Rocket Baby Dolls
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Rocket Baby Dolls was a concept and name Muse used for their first gig, a battle of the bands in their local sports centre, Broadmeadow Sports Centre in Teignmouth. The name was used for this gig only.
At the time, the band were liaising with a group of girls who co-wrote their music. These girls dressed the members up and applied makeup, the resulting look of which Matthew Bellamy later described as similar to the Cure.
Unlike the bands which Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Christopher Wolstenholme were members of before the Rocket Baby Dolls, in this band the music performed consisted largely of original compositions. Bellamy described it as "experimental" and "noise". Despite their inability to play music, they won the competition.
According to Bellamy the origin came from "some dodgy... Japanese porn film". The actual film in question is an independent American documentary of fetishes told through vague plot in a science fiction setting.  The film had airings on late night television around Europe, one of those likely being watched by Bellamy himself.
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