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Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Mars Volta - The Bedlam in Goliath (2008)

The Bedlam in Goliath is the fourth full-length studio album by American progressive rock band The Mars Volta. It was released on January 29, 2008, and January 26, 2008 in Australia through Universal Motown Records. The album debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200, selling over 54,000 copies in its opening week and 153,000 copies total as of June 2009. Produced by guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez with engineer Robert Carranza, the album's creation process was subject to "bad luck controversy" after the band's bizarre experience with an ouija that Rodriguez-Lopez bought as a gift for Cedric Bixler-Zavala. "Wax Simulacra" was released on November 19, 2007 as the album's first single, coupled with a cover version of "Pulled to Bits", originally by Siouxsie & the Banshees. Vinyl editions of the album include a ouija inside the gatefold, claimed to be the band's own take on the board they previously owned. "Wax Simulacra" won at the 51st Grammy Awards for Best Hard Rock Performance. Having previously contributed the artwork to the 2006 release of Amputechture, Jeff Jordan was again brought in to handle the illustrations for the album, creating 11 original paintings to coincide with the theme of The Bedlam in Goliath, as well as including a piece from his own gallery. The piece used for the cover is entitled "Agadez". - Wikipedia

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez – Guitar
Cedric Bixler-Zavala – Vocals
Isaiah Ikey Owens – Keyboards
Juan Alderete – Bass
Thomas Pridgen – Drums
Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez – Percussion
Paul Hinojos – Sound Manipulation, Guitar
Adrián Terrazas-González – Flute, Saxophones
John Frusciante – Guitar

1. Aberinkula (5:45)
2. Metatron (8:12)
3. Ilyena (5:36)
4. Wax Simulacra (2:39)
5. Goliath (7:15)
6. Tourniquet Man (2:38)
7. Cavalettas (9:32)
8. Agadez (6:44)
9. Askepios (5:11)
10. Ouroborous (6:36)
11. Soothsayer (9:08)
12. Conjugal Burns (6:36)

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