Gem of the Week: “One Armed Scissor” by At the Drive-In

26 Nov


My gem this week is an oldie hardcore hit from 2000 called “One Armed Scissor” by At the Drive-In.

My best friend discovered this song and bought the album Relationship of Command. Since she knew I loved this style of hardcore she couldn’t wait to have me check it out.

I remember her first playing it for me in her car and I took in its powerful whiny rock impact. I loved it and I listened to the lyrics and I especially liked the verse:

dissect a trillion sighs away

will you get this letter

jagged pulp sliced in my veins

I write to remember

’cause i’m a million miles away

will you get this letter.”

After hearing it for the first time, I turned to my friend and told her it was a dam good song and we replayed it!

Of course it became our hit because we loved everything about it and we listened to it each time we got in her car. I think we just could not help it.

This song was the bands most recognized hit as it had fair radio play but in 2001 the band members split off forming two other bands, Sparta and The Mars Volta.

I did find an official website for the band, they are also on Twitter. It seems like a reunion was taking shape but nothing was listed regarding new music or a tour.

Below is the video for “One Armed Scissor” shared from Dalitostroke’s You Tube Channel.

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