Is It ... Man or Astroman?

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Is It ... Man Or Astroman?
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Studio album by Man or Astro-man?
Released 1993
Genre Surf rock
Length 41:44 (CD), 45:16 (LP)
Label Estrus Records
Man or Astro-man? chronology
Possession by Remote Control
(1992)
Is It ... Man Or Astroman?
(1993)
Amazing Thrills! in 3-Dimension
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Is It ... Man Or Astroman? was the first album released by the surf rock group Man or Astro-man?. First pressing was on clear blue vinyl; all subsequent pressings were on black vinyl. In deference to "vinyl junkies", the vinyl release sports two additional tracks.[2] "Illudium Q-36" references the Chuck Jones character, Marvin the Martian. The title refers to the weapon of choice of the hostile Looney Tunes alien.

Track listing[edit]

CD release[edit]

  1. "Taxidermist Surf" - 2:53
  2. "Invasion of the Dragonmen" - 2:15
  3. "Nitrous Burn Out" - 3:17
  4. "Clean up on Aisle #9 (Turn up the Monitors)" - 2:35
  5. "Journey to the Stars" (The Ventures) - 2:28
  6. "Cowboy Playing Dead" - 1:55
  7. "Sadie Hawkins Atom Bomb" - 2:46
  8. "The Human Calculator" - 2:56
  9. "Organ Smash" - 1:46
  10. "Cattle Drive" - 2:51
  11. "Escape Through the Air Vent" - 2:23
  12. "Mermaid Love" - 3:21
  13. "Eric Estrotica" - 3:23
  14. "Alien Visitors" - 6:54

Vinyl release[edit]

  1. "Taxidermist Surf" - 2:53
  2. "Invasion of the Dragonmen" - 2:15
  3. "Nitrous Burn Out" - 3:17
  4. "Clean up on Aisle #9 (Turn up the Monitors)" - 2:35
  5. "Journey to the Stars" (The Ventures) - 2:28
  6. "Cowboy Playing Dead" - 1:55
  7. "Illidium Q-36" [bonus track] - 1:08
  8. "Sadie Hawkins Atom Bomb" - 2:46
  9. "The Human Calculator" - 2:56
  10. "Organ Smash" - 1:46
  11. "Cattle Drive" - 2:51
  12. "Escape Through the Air Vent" - 2:23
  13. "Rudy's Lounge" [bonus track] - 2:24
  14. "Mermaid Love" - 3:21
  15. "Eric Estrotica" - 3:23
  16. "Alien Visitors" - 6:54

Man or Astro-Man? could be[edit]

  • Star Crunch: guitar, laserguns, Q-Tips and rare obligatory vocals
  • Dr. Deleto & His Invisible Vaportron: bass, sterilized rhythm guitar, malpractice suits, and the two-step
  • Coco, The Electronic Monkey Wizard: alternate universe bass, percussion, banana consumption, sound bites of lower primate love, hand held view master, VCR ignition, bunny control, foreign language count-offs, and yelps of intense pain given to him, sometimes in punishment
  • Birdstuff: hi-hat
  • Grand Master Useless: imitation ivory ticklin' on Organ Smash, bass on Sadie Hawkins Atomic Bomb and Illidium Q-36

Also credited[edit]

B-movie actor John Agar is credited "because his name is in everything else".

Audio samples[edit]

Alien Visitors contains dialogue audio samples from the b-movies Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, Plan 9 from Outer Space, and the television series The Outer Limits.[3] Nitrous Burn Out contains dialogue from the movie Death Race 2000.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "grunnenrocks". Evert Nijkamp. Retrieved 2008-01-25.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "Sources of Voice Samples in Music". s107.net. Retrieved 2008-01-25.  External link in |publisher= (help)