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Garbage

Formed 1994.
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Garbage in conversation with Steve Lamacq

Shirley and Butch from Garbage join Lammo to talk about the band's reunion, their new album and upcoming live dates.

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Biography

Garbage is an alternative rock band formed in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1993. The group consists of Scottish singer Shirley Manson (vocals, guitar) and American musicians Duke Erikson (bass, guitar, keyboards, percussion), Steve Marker (guitar, keyboards), and Butch Vig (drums, percussion). All four members are involved in songwriting and production. The band have counted worldwide album sales of over 17 million units.

Garbage's debut album, Garbage, was critically acclaimed and an unexpected smash, selling over 4 million copies and certified double platinum in the UK, US, and Australia while accompanied by a string of increasingly successful singles in 1995–1996, including "Stupid Girl" and "Only Happy When It Rains". Follow-up Version 2.0, released in 1998 after two years of production, had an equal commercial success, topping the UK Albums Chart and getting nominations for two Grammy Awards. Garbage followed this up by performing and co-producing the theme song to the nineteenth James Bond movie The World Is Not Enough.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Not Your Kind of People

    Not Your Kind of People 2012

    Reviewed by Tom Hocknell
    Quartet’s comeback ticks many of the same boxes as previous successful LPs.
  2. Review of Absolute Garbage

    Absolute Garbage 2007

    Reviewed by Jaime Gill
    Shirley, Butch and the boys' finest moments in one easy to handle package.
  3. Review of Bleed Like Me

    Bleed Like Me 2005

    Reviewed by Jack Smith
    The good news is, if you're already a Garbage fan, there's probably not a lot here to...
  4. Review of Garbage

    Garbage 1995

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    Manson’s career-defining performance is as electrifying as it was 15 years ago.
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