enjoy Mars Volta. Its true the vocals take a while to get used to, but Cedric is an awesome singer. I dont think Mars Volta gets enough recognition. Maybe that will change after thier tour with RHCP. Anyway, Deloused is an awesome album
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#5
I absolutely love The Mars Volta! First song I heard from this band was 'Televators' about three years ago and that's all it took to get me hooked. I'd also say that 'Deloused' is probably more accessible than FTM. Both albums are great though my favorite has to be Deloused. Intertiatic ESP is one of my favorite songs off the album as well as Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt.

I was pretty bummed when I was unable to see them open up for A Perfect Circle a few years back. By the time the tour came around my area they had a new opening band..The Icarus Line, I think it was. However, I did manage to catch their headlining tour last year...Wow is all I can say. Great show.
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#6
Excellent band. De-loused is one of my all time favourite albums.
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#8
One of my top bands. Brilliant music to just soak in through your pours. Currently I'm favoring Deloused, but I listened to Francis non stop for quite a while. Haven't ever gotten into scab dates other than Concertina.

According to wikipedia, Omar went through a neo nazi faze before focusing on music, lol.

Can't wait to see them with the chilis. Best tour pairing EVER.

I also can't wait for the next album. Omar wrote it, but John Frusciante performs all the guitar.
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I don't think so. Flea might actually be taking bass duties like on Deloused.

Omar is composing it all so it will definatley sound like the Mars Volta, not RHCP 2. He'll probably tour as guitarist as well.
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#11
^^^i dont like that, John probally wont use all the effects that omar would, and that would be lame. because that is one of the things i love about omar, and the mars volta. if flea played bass i would have no problems with that, becuase i dont care who is playing bass for them as long as he is good.

but damn are you sure about that omar not playing thing.
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#13
If I can kill off enough people in the line, I will see them with RHCP in Atlanta this summer.
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Im seeing them twice.
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#16
The Mars Volta are great i really like the album Frances The Mute
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I got them a little while back, and it takes some getting used to. Definitely nothing out there today that can really compare to them.

I got delused...apparently their best album from what I see here. What's their second best? (i liked that song "the widow" too)
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TMV is killer, Tarantism is one of my favourite songs.
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I got delused...apparently their best album from what I see here. What's their second best?


They only have one other album, Frances The Mute.


I love TMV. Omar is just amazing.
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#20
i dont know about omar not playing guitar, havent heard that. i have heard rumours that frusciante is allmost a part of the band now, but their songs are based around omars guitar parts so frusciantes mabye just throwing in lead parts here an there like he did on lvia, not sure, will be interesting anyway
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#21
on a podcast i heard that frusciante plays on the whole of the upcoming album, with parts written by omar, however i dont know if omar is playing in addition to frusciante
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ncsurfer
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I also can't wait for the next album. Omar wrote it, but John Frusciante performs all the guitar.


Now wait a minute. Why would that happen?? Omar is more than competent enough to play anything he writes. Lets see some sources on that, bud.
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#23
Great band! Reminds me of tool and pink floyd on acid! Great weird band. Love frances the mute alot.
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Now wait a minute. Why would that happen?? Omar is more than competent enough to play anything he writes. Lets see some sources on that, bud.



Quote by Wikipedia and frusciante.net


"An excerpt of a recent interview with Cedric Bixler-Zavala reveals more details on John's work with the Mars Volta on their next record," according to www.frusciante.net. "Chili Peppers fans will be excited to learn that guitarist John Frusciante has again been working with the band. 'Since Omar is producing it and recording it,' Cedric said, "he taught Frusciante all the new songs and Frusciante tracked guitars for us so Omar could sit back and listen to the songs objectively. It's great that he wants to help us and do that'."




There ya go.


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#25
^ i doubt it means omar will be replaced though, just that fru is going to be more prominent. although it wouldnt suprise me if omar eventually did hang up the guitar, i doubt he would write parts for an album he is producing and not actually play anything.
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#26
when is the new album supposed to come out?
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#27
With all the talk of John playing Omar,I'll let you know that Omar plays John. In the Chili's new album,Stadium Arcadium, Omar plays the guitar on Especially in Michigan,which is my favorite guitar on the whole double album.
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#28
They are one of my favorite bands of all time. I hear they are really good live and I love the premise behind "Frances the Mute".
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Some man***** going around raping people so they get aids and die to avenge his mothers death? lol
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#30
Amazing, amazing band. Anything that Cedric involves himself with is pure gold.
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They seem like a good band but for me it's been quite hard to really get into their music.
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#32
I've always thought of the Mars Volta as an aquired taste. They're not very easy to get into especially if you're not a fan of lenghty, concept-driven songs. It takes time to really fully appreciate the sound and style. It's the same thing I've always thought about Tool as well.
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Only because you bought RHCP

I don't have any of their stuff, and I'm going to see them with the Chili Peppers. Any recommondations?


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#39
The Mars Volta are awesome. Frances the Mute is way better that Deloused though.