18 August 2021
20 years ago – 1 October 2001 – ardent rockers Garbage, led by the charismatic
lady Shirley Manson, released their third triumphant LP BEAUTIFUL GARBAGE.
AllMusic wrote back then: “It’s unlikely to storm the charts like their first two records, especially since there aren’t standout singles like on the earlier albums, but overall the
record works better, perhaps their best album.”
Sorry, AllMusic, it was actually a huge commercial success. The LP topped the
UK’s independent charts, the US Dance/Electronic charts, and the Australian
charts. Rolling Stone Mag named it one of its top 10 albums of the year.
The splendid video for 2nd single ‘Cherry Lips’
On 1 October a 20th Anniversary Reissue is coming our way,
featuring B-sides, demos, and remixes. Order info here.
Shirley Manson: “We wanted to celebrate the release of our third album in the same manner as we have celebrated the 20th anniversaries of our previous two records, as we cherish this third child of ours just as much as its predecessors. Over time it has garnered more and more respect from our fans, with many of the songs remaining in rotation in our live sets to this day. We’ve always felt incredibly proud of this record and felt it was in many ways very much ahead of its time. Twenty years down the line, we are all exceedingly grateful to have such well-crafted songs in our discography and are very proud that against all the odds we are still standing and can give our beloved album the tribute it so very much deserves.”
First taster is a previously unreleased alternate
rough mix of the album’s lead single Androgyny…
Full original album…
Order info here.