Wednesday, October 31, 2012

At the Drive In
"Vaya" (Vinyl)

One of 3,000 10" 33 rpm pressed on hot pink vinyl (ooooh) I just found this record yesterday at my local vinyl shop.  It was picked up because of a friend's recommendation of this EP in particular after learning of my penchant for the Mars Volta.

Released in 1999, this EP featured Omar Rodriguez and Cedric Bixler on guitar and vocals (respectively) prior to the formation of the Mars Volta.

Harder-edged and more straight forward in song construction, Bixler spends a lot of time screaming ala Zach de la Roche.  You can see the seeds of the progressive metal band that the Mars Volta would become.

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