Muse HAARP Review

Muse released the live album, "HAARP ", from Wembley Stadium on March 18th, 2008. Coming with both a DVD and CD this combo is more than enough to fill fans heart with joy, and even some who aren't. 

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Right from the beginning you get to have a laugh as some very cliché "Royal" Music comes on (dance of the knights). The Band comes up from the floor, almost in a satirical manner as Matthew Bellamy holds his hand up to his heart.

They run up to the stage followed by their possé of Raincoat bodyguards as a robot rides up the stage bringing Matt his first of many guitars. 


HAARP Intro

As the Band gains their composure they start off with the Space-Western, Knights of Cydonia. 

Set List 

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Intro (Dance of the Knights) 
Knights of Cydonia 
Hysteria 
Supermassive Black Hole 
Map of the Problematique 
Butterflies and Hurricanes 
Hoodoo (DVD only) 
Apocalypse Please (DVD only) 
Feeling Good (DVD only) 
Invincible 
Starlight 
Improv (DVD only) 
Time Is Running Out 
New Born 
Soldier's Poem (DVD only) 
Unintended 
Micro Cuts (CD Only) 
Blackout (DVD only) 
Plug In Baby (DVD only) 
Stockholm Syndrome 
Take A Bow 

One of the Most spectacular things about the band's live setup is Matthew Bellamy's guitars. On a select few guitars (all made by Hugh Manson) he has custom KAOSS Pads (the White Midi Controller below the Bridge) that he runs through a Digi-tech Whammy. This creates one of the most transcendent effects I have ever heard, especially on Supermassive Black Hole 

As They get through the concert, they continually deliver with extra tags and improvisational sections on the end of each song. This, combined with their exemplary stage-presence and superlative lighting, creates one hell of a show.

When the helicopter is flying around the stadium, and Matt is wailing away on the guitar and vocals, and women start floating around in balloons doing acrobatics, and Dominic Howard pounds away at the drums, it finally hits you; Muse could quite possibly be the best live band to have ever lived. Or at least close to it.

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