Hot on the heels of the acclaimed tour for their latest album, Frances the Mute, the Mars Volta release their first live disc, Scab Dates. Recorded at various shows between 2003 - 2005, the set features just six songs running 72 minutes in all. The four-part closing track, 'Cicatriz', alone runs more than 40 minutes, half of which is taken up by its 20-minute final portion. Universal. 2005.
"Bixler Zavala and Rodriquez-Lopez made everything about the Mars Volta - including their ferocious live show - larger than life." -- Rolling Stone
"The Mars Volta render every other prog-metal-jazz-whatever band out there wholly unnecessary." -- Spin
"The most exhilarating rock band on the planet" -- Spin
"Wildly, gloriously excessive..." -- Time Out New York