Garbage

~ Release group by Garbage

Album

ReleaseFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
Garbage2×12" Vinyl6 + 6
  • US1995-08-15
Almo SoundsAM52-80004705178000417
GarbageCD12
  • US1995-08-15
Almo SoundsAMSD-80004705178000424
GarbageCD12
  • BE1995-08-16
Garbage6×7" Vinyl2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2
  • GB1995-10-02
Mushroom Records (AU/NZ)LX314509399603145005
Garbage2×12" Vinyl6 + 6
  • GB1995-10-02
Mushroom Records (AU/NZ)L 314509399603145012
GarbageCD12
  • GB1995-10-02
Mushroom Records (AU/NZ)D314509399603145029
GarbageCD14
  • JP1995-10-21
Mushroom Records (AU/NZ)74321-32098-2, BVCP-8814988017058688
Garbage (no SID codes)CD12
Mushroom Records (AU/NZ), White Label Records (Australian label, rebranded simply as "White" in ca. 1992)RMD 53447, TVD 934479399603145029
GarbageCD12
Almo SoundsAMSSD-80004705178000424
GarbageCD12
Mushroom Records (UK) Ltd. (UK subsidiary of the AU-based Mushroom Records label)74321-29597-2743212959727
Garbage (F: BM640)CD12
Mushroom Records (early 1970s London-based label founded by Vic Keary, Mike Craig and Neil Richmond)74321-29597-2743212959727
Garbage (original digital release)Digital Media12
Almo Sounds
Garbage2×CD12 + 5
Festival Records (Australian), Mushroom Records (AU/NZ)RMD 53447, TVD 934479399603145029
Garbage2×CD12 + 4
  • KR1997-03-25
Mushroom Records (AU/NZ), BMG (the former Bertelsmann Music Group, defunct since 2004-08-05; for releases dated 2008 and later, see annotation), White Label Records (Australian label, rebranded simply as "White" in ca. 1992)74321 48072, BMGSD7723, D31450743214807422
GarbageCD14
  • JP1997-04-23
Mushroom Records (AU/NZ)74321-47858-2, BVCP-60234988017069141
Garbage(unknown)12
  • BE2000-06-19
GarbageCD12
Mushroom Records (early 1970s London-based label founded by Vic Keary, Mike Craig and Neil Richmond)74321743692743217436926
GarbageCD14
  • JP2001-08-22
Sony Records (Japanese imprint)SRCS 25054988009250519
GarbageCD12
  • GB2003-11-24
A&E Records5050466-8875-2-85050466887528
Garbage(unknown)12
  • BE2004-01-09
Garbage(unknown)12
  • GB2004-07-05
Garbage2×Digital Media21 + 41
  • GB2015-10-02
STUNVOLUME (Garbage's own label)[none]
Garbage2×CD12 + 9
  • GB2015-10-02
STUNVOLUME (Garbage's own label)STNVOL020CD5414939925733
Garbage (super deluxe edition)Digital Media62
  • US2015-10-02
Almo Sounds[none]
Garbage (20th anniversary super deluxe edition remastered)4×Digital Media21 + 15 + 15 + 11
  • US2015-10-02
Almo Sounds[none]
Garbage (20th anniversary deluxe edition)2×CD12 + 9
  • US2015-10-02
Almo Sounds, UMe (imprint of Universal Music Enterprises)AMS4736495602547364951
Garbage (20th anniversary edition)Digital Media12
  • US2015-10-02
Almo Sounds
Garbage (20th anniversary deluxe edition)Digital Media21
  • US2015-10-02
Almo Sounds
Garbage (20th anniversary edition)2×CD12 + 9
  • JP2015-11-04
Hostess Entertainment Unlimited.HSE-30114582214513034
Garbage (20th anniversary deluxe edition)3×12" Vinyl6 + 6 + 9
STUNVOLUME (Garbage's own label)STNVOL020VX5414939925719
Garbage2×CD12 + 9
  • GB2021-08-20
BMG Rights Management (use only if "BMG Rights Management" logo or company name used as imprint.)BMGCAT514DCD4050538674620

Relationships

associated singles/EPs:Milk
Only Happy When It Rains
Queer
Stupid Girl
Supervixen
Vow
included in:Garbage / Version 2.0
part of:The Edge: Top 10 Albums of 1996 (number: 6) (order: 6)
The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever (number: 55) (order: 55)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/26091 [info]
lyrics page:https://genius.com/albums/Garbage/Garbage [info]
reviews:https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/q8hf [info]
other databases:http://musicmoz.org/Bands_and_Artists/G/Garbage/Discography/Garbage/ [info]
http://www.musik-sammler.de/album/24865 [info]
https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/garbage/garbage/ [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000178973 [info]
Wikidata:Q239773 [info]
crowdfunding page:https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias=popular&field-keywords=Garbage+-+Garbage [info]

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Although they formed in Wisconsin and three-quarters of their line-up is American, coverage of Garbage around their MTV Award-winning debut album - best breakthrough artist, 1996 - was dominated by feisty Scottish front-gal Shirley Manson.

Manson had been a member of Bathgate-based 80s alt-rockers Goodbye Mr MacKenzie, and was also involved in the band's splinter group, Angelfish. The latter's 1993 single, Suffocate Me, attracted the attention of American producer Steve Marker, who was after a vocalist to front his new band. The rest, as 'they' so often say, is history - although Garbage's career hasn't since hit the heights it did with this eponymous effort, which has to date shifted over four million copies.

From second album, the terribly titled Version 2.0, onwards, Garbage's star has dimmed. A disbanding in 2003 and subsequent reformation for 2005's Bleed Like Me rekindled interest; but the record itself, their fourth overall, was a critical flop. Newcomers are therefore advised to begin with this debut, and be done with it unless particularly taken by what is, today, some pretty formulaic, albeit arena-sized, pop-rock, lent an edge purely because of the paralysing presence of Manson.

The vocalist holds court from the outset, opener Supervixen painting a picture of a dominatrix-style paramour who's perfectly aware of their grip on their significant other. "Bow down to me," comes her instruction, and it's not just the suggested subject of her attention that obeys - the world, for a year or so, fell at the feet of an opinionated female artist who talked the column-filling talk without missing a beat. Queer is similarly pitched, Manson the antagonist ready to "strip away your hard veneer". She was both alluring and wholly intimidating, a snarl in her voice but equally capable of a purr to melt away any resistance.

Garbage were as interested in their visual representation as their sound on record, so videos became vitally important. This album was followed by Garbage Video, collecting five official promos for Queer, Vow, Only Happy When It Rains, Stupid Girl and the set-closing Milk, a trip hop-indebted number that'd be remixed by Tricky. Although it expresses weakness, vocally, there's a paradoxical aspect to the lyrics: she cries, but her tears are power, bringing "you home". So even at her most vulnerable, Manson maintains her controlling condition.

The music's aged poorly, but Manson's career-defining performance is as electrifying as it was 15 years ago.