Yes, that was my favourite song by one of my favourite bands. And yes, their name is Garbage.
If this doesn’t sound familiar to you, you may recognize this (acoustic version) of one of their bigger hits:
Garbage is an alternative rock band that was formed in the early nineties by Shirley Manson, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker and …and I fell in love with them the first time I heard one of their songs. They are immensely talented (if you weren’t able to tell) and their songs have such emotion behind them – they all tell a story. Vig
I was really able to relate to a lot of their music…and I think most people can. The subjects of their songs are simple and universal enough that almost everyone has experienced something of what they’re singing about. Take away the heavy drums, thick guitars and background ‘noise’ (as I like to call it) and you have simplistic lyrics that are easy to relate to.
Now, many of us may have watched the Oscars this year. If you did, you would have seen Adele and the legendary Shirley Bassey belt out their famous James Bond Themes, but do you remember this one?
If you’ve been paying attention to any of my soundtrack posts, you’ll have realized that I don’t like music that would be typical to my generation, or what’s popular on the radio. A lot of what I like is different, older and mostly enjoyed by the opposite sex ( 😉 ). But I think that’s why I like Garbage so much, is because they are so different. They have a unique sound that is distinctive to them, instantly recognizable – thanks, in part, to Shirley Manson’s provocative vocals.
Here is a song that they, themselves, have dubbed as “for the freaks and the geeks”. It has a more pop sound than most of their stuff, but I still love it.
And here’s another, about personal struggle, that may hit home for some of you:
Just last year, Garbage released their first album in 7 years. You could imagine how ecstatic I was to hear some NEW material from them. At the same time, though, I was worried that it may not hold up to their four previous releases.
As soon as the CD started playing, though, my doubts were washed away. I couldn’t help but think to myself, “Garbage is BACK!”
Here are my favourites from their new album, Not Your Kind Of People.
Thanks for reading!
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