Kyle's Garbage Site!!
This is the section of my home page devoted to Garbage. I will plan to put in a picture gallery soon, but until then, you can look at the three great pictures on this page. The one directly under this information was taken by Sam Husselmam, the creator of http://www.enter.net/~husselman/garbage.html (link below). Thank you to everyone else who made this page possible. Their links can also be found below.
Anyway, Garbage is tied
with the Smashing Pumpkins for my favorite band. Shirley Manson's great
vocals, depressing yet happy, make you yearn for more. Every song on the
CD is good. My personal favorites are "I'm Only Happy When it Rains" and
"Vow". Here's some info on the band!!!
The word "garbage" has brought on a new meaning. This new meaning is
totally the opposite of words like "trash", "feces", and "waste" (for
more synonyms, get a thesaurus). Garbage is now being used for the name
of an awesome alternative band! This band isn't just the trash you may
think it is.
Back in 1993, three friends, Butch Vig, Steve Marker, and
Duke Erikson were working together making remixes for U2, NIN, and the
House of Pain. They had been working in the music business for quite
some time, and had an inspiration to write some songs on their own. But
they wanted a female vocalist to sing them. One night, Marker was
watching MTV, when he first laid eyes on Shirley Manson, singing in her
Angelfish video "Suffocate Me". Within 24 hours, the band got in touch
with her. Things got along well between them, and this new band was
formed. But how did the band come up with the name "Garbage"? In an
interview done for The Unofficial Garbage Site at http://user.hol.gr.
Vig stated, "This friend came to the studio to play some percussion and
when he saw all the loops I had going around the desk he said, ' Man,
this f#$@# s#$@ looks like garbage to me, do you know what you're
doin?'" This gave Vig the idea for the name. "We kind of liked that name
because it could just be a blend of all sorts of trash and stuff," he
After recruiting Manson into the band, there were some changes
made. Manson rewrote almost all of the songs, and refused to sing many
of the original lyrics, which were mostly about drinking beer. Manson
changed almost everything, (typical of some women, huh?) but added some
wonderful vocals. "There were just certain things I wouldn't sing about,
and other songs I wanted to change the perspective. Being the only woman
in the band, it was necessary to do this to stay true to myself," said
Manson in an Almo Sounds Inc. biography. "I've been accused by some of
my male friends of thinking like a man. Maybe it comes from being small
Small chested!? Manson is anything but small chested, which is
the reason why many females don't like her. The beautiful Manson also
dresses a tad bit slutty. But that's ok. She's certainly a pretty lady!
Yee haw! The other members of the band are quite a bit older than
Manson, and totally different. Butch Vig, also known as Brian, is the
drummer of the band. He used to work as a producer for such bands as The
Smashing Pumpkins and Nirvana. Steve Marker plays the bass and guitar in
Garbage. He first met Vig as a film student at the University of
Wisconsin. Duke Erikson is the lead guitarist and keyboardist in the
band. He's worked as a truck driver, carpenter, and a producer. Then,
along came Shirley Manson, the lead singer and occasional guitarist. She
was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and played keyboards and backup vocals
for Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie. Then she became the lead singer of Angelfish,
in which she stayed until joining up with Garbage. In 1995, Garbage
released their first album conveniently entitled "Garbage". Later that
year, they won a Portuguese Music Award. 1996 was an even better year
for Garbage. Their CD has sold over a million copies, and singles have
been released for "I'm Only Happy When it Rains", "Stupid Girl", "Queer", and "Milk". There are also remixes for sale, so you can proudly say that you
have six different versions of "Stupid Girl".
On Sept. 7, 1996, Shirley was married to her boyfriend Eddie, crushing the hearts
of many horny males and a few females. On Oct. 24, Manson appeared at the VH1
Fashion Awards Show, where her bare nipple was accidentally exposed to cameras
Garbage has also been nominated for three Grammy Awards. On Feb. 26, 1997,
Garbage will have the chance to win awards for Best New Artist, Best Rock Performence
by a Group or Duo with Vocal, and Best Rock Song.
Garbage, unfortunately, has done little touring in the US on their own, but they
have opened for The Smashing Pumpkins. On Oct. 26, 1996, Garbage played an hour
long opening, getting the crowd stirred up for the Pumpkins. Manson performs very well
live; it's almost better live than it is on the CD. Sophomore Dave Denison said, "I think
they were better than Smashing Pumpkins."
Garbage is currently working on their second CD, and will more than likely tour
after it's released. Let's hope they get the lead out; all of those impatient Garbage fans are
I have seen Garbage live, and I'd like to go again! They aren't
scheduled to play any concerts at the time, but if they do decide to,
I'll update ya! If anyone else finds out anything, please tell me!
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Some Great Garbage Links Below!