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Blue Man Group — Mandelgroove
Album: Audio
Avg rating:
6.6

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Total ratings: 891









Released: 1999
Length: 5:47
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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does this ever end.
Well, more discussion.
Ah yes. $105 for an evening of poop jokes.
Tobias
 lizardking wrote:

I had this one rated at 6 and based on it following the Delgres tune "Lanme La" I'm bumping this to a 7...it fit the mix and I like it more as a result.  Long Live RP and BillG's segue skills!
 

Just so, lizardking!
 aaronm wrote:

If I had to hazard a guess, it'd be because they're a group, and they've released musical albums.
 

.....  and they're blue.
 Jelani wrote:
Maybe it works on stage, but as a strictly aural experience, I"m not digging it.
 
I had this one rated at 6 and based on it following the Delgres tune "Lanme La" I'm bumping this to a 7...it fit the mix and I like it more as a result.  Long Live RP and BillG's segue skills!
Maybe it works on stage, but as a strictly aural experience, I"m not digging it.
 eastcoast wrote:
and why are they concidered a musical group?
 
If I had to hazard a guess, it'd be because they're a group, and they've released musical albums.
 cattail321 wrote:
{#Drummer}{#Beat}{#Frustrated}{#Crashcomp}............once is enough!!!!!!!!.......me thinks~{#Wave}hi....yeah,I saw/or heard the blueMangroup....great show ,,,oughta see it next time ur in Vegas.....yeah...still have that headache.........................{#Sorry},,,,...next year it'll be Ron Bushy playing The drum solo from In-a-gadda-da-vida.24/7{#Lol}  ....wow.....god  , I love that song................ok   catch ya later dude!!!!

 
Overuse of emoji's and poor punctuation. Your post is illegible. I'm going to vomit. 
We need to hear some of the  'The Complex" album. Far superior to this album.
The Blue Man Group, touted as Theater for People Who Don't Like Theater. I agree.Here they are doing music...........ostensibly for People Who Don't Like Music. What's next?
 eastcoast wrote:
and why are they concidered  a musical group?
 
Because they released an audio recording.
 FlatCat wrote:
 Pyro wrote:

Have you ever seen them live? If so, you must've seen a different tour than I did. They were funny, sarcastic, tongue in cheek, and dry witted. There were no barf jokes (although they do "include" the audience using toilet paper). If you haven't seen them live, don't judge their show. Certainly you have a right to rate this any way you like. It's no grammy winner.

Yes, I did see the show. Several years ago in Chicago. Sorry, but I couldn't get into it. Barf-like pap coming out of tubes in their chests, the fake bit of sticking a camera down the throat of a member of the audience. Covering the audience with toilet paper at the end of the show. And the wide-eyed look of arch wonderment at all these silly tricks got old about 15 minutes in. The drums covered with paint and lit from below were cool, as was the xylophone thingee made of pipes, but not much else. Maybe they have gotten more sophisticated of late. 
 

No I saw the same show 4 weeks ago, but where you “couldn't get into it“ it I loved it!

I recently watched a YouTube video of Fred Armison from SNL/Portlandia fame saying that he used to be the drummer for this group. I wonder if that's him drumming on this track?
are they really musicians? I always thought they were like the partridge family
Take me for a night of operation mindcrime in New-York. Irresistibly 9.
{#Drummer}{#Beat}{#Frustrated}{#Crashcomp}............once is enough!!!!!!!!.......me thinks~{#Wave}hi....yeah,I saw/or heard the blueMangroup....great show ,,,oughta see it next time ur in Vegas.....yeah...still have that headache.........................{#Sorry},,,,...next year it'll be Ron Bushy playing The drum solo from In-a-gadda-da-vida.24/7{#Lol}  ....wow.....god  , I love that song................ok   catch ya later dude!!!!

 Pyro wrote:

Have you ever seen them live? If so, you must've seen a different tour than I did. They were funny, sarcastic, tongue in cheek, and dry witted. There were no barf jokes (although they do "include" the audience using toilet paper). If you haven't seen them live, don't judge their show. Certainly you have a right to rate this any way you like. It's no grammy winner.



Yes, I did see the show. Several years ago in Chicago. Sorry, but I couldn't get into it. Barf-like pap coming out of tubes in their chests, the fake bit of sticking a camera down the throat of a member of the audience. Covering the audience with toilet paper at the end of the show. And the wide-eyed look of arch wonderment at all these silly tricks got old about 15 minutes in. The drums covered with paint and lit from below were cool, as was the xylophone thingee made of pipes, but not much else. Maybe they have gotten more sophisticated of late. 



 Vegas Stage Act !
slates13 wrote:
It seems to get a bit redundant. At first, like the first 2 minutes, I thought it was pretty cool. Intense back beat. Then it just goes on and on like the Energizer Bunny!
great for jogging though!
Reminds me of the Miami Vice theme for some reason.....
FlatCat wrote:
So ponderous. The drumming is heavy-handed and joyless. And their show is juvenile. Barf jokes and toilet paper. Other than that, it's great. I give it a 2.
Have you ever seen them live? If so, you must've seen a different tour than I did. They were funny, sarcastic, tongue in cheek, and dry witted. There were no barf jokes (although they do "include" the audience using toilet paper). If you haven't seen them live, don't judge their show. Certainly you have a right to rate this any way you like. It's no grammy winner.
Pyro wrote:
A REAL blue man (on Oprah today).
OMG! Its Papa Smurf! Ed. Similar minds etc...
Pyro wrote:
It's Papa Smurf!
Nice groove. I like it.
As long as I don't picture the dudes in blue and just listen to the music.... it is quite likeable.
Krow_Pie wrote:
Is this really being played? Or is this a cruel joke?
Well, it IS Radio Paradise. Sometimes, you just don't know what's coming next, do you? Take the bad with the good; good usually wins out.
I never get tired of listening to this! Makes me want to move and groove. :drummer:
It seems to get a bit redundant. At first, like the first 2 minutes, I thought it was pretty cool. Intense back beat. Then it just goes on and on like the Energizer Bunny!
:sleep:
"Young man, can you tell me how to get to the Briar Street Theate?" "I'm sorry,I don't know. I'm not from here . . . " "Well for Christ's sake!" "I'm sorry lady, I'm not from here!" "Well?!"
So ponderous. The drumming is heavy-handed and joyless. And their show is juvenile. Barf jokes and toilet paper. Other than that, it's great. I give it a 2.
A REAL blue man (on Oprah today).
Tracks like this make me realize just how crappy my computer's speakers are.
diazo wrote:
YES! I can't think of the Blue Man Group without thinking of Blue David Cross!
i think these guys liked the theme song to knight rider a little too much as kids.
Saw an article (last year...?) that one of the BMGs had gone co-ed with at least one female player. Penn (of Penn & Teller) may have been the first one to suggest years ago to the original group that they could franchise (which Penn & Teller obviously can't). I have the album, enjoy the occasional tune when it rotates in, like this one, but get kinda bored listening to the whole thing in one go.
Looks like Dec. 18 was the last time you played this piece of music. It's OK by me. Some people had an idea. It helped pay the rent. It blossomed into something greater then themselves. They capitalized on it. American Dream, right?
Saw the show and loved it. Absolutely original, nothing like it at all. Strongly recommend it to everyone here.
Jester wrote:
I have yet to hear anything distasteful to my ear from the Blue Man Group!
That's 'cause your ears are full of blue paint!
Is this really being played? Or is this a cruel joke?
three- hun-dred six-ty- five de-grees.... BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE!!!!
Love these guys, Seen their Boston Show Twice!!
and why are they concidered a musical group?
Listening without knowing who it was, i thought it was ok. BUT KNOWING ITS THESE KISS WANNABES, i give it a 4.
:yawn:
I have yet to hear anything distasteful to my ear from the Blue Man Group!
Shesdifferent wrote:
Wow, had to look to see who this was...of course who else? High energy!
Yes! :drummer: :drummer: :drummer:
Aidlard wrote:
Took my daughter to see these guys live, they put on one hell of a show! Great light show, great percussion, great stage show!
if it was in vegas.. I will take the kudos for a part of the light/sound :-)
Took my daughter to see these guys live, they put on one hell of a show! Great light show, great percussion, great stage show!
radioparadisehead wrote:
Agreed.
B4 i took a corporate America sell out job I did sound and lighting with group 4 on tour.. I guarantee you all of these guys have more musical talent in their pinky finger than ANY of us could even come close to...
smdeeg wrote:
Wow. What a patently thoughtless statement. Bag on the Blue Man concept if you want, but give me a break on the pseudo-intellectual tripe. They're actors doing a show. Some of the shows are on tour. Shocking. Unless of course the whole idea of Theater seems lifeless and soulless to you in which case you have my sympathy. As for the music … on its own meh. Nothing great. Very appropriate for the show though.
Agreed.
They should stick to selling computer chips.
V -> IV ... repeat endlessly and jam on it. Cool to jam on, but to listen to, nah...
:hand: boring stuff without the show.
dmax wrote:
So why do these multiple touring companies of men picked for their ability to have a "look" when bald and painted blue churning out the same thing, sponsored by a central creative source, seem more lifeless and soulless to me? And why does it not surprise me that our culture embraces this?
Wow. What a patently thoughtless statement. Bag on the Blue Man concept if you want, but give me a break on the pseudo-intellectual tripe. They're actors doing a show. Some of the shows are on tour. Shocking. Unless of course the whole idea of Theater seems lifeless and soulless to you in which case you have my sympathy. As for the music … on its own meh. Nothing great. Very appropriate for the show though.
Wow. All that on a garbage can. Impressive.
:stop:
Fun to watch, but to listen to without seeing? I dunno... I'll have to come back to this.
Man do I hate these pretentious Smurf Mimes!!! No more please!!! :fire:
Wow, had to look to see who this was...of course who else? High energy!
electronicshaman wrote:
that drumming reminds me of Kyuss :drummer:
+1 More Brant than Alfredo
dmax wrote:
Why do I love Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Glen Branca and their repetitive subtly changing music patterns... and these guys really really grate on my nerves. And I think that Warhol's idea of mass-produced art was brilliant in its day: that some group of faceless "artists" would come along with his approval and churn out his "art." That was genius. So why do these multiple touring companies of men picked for their ability to have a "look" when bald and painted blue churning out the same thing, sponsored by a central creative source, seem more lifeless and soulless to me? And why does it not surprise me that our culture embraces this?
I couldn't agree more! I never understood their appeal? :stupid: :yawn:
that drumming reminds me of Kyuss :drummer:
dmax wrote:
Why do I love Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Glen Branca and their repetitive subtly changing music patterns... and these guys really really grate on my nerves. And I think that Warhol's idea of mass-produced art was brilliant in its day: that some group of faceless "artists" would come along with his approval and churn out his "art." That was genius. So why do these multiple touring companies of men picked for their ability to have a "look" when bald and painted blue churning out the same thing, sponsored by a central creative source, seem more lifeless and soulless to me? And why does it not surprise me that our culture embraces this?
You grow old...you grow old. You shall wear your trousers rolled.
bokey wrote:
Fu Man Choup
I really shouldn't be laughing at this, but I can't help it! :lol: Anyway, I like this groove. :good-vibes:
dmax wrote:
> <...>sponsored by a central creative source<...>
Your evocative image made me chuckle... but still, I think it's valuable to remember that it is individual humans who create the stuff we may revile as too pop, commercial, etc. Meditating on that helps me feel less like a consumer tool of some faceless and threatening central source...
Fu Man Choup
squidish wrote:
Does anyone know how many Blue Man Groups there are?
There's more than one? Wow. That's surprising. But not as shocking as when I was a kid and found out there was more than one Bozo the Clown. That really messed me up for a while.
Wouldn't want to listen to this all the time, but every now and then here is just fine.
perhaps for the same reason that we can (relatively) anonymously post our opinions in song forums, not caring who reads them or how it may affect them when they do. dmax wrote:
So why do these multiple touring companies of men picked for their ability to have a "look" when bald and painted blue churning out the same thing, sponsored by a central creative source, seem more lifeless and soulless to me? And why does it not surprise me that our culture embraces this?
Ugh. :wall:
Why do I love Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Glen Branca and their repetitive subtly changing music patterns... and these guys really really grate on my nerves. And I think that Warhol's idea of mass-produced art was brilliant in its day: that some group of faceless "artists" would come along with his approval and churn out his "art." That was genius. So why do these multiple touring companies of men picked for their ability to have a "look" when bald and painted blue churning out the same thing, sponsored by a central creative source, seem more lifeless and soulless to me? And why does it not surprise me that our culture embraces this?
Chinju wrote:
Put Turing Machine in rotation, and there's always the unfortunate chance you could end up in an infinite loop...
Strictly speaking, you can't know if the loop will terminate.
If you've never seen these guys perfom, then you really can't judge it. They do a very entertaining show that is variety, comedy, music and clever sets, instruments, and lighting. Very creative, some fantastic musicians backing them up, and a great time to be had. That said, this is probably boring to someone who has never seen them. They're coming here in February, so I'll get a second chance to see them!
Why, why, why, do I like this so, SO much? Find it amazinging catchy.
Chinju wrote:
Put Turing Machine in rotation, and there's always the unfortunate chance you could end up in an infinite loop...
:lol:
vandal wrote:
funny how this tune turns up in modest rotation but RP refuses to play any Turing Machine. . . cowards
Put Turing Machine in rotation, and there's always the unfortunate chance you could end up in an infinite loop...
funny how this tune turns up in modest rotation but RP refuses to play any Turing Machine. . . cowards
these are some drums!
squidish wrote:
Does anyone know how many Blue Man Groups there are? I know of Boston,NYC, Las Vegas...are there others? You can't beat a theatrical experience that makes you laugh, think, and jump around waving paper streamers!
Is this DQ?
The beginning almost sounds like the Smiths. Then it degrades into this. The times they are a changin.
squidish wrote:
Does anyone know how many Blue Man Groups there are? I know of Boston,NYC, Las Vegas...are there others? You can't beat a theatrical experience that makes you laugh, think, and jump around waving paper streamers!
Apparently in Toronto you can beat it...(click here)
pope183 wrote:
-= Prop Music =- Blue Man Group is most noted for wielding the trademark Sledge-O-Matic. they shower audiences with the pulverized remains of apples, orange, lettuce, cottage cheese, pound cakes, Big Macs and of course,terribly generic music. No show can end without the Watermelon Finale. Show-goers turn up already wearing plastic raincoats, goggles, sunglasses, umbrellas and windshield wipers and refer to the front of the theater as Death Row.
Christ, another one! Is some anti-BMG cult opening it's doors to the public suddenly? Get a clue and go see the show. You clearly haven't any idea what you're talking about.
pope183 wrote:
the folks that BMG ripped off ? perhaps ?
"Ripped off"?? Which show did you go to see? The three I saw were fairly original. You could take any artist and find similarities with another. I don't think 'ripped off' is the appropriate term tho.
I wonder if it's hot and sweaty under those blue latex headcovers.
the folks that BMG ripped off ?
Okay, so does this mean that some obscure Brazillian artist which you are so exquisitely cultured as to be familiar with now holds an exclusive license on the use of PVC instruments? Get off your high horse and enjoy the music.
Does anyone know how many Blue Man Groups there are? I know of Boston,NYC, Las Vegas...are there others? You can't beat a theatrical experience that makes you laugh, think, and jump around waving paper streamers!
pope183 wrote:
-= Prop Music =- Blue Man Group is most noted for wielding the trademark Sledge-O-Matic. they shower audiences with the pulverized remains of apples, orange, lettuce, cottage cheese, pound cakes, Big Macs and of course,terribly generic music. No show can end without the Watermelon Finale. Show-goers turn up already wearing plastic raincoats, goggles, sunglasses, umbrellas and windshield wipers and refer to the front of the theater as Death Row.
Gonna assume you're joking here, since the picture and description apply not to BMG, but rather a certain crazy comedian...
Seen at KB Toys last week: a BMG-branded kid's synthesizer. The fake PVC pipes have little photodiodes in them, so that when you hand covers it as you hit it, the appropriate tube sound is made. It also has some sort of iPod dock, but I think it's just so you can play along with a song on your iPod.
-= Prop Music =- Blue Man Group is most noted for wielding the trademark Sledge-O-Matic. they shower audiences with the pulverized remains of apples, orange, lettuce, cottage cheese, pound cakes, Big Macs and of course,terribly generic music. No show can end without the Watermelon Finale. Show-goers turn up already wearing plastic raincoats, goggles, sunglasses, umbrellas and windshield wipers and refer to the front of the theater as Death Row.
rocket_drummer wrote:
What are you talking about?! The Blue Man Group is so totaly awsome. Who else would have used PVC pipe to make melody's?
the folks that BMG ripped off ? perhaps ? Uakti (WAHK-chee) is a Brazilian instrumental musical group, whose members are Marco AntÎnio Guimarães, Artur Andrés Ribeiro, Paulo Sérgio Santos, and Décio Ramos. Uakti is known for using original musical instruments, built by the group itself. In the period between 1981 and 1987 they established themselves in Brazil. The group's leader, Marco AntÎnio Guimarães, studied music at the Universidade Federal da Bahia in Salvador. There he met and took classes with Walter Smetak, who passed on to him his passion for constructing musical instruments. In the years following his training, Marco AntÎnio played cello with the São Paulo and Minas Gerais symphony orchestras. During the same period he constructed, in the basement of his house, various instruments out of PVC, wood, and metal. In order to have musicians to play these instruments, in 1978 Guimarães had the idea of bringing together some of his colleagues from the Orquestra SinfÎnica de Belo Horizonte, to meet at the Foundation for Artistic Education of Belo Horizonte. Various musicians took part; among them were the percussionists Paulo Sérgio Santos and Décio de Souza Ramos, the flutist Artur Andrés Ribeiro, and the cellist Cláudio Luz do Val. These musicians learned how to play the instruments, and the group Uakti was formed. Marco AntÎnio Guimarães became the principal composer and arranger, although all the participants frequently contributed their own compositions. The group's first recording was of their participation in the soundtrack of the 1979 film Cabaré Minei https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uakti_%28band%29 (click here)
rocket_drummer wrote:
What are you talking about?! The Blue Man Group is so totaly awsome. Who else would have used PVC pipe to make melody's?
they are not actually the first to do this. 'From Scratch' a Kiwi percussion group did this in 1980, this was a trio each with a battery of PVC piping that they banged with thongs/flip flops. They performed in the Pacific Arts Festival one year only to discover the next year that a whole lot of islanders were ditching their wooden drums in favor of PVC.. :lol: Bloody great stuff. As for this.. I love the energy of it. Gets the thumbs up from me.
ahoylola wrote:
this is pretty good for a high school marching band!
rocket_drummer wrote:
What are you talking about?! The Blue Man Group is so totaly awsome. Who else would have used PVC pipe to make melody's?
i kid! i kid! - rated it an 8.
wow. I saw BMG in Boston going on 12 years ago. Can't believe they are still at it, and in so many different cities! Yet still fresh...
ahoylola wrote:
this is pretty good for a high school marching band!
What are you talking about?! The Blue Man Group is so totaly awsome. Who else would have used PVC pipe to make melody's?
this is pretty good for a high school marching band!
horstman wrote:
Ah, remember Kiss? Gotta say that this group is making me blue in the face. Relax. . . take a breath when its over.
Kiss never employed parody... Gene Simmons doesn't get it.
rcurrier wrote:
But you don't get it! These guys are blue!!!! Can anything be more creative than that? Who else would ever have thought of wearing blue makeup and franchising it? A sure money maker. Ummm...the music? Well....
Ah, remember Kiss? Gotta say that this group is making me blue in the face. Relax. . . take a breath when its over.
Roverfish wrote:
"poor percussion" my derriÚre! Get your backend up there and make those sounds then. I didn't think so.
I can't lay eggs, but I know when one is rotten.
lester wrote:
More Blue Man Group anytime. While adolescents do follow closely the fads and fashion of the day -- and therefore notice when something is "over" and thus no longer merits their interest -- mature adults, having been witness to more such comings and goings of youth, more often look past the flighty impressionability of the trendy crowd, heeding only a personal enjoyment.
I'm betting this is something they flash on screens behind them acting all serious and thoughtful and stuff. "likable tune"...There's a tune here? Care to hum it?
nick_valensi wrote:
absolutely annoying... poor percussion.
"poor percussion" my derriÚre! Get your backend up there and make those sounds then. I didn't think so. Sorry I can't condone all the "cool kids" that want to diss BMG because they're blue or make tons of money. Personally, I applaud them for figuring out how to market themselves and make an entertaining show...oh, and not through any trivial amount of work, I might add. Quite likeable tune.
karlaanne wrote:
this band is a gimmick. the music is completely sub-par, and wouldn't even exist without some goofy stage makeup.
This is called 'performance'. Talk about taking it too seriously..
Don't think...DANCE... :bananajam: Love it!!!
The music is just a pleasant (and I'm sure lucrative) off-shoot of the performance art that is Blue Man Group. Whatever you think of the music (mediocre?) that is becoming more prevalent here on RP and in other places, it's nothing compared to the performance. If you get the chance to catch them in NY, Chicago, Vegas, Toronto, etc, don't miss it. They are incredible!
nick_valensi wrote:
absolutely annoying... poor percussion.
But you don't get it! These guys are blue!!!! Can anything be more creative than that? Who else would ever have thought of wearing blue makeup and franchising it? A sure money maker. Ummm...the music? Well....
First tune I've changed the rating 3 times as it played. 5 --- 3--- 2. If it runs much longer I'll go for a record 4th to a "1".
Darrooon wrote:
Never seen them, but like this stuff.
Aren't these guys the (former) shills for Intel?
You really need the visuals from the live show to appreciate the music (which does not stand well on its own). I saw BMG in Las Vegas last month. You have to feel it, be it, live it, a must see.
Steven_G wrote:
Wow, you guys have really interesting things to say about music. I agree with you both. Plus, I think sometimes we take our music too seriously. We sometimes forget it is all just entertainment. Well, primarily anyhow. Some music is very reflective. But nothing to get bent out of shape over.
Yup. All music is routed in repetition - diverge, repeat, return. Fire up a groove and go with it! (edit) Never seen them, but like this stuff.
A lot of people seem to like BMG songs because it reminds them of their live show. I'm glad it makes you happy. I certainly have CD's I got at shows (that I bought because the show was so good) that remind me of the concert. Unfortunately, some of the CD's suck on their own, they just bring back good memories. It doesn't mean I want to subject other people to a version that isn't very good that I enjoy because it makes me think of a different version. I think it would be similar to liking a poor cover of a song because it makes you think of the original. Ramble, ramble, ramble.... I may have had a point when I started. I don't feel that I have one now.
nick_valensi wrote:
absolutely annoying... poor percussion.
have to agree,it never really begins...and never ends!! :yawn:
lester wrote:
More Blue Man Group anytime. While adolescents do follow closely the fads and fashion of the day -- and therefore notice when something is "over" and thus no longer merits their interest -- mature adults, having been witness to more such comings and goings of youth, more often look past the flighty impressionability of the trendy crowd, heeding only a personal enjoyment.
rosedraws wrote:
Love these guys. I haven't seen the live show, but got to see a taped performance. Fabulous fabulous. Even just seeing that little bit adds a whole dimension to listening to the music. (Live show must be amazing!) It's the fun & playful & inventive kinesthetics and sound that I love so much about music.
Wow, you guys have really interesting things to say about music. I agree with you both. Plus, I think sometimes we take our music too seriously. We sometimes forget it is all just entertainment. Well, primarily anyhow. Some music is very reflective. But nothing to get bent out of shape over.
absolutely annoying... poor percussion.
Its got that "sound" from the Smiths "How Soon is Now" in the background - I can't describe it but it sounds like a sample to me. They'll prolly sell this to Ford or GM for background music for a car ad or something....
BMG were first a live act, the albums were a spin-off. I've seen two shows and I won't hesitate to go again. There's nothing like it. Really. C.