MUSE: "Plug In Baby Was Written Above A Sex Shop"
19 August 2017, 19:26 | Updated: 21 August 2017, 12:29
Watch as Matt Bellamy discusses their 2001 anthem and shares details of their upcoming vinyl reissue package.
Fans of Muse may already know that their 2001 Plug In Baby track is about a sex toy, but Matt Bellamy recently revealed that it was also written above a sex shop.
Speaking to Radio X's Gordon Smart about the Origin Of Symmetry single, the frontman revealed: "It sounds made up, but it was written above a sex shop."
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He explained: "We would rehearse above there because there was some space above there that no one was using, and that's where that song actually came to be.
"So Plug In Baby... you can imagine. That is factual."
Talking about their upcoming vinyl package, which will see them reissue their first two albums Showbiz and Origin of Symmetry, Bellamy said: "It's going to come with like an autobiography story about how we began musically, then how we got to that first album in particular how we got to the second album."
Bellamy also recalled how he thought he may have been abducted by aliens in the early Muse days.
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Talking about the incident, which occurred when driving home from a session in his native Devon, the Drones rocker said: "I saw this flashing light that was in the woodland, revealed the Drones rocker. "And it was really unusual at that time of night, 'cause it was like one in the morning.
"What it was though, I remember just waking up at home, and to this day I don't quite remember the journey from there home.
The Starlight singer added: "I was driving so I definitely didn't drink anything. I'm not suggesting that at all, but I may have smoked something that was grown in Devon.
"It was some kind of tobacco, so it was more likely that than being abducted by aliens".
Meanwhile, Muse have announced a special charity gig ahead of their headline slot at Reading and Leeds Festival this year.
The Drones trio will play the O2 Shepherd's bush Empire tonight (Saturday 19 August) in aid of The Passage, London’s largest voluntary sector resource centre for homeless and vulnerable people.
Muse are calling the gig a “By Request” show, as ticket holders can choose up to ten of their favourite tracks - all votes submitted will then be collated and used to curate the set on the night.
Matt Bellamy said, “We have admired The Passage’s work for a while now. Their work is vital to the community in London. We are looking forward to doing our bit to help the amazing staff and volunteers and the homeless people who benefit from their tireless hard work.”
The Passage’s offers a wide range of services to meet the varying needs of homeless and vulnerable people, enabling them to move on to live safe, happy and fulfilling lives.
Muse also previously spoke to Gordon Smart on Facetime, talking about how their Dig Down single was inspired by Donald Trump.
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