Scab Dates If pop is a basket of kittens, and punk a snarky little terrier, modern prog is the giant squid beast that eats them all. Or… Scab Dates If pop is a basket of kittens, and punk a snarky little terrier, modern prog is the giant squid beast that eats them all. Or… 2005-11-08 The Mars Volta Rock
Music Review

Scab Dates (2005)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Nov 08, 2005; Lead Performance: The Mars Volta; Genre: Rock

If pop is a basket of kittens, and punk a snarky little terrier, modern prog is the giant squid beast that eats them all. Or perhaps it only smites them with its black-ink bursts of Super Way Too Many Riffs. On this live CD, The Mars Volta cough up another dense hairball of instrumental chaos, rock-opera grandiosity, and Heart of Darkness lyricism. The result is Scab Dates, an exhausting, self-indulgent, and also kind of awesome.

Originally posted Nov 11, 2005 Published in issue #850 Nov 18, 2005 Order article reprints
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