Thursday, November 17, 2011

Relationship Of Command

At The Drive-In - Relationship Of Command (2000)

I once read something. It said that you can't have a music blog without posting Relationship Of Command. Here it is.

At The Drive-In is that band that came before the Grammy Award winning band The Mars Volta and the not Grammy Award winning band Sparta. ATDI was formed my Jim Ward and Cedric Bixler-Zavala. It also featured Omar Rodriguez-Lopez who went on to The Mars Volta and a load of other projects with his name in the title, Paul Hinojos-Gonzalez (AKA Pablo) who along with Jim Ward went on to form Sparta and then went on to play in The Mars Volta before leaving and going on his own projects, and Tony Hajjar who was the only member to not adapt a two part last name went on to hit stuff in Sparta.

At The Drive-In is very well known for having a much heavier sound than that of TMV. Their incorporation of driving aggression, rich vocabulary, and influence on the new breeds of post hardcore after the 90s is well known as well.

I also just found out from reading the Relationship Of Command Wikipedia that Iggy Pop not only did back-up vocals for the song "Rolodex Propaganda" but also the voice of the kidnapper on "Enfilade". I always wondered where that little intro came from...

Omar still might not be able to listen to this album but I sure can.
In the company of wolves
was a stretcher made of
cubblestone curfews

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