Garbage

Garbage BIOGRAPHY

Garbage

Label(s): Almo Sounds
Recording Years: 1995-1999

Garbage was signed to Mushroom Records in Britain which distributed Garbage in every territory except the U.S. Almo Sounds director of A&R Bob Bortnick told Billboard, "They were the best-sounding demos I ever heard. I was really knocked out, but I didn't say anything. I had only been at Almo for a few weeks, and there were tons of [other labels] throwing money at them. I got a call from [Garbage's manager] asking why I didn't say anything, and she said that the band liked the idea of working with a new company. The band was also very aware of the A&M legacy and are huge [Herb Alpert & the Tijuaua Brass] fans. When the time came to meet Jerry Moss, the group sent a garbage truck to pick him up from the airport.

Garbage's publishing agreement was with Rondor Music International, parent company to Almo Sounds when Garbage signed. The group retained the music publishing agreement after Almo Sounds was deactivated by Universal Music Group.

Garbage's self-titled debut album for Almo Sounds took a year to record. It was released on August 15, 1995. By March of the following year it had sold over 238,000 copies. The single "Vow" peaked at No. 26 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks; "Queer" at No 12 on the same chart and "Only Happy When It Rains" at No. 18 on that chart.

In 1999, the album Version 2.0 was nominated for the Album of the Year Grammy. Billboard reported the album "received critical acclaim for its brand of electronic beats mixed with a hard rock sound."

SOURCES:
Garbage's Serendipitous Success. Carril Borzillo. Billboard, March 23, 1996.
Album of the Year Nominee. Billboard, February 13, 1999.

PLAYERS IN THE BAND
Butch Vig
   Born: Aug 02, 1956
   Instrument(s): drums, noise, sampling, loops, effects
Duke Erikson
   Born: Jan 15, 1957
   Instrument(s): bass, guitar, keyboards, 6-string bass, fuzz bass
Shirley Manson
   Born: Aug 26, 1966
   Instrument(s): guitar, vocals, sampling
Steve Marker
   Born: Mar 16, 1959
   Instrument(s): bass, guitar, sampling, loops


Garbage PHOTOS

Garbage DISCOGRAPHY

FORMAT KEY LEGEND

FORMAT KEY
  1 = long playing vinyl album
  2 = compact disc
  3 = VHS video tape
  4 = cassette tape
  5 = Digital Compact Cassette
  7 = 7-inch vinyl single
  8 = 8-track tape
  9 = Longbox cassette
  0 = open reel tape
12 = 12-inch single
PS = picture sleeve
TS = cassette single
MT = mastertone/ringback

Garbage U.S. Album Discography

TITLELABELSTOCK NO.RELEASED
GarbageAlmo Sounds705178000421995
GarbageAlmo SoundsAMSD 800041995
I Think I'm ParanoidAlmo SoundsAMS5P 80531998
Independent AccessAlmo SoundsAMS5P 80451998
MilkAlmo SoundsAMSDS 890071996
Only Happy When It Rains/Girl Don't Come/SleepAlmo SoundsAMSDS 890021996
Push ItAlmo SoundsAMS5P 80371998
Push ItAlmo SoundsAMS5P 80491998
Push ItAlmo SoundsPRO-CD-80481998
SpecialAlmo SoundsPRO-CD-80701999
Stupid GirlAlmo SoundsPRO-CD-80001995
Stupid Girl/Driving LessonAlmo SoundsAMS 12 880041996
Stupid Girl/Driving LessonAlmo SoundsAMSDS 890041996
Version 2.0Almo Sounds705178001821998
Version 2.0Almo SoundsAMSD 800181998
VowAlmo SoundsAMSDS 890001995
VowAlmo SoundsPRO-CD-47581995
When I Grow UpAlmo SoundsAMS5P 80741999
When I Grow UpAlmo SoundsAMS5P 80851999

Garbage U.S. Singles and E.P. Discography

TITLE:LABEL:STOCK NO.:RELEASED:
MilkAlmo SoundsPRO-A-80121996
Push ItAlmo SoundsAMS5P 80481998
Push ItAlmo SoundsAMS8P 80481998
Push It/I Think I'm ParanoidAlmo SoundsAMS 12 880051998
QueerAlmo SoundsPRO-A-48271995
Stupid GirlAlmo SoundsPRO-A-80021996
Stupid GirlAlmo SoundsPRO-CD-80021996
When I Grow Up/SpecialAlmo SoundsAMS 12 880071999

Garbage Song List

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Garbage199570517800042
Supervixen
Queer
Onl Happy When It Rains
As Heaven Is Wide
Not My Idea
Stroke of Luck (a)
Vow
Stupid Girl
Dog New Tricks
My Lover's Box
Fix Me Now
Milk

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Garbage1995AMSD 80004
Supervixen
Stroke of Luck (a)
Stupid Girl
My Lover's Box
Not My Idea
As Heaven Is Wide
Only Happy When It Rains
Vow
Queer
Dog New Tricks
Milk
Fix Me Now

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
I Think I'm I Think I'm Paranoid/Crystalized1998PRO-CD-8053
I Think I'm I Think I'm Paranoid
Crystalized

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
I Think I'm Paranoid1998AMS5P 8053
I Think I'm Paranoid (LP Version)
I Think I'm Paranoid (I Think I'm Crystalized Radio Edit)
I Think I'm Paranoid (I Think I'm Crystalized Extended Edit)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Independent Access1998AMS5P 8045
Trip My Wire
#1 Crush
Subhuman

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Milk1996AMSDS 89007
Milk (LP Version)
Milk (The Siren Mix)
Milk (Udder Remix)
Milk (The Wicked Mix Featuring Tricky)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Milk1996PRO-CD-8007
Milk (Siren Mix Edit)
Milk (Radio Mix)
Milk (LP Version)
Milk (Udder Mix)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Milk1996PRO-A-8012
Milk (Got It Mix)
Milk (Butchered Vegas Mix)
Milk (Full Siren Mix)
Queer (Heftybag Mix)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Only Happy When It Rains1995PRO-CD-4860
Only Happy When It Rains (Single Remix)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Only Happy When It Rains1995PRO-CD-4836
Only Happy When It Rains (LP Version)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Only Happy When It Rains/Girl Don't Come/Sleep1996AMSDS 89002
Only Happy When It Rains
Girl Don't Come
Sleep

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Push It1998AMS5P 8049
Push It (Victor Calderone Club Mix Radio Edit)
Push It (LP Version)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Push It1998AMS8P 8048
Push It (Victor Calderone Club Mix)
Push It (Victor Calderone Club Dub)
Push It (LP Version)
Push It (Boom Boom Satellites Mix)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Push It1998PRO-CD-8037
Push It

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Push It1998AMS5P 8037
Push It

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Push It1998PRO-CD-8048
Push It

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Push It1998AMS5P 8048

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Push It/I Think I'm Paranoid1998AMS 12 88005
Push It (Club Mix)
Push It (Dub Mix)
I Think I'm Paranoid (Extended Mix)
I Think I'm Paranoid (Dub Mix)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Push It/Thirteen/Push It1998AMSDS 89014
Push It
Thirteen
Push It (Boom Boom Satellites Mix)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Queer1995PRO-A-4827
Queer (Heftybag Mix)
Queer (Album Version)
Queer (F.T.F.O. I Mix)
Queer (Adrian Sherwood Mix)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Queer1995PRO-CD-4778
Queer (Edit)
Queer (LP Version)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Special1999PRO-CD-8070
Special

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Special1998PRO-CD-8063
Special

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Special1999AMS5P 8070
Special (Pop Mix)
Special (LP Version)
Special (Rickidy Raw R&B Mix)
Special (Rickidy Raw Late Night Mix)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Special1998AMS5P 8063
Special (LP Versioin)
Special (Rickidy Raw R&B Mix)
Special (Rickidy Raw Late Night Mix)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Special1998AMS5P 8062
Special

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Stupid Girl1995PRO-CD-8000
Stupid Girl (Tee's Radio Mix)
Stupid Girl (LP Version)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Stupid Girl1996PRO-CD-8002
Stupid Girl

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Stupid Girl1995PRO-CD-4891
Stupid Girl (LP Version)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Stupid Girl1996PRO-A-8002
Stupid Girl (Tee's Freeze Mix)
Stupid Girl (Tee's In-House Dub)
Stupid Girl (Future Retro Mix)
Stupid Girl (Danny Saber Mix)
Stupid Girl (Shoegazer Mix)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Stupid Girl/Driving Lesson1996AMS 12 88004
Stupid Girl (Tee's Freeze Club)
Stupid Girl (Tee's In-House Dub)
Stupid Girl (Future Retro Mix)
Stupid Girl (Danny Saber Mix)
Stupid Girl (Shoegazer Mix)
Driving Lesson

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Stupid Girl/Driving Lesson1996AMSDS 89004
Stupid Girl (LP Version)
Stupid Girl (Tee's Radio Mix)
Driving Lesson (Previously Unreleased)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Supervixen1995PRO-CD-8010
Supervixen (Edit)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Version 2.01998AMS9P 8042
Push It (Single Version)
I Think I'm Paranoid (Snippet)
When I Grow Up (Snippet)
You Look So Fine (Snippet)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Version 2.0199870517800182
Temptation Waits
I Think I'm Paranoid
When I Grow Up
Medication
Special
Hammering in My Head
Push It
Trick Is to Keep Breathing (the)
Dumb
Sleep Together
Wicked Ways
You Look So Fine

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Version 2.01998AMSD 80018
Medication
Special
Push It
Temptation Waits
I Think I'm Paranoid
You Look So Fine
Sleep Together
Trick Is to Keep Breathing
Wicked Ways
Dumb
Hammering in My Head
When I Grow Up

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Vow1995PRO-CD-4758
Vow

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Vow1995AMSDS 89000
Vow
Vow (Torn Apart)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Vow/Vow (Torn Apart)1995AMSD 88000
Vow
Vow

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
When I Grow Up1999AMS5P 8074
When I Grow Up

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
When I Grow Up1999AMS5P 8083
When I Grow Up (Alt Pop Mix)
When I Grow Up (Pop Main Mix)
When I Grow Up (Danny Tenaglia's Club Mix Edit)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
When I Grow Up1999AMS5P 8085
When I Grow Up (Alt Pop Mix)
When I Grow Up (Pop Main Mix)
When I Grow Up (Danny Tenaglia's Club Mix Edit)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
When I Grow Up1998PRO-CD-8083
When I Grow Up

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
When I Grow Up/Special1999AMS 12 88007
When I Grow Up (Danny Tenaglia's Club Mix)
Special (Brothers in Rhythm Mix)
When I Grow Up (Danny Tenaglia Club Mix Edit)


Garbage MUSIC CHARTS

Garbage on Record Charts

US ALBUMS
TITLESTOCK NO.CHART NAMEPEAK
GarbageAMSD 80004Billboard Pop20
Only Happy When It Rains/Girl Don't Come/SleepAMSDS 89002Billboard Pop55
SpecialPRO-CD-8070Billboard Pop52
Stupid Girl/Driving LessonAMSDS 89004Billboard Pop24
VowAMSDS 89000Billboard Pop97
US SINGLES & EPs
TITLESTOCK NO.CHART NAMEPEAK
Push It/I Think I'm ParanoidAMS 12 88005Billboard Pop70