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JohnnyNemesis
09-15-2005, 08:35 AM
First off, PLEASE leave any discussion about The Mars Volta OUT OF THIS THREAD!!! Sorry, but I get so sick of ATDI conversations shifting that direction.

Let's just discuss ATDI, one of my all time favorite bands. Relationship of Command is easily one of the better albums ever released anywhere, and I just picked up Acrobatic Tenement recently. In/Casino/Out is great, the Vaya EP rocks, and the band is just amazing.

My one problem is how incredibly pretentious the lyrics and song titles are. It's fuckin' ridiculous and a bit nauseating. As far as the actual songs though, they're amazing.

I'd suggest downloading the following songs if you haven't heard 'em:

Star Slight
Chanbara
One Armed Scissor
Cosmonaut
Quarantined
Arcarsenal


So yeah, discuss!

nieh
09-15-2005, 10:21 AM
ATDI is awesome. I have their 3 full length albums and the Vaya EP as well. I prefer In/Casino/Out over Relationship of Command (though I didn't at first). I think the songwriting is a bit better and shows a little more range even though the production isn't as awesome and overwhelming (in a good way) like it was on ROC. Acrobatic Tenement is pretty good too, though Cedric's voice was pretty bad back then. If you like Acrobatic Tenement, you should check out Cap n' Jazz as they were a huge, huge influence on early ATDI and if you like ROC, you should check out Fugazi, cause they were a huge, huge influence on later ATDI (though ROC is catchier, more fun and easier to listen to than most Fugazi stuff). Vaya would probably be their best album if it didn't kinda trail off during the last few songs.

Deloused in the Comatorium>>>>>>>>>anything by ATDI. It's a shame everything else they've done has been so mediocre.

Lars
09-15-2005, 12:28 PM
A band I actually started listening to way too late (after they split). I unfortunately kind of cast them aside because someone I knew said he liked them (later it emerged he apparently meant One Armed Scissor) and so I figured they would be somewhere lumped with all the other shit he listened to. How wrong I was and how glad I was when I did actually give them a real listen.

Kerr
09-15-2005, 01:46 PM
At The Drive in are awesome, and Relationship of Command is a great album. One Armed Scissor, Invalid Letter Dept., Quarantined, Arcarsenal and Extracurricular (bonus tracks from the alleged Japanese Edition) are all good songs.

BREAK
09-15-2005, 01:49 PM
Does anyone have This Station Is Non-Operational (and can burn/send me a copy)?

BREAK
09-15-2005, 01:59 PM
If you like Acrobatic Tenement, you should check out Cap n' Jazz as they were a huge, huge influence on early ATDI and if you like ROC, you should check out Fugazi, cause they were a huge, huge influence on later ATDI (though ROC is catchier, more fun and easier to listen to than most Fugazi stuff). .[/COLOR]

Listen to Josh about the Fugazi, but also any fan of ATDI should check out Drive Like Jehu to find out where Omar got his guitar tone from. Yank Crime kills anything the members of ATDI have ever been involved with.

nieh
09-15-2005, 03:04 PM
Listen to Josh about the Fugazi, but also any fan of ATDI should check out Drive Like Jehu to find out where Omar got his guitar tone from. Yank Crime kills anything the members of ATDI have ever been involved with.

Downloading now. I was surprised you didn't like that Cap n' Jazz song. I can understand not liking the singer cause his voice is god awful (Cedric sounds almost exactly like him on Acrobatic Tenement) and the lyrics are dumb (the few bits you can understand, but the guitar work and song writing is just awesome.

JohnnyNemesis
09-16-2005, 06:38 AM
I finally listened to In/Casino/Out again, and I must admit, it's just as mindblowing as RoC. Pickpocket and Chanbara especially. I'll check out those bands you mentioned soon enough, buddy.

MegaLaDon
09-16-2005, 07:21 AM
"Kiss me with the lisp of your shrapnel caress." -Excellent lyric.

My mate bought me in/casino/out for my birthday in the hope of converting me, and after a year of not listening to it I was in the mood for something new. Love it when you do that with a virtually unheard CD and discover that it's absolutely fantastic. Makes me want to buy CD's and bury them for a year.

One thing I notice is that when you finally get round to giving them full attention, it always seems to be utter perfection with the timing. Both Stylistically and lyrically. Weird.