Garbage - This Is The Noise That Keeps Me Awake

Garbage - This Is The Noise That Keeps Me Awake


Side A tracks were recorded live at the band's 20 Years Queer tour at Orpheum Theater in Madison, Wisconsin, on October 15, 2015 ("Milk"); and at two Not Your Kind of People World Tour concerts, at the House of Blues in Houston on October 9, 2012 ("You Look So Fine"), and at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels ("Cup of Coffee") on November 25, 2012. The tracks on side B were all recorded at the band's show at Revention Music Center in Houston on September 6, 2016, as part of the Strange Little Birds tour.

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From humble beginnings in a Madison, Wisconsin studio, Garbage grew to become one of the top-selling alternative acts of the nineties. Their approach to production was a conscious step away from the guitar-bass-drums format (Nivana and Smashing Pumpkins being the most notable) that so dominated co-founder and producer Butch Vig’s earlier work. Taking their cues from the remixes on which they’d been collaborating, Vig, Duke Erickson and Steve Marker embraced new and emerging technologies to merge a certain amount of burgeoning grunge aesthetic with elements of hip-hop, synth, and dance. Originally envisioned with a rotating cast of singers, the arrival of Scottish musician Shirley Manson ultimately catalyzed the lineup, resulting in 1995’s bombshell self-titled debut. The road since has not always been smooth--the band has occasionally taken time off--but Garbage has endured with the same four core members for over two decades.

In 2017, to mark this journey, the band released their autobiography This Is The Noise That Keeps Me Awake. The title of this coffee-table compendium of photos, anecdotes, and history, is a lyric from the single “Push It,” from 1998’s Version 2.0. A limited edition pre-order came with an exclusive 12” vinyl featuring six previously unreleased live tracks: ”Milk,” “You Look So Fine,” “Cup of Coffee,” “Bleed Like Me,” “Beloved Freak,” and “Even Though Our Love Is Doomed”--one from each of the band’s six studio albums.

“I hope that all this garbage becomes something beautiful,” is how Butch Vig described both the creative process and the origin of the name of the band. Clearly it has.  


About This Record

1. "Milk" (original version on Garbage (1995))

2. "You Look So Fine" (original version on Version 2.0 (1998))

3. "Cup of Coffee" (original version on Beautiful Garbage (2001))

4. "Bleed Like Me" (original version on Bleed Like Me (2005))

5. "Beloved Freak" (original version on Not Your Kind of People (2012))

6. "Even Though Our Love Is Doomed" (original version on Strange Little Birds (2016))


Push It - Garbage


Shirley Manson

Duke Erikson

Steve Marker

Butch Vig

About The Book

Garbage’s gorgeous new coffee-table autobiography, This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake, which chronicles the span of their 22-year career, is available as part of a limited edition package, featuring an EXCLUSIVE 12" record and a copy of the book. The first 1000 copies are signed by the band. Pre-orders have been shipped at least two weeks ahead of official release.

Limited Edition Contents: The beautifully designed, 9.25″ x 11.5″, 208-page coffee-table book contains a selection of photographs from the band’s personal collection with original text, bound with an embossed, textured hardcover and finished with a dust jacket. The edges of the text pages, printed on luxurious matte art paper in six colors, are finished with a stunning pink spot color. The exclusive record is available as part of this limited edition package ONLY, and is comprised of never-before-released live tracks—”Milk,” “You Look So Fine,” “Cup of Coffee,” “Bleed Like Me,” “Beloved Freak,” and “Even Though Our Love Is Doomed”—one from each of the Garbage’s six studio albums. It is pressed on transparent vinyl and inserted in a five-color record sleeve. The book and record are packaged together in a custom-made, collectible Kraft display box, imprinted with the book jacket imagery, perfect for displaying alongside your finest possessions.