Awesome in Australia: The Mars Volta Story
Vincent Foti | Philadelphia, Pa United States | 03/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"So maybe your friends told you about this band called "The Mars Volta." Maybe you listened to their CD and it blew your mind. And maybe your life just got a little bit more awesome. The Mars Volta Live Australian Import is almost as long as the actual CD, except it's only 5 tracks. If you're a fan of Deloused, your ears will bleed with a passion from hearing 9 minute+ versions of "roulette dares" and "drunkship of lanterns." Then you will be punched in the face by a 16:08 version of "cicatriz esp." Take this triumverate of tasty tunes and sandwich them with live versions of "televators" and you've got youself a CD that has more musical prowess than Carter has liver pills. Needless to say, if you're the type of person that listens to music, you must purchase this album. In fact, buy two copies. Take the first one, melt it down and mold it into a plastic calf for worshiping. The second copy should suffice for falling alseep to, or making love to (not the CD itself, but a loved one.) Or, you could do that thing that you do while listening to Pink Floyd albums... (that's right, i'm talking about driving. What else would I be talking about?)"