Blog #345, AT THE DRIVE-IN

WARDEN TRACKS:  I used to host a crazy-wicked hard-Rock show before we got a new boss and he shut down the legendary, almost shrine-worthy #HardAttack.  One of the bands that I always got requests for was a Texas band called AT THE DRIVE-IN, who splintered into THE MARS VOLTA and SPARTA, after their 2001 break-up.  Next week, At The Drive-In were supposed to launch a reunion tour, but Friday night they announced that guitarist & founding member, Jim Ward, had “quit the band” (see link below).  Their last official studio album, “Relationship Of Command,” was released in 2000, and was much-lauded as one of the best post-Grunge albums ever.  We’ll see what happens with the upcoming tour, and in the meantime check the clip for one of ATDI’s biggest songs, “ONE ARMED SCISSOR.”
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