North America was kinda late to Muse. Even as they were playing arenas and stadiums in the UK, Europe and Asia, they were still playing clubs when they came to this side of the world. I remember sitting with the band in full view in a sushi restaurant in downtown Toronto, something that really freaked them out. No one knew who they were or cared that a giant European rock band was in their midst. This clearly was something they weren’t used to.
“This must be kinda relaxing not having to worry about being mobbed in public,” I said to Matt Bellamy.
He picked at his dragon roll in a desultory way. “No,” he replied. “This just reminds us that we have to try harder.”
So they did. And now they’re huge here, too. This program digs into ten things about the band of which you may not have been aware.
Here’s a tracklisting from the program, all by Muse, of course.
Knights of Cydonia
Time Is Running Out
Do We Need This
Supermassive Black Hole
Neutron Star Collision
Here’s the playlist from Eric Wilhite if you want to listen along.
Don’t forget that you can get the podcast version of this podcast through iTunes or wherever you get your on-demand audio.
The Ongoing History of New Music can be heard on the following stations:
- 102.1 The Edge/Toronto – Sunday night at 7
- Live 88-5/Ottawa
- 107.5 Dave-FM/Kitchener
- FM96/London – Sunday night at 7, Monday night at 11
- Power 97/Winnipeg (Sunday nights at 11)
- Rock 97.7/Grand Prairie – Sunday nights at 6.
- Sonic 102.9/Edmonton
- The Zone/Victoria
- The Fox/Vancouver
- Live 105/Halifax
- WAPS/WKTL The Summit/Arkon, Canton, Cleveland, Youngstown The show runs at 11 am Sunday. This, by the way, is a great option for American listeners who are prevented from listening to the show live because of geo-blocking,
We’re still looking for more affiliates in Calgary, Kamloops, Kelowna, Regina, Saskatoon, Brandon, Windsor, Montreal, Charlottetown, Moncton, Fredericton, and St John’s and anywhere else with a transmitter. If you’re in any of those markets and you want the show, lemme know and I’ll see what I can do.