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Red Hot Chili Peppers/The Mars Volta: Docklands Arena, London

Ben Myers, Kerrang!, 22 March 2003

IT TAKES A RARE band to transform a large cavern sucked of all life into something approximating a Saturday night party. Many try, most fail. Merely holding an audience's attention in a cowshed that's better suited to sales exhibitions is hard enough when the distance between band and audience is a widening chasm.

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