Track Of The Day #22: The Mars Volta – Aegis


I bloody hate The Mars Volta!  Well, I thought I did!  Prog rock was created by the likes of Syd Barrett and Frank Zappa almost half a century ago and was then bloated out in the seventies by a whole host of bands that John Peel loathed, like Yes, Genesis & Tangerine Dream.  Sadly, it didn’t die then, although the emergence of various new genres have pushed it firmly to a point where only hippies dwell. The Mars Volta seemed intent on thrusting it in our faces again and,coupled with a dreadful live performance of theirs I witnessed a while back, I just knew their latest album was going to be a Bummer.  I like it, I only friggin’ well likeit!!  I don’t necessarily want toencourage a swelling of this feeling, but felt I should share a track withyou.  The album title is the only really pretentious thing about it and that’s “Noctourniquet” and it’s out at the end of this month.



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