Garbage is a Scottish–American alternative rock band formed in Madison, Wisconsin in 1993. It consists of Scottish musician Shirley Manson (vocals, guitar) and American musicians Duke Erikson (guitar, keyboards), Steve Marker (guitar) and Butch Vig (percussion). All four members are involved in songwriting and production. Garbage have sold over 17 million albums worldwide
Garbage will mark the 20th anniversary of their acclaimed second LP, Version 20.
The package includes 10 B-sides from the era, including the raucous “Lick the Pavement,” which the alt-rock band released as a standalone track. “I’ll learn to bribe; I’ll learn to say please,” Shirley Manson snarls over a distorted guitar riff and clattering electronics. “Oh, won’t you lick the pavement for me?”
In a statement about the reissue, Manson labeled Version 2.0 as “the quintessential Garbage record.” Butch Vig, the band’s drummer-producer, echoed that sentiment, describing the LP as “indeed, possibly our best album.”
“[It’s] is the sound of a band growing up, evolving, and more than anything, gaining confidence,” Vig said of Version 2.0, which features some of the band’s best-known singles including “Push It,” “I Think I’m Paranoid” and “Special.”
“When we started recording, we made a conscious decision to not re-invent ourselves,” Vig continued, “but rather take everything we learned from our debut album and filter it through the new digital technology we were grappling with. Sonically, the album has moments of razor sharp clarity and soft beauty.”