Mars Volta - Scab Dates (special)

SKU 02-Uni 86788
This live album, recorded between May 2004-May 2005 isn't really a live album in any conventional sense except Frank Zappa's. In other words, it has been massively worked-on in the studio, but you still get the raw power of a live performance at its base. You also get to hear how the group really stretches out their pieces in live performance.

"Firstly, I'd like to say that this would be a five star album without the annoying overdubs. However, the actual concert expands the songs into huge, power driven jams but still is focused. The band wears its influences on its sleeve: Zeppelin, Santana, Sonic Youth and yes even 70's Miles. However, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts and Mars Volta are really this great live. Unlike jam bands, the members of Mars Volta seperately and as a group know how to play. There are not endless solos that go nowhere or boring guitar wankery. The hypnotic feeling of Electric Ladyland or Bitches Brew is given a modern update. Recommended."
  • LabelUniversal
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