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Scab Dates

  • 1. Abrasions Mount the Timpani
    2. Take the Veil Cerpin Taxi: And Ghosted Pouts / Gust Of Mutts
    3. Caviglia
    4. Concertina
    5. Haruspex
    6. Cicatriz: Part II / Part III / Part IV / Part I
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0005644

  • Credits

    The Mars Volta: Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez, Jon Theodore, Amery AWOL Smith, Pablo Gonzalez, Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, Juan Alderette, Henry Trejo, Adrian G. Gonzalez, Cedric Bixler-Zavala.
    Rising from the ashes of emo-punk band At The Drive-In, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Baxter-Zavala formed the anti-genre outfit the Mars Volta, one of the most far-out bands in contemporary rock. Like FRANCES THE MUTE, their sophomore album, SCAB DATES--a live album culled from various performances between 2003 and 2005--meshes psychedelia, hard rock, trance, Latin music, electronica, and progressive rock into a mercurial, unpredictable amalgam.
    With their 19-piece band, Rodriguez-Lopez and Baxter-Zavala spin their audiences through a barrage of styles and a plethora of instrumentation. Surprisingly, the Mars Volta are able to replicate much of their insanely complex music in a live setting. This is the sort of brain-melting fare for which the term "trippy" was invented, and the disc's 72-minute duration gives the musicians plenty of room to stretch out (especially on the closer, "Cicatriz," which clocks in at about 40 minutes). Buckle your seatbelts.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (No. 988, p.122) - 3 out of 5 stars - "...[A] balls-out concert record made for the headphones."
    Uncut (p.113) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[A] blend of free jazz, Cuban rhythms, prog-rock, metal and Afrobeat..."
    Mojo (Publisher) (p.118) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "'Haruspex' makes viscous dub soup out of febrile jazz organ and Cedric Bixler-Zavala's vocal ululations."
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