Friday, May 15, 2015
Friday Night Videos: Garbage Edition
Garbage is like the penultimate 90s band really. And perfect for the games I was planning and playing at the time.
I have mentioned before that by the mid 90s I was really burned out on D&D and wanted something new. That new ended up being various World of Darkness games like Vampire and Mage, but most of all WitchCraft. I made more than one witch that looked like Shirley Manson.
"I'm Only Happy When Rains" is exactly the sort of song that I had in mind when I was playing then. Alternative, hard, and a great lead singer. From their debut self titled album.
"Stupid Girl" showed that this band was no one hit wonder.
"#1 Crush" appeared on the Romeo + Juliet Soundrack, but that is not where I know it best. It would go on to later be the theme music to the British witchcraft serial "HƎX". I still consider it a "witch" song.
Garbage 2.0 was another breakthrough album for the band. Getting them quite a bit of critical acclaim and giving them their high chart topping songs in the UK.
"Push It" adds more electronica than their previous outings. The video has a nice homage to Village of the Damned.
"I Think I'm Paranoid" is pretty much the theme song for any Mage game I have ever played.
What is better than hearing your favorite band? Hearing your favorite band cover a great song.
"Because the Night" has been covered and recovered by Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith (they wrote it), 10,000 Manics and Garbage with Screaming Females. The song is a passionate ode not just to a love but to the night itself. As a nyctophiliac myself, I can relate.
Next week I celebrate the White Witch herself.