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A band from El Paso, TX. They were highly successful in the mid-90s underground scene until the single "One Armed Scissor" was released and played quite frequently on MTV in the late 90s. But even during their popularity on MTV, they still stuck to their roots, playing with the same energy as they did when they were still underground and not conforming to the stereotypical MTV egocentric band. They eventually broke up in 2001, but the reason why is still in debate. Some say it's because they didn't want to become mainstream, some say it was artistic differences, and some say it's a mix of the two. Either way, their break up formed two different bands: Sparta, which is similar to At the Drive-In, but not as energetic in my opinion, and The Mars Volta, which is quite different from At the Drive-In and the main reason to support the "artistic differences" reason for the break up.
Damn, I wish I'd seen At the Drive-In live when I had the chance.
by Matt May 12, 2005
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Quite simply one of the best bands ever. Too bad they split up :(

My favourite songs by At The Drive-in are "One Armed Scissor", "Cosmonaut" and "Hourglass".
by CedricFTW October 08, 2006
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Most Incredible Band with members - Cedric Bixler, Omar Rodriguez, Tony Hajjar, Jim Ward, and Paul Hinojos......but they broke up. Cedric and Omar are in The Mars Volta while the other members (along with Matt Miller on bass) are in Sparta..
At the Drive-In Releases: Hell Paso, Alfaro Vive, Carajo!, Acrobatic Tenement, El Gran Orgo, In/Casino/Out, Vaya, Relationship of Command, Anthology: This Station is Non-Operational
by jacobb_bborg December 21, 2005
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A band that hails from El Paso, Texas and stays true to its routes no matter what the circumstances. All around the wickest band in its class. Energetic, fast paced, intelligent rock that's bound to reach your soul. Napoleon Solo is a wicked song.
If you don't know who At The Drive-In are, you're listening to too much hip-hop and heavy metal on MTV. Therefore you suck.
by James Peich October 27, 2004
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