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The Mars Volta Medley Drum Cover - Jon Theodore by STAN BICKNELL

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Uploaded on Jul 24, 2011

*For my original track 'Electrolegs' from my band The New Caledonia-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YJZEb...

*Here is my 10min Meshuggah Medley-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiTGPJ...

This was filmed and recorded as one continuous, single take with no editing to the videos or drums in post production.

I put this medley together to show my interpretation of some of my favorite Jon Theodore/The Mars Volta moments. I am not claiming these to be his or The Mars Volta's most challenging parts, they are just some of my favourites from my favourite Volta drummer. I did this solely to challenge myself.

Once I had chosen the grooves I wanted I arranged them using Ableton Live. The only changes I made to the arrangement was to shorten double chorus's that led into sections I wanted to use. I was aiming for flow, groove and climax with the arrangement. It was important to me that all the parts worked together and I kept it at 10mins in length. I did not make any changes to song tempos. I committed the whole medley to memory and learnt it all by ear. I do not transcribe.

I played along to the medley only in my in-ears with no click track except at 8:27 where the drums stop momentarily.

The details of the tracks are:
0:00 'Roulette Dares' - De-Loused in the Comatorium (0:00-0:41, 1:58-3:00)
1:42 'Inertiatic E.S.P.' - De-Loused in the Comatorium (2:06-2:35)
2:12 'Eriatarka' - De-Loused in the Comatorium (3:09-3:14, 3:26-3:50, 4:02-4:08)
2:48 'Drunkship of Lanterns' - De-Loused in the Comatorium (1:52-2:44)
3:40 'Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt' - De-Loused in the Comatorium (0:07-0:28, 4:11-4:40, 4:51-4:58)
4:37 'Cicatriz ESP' - De-Loused in the Comatorium (1:43-2:13)
5:07 'Cygnus....Vismund Cygnus' - Frances the Mute (0:44-1:19, 3:05-3:44)
6:20 'Tetragrammaton' - Amputechture (0:00-0:20, 3:41-4:39, 8:21-8:52 + 1 bar freestyle, 11:29-11:50)
8:28 'Day of the Baphomets' - Amputechture (7:01-7:39)
9:07 'Eriatarka' - De-Loused in the Comatorium (4:39-5:16, 5:40-5:54)

All songs written and owned by The Mars Volta

I proudly endorse and exclusively play the following gear:

SONOR Drums
UFiP Cymbals
TRICK pedals
SILVERFOX Drumsticks

In this video I am showcasing the following gear:
SONOR Delite with Vintage Maple shells in Champagne Sparkle finish-
BD - 22" x 17.5"
TT - 12" x 10"
FT - 16" x 16"
SD - 14" x 8" Danny Carey Signature Series

UFiP Cymbals- (left from birdseye view)
13" Natural Top/Extatic Bottom Hi-Hats
18" Class Crash
20" Natural Hand-Hammered Sizzle Ride
Trash Stack made of cracked 18" China on cracked 19" Crash
19" Brilliant Crash

TRICK BIGFOOT single pedal with DW Dual Beater

SILVERFOX Drumsticks (MR)

Cheers Billy and Tony at Drum Partners Australia.

Thanks to all my mates for a great day and specifically:
Michael Tayler - Engineer and Mixing
Paul Innes - Director
Jim McLuckie - Grip :p

This was filmed at Threephase Studios in Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia.
Cheers Scott and Ben

Please feel free to ask me any questions

Thanks for watching
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