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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Garbage Plans New Single, Greatest Hits

Sometimes divorced couples remarry, occasionally networks bring back programs they put on ice (congrats Studio- 80, is it? No, that's Star 80. Sorry, never seen the show. But congrats!)

And sometimes when a band like Garbage says they're "on indefinite hiatus" they really might return... at least long enough to record a new single.

Sound Generator reports that Garbage will release a single March 5 (at least in the UK), followed by Absolute Garbage, a greatest hits album, on March 19th.

The site also has what they call a "full" track listing for Absolute Garbage, and writes that based on a "glance" of it, they "believe" the new track won't be included on the album.

Both chronologically and as a cute joke, "It's All Over But the Crying" makes sense as the last track... unless the band's hiatus has ended, which it apparently has.

It's possible the single will be on the album but wasn't included on the track listing because it doesn't have a title yet, or the band isn't ready to reveal the title. Announcing the single is another publicity opportunity, and holding back a nugget of information amps up fans' curiosity. What's the title? Will it be a cover?

Sound Generator does note rumors of a new album in "late 2007" and it's also possible the single won't appear on the compilation because it's being saved for a forthcoming disc. Still... there has long been a steady drumbeat of Garbage rumors... talk of all sorts of things that haven't happened, from Shirley Manson recording a solo album to the band breaking up.

Hey, they didn't break up. "Indefinite hiatus". Completely different.

update, 11/10: The new single is untitled and will indeed be on Absolute Garbage.

Absolute Garbage Track Listing:

1. Vow
2. Queer
3. Only Happy When It Rains
4. Stupid Girl
5. Milk
6. #1 Crush
7. Push It
8. I Think I'm Paranoid
9. Special
10. When I Grow Up
11. You Look So Fine
12. The World Is Not Enough
13. Cherry Lips
14. Shut Your Mouth
15. Why Do You Love Me
16. Bleed Like Me
17. It's All Over But The Crying
18. new track, currently untitled

More Garbage:

Garbage - Subhuman (depending on where you live, you may have seen it on a single, a B-side, or an album)

Garbage - You Look So Fine (Fun Lovin' Criminals version) (available on some versions of the "You Look So Fine" single)

The String Quartet - Only Happy When It Rains (available on The String Quartet Tribute to Garbage)


Blogger xolondon said...

Hmmm. Suspicious. Why release a single as a teaser for the hits and not put the single on the hits as an incentive. They should have had this out this Christmas so there is a gap between this and Shirely's solo record. I don't think she need a hits CD to sell her own work.

I should be a mogul.

3:35 AM  
Blogger trill42 said...

If they didn't release the new song as a single, I agree that it would boost album sales (now that we know it is on Absolute Garbage). They must think the money they'll make in single sales (including itunes downloads) will compensate for that.

Maybe they also want to see if they can get a hit on the singles charts. If the single/album sell well, perhaps it will motivate them to record/tour again... they could open for Shirley.

Even if they record and mix Shirley's album quickly, they can leave it on a shelf for a few months... the 12 year-olds will be all revved up for it! "Oh, that's the girl who sings 'untitled 2007 garbage single!'." [except they'll say the actual title. probably.]

It would have been smart to release the garbage recordings at Christmas, but maybe it all couldn't be ready on time... I'm looking at you, new song.

Yes, you would make a good mucky-muck.

6:10 PM  
Blogger xolondon said...

Let's start our own label!

Or maybe a career fixit consulting firm!

7:44 PM  
Blogger Pete2ndBest said...

The FLC version of You Look So Fine is awesome! Wow!

3:22 AM  
Blogger trill42 said...

I really like that FLC mix too. It's smoother than one might expect from them.

xo, I think you should be a corporate mogul, and I should be one of the people who talks about what you used to be like before you "got all big and important and started 'doing lunch' with Donald Trump."

12:29 AM  

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