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Man or Astroman?

Man Or Astro-man? was one of the most theatrical punk bands of the 1990s - all members of the band dressed in space age jumpsuits, and often included elaborate sci-fi set pieces. Primarily instrumental, Man or Astro-man? blended the surf rock style of the early 1960s with the new wave and punk rock sounds of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Man or Astro-man? was known for their anachronistic dedication to science fiction themes, audio samples, obscure electronic devices (such as theremins and tesla coils), and high-energy live performances. Their earlier albums like Is It ... Man or Astroman? and Destroy All Astromen! were known for their traditional surf rock instrumentation and sci-fi sound bite song introductions, but their later albums like EEVIAC... and A Spectrum of Infinite Scale were known for their use of synthesizers, printers (like the Apple ImageWriter II), and their more abstract, experimental sound. Their recordings were often peppered with sound bites from forgotten science fiction films and TV shows.

The coolest thing they did was "clone themselves" : In 1998 Man or Astro-man? sent a group of "clones" out on the road to tour. The clones had names similar to their original counterparts: Birdstuff became Dorkstuff, Coco became Cocoid, Star Crunch became Chromo Crunch and Dexter X became Dexter Y. This new line-up toured under the name "Man or Astro-man Clone Tour Alpha" and maintained their clone identities while on stage

So crazy. You need to see these guys live !



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