Muscle Museum (EP)
|Recorded||1998, Sawmills Studio|
|Art work||Steve Conner, Phil Andrews|
|Format(s)||CD, CD-R (promo only), cassette (demo only)|
|Catalogue №||DREX CDEP 104|
|Release date||January 11th 1999|
The first glimpse of Muse's new direction, with the introduction of Muscle Museum. "Instant Messenger" would later be renamed to Pink Ego Box. The EP was a limited and hand numbered edition (999). Unnumbered editions were issued to radio stations and journalists. Numbered CDs were sold at local stores and at concerts.
Matthew Bellamy handed the receptionist at BBC Radio 1's studio a copy of the EP, telling him or her to give it to DJ Steve Lamacq. It came a surprise to both Bellamy and Christopher Wolstenholme to hear it played by Lamacq a few months later. After its airing on Lamacq's show, Muse ended up in indie charts after the CDs sold out in shops.
Some CD-Rs were made at the Sawmill recording studio before the release of the EP. Promo CD-Rs with a coloured sleeve were also made by Motor in Germany, although the EP itself was never released there.
|Muse EP||<||1998 Sawmills demo||>||Sunburn/Overdue|
A cassette demo was made at Sawmills featuring tracks that later appeared on the Muscle Museum EP, as well as "Cave".
CD, Sawmills; DE promo CD-Rs
UK promo CD-R
Muscle Museum EP gallery
- Inside Trax (2005). Kerrang! TV. [verify]
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