I like Garbage a hell of a lot too. They broke up though.
I hate to correct you,but they are NOT broken up.From Wiki:
The band cut short a 2005 world tour, and announced an indefinite hiatus, but emphasized the stoppage was not a break-up. Garbage reunited in early 2007 to record new tracks for the greatest hits album, Absolute Garbage, that was released in July 2007.
They sort of have to work around Butch Vig's producing schedule...
In a recent interview with Billboard.com, Butch Vig has stated that Garbage is considering mid-2008 to begin making a fifth album, saying, "We're thinking about it...I think we're more interested in making something that's much more primal and stripped down. Absolute Garbage is the postscript to chapter one. Whatever we do next will definitely be chapter two."
back in 98 i think it was, they were maybe my fav band too ... saw them half a dozen times, and every show was good to great .... i missed them when they did that short tour a while ago though ... i think i'm paranoid .. canx**
i saw them open for no doubt about 5 yrs ago. both performances were really good but the crowd was just obnoxious.
I went to that tour because I love Garbage. I left after a few songs by No Doubt because I hate them. Garbage was great, as always. I've seen Garbage open for Smashing Pumpkins (also left early) and Alanis Morissette (I used to like her). I think my first real date with Jacob was at the Garbage/Alanis concert.
man this takes me back. I saw them 3 times in 98. (three of my first six concerts...). every show was fantastic. I haven't seen them since. beautiful garbage was just horrific, so I avoided that tour entirely. the subsequent one was far better, but I felt they were charging too much for tickets.
I saw them when they played Street Scene, I believe it was 2005. Guess that was one of their last shows. I was only vaguely familiar with their work but I really enjoyed their set. They put on a good show.
yeah most of the covers were b-sides I think. I've got them stashed away somewhere. I remember back in '98 they were repeatedly covering some song by Big Star. what was it called? thirteen I think.
oh look what I just found:
Thirteen originally by Big Star
Butterfly Collector originally by The Jam
Candy Says originally by The Velvet Underground
Supernatural originally by Vic Chesnutt
Kick My Ass originally by Vic Chesnutt
I Just Wanna Have Something To Do originally by Ramones
Can't Seem to Make You Mine originally by The Seeds
click the link and they have info on which singles/compilations/etc. the covers and the original versions were on. the ramones cover was included on We're a Happy Family: A Tribute to the Ramones, for example.
oh fine i'm compulsive... here are some of the places they are available:
Thirteen/Push It single. Butterfly Collector/Queer single. also Fire & Skill: A Tribute to the Jam. Candy Says/Breaking Up The Girl single. Supernatural/??? Kick My Ass/Sweet Relief II: Gravity of the Situation (Vic Chestnutt tribute record) I Just Wanna Have Something To Do/Bleed Like Me (japanese release). and Why Do You Love Me single. also We're a Happy Family: A Tribute to the Ramones. Can't Seem to Make You Mine/the Trick Is To Keep Breathing single. and When I Grow Up single.
apparently Candy Says was also covered by Goodby Mr Mackenzie. interesting.