The Current (song)
|Single by Blue Man Group featuring Gavin Rossdale|
|from the album The Complex|
|Released||July 28, 2003|
|Genre||Experimental rock, industrial rock|
|Label||Lava / Atlantic|
|Producer(s)||Steve Laprise, Todd Perlmutter, Matt Goldman, Phil Stanton, Chris Wink|
"The Current" is a song by Blue Man Group, released as the first single from their 2003 concept album, The Complex. The song features the guest vocals of Gavin Rossdale of Bush, and was featured in the film, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.
The song deals with urban and occupational isolation, the two key themes from the album. The isolation theme is furthered by the setting, which takes place in the underground portion of the urban complex—the location of the phone lines, electrical wires, and Internet connections. According to the Blue Man Group themselves, "We wanted to capture the modern paradox of having access to millions of people through electrical current but still being cut off from any real human contact."
The song might then be assumed to be about how technology is moving the world forward whilst it moves people backwards.
Another promo CD was released, in a cardboard slide case.
- "The Current" (Album Version) – 3:49
- "The Current" (Tee's Freeze Mix) – 7:40
- "The Current" (Blue Radio Mix) – 3:46
- The Current (Armand Van Helden Club Mix) – 8:40
- The Current (Armand Van Helden Dub Mix) – 7:58
- The Current (Tee's Freeze Mix) – 7:40
- The Current (Blue Radio Mix) – 3:46
|UK Singles Chart||93|
|Dutch Singles Chart||96|
The song was performed at The Complex concerts, with vocals from Peter Moore.
- Blue Man Group :: Blue Man Video
- "Song Bios for The Complex". Unmasked. Blue Man Group. Retrieved 2007-06-10.
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