Friday, January 1, 2010

21.

At The Drive-In
Relationship of Command
(Grand Royal, 2000)

My relationship with At The Drive-In has to be one of my most bittersweet. Years ago I was caught in a dilemma of choosing between seeing At The Drive-In or Fugazi, both of whom where scheduled to play on the same night. I postponed my decision for awhile, not certain of which I should see until I was shocked by the news that At The Drive-In had disbanded and would not be playing any more shows on their already scheduled tour. It obviously made my decision for me, but I think in retrospect (despite how awesome Fugazi was live) I would have much rather seen At The Drive-In. And then there was the double let-down of The Mars Volta and Sparta. Things will never be what they used to be, but I still have Relationship of Command…

-Thistle

2 comments:

wendel said...

True that. It's too bad the Mars Volta sucks now (and was never as good as ATDI), but we will always have this album. I got into this band when I was still a Blink-182 fan, and I think this is the only album from that time period in my listening career that I still recognize as being really good.

Andrew and Trish Alba said...

the mars voltas first ep TREMULENT, is still spectacular. along with their first album. ......and sparta has always sucked