My favourite from what we hadn't heard so far was Girls Talk which apparently was a song from 2014, but previously unknown to me. Get me to a mosh pit IMMEDIATELY (but I'll just watch). Because the Night and Starman absolutely slay as well
The album is REALLY GOOD. Love the nods to Version 2.0 especially. The last two albums have both have stand out tracks but this feels much more potent and interesting in sound. Godhead, Anonymous XXX and Flipping the Bird
This City Will Kill You has the early lead on Waiting For God as the choice doom laden downtempo.
Well I properly love this, and I'm surprised and DELIGHTED after "The Men Who Rule The World" didn't set my world alight (gimmicky nursery rhyme/fruit machine part aside, it's otherwise quite clunky, and reminds of Androgyny in that sense). But the quality and variety feels truly elevated whilst also flashing back to earlier highs. That end section is incredible!
Flipping The Bird is like Breaking Up The Girl meets New Order and This City Will Kill You is another classic mood-piece Garbage closer. I think Anonymous XXX is my favourite so far. And the title track is positioned so well and stands out so much more in context.
I mean it's not even close to the early days, but I'll take it!
I really enjoyed this, the more rowdy new songs really suit a live setting. It also features a semi-deep cut that fits in PERFECTLY with the new material
I'm genuinely QUITE ANNOYED the tour for this album is the duel one with Blondie. Love both acts, but this album deserves a full two hour show in a venue like Brixton Academy rather than a (likely) 1 hour set seated set in a venue as huge as the 02. (Sorry speaking through the lens of London only here ).
I also saw Blondie live whenever they were last playing shows a couple of years back, and whilst I obviously ADORE THEM and Debbie, the whole experience was incredibly languid.
A BeautifulGarbage remaster is basically confirmed except by the band's own social media accounts ()
1 Candy Says (2021 - Remaster)
2 Use Me (2021 - Remaster)
3 Sex Never Goes Out of Fashion (2021 - Remaster)
4 Begging Bone (2021 - Remaster)
5 April 10th (2021 - Remaster)
6 Happiness, Pt. 2 (2021 - Remaster)
7 Confidence (2021 - Remaster)
8 Enough Is Never Enough (2021 - Remaster)
9 Wild Horses (BBC Recovered) ( Live)
10 I'm Really Into Techno (2021 - Remaster)
11 Pride (In the Name of Love)*
12 Androgyny (Rough Mix March 14, 2001)
13 Till the Day I Die (Demo Sept 14, 1999)
14 Nobody Loves You (Rough Mix March 14, 2001)
15 Breaking Up the Girl (Acoustic) ( 2021 - Remaster)
16 Silence Is Golden (Demo Sept 14, 1999)
17 Can't Cry These Tears (Rough Mix March 14, 2001)
18 Shut Your Mouth (BBC Recovered) (Live)
19 Begging Bone (Early Demo Mix)*
1 Shut Your Mouth (Jagz Kooner Radio Mix) (2021 - Remaster)
2 Shut Your Mouth (Jolly Music Scary Full Vocal Mix) (2021 - Remaster)
3 Shut Your Mouth (Professor Reay Clubbed Dead Pig Mix) (2021 - Remaster)
4 Androgyny (Neptunes Remix) ( 2021 - Remaster)
5 Androgyny (Felix Da Housecat Thee Glitz Mix) ( 2021 - Remaster)
6 Androgyny (The Architechs Mix) ( 2021 - Remaster)
7 Breaking Up the Girl (Timo Maas Radio Mix) ( 2021 - Remaster)
8 Breaking Up the Girl (Brothers in Rhythm Radio Edit) ( 2021 - Remaster)
9 Breaking Up the Girl (The Scourge of the Earth Rodeo Rave Remix By Jimmy Caulty) (2021 - Remaster)
10 Breaking Up the Girl (Black Dog Wounded By The Warbeast) (2021 - Remaster)
11 Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!) (Le Royale Mix) (2021 - Remaster)
12 Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!) (MaUVe’s Dark Remix With Acapella Edit) ( 2021 - Remaster)
13 Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!) (DJEJ's Go-Go Jam) ( 2021 - Remaster)
14 Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!) (Roger Sanchez tha S-Man's Release Mix) ( Radio Edit) ( 2021 - Remaster)
15 Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!) (Howie B Remix) ( 2021 - Remaster)
16 Parade (End of Night Mix) (2021 - Remaster)
I gave BG a re-listen earlier following this NEWS, and whew has an album ever been SO OVERPRODUCED? The songs themselves virtually get sucked into a PRODUCTION BLACK HOLE. In several cases its just completely unnecessary. Did the band get a NEW STUDIO to record the album in or something.
It's nice that Cherry Lips seems to have somewhat endured however, and Parade is a classic.
Why do the band hate Breaking Up The Girl so much? Notice its EXCLUSION on the hype sticker above