Say what you will about The Mars Volta, but the fact is that if you don’t like them, you just don’t get them, man!

Or perhaps you are somewhat sane. Either way, it’s your loss. I got me a one-way ticket to Crazyburgh, and I only brought one toothbrush. Huh?


Here’s something to tide you over until the new album, “Amputechture,” comes out on August 22 September 12.

A couple comments about the show: Quality is so-so. This was before they started playing L’via. The version of Drunkship of Lanterns is only 18 minutes long! Slackers! Cassandra Gemini on the other hand, clocks in at a wonderful 35 minutes.

And if you haven’t seen them live, do yourself a favor, and see them the next time they’re around. The angsty teens on acid and ‘shrooms are worth the price of admission alone. They open for the Red Hot Chili Peppers beginning August 11. Okay, maybe that’s not worth it, but still.

The Mars Volta – Live in Brussels, February 22, 2005

1. Intro
2. Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt
3. Drunkship of Lanterns (intro)
4. Drunkship of Lanterns
5. The Widow
6. Cygnus… Vismund Cygnus
7. Roulette Dares (This is the Haunt of)
8. Concertina
9. Encore break
10. Cassandra Gemini