the mars volta & stranger in a strange land - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Your Blue Room > Everything You Know Is Wrong > Everything You Know Is Wrong Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-10-2002, 09:31 PM   #1
Refugee
 
jphelmet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: cumming, ga usa
Posts: 1,445
Local Time: 10:35 AM
the mars volta & stranger in a strange land

anyone heard of the mars volta. (new band with the fromer lead singer and guitarist from at the drive-in) they just released an their first ep and its great. one of the songs on the album, eunuch provacateur has a part that sounds very much like the vocals form stranger in a strange land. it took a couple listens before i could figure why it sounded so familiar. anyway if you liked at the drive-in it sounds fairly similar, and according to their bio, U2 is an influence. i think just because fo their live show and energy at the drive-in reminded me of a young U2, although the style is very different.

jp
__________________

jphelmet is offline  
Old 05-11-2002, 12:03 AM   #2
The Original
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
SkeeK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Hamilton, ON
Posts: 4,163
Local Time: 10:35 AM
funny i just downloaded these songs last night.. didn't notice any of stranger and a strange land but i will give it another listen
__________________

SkeeK is offline  
Old 05-13-2002, 08:11 PM   #3
War Child
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: PA, USA
Posts: 672
Local Time: 03:35 PM
Picked up the 3 song EP a couple weeks ago and didn't notice the "Stranger" connection either. Will give a listen. btw, saw Sparta play in Philly back in April. Sparta features at the drive-in guitarist Jim Ward. They also just put out an EP, but the live set was tons better than the recording.
barlowdog is offline  
Old 05-13-2002, 08:24 PM   #4
War Child
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 526
Local Time: 03:35 PM
If you want to hear an awesome song with a very clear connection to early 80s U2, download "Wake Up" by The Walkmen.
mug222 is offline  
Old 05-15-2002, 09:06 AM   #5
Refugee
 
jphelmet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: cumming, ga usa
Posts: 1,445
Local Time: 10:35 AM
ive heard sparta, thers about 10 songs including that ep floating around right now. the ones that didnt make the ep are much better, from what ive heard they are saving those for the first full album supposedly out later this year. sparta also inlcudes tony (drums) and paul (bass) from at the drive in. i was sorry to see atdi break-up but in the long run i think it will be better, b/c there are two really good bands instead of one now.

as for the stranger in a strange land reference- its omar's vocals, in parts at especially towards the beginning there is one that almost sounds like a sample from stranger in a strange land.

jp
jphelmet is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com
×