The Mars Volta

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Eligible in: 2027 (The 2028 Induction Ceremony)

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Will The Mars Volta be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


12 comments so far (post your own)

At the Drive-In = good.
The Mars Volta = terrible, aimless, meandering sound with no perceptible purpose.

Posted by William on Wednesday, 01.10.07 @ 02:35am

^^In response to the previous comment, that is your opinion and an important induction should not be based on such things. I do agree that The Mars Volta have a very unsual timbre and sound structure that is very hard to follow. I actually am not a fan myself. But factor in the reality of it: The Mars Volta, currently, are ahead of their time, experimenting with new ideas and reinventing genres while at the same time transcending them. They have become an influence on all types of third generation bands of the indie rock breed. They have musical integrity and should be recognized as such.

Posted by G.M. on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 12:41pm

they're trying new stuff as opposed to just fiddling with the same old same old
maybe we don't get it yet, but we need innovators like this
i think somebody's gonna come along and do what they're trying to do, and do it right, just give it a couple years and you'll see the mars volta influencing new music

Posted by lily on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 19:56pm

Ahead of their time? Again, prog bands have been doing more and better work since the '60s, and the Volta's aimless diddling is easily a step down from their work in ADTI, which in my opinion was "getting at right."

Posted by William on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 20:29pm

Very, very ahead of the times, at least for mainstream music. Don't know if I like what I hear, but I know that it's going to be copied ad nauseum... Hopefully well.

Posted by J.H.M. on Sunday, 04.29.07 @ 21:03pm

Heard nothing but positive remarks about this band. Funny how a band that was originally part of a hardcore band that was about to be labeled as emo jumped genres and is now one of the top progressive acts currently.

Let's see as years go on.

Posted by maplejet on Monday, 05.14.07 @ 13:15pm

At the Drive-In was emo in the same sense that Sunny Day Real Estate was emo, which is not really at all. There's only trace amounts of actual '80s emo in there.

Posted by William on Monday, 05.14.07 @ 17:23pm

I was so dissapointed in this band. I expected more of the fury that drove At The Drive-In to insane musical heights but instead I got a third-rate Santana/Rush hybrid. I want to like them, I really do. But they do not compare to At The Drive-In, a band that should've been classified as a force of nature.

They're from my hometown, by the by.

Posted by Kit on Monday, 05.14.07 @ 17:30pm

The Mexican Led Zeppelin. I say yes.

Posted by SSR on Monday, 12.24.07 @ 20:00pm

I mean the Hispanic Led Zeppelin.

Posted by SSR on Tuesday, 12.25.07 @ 09:54am

this band to evolutionized the way i look at music i think that this band will go far and could be inducted in to the FRH iv followed these guys for years ive enjoyed ATDI and TMV there music is totally different but watching both ATDI and TMV live preformances is a rush.when you listen to TMV its like hearing 6 grown men having sex to their instuments its godly.

Posted by vic on Tuesday, 01.27.09 @ 11:19am

Nope, they are not as original as you might think. Their new 2012 album is not very good, same with every other album they did, okay but not great.

Posted by BNel on Wednesday, 05.16.12 @ 10:59am

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