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  1. Okay guys, thank you very much for all of your help. I've decided to go with Hysteria, and if I have the opportunity to play a second song, Futurism.

     

    I love that Led Zep line, but I don't think I could get that down to the state I have Hysteria (which I can do without looking at my bass, a little party trick of mine) within a week.


  2. Hey guys, I wasn't sure if this should go here, but I suppose it is Muse-connected, and Banter didn't seem the right place.

     

    Basically, I play bass, have done for three years, and (according to teachers and friends) am pretty good. Not great, but good. I have an audition next Thursday (14/9), and am really unsure as to what to play. I've narrowed it down to a few songs:

     

    Muse - TIRO

     

    A great song, that I can play with real feeling, and can improvise over the top. My main concern is that it could be considered 'easy'.

     

    Muse - Hysteria

     

    Hysteria has always been a sort of 'trump card' of mine, as it is fast and impressive to family and friends, but not too difficult to play. However, any mistake is very difficult to recover from and I often try and speed it up too much.

     

    Muse - Futurism

     

    A great, fairly difficult bassline that I've just learned to play. I don't have the timing down quite yet, but I'm confident I can do that in the time. Seems like it would really impress and therefore my current first choice.

     

    RHCP - 21st Century

     

    My current favourite song, mainly because the bassline makes me feel like a total badass. There isn't much more to it than there is at first, and it's surprisingly difficult to play. It also sounds weird without the effects (that I don't have).

     

    RHCP - Dani California

     

    Similar to TIRO, but probably the only one I could slap. Would probably fall into the easy category, as it never really changes.

     

    Which of these would be the best, and if none, feel free to suggest something you think I'd like/would work. If it helps, a friend of mine played 'I Want It Back' - Jackson 5, and the kind of stuff I like (and would therefore be able to play with proper intonation and feeling) is:

     

    Muse

    U2

    Coldplay

    Rush

    Green Day

    RCHP

    Metallica

    AC/DC

     

    Thanks.


  3. Showbiz

     

    Showbiz, for me, starts off very well with a pounding bassline and beautiful vocals, but it never really goes anywhere from there - the main tune never develops into what could have been so much more. Whenever I listen to Showbiz, I always feel that if modern Muse re-recorded it, it would be their best song, but in its current state, it doesn't do itself justice. And one scream at the end cannot justify a song.

     

    7/10


  4. I don't listen to iTunes very much, but

     

    Stockholm Syndrome 70

    Map Of The Problematique 57

    Exo-Politics 57

    Hysteria 55

    City Of Delusion 51

    Take A Bow 49

    MK Ultra 49

    Assassin 48

    Bliss 46

    Unnatural Selection 44

    Apocalypse Please 43

    Butterflies & Hurricanes 43

    Time Is Running Out 42

    Knights Of Cydonia 41

    Plug In Baby 41

    New Born 38

    Starlight 37

    Space Dementia 37

    Ruled By Secrecy 35

    Dark Shines 32

    Supermassive Black Hole 31

    Endlessly 30

    Sing For Absolution 29

    Hyper Music 29

    Citizen Erased 29

    Muscle Museum 25

    Blackout 24

    Falling Away With You 23

    Sunburn 23

    Intro 22

    Exogenesis: Symphony Part 2 (Cross-Pollination) 22

     

    I stopped that before the first non-Muse song (Green Day's Horseshoes and Handgrenades).


  5. I has a boreds...

     

    Q1: Fave Muse song (in general)

    Map Of The Problematique

     

    Q2: Fave Muse song (vocally)

    Showbiz

     

    Q3: Fave Muse song (musically)

    New Born

     

    Q4: Fave Muse song (live)

    Hysteria

     

    Q5: Fave Muse music video?

    Time Is Running Out

     

    Q6: Fave Muse member?

    Chris

     

    Q7: Fave Muse item of clothing the band have worn?

    Matt's Lab Coat

     

    Q7: Fave Muse moment?

    'No you idiot!'

     

    Q7: Fave Muse album?

    Black Holes & Revelations

     

    Q8: Fave Muse riff?

    Unnatural Selection bassline

     

    Q8: Matt the pinaist or Matt the guitarist?

    Pianist Matt

     

    Q9: If you were stranded on an island and could only have 3 Muse songs to listen to which would they be?

    Fury, Map Of The Problematique and Hysteria

     

    Q9: If you could spend the day with Muse...what would you do?

    Jam.

     

    Q10: What colour hair suits Matt best?

    Black

     

    Q11: How many times have you seen Muse live?

    Zero :(

     

    Q12: How long have you been a fan?

    4 years.

     

    Q13: Have you ever met Muse?

    No.

     

    Q14: Chris' best moustach moment?

    Pedro?

     

    Q15: Fave album cover?

    The Resistance.

     

    Q16: Bliss or Newborn?

    New Born

     

    Q17: Plug in Baby or Time Is Running Out?

    Time Is Running Out

     

    Q18: Stockholm Syndrome or Hysteria?

    Hysteria

     

    Q19: Fave Muse b-side?

    Fury

     

    Q20: Why are you a fan of Muse

    Because they are the best band out there.

     

    P.S. There are three Q7s and two Q8s :ninja:


  6. Muscle Museum

     

    To me, Muse are a band; bands make music; I therefore don't judge bands on their videos as they often have very little input.

     

    Muscle Museum is brilliant from start to finish and I have long been trying to decide whether this or Sunburn is the best song on the album. Wonderful vocals with intense emotion and a haunting bassline mean it is one of the few songs that I (almost) never skip.

     

    10/10

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