Absolute Garbage

Reviewed by: Thomas Inskeep
Reviewed on: 2007-09-05

Posted 09/05/2007 - 09:03:34 AM by boilingboy:
 Garbage had some nice singles from their first album. However, any retrospective of this group should mention that they completely ripped off their sound from Curve. In fact, Curve should have sued them for "I Think I'm Paranoid".
Posted 09/05/2007 - 12:11:53 PM by discostu213:
 haha.. i opened this to post: "curve did this kind of thing much better". yeah.
Posted 09/05/2007 - 03:32:52 PM by skuter666:
 Yes, Curve was Garbage before Garbage was Garbage. Curve had the sound but they didn't really have the catchy hooks or the pop sensibility that Vig and Manson brought to the game. Nor did Curve have the sort of cheeky humor that could rise to meet Ronnie Spector and Brian Wilson on the same playing field. "Push It" was and is still a brilliant pop gem. "Chinese Burn" may be equally brilliant in its own way but it's not remotely pop.
Posted 09/05/2007 - 09:03:55 PM by boilingboy:
 Yes, just like Interpol has the catchy.hooks and pop sensibility that Joy Division lacked. Or, how about Green Day is so much better than the Buzzcocks because they have the catchy hooks and pop sensibility that their forbears lacked. Hey, Wolfmother is better than Led Zeppelin because..... By the way, "Fait Accompli" was plenty hooky and pop.