What Is The Best Mars Volta Song According To El Pasoans
The Mars Volta is one of the best, if not THE best, bands to ever make it big out of El Paso. For over 2 decades, both Omar Rodríguez-López & Cedric Bixler-Zavala have been making some truly iconic tunes with The Mars Volta (and with their MANY side projects). With the announcement of a reunion tour and their 2 new songs "Blacklight Shine" & "Graveyard Love" for 2022, I decided to ask online: What is the best song by The Mars Volta chosen by El Paso?
There was indeed a bit of love for the more INTRICATE songs; like Goliath from their 2008 album The Bedlam in Goliath.
Another pick was from the very first release, the 2002 Tremulant EP, "Eunuch Provocateur" (BEFORE they got signed to a record label)
There were 2 songs favored among El Pasoans off of 2005's Frances the Mute. The first being "L'Via L'Viaquez". Fun fact: it was the same song that was featured in the Guitar Hero World Tour video game. Also featured on the game was another El Paso band, At The Drive-In. So far they are the only 2 bands from El Paso featured on a music video game, but there should be more...
The other one was "The Widow", which currently has the most views of any Mars Volta music video, currently over 7 million views.
However when asking what the best Mars Volta song was, not surprisingly, a majority of songs that El Paso LOVES came from the debut album, 2003's De-Loused in the Comatorium:
Songs such as Roulette Dares (The Haunt Of),
and a song that our own Veronica Gonzales considers her favorite; Televators, all are favored when it comes to picking the best Mars Volta song.
If you ask what MY personal favorite song is: along with Roulette Dares, L'Via L'Viaquez, my favorite song definitely includes the epic Cygnus...
It's nice to see Cedric & Omar stay active & hopefully we'll see another album from The Mars Volta soon.