Showbiz – Muse

Episode 3

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In their third episode, Thom and Mark discuss Muse’s debut album, Showbiz. We talk about the influence of Radiohead on Muse, the role of producers like John Leckie and Paul Reeves, and delve into the intricacies of Muse’s Showbiz album, as well as their musical influences and growth. Join us as we journey through the music that defined a generation and continues to influence today’s artists.

Show Notes:

01:08 – Intro and catch up
02:47 – Recap of last episode
09:03 – Radiohead’s Influence on Muse
19:55 – Musical Genres and Influences
27:02 – Sunburn
30:01 – Muscle Museum
32:08 – Fillip
32:57 – Falling down
34:01 – Cave
35:32 – Showbiz
38:00 – Unintended
38:47 – Uno
39:53 – Sober
42:35 – Escape
44:45 – Overdue
46:15 – Hate This and I’ll Love You
50:04 – Exploring Muse’s musical influences

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Mark & Thom

Mark is the creative director and co-founder of Burro Borracho Records. After high school he spent a few years working as a manager with Wherehouse Music. He occasionally plays drums and has been in such non-productive go nowhere band start ups that no one has ever heard of like The Unsex, Avenue C, The Reaganauts, and Next Time I See Murphy (which also saw him play some guitar and take on vocal duties). He was the original drummer for Quiet Morning & the Calamity but left the band to pursue a degree in Motion Graphic Design.
During his college years, as photo editor of his school newspaper, his review of Radiohead's Kid A won first prize for Critical Review in a California statewide collegiate journalism contest. After graduating with his degree he filled in back on drums for QM&TC's first national tour in support of their debut EP Son of the Sad Soul, which features the song Gambling On Old Tires which Mark co-wrote.
Thanks to the influence of his mother who spent all her years playing guitar and singing folk songs, as well as three older brothers with drastically differing musical tastes, Mark has always known the important role music can and should play and has been a music fan all his life but he's only been a stubborn overly opinionated asshole about the superiority of his on musical tastes since his early teenage years. At the last count he had about 1,200 compact discs. Yes, he still collects cds.

Thom's a digital marketer by day and armchair theologian, podcaster, writer, amateur home chef, and beer aficionado by night. When not working, he's a typical family man with a propensity to create.

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