Garbage’s Self-Titled Debut “Garbage”

Episode 5

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This week, Mark and Thom dive into Garbage’s debut album, from Butch Vig’s vision for the band, the origin of their name, to the production of their songs, we uncover the unique blend of rock and techno that set them apart in the music industry and helped shape a corner of popular music. They explore the band’s experimental creative process, how they worked together to find their sound, and how Shirley Manson’s vocals added a new perspective to the mix. Join them as they journey through the success and influence of Garbage.

Show Notes:

0:01:05 – Thom and Mark catch up
0:02:13 – Thom and Mark discuss seeing Coheed and Cambria, Alkaline Trio, and listening to Garbage
0:04:43 – Introduce Garbage, Shirley Manson, and Butch Vig’s Production Career
0:24:27 – Exploring the Creative Process of Garbage: How the Band Got Its Name and Developed Its Music
0:32:49 – Supervixen
0:34:11 – Queer
0:35:47- Only Happy When It Rains
0:37:22 – As Heaven is Wide
0:41:09 – Not My Idea
0:42:40 – Stroke of Luck
0:43:33 – Vox
0:45:21 – Stupid Girl
0:47:24 – My Lover’s Box
0:50:06 – Milk
0:54:12 – Mark’s top 3
0:54:41 – Thom’s top 3
0:58:25 – Final thoughts

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Mark is the creative director and co-founder of Burro Borracho Records. After high school he spent a few years working as a manager with Wherehouse Music. He occasionally plays drums and has been in such non-productive go nowhere band start ups that no one has ever heard of like The Unsex, Avenue C, The Reaganauts, and Next Time I See Murphy (which also saw him play some guitar and take on vocal duties). He was the original drummer for Quiet Morning & the Calamity but left the band to pursue a degree in Motion Graphic Design.
During his college years, as photo editor of his school newspaper, his review of Radiohead's Kid A won first prize for Critical Review in a California statewide collegiate journalism contest. After graduating with his degree he filled in back on drums for QM&TC's first national tour in support of their debut EP Son of the Sad Soul, which features the song Gambling On Old Tires which Mark co-wrote.
Thanks to the influence of his mother who spent all her years playing guitar and singing folk songs, as well as three older brothers with drastically differing musical tastes, Mark has always known the important role music can and should play and has been a music fan all his life but he's only been a stubborn overly opinionated asshole about the superiority of his on musical tastes since his early teenage years. At the last count he had about 1,200 compact discs. Yes, he still collects cds.

Thom's a digital marketer by day and armchair theologian, podcaster, writer, amateur home chef, and beer aficionado by night. When not working, he's a typical family man with a propensity to create.

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