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    Posted: February 08 2013 at 00:04
Saw them open up for  uhhh I can't remember ..was a good thing cause TMV played a very long set almost full length as an opener !
It was the first time I saw them and really was quite impressive live.

As for the 'they're the best  / not the best' etc.
If you like them great If you don't good. But there is no 'Best Prog rock band ever '
You either love or like them or say ya don't, simple as that.

At least we had the together for many years to enjoy their music.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Earendil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 30 2013 at 10:47
Originally posted by davemuttillo

Certainly not the best prog band ever ... not even close.

Certainly not the best comment ever ... not even close.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zeqexes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 30 2013 at 02:13
I wouldn't say that they're the best... but to say that they're not even anywhere close...

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I'm quite sad they're breaking up, I've only gotten into them recently so I haven't been a huge fan forever but it's still disappointing
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Originally posted by zeqexes

Originally posted by davemuttillo

Certainly not the best prog band ever ... not even close.

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they are not the best prog band are you kidding me
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zeqexes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 30 2013 at 02:06
Originally posted by davemuttillo

Certainly not the best prog band ever ... not even close.

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Originally posted by davemuttillo

Certainly not the best prog band ever ... not even close.
I figured that's not what this thread is for.

Edited by Dayvenkirq - January 30 2013 at 00:48
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Certainly not the best prog band ever ... not even close.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sagichim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2013 at 01:37
I know the Apocalypse Inside of an Orange and although it has some good moments it didn't really grab me.
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^ Great suggestion. One of the better Omar solo works. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zravkapt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 27 2013 at 17:27
Old Money is the most Volta-y of Omar's albums; it was originally supposed to be the follow up to Amputechture.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote andysilv Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 27 2013 at 16:32
I haven't heard much of Omar's solo work, but I'm always hearing that Cryptomnesia has a very TMV sound, it even has Cedric on vocals. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darkshade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 27 2013 at 11:23
I know Omar's "Apocalypse Inside of an Orange" is very Mars Volta-y. His first album is also very interesting. Those 2 albums should be checked out for anyone new to Omar's solo stuff.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Earendil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 27 2013 at 11:15
I love Deloused and Francis.  Those two albums blew my mind the first time I heard them, and I still haven't heard anything else like them (including from The Mars Volta's discography Wink).  I think their most recent album sounded like they needed a break, but hopefully they'll get back together at some point.  I've never seen them live, but I really want to.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sagichim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 27 2013 at 10:40
Definitely bad news, I think they were one the better bands from recent years.

I'm happy I had the chance to see them live six months ago in Israel when they opened the tour for Noctourniquet. That wasn't a good show, they weren't in good shape. The show contained a lot if improvised jamming but not good ones anyway. The last song was a slow version of Goliath, it just showed they weren't ready yet or didn't care about playing there. Still I'm happy I saw them.
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Quite disappointing news, but we have 6 six absolutey remarkable albums by them. Well, Amputecture has some  bigger letdowns, but it's still pretty good.
At  least they split without releasing a weak album.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Anomandaris Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 27 2013 at 08:40
I am disappointed in this news. Although I agree they've been steadily declining, I've still been looking forward to their releases.

So...I've been aware of Omar's numerous side projects, but I haven't checked them out yet, in part because there are so many. I've been reluctant because I've found that usually when an artist sh*ts out project after project the quality usually suffers. I was content just to follow The Mars Volta, but, well...Anyway, is any of his stuff worth checking out? I'm looking for prog, not pop, and after listing to that Bosnian Rainbows single I can already tell that that band is not for me. But I'm willing to check out whatever. Or Cedrick's thing for that matter.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Prog-jester Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2013 at 21:26
Originally posted by andysilv


Originally posted by Ambient Hurricanes

No love for OctahedronCry

It's right up there with Deloused for me.
I'm with you, freaks

Seriously, that's for good. RIP TMV and goodbye
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MillsLayne Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2013 at 01:59
Originally posted by 2112R

I luckily got to see them play pieces from Noctoruniquet and Bedlam when they opened for Soundgarden a few years back.


Same here.  Saw them at The Forum in LA.  Awesome live show from both bands. 
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