Cedric Bixler-Zavala - Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip #201

Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode two hundred and one of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! 201! Imagine… Thanks for tuning in, folks - it’s a proper great one this week, featuring a heavyweight guest who Pip has been trying to link with for a good long while. Well it looks like those dreams have been fulfilled, as this week’s guest is none other than CEDRIX BIXLER-ZAVALA of The Mars Volta, At The Drive In and MORE!

Covering as much ground as possible in the hour they have before Cedric heads off to deal with the formalities of another live show, Pip and Cedric get deep into it from the very start - and there’s a ton to get through… To gloss over several of the talking points, you might get some insight into Cedric’s upbringing and being a Mexican American in Texas, the relentless and hypnotising tour schedule, the importance of being around like-minded and driven people and peers, growing up in a place with little or nothing going on and carving out your own opportunities, finding bandmates, drilling and finely crafting the sound of At The Drive In on the road through pure hard touring, his performance style (which has influenced Pip over the years) and how it was informed by breaking as well as Jello Biafra of Dead Kennedys and the lead singer of The Make Up, shaking up language, song origins, rough support slots and tough crowds, dealing with losses through his life - mainly people and dealing with the pain and sadness, and all wrapped up with some very dark Scientology talk, about which it is hard to not get angry about on his behalf. Nevertheless - it is a wonderful, far reaching chat and any fans of The Mars Volta, At The Drive In, Antemasque and the hardcore scene in general will get a huge kick out of this. Pure gold from start to end, from one of the friendliest sounding and nicest dudes on the scene. ENJOY!

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CEDRIC on TWITTER!

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AT THE DRIVE IN / THE MARS VOLTA / ANTEMASQUE

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SCROOBIUS PIP on INSTAGRAM!

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