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The Mars Volta Deloused In The Comatorium CERPIN TAXT Story

Tweet The first album recorded and released by The Mars Volta, a progressive electronic group, was entitled De-Loused in the Comatorium, with lyrics by JM Ward. It was a concept album, a series of songs and compositions that formed an artistic whole by having a narrative structure. The story told on this recording concerned a central figure given the name of Cerpin Taxt. This character takes an overdose of morphine and finds himself conscious in a disembodied form in the nightmarish dream world of a coma. After much tribulation and suffering he found a way to bring himself out of … Continue reading

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J M – Jeremy Michael Ward – The Mars Volta And Death At 27

Tweet Jeremy Michael Ward is one of the newer members of the forever 27 club. He died on May 25, 2003 at the age of 27 years and 20 days. His death exemplifies a morbid fascination with opiates that started to take hold in the music world back in the early 90s with the grunge scene. Fortunately, the trend has apparently slowed since the first half of the 2000s decade, and the hipness of heroin seems to be wearing off. Perhaps enough talented young people have needlessly died that their peers can see the error of this fascination with a … Continue reading

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