How to Be a Megastar Live! [CD/DVD]

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All Music Guide - Marisa Brown
New York City-originated performance art/band Blue Man Group are much better known for their interactive, energetic live shows than their actual music, which, while it certainly isn't bad, remains mostly in the generic, arena rock friendly realm: to listen to it solely on its own gets a little tedious. Such is in fact the case with their album How to Be a Megastar Live!, which, as may be inferred, is taken from their How to Be a Megastar 2.1 tour. Which means, then, that it's the concert DVD that's really the draw of this package, as it's the visuals, the way the three Blue Men interact with themselves and the audience, that makes them unique and interesting. The show is ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Marisa Brown
New York City-originated performance art/band Blue Man Group are much better known for their interactive, energetic live shows than their actual music, which, while it certainly isn't bad, remains mostly in the generic, arena rock friendly realm: to listen to it solely on its own gets a little tedious. Such is in fact the case with their album How to Be a Megastar Live!, which, as may be inferred, is taken from their How to Be a Megastar 2.1 tour. Which means, then, that it's the concert DVD that's really the draw of this package, as it's the visuals, the way the three Blue Men interact with themselves and the audience, that makes them unique and interesting. The show is based around the idea of a "Rockstar Instructional Manual" (complete with an infomercial by Fred Armisen), but there are plenty of percussive tricks (all three are impressive PVC pipe players, a fact of which is lost on the CD), pulling audience members from the crowd, and on-stage physical comedy (as the Men are, in fact, mute). In one scene, a Blue Man catches gumballs in his mouth, and then proceeds to spit the paint onto the shirt of a volunteer, while the other Blue Man catches over a dozen marshmallows in his own mouth and builds an antenna on the hat of another. The actual songs during the show all sound pretty similar -- rhythm heavy electric rock numbers -- but the inclusion of covers of the Who's "Baba O'Riley," Donna Summer's "I Feel Love," and Pink Floyd's "One of These Days" help to break this up. How to Be a Megastar is certainly an engaging and innovative show, enough so that even those who haven't seen it before will be impressed and entertained by the DVD, but the actual CD component, while undoubtedly well performed, leaves a little to be desired.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/1/2008
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227993566
  • Catalog Number: 446908
  • Sales rank: 117,813

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Above (3:30)
  2. 2 Drumbone (3:25)
  3. 3 Time to Start (4:22)
  4. 4 Up to the Roof (4:16)
  5. 5 Altering Appearances (2:23)
  6. 6 Persona (4:11)
  7. 7 Your Attention (4:04)
  8. 8 Piano Smasher (6:01)
  9. 9 Shirts and Hats (4:40)
  10. 10 Sing Along (3:10)
  11. 11 One of These Days (3:11)
  12. 12 Rock Concert Movement, Pt. 237 (0:31)
  13. 13 Shadows, Pt. 2 (2:34)
  14. 14 The Complex (6:02)
  15. 15 Light Suits (2:31)
  16. 16 I Feel Love (4:09)
  17. 17 Rock and Go (4:32)
  18. 18 Baba O'Riley (5:00)
  19. 19 What Is Rock (3:40)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Above
  2. 2 Drumbone
  3. 3 Rock Manual Infomercial
  4. 4 Time to Start
  5. 5 Up to the Roof
  6. 6 Altering Appearances
  7. 7 Persona
  8. 8 Floppie the Banjo Clown
  9. 9 Your Attention
  10. 10 Piano Smasher
  11. 11 Shirts and Hats
  12. 12 Sing Along
  13. 13 Rock Box Informercial
  14. 14 One of These Days
  15. 15 Shadows, Pt. 2
  16. 16 The Complex
  17. 17 Light Suits
  18. 18 I Feel Love
  19. 19 Rock and Go
  20. 20 Baba O'Riley
  21. 21 Introducing the Band
  22. 22 What Is Rock
  23. 23 I Feel Love
  24. 24 Mono
  25. 25 Bonus Materials
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Blue Man Group Primary Artist
Peter Moore Keyboards, Vocals
Mike Burns Strings
Jeff Tortora Percussion, Background Vocals
Clem Waldmann Percussion
Todd Waetzig Drums
Julian Cassanetti Guitar, Keyboards, Zither
Adrian Hartley Vocals
Jeremy Gill Group Member
Technical Credits
Pete Townshend Composer
Richard Wright Composer
Pete Bellotte Composer
Adrian R. Fischer Producer
George Marino Mastering
Todd Perlmutter Music Direction
Mike Burns Music Direction
Stefan Gleitsmann Composer
Phil Stanton Creation
Neil Matthews Authoring
Jeff Turlik Composer
Matt Goldman Creation
Chris Wink Creation
Evan Haiman Executive Producer
Sean Donnelly Animation
Will Quinnell Mastering
Hank Lena Director
Todd Waetzig Insert Photography
Jennie Willink Executive Producer
Caryl Glaab Art Direction, Animation
Seth Freed Executive Producer
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