Garbage is an international rock group formed in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1994. The band members are Butch Vig, Steve Marker, Duke Erikson and Shirley Manson. Known publicly as an experimental group like Brit band, Radiohead, Garbage used their powerful videos to distort the dimensions of their songs.
After a six year hiatus, the group released their fifth album, Not Your Kind of People, in May, 2012.
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Garbage's angry, emotional lyrics contrasted with their catchy, pop alternative rock music. Garbage utilizes samples, electronic loops, grungy guitars, and various other effects to produce haunting and melodic tracks, made distinctive by Scottish singer Shirley Manson's sultry vocals.
Garbage released a string of increasingly-successful singles over a period of one year from 1995-1996, culminating in the massive hit "Stupid Girl". They released their debut album, Garbage, later that year. It went top 20 in the U.S. and top 10 in the UK. Garbage spent two years working on their follow-up album, during which time Shirley Manson became well-known by the technologically savvy by being one of the first artists to maintain a blog. "Push It" was released and became a summer hit in 1998, reaching #9 in the UK and #52 in the US. Their second album Version 2.0 topped the charts in the UK and hit #13 in the US. In 1999, they performed the theme song to the James Bond movie The World Is Not Enough.
Garbage's latest album, Bleed Like Me, was released on April 11, 2005. It topped the charts in many countries, including a #4 peak in the United States and a radio rock hit single, "Why Do You Love Me". Their greatest hits album is due soon.