“Garbage” is the Debut Studio Album by Garbage, which was released on August 15, 1995.
In 1994, as Vig became "kind of burned out on doing really long records", he got together with Duke Erikson and production partner Steve Marker, and they started producing remixes for acts such as U2, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails and House of Pain, featuring different instrumentation and often highlighting new guitar hooks and bass grooves. The experience inspired the three men to form a band, in which they "wanted to take that remix sensibility and somehow translate it into all of the possibilities of a band setup."
An early comment that their work sounded "like garbage" inspired the band's name.
Initial sessions with Vig on vocals and the members' past work with all-male groups led to the band's desire for a woman on lead. Marker was watching the MTV Show 120 Minutes when he saw the one-time airing of the music video for "Suffocate Me" by Scottish Singer Shirley Manson’s band “Angelfish”. He showed the video to Erikson and Vig while their manager, Shannon O'Shea, tracked Manson down. When Manson was contacted, she didn't know who Vig was and was urged to check the credits on Nirvana's album Nevermind, which Vig had produced.
On April 8, 1994, Manson met Erikson, Marker and Vig for the first time in London. Later that evening Vig was informed of Kurt Cobain's suicide.
The album was met with critical acclaim and was viewed by some journalists as an innovative recording for its time. It reached Number 20 on the US Billboard 200 and Number 6 on the UK Albums Chart.
Tonight I am spinning this 20th Anniversary Edition of the self titled Debut Album by Garbage!
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