I’d like to state from the outset that I’m not a Muse fan at all. All that “they will try to suppress us” and “they can’t take away our freedom” nonsense, coupled with music that’s not particularly original, contributes to me not enjoying their music anywhere near as much as Muse’s squillions of fans apparently do.
My first encounter with Muse was an extremely enjoyable one. In 2000 they were in Australia for something or another (I don’t follow Muse’s exploits) and appeared on a music TV program to play what I found out later was their first single “Uno“. I had no idea who they were, but when they played the song I thought to myself “Whoah! That’s demented.” It was so over the top that I sat transfixed in front of the TV.
Since then, though, I heard a few more Muse songs and decided that Muse were not for me.
But I do like the wildness of that live version of “Uno”. And I’m extremely pleased that someone has put it on YouTube for me to enjoy again:
The studio version:
Update: It looks like someone somewhere (could it be Muse’s dreaded “they”?) has decided that some part of this post is a no-no, and removed the post from the blog. I’ve removed the MP3 which, I’m fairly sure, was the troublesome part of the post. If you still don’t see this post, then I’ll have to remove something else.
By the way, as far as I can tell Muse’s song is in no way related to the card game Uno.