Mars Volta: knee-shakingly good!

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Mars Volta: knee-shakingly good!

Unread post by Mississippi Blind Child Assburn » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:21 pm

Mars Volta is my fav band.

There is a reason why the libraries around here all stock Mars Volta cds and precious little other prog - well , maybe YES and King Crimson.

I wish Mars Volta woud come to my hometown! Oh God! That would be good.

A week ago Steven Wilson performed here and it was so good I shit my pants. Really - I had to clean up in the public washroom.


You know wot a SUPER_CONCERT would be? No?
I will tell you:

A super-star concert:
Mars Volta
Steven Wilson
& Porkupine Tree.

Wot do you all think of that!

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Re: Mars Volta: knee-shakingly good!

Unread post by Hannes-Gregor » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:10 pm

That Porcupine Tree is written with a 'C''! I have to have a listen to Mars Volta. Don't know them.

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Re: Mars Volta: knee-shakingly good!

Unread post by Fretless » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:57 pm

Don't really know much about Mars Volta, although they were touted as the Next Big Thing some years back.

Listening to albums from Steven Wilson's original 'other' band: No-Man
(Porcupine Tree was started as a joke / side project)

Superb dreamy ambient music.
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Re: Mars Volta: knee-shakingly good!

Unread post by Berty bass » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:10 am

All I know is the Porcupine Tree bassist favoured a Wal fretless for many years, and that's good enough for me.

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Unread post by Fretless » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:54 am

Oh yeah!!!!

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Re: Mars Volta: knee-shakingly good!

Unread post by Mississippi Blind Child Assburn » Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:30 pm

You three all get the side-eye from Blind Child.

Let us get one thing straight: Mars Volta, Porcupine Tree and Wilson are all common PISS.

(Well, Wilson's "Raven wotsit" cd was not too bad.)



Speaking of: how does Wilson find time to tour, put out cds so quickly and re-engineer all those classic prog lps? I have no idea wot remastering a 70s lp takes in terms of work and time. But I'm thinking it is over-praised. That anyone can do it and program (Soundforge/pro-wotsit - whatever) basically does all the work for you.
Down at Hoffmann forum, they slaveringly make a mini-god out of him. Is it really such a big (technical) deal to better the sound of a disc?

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Re: Mars Volta: knee-shakingly good!

Unread post by Fretless » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:17 pm

He didn't just remaster the classic Tull, Yes, KC albums but sat down with the original studio multitracks and made completely new mixes. Not something you can do just to fill in a wet afternoon.

That takes time, effort, good ears and a lot of respect.
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Re: Mars Volta: knee-shakingly good!

Unread post by Berty bass » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:29 pm

Fretless wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:54 am
Oh yeah!!!!

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Oooooh, me want!

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