Saturday, 22 September 2012

GUEST SPOT #49 - Muse - 'Feeling Good'

This week, we welcome back Neal who has shuffled around his bag of secrets to deliver a excellent Guest Spot and confirming he is a master of covers! Do you have a favourite cover song or any song for that matter? Hit the 'submit a Guest Spot' tab above and send it to us! We'll do the rest! 



Muse - 'Feeling Good' (2001)
I remember buying Muses's debut album (Showbiz) not long after starting work at Heathrow Airport and raving about it to one of "the cool kids". A certain Flycasual, I was keen to earn his acknowledgement and offered to lend him the CD with my recommendation that it was "very Radiohead". 
"Listen mate, we're not THE Muse alright"

Fast forward 10 years, and I was starting a new job which entailed 2 weeks training in Dallas (oh the hardships we must endure). I decided to see if there were any gigs on whilst I was there and saw that Muse were playing at the Dallas Cowboys stadium. I realised that despite it being a midweek gig, I had to go, but didn't fancy going alone. Once I started the job, I plucked up the courage to ask my new colleagues if any of them fancied going to the concert. I was met with "never heard of 'em" and "what kind of music do The Muse play" and the absolute worst "I prefer Westlife". Despite this last comment I still remain friends with this obvious tone deaf heathen !!! 
Alas, I didn't go to see them, which in hindsight is probably a good thing as the morning after we had a test which needed a 100% pass rate. 1 colleague from Brazil failed to get this and as a result was sent home !!! Seriously, that could have been me. I would have had to consider giving up listening to decent music as it could ruin my life and maybe bought a Westlife CD.
This is one of my favourite covers of all time (my number one is Baker Street)
It was on their second album Origins Of  Symmetry, which although I liked it, it didn't hit me as much as Showbiz did. Maybe I was expecting too much. A recent Virgin Atlantic advert use the song to great effect, reminding me how much I liked it.

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GUEST SPOT #49 - Muse - 'Feeling Good'
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22 September 2012 at 12:51

Very Museing post...and great song.
Best regards from Shane,Mark,Nicky,Kian and Brian

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23 September 2012 at 12:39

Great song, one of my favourite covers too. You really should have gone to see "The Muse" at the home of the Dallas Cowboys. How cool would that have been?!

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26 September 2012 at 07:10

Yes London Scouser I remember that very well. I also remember there was the works monthly bowling night and I was the current badass (if you can coin that accolade for bowling!). You had me worried as there were rumours flying about that you were quite handy, apparently having your own ball, glove and cloth. Wholly conceivable as you were the new guy, therefore a dark horse and a bit nerdy looking. It was all a ruse of course from rivals trying to put me off my stride before the big night because you we're crap..

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26 September 2012 at 07:13

Oh yeah, fantastic song and cover. As brilliant and dramatic as the original.

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