Monday, December 17, 2012

Historical Songaday: Day 17 (Blue Man Group - Time to Start)

Blue Man Group is... genre-smashing. That they can be called a band at all is a little questionable. They do music, and they're also a performance act. As a band, it's primarily rock with a lot of percussion, but less so the genre-standard drum kit but instead more tribal drums and the sound of drumsticks on PVC pipes. PVC pipes is actually a continual theme in their music.
The performance part is real interesting though. The music is almost a pretense for the comedic aspect of the shows, and the shows really are side-splitting. I've only seen a few bands live, and this is one of them. If you have the opportunity to see them, do it.
Some aspects of their shows end up in the music, like this song.
They have three albums, Audio, How To Be A Megastar, and The Complex. I like The Complex best, but it's a bit of a toss-up.
They've covered a few songs. They covered I Feel Love with Venus Hum, covered Baba O'Riley, and did a fantastic cover of White rabbit.
EDIT: Video fixed.
Their site:
I Feel Love:
Baba O'Riley:
White Rabbit:

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