In March 2001, Plug In Baby landed. Released to lead the charge for Muse's second album, Origin Of Symmetry, although the credits told us it was a human playing guitar, our ears could scarcely fathom the neo-classical triad that opened the track. In terms of its ubiquity, Plug In Baby was Johnny B. Goode for the new millennium; its No 11 UK placing representing Muse’s commercial breakthrough.
Plug In Baby grabbed guitarists by the balls thanks to its sheer inventiveness and snarling attitude. The sick fuzz tone didn’t hurt things, either. A sing-able riff that sounds fresh and unique, it makes everyone and their gran wish they could play guitar.