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COMPLETE GARBAGE: The Discography Rate (#61 & RECAP)

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by NecessaryVoodoo, May 21, 2017.

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    SHIRLEY MANSON
    DUKE ERIKSON
    STEVE MARKER
    BUTCH VIG

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    So said guitarist Steve Marker in the band's first UK interview back in 1994 to Volume magazine which also housed their debut recording Vow on the included CD. And although the band known as Garbage never really made good on the second part of that quote - though parts of Bleed Like Me and the mixing of Not Your Kind of People would come close - over the space of more than two decades, six albums and a wealth of b-sides and extra tracks, Shirley and the boys have certainly "take[n] pop music". Taken it and pummelled, sharpened and coaxed it according to their whim, be that incorporating crunching overdriven rock guitars, the programming and beats of electronica, spaced-out trip-hop or sugary sweet synths. As magnetic a prospect on stage as they are in the studio.

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    I'd be remiss not to mention Shirley Manson in my introductory post. Frontwoman. Force of nature. An often outspoken feminist, railing against sexism and patriarchy in the music industry. Champion of the freaks, geeks and weirdos. An icon. From a personal standpoint as a shy, geeky teen hearing Garbage's debut album and seeing Shirley's confident, striking appearance in their music videos sparked synapses in my brain and awoke in me what has become, and no doubt will be a lifelong obsession with music. So for that reason Garbage are, and probably will continue to be, one of my all-time favourite acts. And as the likes of last year's return-to-form Strange Little Birds album just goes to prove, they are still producing vital and electrifying material over twenty years since Steve happened upon a music video for Shirley's previous outfit Angelfish while watching MTV.

    So why a rate now I hear you scream?

    Well firstable a singles rate was started a lifetime ago by @D_ni and never finished, secondable the band themselves seem to be looking back over their career by releasing a lavish [price suggests this] retrospective coffee table book later this year, and thirdable it's literally just an excuse to revisit this wonderful band and their music.
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2017 at 5:23 PM
  2. THE RATE

    Because I want your votes you have two options for this rate. You can score:
    - just the singles if you're pressed for time or unfamiliar with the band.
    - every damn thing!
    • Score each song between 0-10. Half points allowed. I have no problems handing out 0's in rates so neither should you if you feel a song deserves it. Unless it's a song from the first three albums in which case you can:
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    • You have one 11 that you can hand out to your favourite song in the rate.
    • Commentary extremely welcome, at the very least a few words about your chosen 11 would be great.
    Voting will close in six weeks time at 6pm BST on Monday July 3rd.

    When you are ready to start handing your scores in, just PM them to me. You can send them to me album by album if you wish.

    This is going to be a marathon, not a sprint so for my own sanity I'll be looking for guest reveals along the way. So if there are any song/s you'd particularly like to have the pleasure of revealing also let me know in the PM.

    There'll be laughs [citation needed], tears and gifs so get rating!
     
  3. THE SONGS
    Garbage (1995)
    1. Supervixen
    2. Queer
    3. Only Happy When It Rains
    4. As Heaven Is Wide
    5. Not My Idea
    6. A Stroke of Luck
    7. Vow
    8. Stupid Girl
    9. Dog New Tricks
    10. My Lover's Box
    11. Fix Me Now
    12. Milk

    Version 2.0 (1998)
    1. Temptation Waits
    2. I Think I'm Paranoid
    3. When I Grow Up
    4. Medication
    5. Special
    6. Hammering in My Head
    7. Push It
    8. The Trick is to Keep Breathing
    9. Dumb
    10. Sleep Together
    11. Wicked Ways
    12. You Look So Fine

    beautifulgarbage (2001)
    1. Shut Your Mouth
    2. Androgyny
    3. Can't Cry These Tears
    4. Til the Day I Die
    5. Cup of Coffee
    6. Silence is Golden
    7. Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go)
    8. Breaking Up the Girl
    9. Drive You Home
    10. Parade
    11. Nobody Loves You
    12. Untouchable
    13. So Like a Rose

    Bleed Like Me (2005)
    1. Bad Boyfriend
    2. Run Baby Run
    3. Right Between the Eyes
    4. Why Do You Love Me
    5. Bleed Like Me
    6. Metal Heart
    7. Sex is Not the Enemy
    8. It's All Over But the Crying
    9. Boys Wanna Fight
    10. Why Don't You Come Over
    11. Happy Home

    Not Your Kind of People (2012)
    1. Automatic Systematic Habit
    2. Big Bright World
    3. Blood for Poppies
    4. Control
    5. Not Your Kind of People
    6. Felt
    7. I Hate Love
    8. Sugar
    9. Battle in Me
    10. Man on a Wire
    11. Beloved Freak
    12. The One
    13. What Girls Are Made Of
    14. Bright Tonight
    15. Show Me

    Strange Little Birds (2016)
    1. Sometimes
    2. Empty
    3. Blackout
    4. If I Lost You
    5. Night Drive Loneliness
    6. Even Though Our Love is Doomed
    7. Magnetized
    8. We Never Tell
    9. So We Can Stay Alive
    10. Teaching Little Fingers to Play
    11. Amends

    G-sides - Waifs, strays, non-album singles, b-sides and extras (1995-2017)
    1. Subhuman
    2. Girl Don't Come
    3. Sleep
    4. Trip My Wire
    5. Butterfly Collector
    6. Driving Lesson
    7. Alien Sex Fiend
    8. Kick My Ass
    9. #1 Crush (Original version | Romeo & Juliet version)
    10. Lick The Pavement
    11. Thirteen
    12. Deadwood
    13. Afterglow
    14. 13 x Forever
    15. Can't Seem To Make You Mine
    16. Tornado
    17. Get Busy With The Fizzy
    18. Soldier Through This
    19. The World Is Not Enough
    20. Begging Bone
    21. Enough is Never Enough
    22. Use Me
    23. Candy Says
    24. Happiness Pt. 2
    25. Confidence
    26. Sex Never Goes Out of Fashion
    27. April Tenth
    28. I'm Really Into Techno
    29. Space Can Come Through Anyone
    30. Nobody Can Win
    31. I Just Wanna Have Something to Do
    32. Never Be Free
    33. Honeybee
    34. Tell Me Where It Hurts
    35. Betcha
    36. All the Good in This Life
    37. Witness to Your Love
    38. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
    39. Love Like Suicide
    40. Because The Night (feat. Screaming Females)
    41. Girls Talk (feat. Brody Dalle)
    42. Time Will Destroy Everything
    43. The Chemicals (feat. Brian Aubert)
    44. On Fire
    45. Fucking With You
    46. Where Do the Children Play?

    JUST THE SINGLES
    1. Vow
    2. Subhuman
    3. Only Happy When It Rains
    4. Queer
    5. Stupid Girl
    6. Supervixen
    7. Milk
    8. #1 Crush
    9. Push It
    10. I Think I'm Paranoid
    11. Special
    12. The Trick Is To Keep Breathing
    13. When I Grow Up
    14. You Look So Fine
    15. The World Is Not Enough
    16. Androgyny
    17. Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go)
    18. Breaking Up The Girl
    19. Shut Your Mouth
    20. Why Do You Love Me
    21. Bleed Like Me
    22. Sex Is Not The Enemy
    23. Run Baby Run
    24. Tell Me Where It Hurts
    25. Blood For Poppies
    26. Battle In Me
    27. Automatic Systematic Habit
    28. Big Bright World
    29. Control
    30. Because The Night (feat. Screaming Females)
    31. Girls Talk (feat. Brody Dalle)
    32. The Chemicals (feat. Brian Aubert)
    33. Empty
    34. Magnetized

    Garbage (1995)
    1. Supervixen -
    2. Queer -
    3. Only Happy When It Rains -
    4. As Heaven Is Wide -
    5. Not My Idea -
    6. A Stroke of Luck -
    7. Vow -
    8. Stupid Girl -
    9. Dog New Tricks -
    10. My Lover's Box -
    11. Fix Me Now -
    12. Milk -

    Version 2.0 (1998)
    1. Temptation Waits -
    2. I Think I'm Paranoid -
    3. When I Grow Up -
    4. Medication -
    5. Special -
    6. Hammering in My Head -
    7. Push It -
    8. The Trick is to Keep Breathing -
    9. Dumb -
    10. Sleep Together -
    11. Wicked Ways -
    12. You Look So Fine -

    beautifulgarbage (2001)
    1. Shut Your Mouth -
    2. Androgyny -
    3. Can't Cry These Tears -
    4. Til the Day I Die -
    5. Cup of Coffee -
    6. Silence is Golden -
    7. Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go) -
    8. Breaking Up the Girl -
    9. Drive You Home -
    10. Parade -
    11. Nobody Loves You -
    12. Untouchable -
    13. So Like a Rose -

    Bleed Like Me (2005)
    1. Bad Boyfriend -
    2. Run Baby Run -
    3. Right Between the Eyes -
    4. Why Do You Love Me -
    5. Bleed Like Me -
    6. Metal Heart -
    7. Sex is Not the Enemy -
    8. It's All Over But the Crying -
    9. Boys Wanna Fight -
    10. Why Don't You Come Over -
    11. Happy Home -

    Not Your Kind of People (2012)
    1. Automatic Systematic Habit -
    2. Big Bright World -
    3. Blood for Poppies -
    4. Control -
    5. Not Your Kind of People -
    6. Felt -
    7. I Hate Love -
    8. Sugar -
    9. Battle in Me -
    10. Man on a Wire -
    11. Beloved Freak -
    12. The One -
    13. What Girls Are Made Of -
    14. Bright Tonight -
    15. Show Me -

    Strange Little Birds (2016)
    1. Sometimes -
    2. Empty -
    3. Blackout -
    4. If I Lost You -
    5. Night Drive Loneliness -
    6. Even Though Our Love is Doomed -
    7. Magnetized -
    8. We Never Tell -
    9. So We Can Stay Alive -
    10. Teaching Little Fingers to Play -
    11. Amends -

    G-sides - Waifs, strays, non-album singles, b-sides and extras (1995-2017)
    1. Subhuman -
    2. Girl Don't Come -
    3. Sleep -
    4. Trip My Wire -
    5. Butterfly Collector -
    6. Driving Lesson -
    7. Alien Sex Fiend -
    8. Kick My Ass -
    9. #1 Crush -
    10. Lick The Pavement -
    11. Thirteen -
    12. Deadwood -
    13. Afterglow -
    14. 13 x Forever -
    15. Can't Seem To Make You Mine -
    16. Tornado -
    17. Get Busy With The Fizzy -
    18. Soldier Through This -
    19. The World Is Not Enough -
    20. Begging Bone -
    21. Enough is Never Enough -
    22. Use Me -
    23. Candy Says -
    24. Happiness Pt. 2 -
    25. Confidence -
    26. Sex Never Goes Out of Fashion -
    27. April Tenth -
    28. I'm Really Into Techno -
    29. Space Can Come Through Anyone -
    30. Nobody Can Win -
    31. I Just Wanna Have Something to Do -
    32. Never Be Free -
    33. Honeybee -
    34. Tell Me Where It Hurts -
    35. Betcha -
    36. All the Good in This Life -
    37. Witness to Your Love -
    38. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses -
    39. Love Like Suicide -
    40. Because The Night (feat. Screaming Females) -
    41. Girls Talk (feat. Brody Dalle) -
    42. Time Will Destroy Everything -
    43. The Chemicals (feat. Brian Aubert) -
    44. On Fire -
    45. Fucking With You -
    46. Where Do the Children Play? -

    1. Vow -
    2. Subhuman -
    3. Only Happy When It Rains -
    4. Queer -
    5. Stupid Girl -
    6. Supervixen -
    7. Milk -
    8. #1 Crush -
    9. Push It -
    10. I Think I'm Paranoid -
    11. Special -
    12. The Trick Is To Keep Breathing -
    13. When I Grow Up -
    14. You Look So Fine -
    15. The World Is Not Enough -
    16. Androgyny -
    17. Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go) -
    18. Breaking Up The Girl -
    19. Shut Your Mouth -
    20. Why Do You Love Me -
    21. Bleed Like Me -
    22. Sex Is Not The Enemy -
    23. Run Baby Run -
    24. Tell Me Where It Hurts -
    25. Blood For Poppies -
    26. Battle In Me -
    27. Automatic Systematic Habit -
    28. Big Bright World -
    29. Control -
    30. Because The Night (feat. Screaming Females) -
    31. Girls Talk (feat. Brody Dalle) -
    32. The Chemicals (feat. Brian Aubert) -
    33. Empty -
    34. Magnetized -
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2017 at 5:26 PM
  4. I am ready. Not ready though to hand out just one 11. But yes at diving back deep into their music again after I forgot them a bit.
     
  5. AT LAST!!!

    I'm so in I've gone all the way through and I'm out again. Now, what will be my eleven...?

    (Although, deep down, I think I already know).
     
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    HERE FOR THIS!
     
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  7. 2014

    2014 Moderator

    YES XXXXXX
     
  8. I am here and I am ready.

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    (I love this gif.)
     
  9. Oh, also, can I post Shirley's flawless and magnificent shutdown of Madonna's detractors here? It's not exactly relevant to the rate per se but it needs to be seen.
    Fucking QUEEN. The fact that she respects and/or is friends with like...almost all of my other faves - M, Tori Amos, Gwen Stefani, Marina...it's like it was meant to be. An actual hero.
     
  10. To any hunties daunted about the fact the G-sides portion could be a rate in and of itself, a lot of the b-sides are only a couple of minutes long and you won't need more than a couple of listens to score most of them. I mean for some, like I'm Really Into Techno, you'll probably only really need the one listen before you give it the obvious 10 it deserves.



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  11. I know about ten songs from the two albums but I will try to do the full rate. At least scores anyway and maybe comment on my 10s and 11.
     
  12. I already know everything inside out, bar the very last song that I didn't even know existed! I'll be doing the fucking lot, and writing commentary for it all as well (poor @NecessaryVoodoo).

    Oh, and to all you fairweathers who don't know Subhuman: listen to it until you know it before scoring. If it falls out early due to unfamiliar syndrome I'll be tracking you down like a bloodhound with La Manson in tow!!!
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2017
  13. Great work! Comparing your list to my playlist, I noticed there's 3 officially released songs missing: Love Like Suicide, Badass and Wild Horses. Whether you want to add (any of) these for completion is up to you. And I didn't even know of the last track so thanks for that (it's on Spotify too). Gosh, so many of these songs are missing on streaming, they should do something about it soon.
     
  14. Oh I didn't know about Love Like Suicide which I'll add thanks, but Badass was only ever a demo and Wild Horses was a live version which I've steered clear of when making the list of what to rate.
     
  15. Oh my this is so much more than expected. Let me dive right in tomorrow.
     
  16. This looks amazing! I hope Beautiful Garbage doesn't get completely slandered.
     
  17. This is what I'm here for. I'm in. I might even manage a commentary on EVERYTHING.

    Also, shameless plug, I run the https://twitter.com/ABSOLUTgarbage account, which is a mix of On This Day posts and random news/articles whenever I spot something.
     
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