"La Bamba" (Parody)
"Twist and Shout"
"I Heard it Through The Grapevine"
"Proud Mary" (Reprise)
When I first laid eyes on this tape I must say that I was not too impressed. I thought it was quite tacky to have a Cyberstar tape that didn't show much of the animatronic footage seeing as I've never seen them in person myself. However, I began to watch the details I could see of the tape and realized it wasn't half that bad. The dancing in the background is pretty well choreographed and although facials and the obvious fact that they are in a SPP showroom with the disco ball running and the curtains closed takes away from the atmosphere, the dancing was quite a sight to watch. I sat back and thought to myself, "this is pretty exciting!" The thing that really made me say "Oh, God..." to myself was the overly foolish like "And HOW, Earl? You little rascal!" I could tell from the tones of the voices that they didn't think it was too great, either. Also, being almost fluent in Spanish, Earl's improv of "La Bamba" didn't amuse me too well. But hey, my humor is different than the next guy. What really moved me was the beginning part of "Proud Mary" (probably just because I liked that song) and Fatz's vocals on "I Heard It Through The Grapevine". It almost gave me chills.
Cyberstar / Reel
- As many people know, the Cyberstar system utilized both audio and video. During the transitional phase to convert all ShowBiz stores to this new system, different variations of tapes were made to fit a store's current needs. So this particular show also exists on reel, as part of the Bawk to Rock
Watch the Cyberstar version in our Video Archive: Dance Contest
-4 out of 5 Tokens-
Okay, this rating may seem a little high to some people but let me explain my reasoning. Sure, this show didn't have much dialog, any form of joke or plot in the whole thing. But the music selection was quite good (minus "La Bamba" with the Fritos Doritos and Geraldo Rivera's balding head). It kind of gives you a feeling that you'd like to dance along watching the choreographed background footage. This, in my opinion, is musically one of the best Cyberstar shows I have seen. Fatz really blew me away on "I Heard It Through The Grapevine". I would vote that as the best song in the whole tape. The reason it's not a five is the lack of a plot, the lack of jokes, Rolfe was way too interruptive, the characters rarely spoke, the good singers such as Beach Bear and Dook didn't get any huge solos at all, La Bamba was horribly parodied, Ghostbusters kind of destroyed the atmosphere and I would not want to be an employee working at SPP while this thing plays for months and months. Overall, it's an okay show. It really, really, really, lets the tribute band side of the Rock-afire Explosion shine.