“The record company wanted a pop record; the one I made was too dark for them so I told them to stuff it and went home.” Her acting career took off with a regular role in the US TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
I recommend seeking out the scene in which she morphs from a urinal into a knife-fingered murderer.
I didn’t feel like I was as good a musician as the rest of the band.
I was constantly feeling like they were pulling all the weight and I was this leaden, talentless hack.
The self-titled album spent 36 weeks in the UK top 40, eventually going double-platinum here as well as in the US, Australia and Canada.
Yet although Manson sang that she was “only happy when it rains”, it sounds as if she wasn’t truly content at any stage of her band’s peak.
It’s really intense, and for the most part incredibly joyful.” Garbage were by no means a sure thing when they first started shopping songs around to record labels in 1994.
Drummer Butch Vig, not Manson, was the semi-big name, widely known as the producer of Nirvana’s Nevermind.“It’s kind of strange to revisit how little I was able to enjoy all that success.Obviously just having people come to the shows was incredibly gratifying but I didn’t feel like I deserved to be in that spot.“It’s complete immersion — no new songs,” says Manson.“In some regard it feels so long ago that I was almost a different person.But at times when we’re playing the songs it feels like it was yesterday.