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Set? Performance? How did the new songs translate live? Bla de bla.
It may have been one of the greatest moments in my life.
They played through the new stuff but it took a little bit to click for me as I've not listened to it much. After it did it was just amazing, though. There was a brief moment of about 3-4 minutes where all the lights went off unintentionally. When they came back after that...
Was pretty worried to be honest. What with these guys pretty much being my heroes from the age of 15. I mean, after ATDI, I've always LIKED The Mars Volta but it never held the same resonance for me, but last night has changed all that.
I FUCKING DETEST encores, but tonight I wanted one, so...yeah.
I've found them getting worse and worse. The 'Bedlam...' your was a joke. Did they extend 6 minute songs into 25 minute ones, 8 minutes of which was just them banging their instruments at random? Or have they reigned that turd in?
...which is what you want really. Well, it's what I want. Not sure how things'll go at Somerset House, probably go on for a bit longer...
and my friends who had never heard them hated it cos there was no way for them to get an impression of what a mars volta song was like. However i thought it rocked and was totally engaged for 3 hours despite my friends talking grrrrrr
When they actually played they were decent (albeit lacking a little energy), but things like 9 minute intro's to 'Agadez' (which was just the song slowed right now) was tedious. They were great during the 'Frances...' shows, but the 'Deloused...' ones really trump the lot.
Curious to see how the new tracks are live, though.
but the start and end of songs are annoying, where theres just hung notes for like 2 minutes.
I have the ATDI cover and was just thinking "wouldn't it be amazing to have seen that live?"
Really gutted about not seeing them this time. Been to see them a few times and was a bit irritated by the extensions of songs at Brixton last year, but it sounds lijke I missed a good one, if they managed to reign that in
...'That Joke Isn't Funny Any More'.
Was a Smiths reference...
Goliath, Cotopaxi, Wax, Viscera, Ilyena, Teflon, Roulette, Desp Graves, Cygnus, Luciforms, Widow, Drunkship
Roulette Dares (the Haunt of)
Drunkship of Lanterns
If they did all of that in 1hr 40mins i am amazed.
I've seen them 6 times and never seen L'Via either. I hope they've not put it to rest.
(it was originally penned as 'Beneath the Eyelids' and was intended for 'The Bedlam in Goliath', but never made it)
and it was more like 2 hours
8pm stagetime my incredibly sweaty arse
They've been on there for 5 years at the sacrifice of 'Eriatarka', 'This Apparatus...'.
...Probs a little closer to 150. Sure they got on stage at 8.35 or so, and I was home by 23.30, which would've taken about an hour or so.
...WHO THE FUCK CARES?