Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Possibilities for future Mars Volta albums

Following on from De-Loused In The Comatorium, which told in the first person the story of the band’s late friend Julio Venegas’ battles with the evil side of his mind while in a drug-induced coma; Frances The Mute, which was based on characters found in a diary found in a repossessed car by the band’s late friend Jeremy Ward; and Amputechture, which explored the degeneration of religion and its demystifying and the concept of amputation and which was largely free of dead friends, Rose Quartz gives you
Some Possible Titles, Themes and Dead Friends To Be Used In The Creation Of Future Mars Volta Albums.

2008: Propel The Viscetricide Lox

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez’ and Cedric Bixler-Zavala’s exploration of the human intestine and its usefulness in a) preparing smoked salmon and b) directing gondolas through Venice’s busy canals. Inspired by a footless, beakless, one winged pigeon drawn in pastels and thrown down a well by their late friend Dimitri Hufflepuff.

Kissy kissy mwah mwah mwah!

2009: Theodranate In, Thou Freeze-Dried Recaudador

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez’ and Cedric Bixler-Zavala’s contemplation of the socio-cultural implications of modern food transportation techniques and the challenge of inventing composite words so obscure that not even unemployed geeks can figure out what the heck they mean. Inspired by the price-check called on the third item on the receipt found between the 81st and 82nd pages of the book found in the waterproof, fireproof box found in the glove box of the car found in the hold of the passenger ferry that their late friend Miguel Miguelson was aboard when it hit a sleeping polar bear in the Antarctic Peninsula and sank in solidarity.

2010: Pescacotzl & Magnomenius

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez’ and Cedric Bixler-Zavala’s examination of the capitalist construct, the lessons learned from the communist experiments of the 20th century and the need for a new and more liberal economic paradigm as humanity races toward the 22nd century. Released exclusively on embossed punch-cards, to foil the tax collector. Bah!

2012: !!#!$!$@% @!!@%^%@#$%$!!! #!1111!!!!!

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez’ and Cedric Bixler-Zavala’s investigation of the aesthetics and verisimilitude of punctuation marks, known by fans as “the soundtrack to the feature film adaptation of Dan Brown’s Deception Point”. Inspired by the final words of late former bandmate John Frusciante, which were “pointing that stick at me won’t help me remember how to play a minor diminished Mixolydian 7th chord, you afro’d twat.”

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