GarbageAbsolute Garbage

Label:Warner Bros. Records – 5144 22489 2
2 x CD, Compilation, Limited Edition, Stereo
Country:UK & Europe
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Alternative Rock, Trip Hop, House, Trance, Breakbeat, Pop Rock, Electro


Absolute Garbage
BassMike Kashou
BassMike Kashou
ClarinetLes Thimming*
Loops ["Man Of Straw"]Single Game Theory*
1-3Only Happy When It Rains
BassMike Kashou
PercussionPauli Ryan
1-4Stupid Girl
BassMike Kashou
Loops [Train In Vain"]The Clash
PercussionPauli Ryan
Written-By [Samples "Train In Vain (Stand By Me)"]Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Topper Headon
BassMike Kashou
1-6#1 Crush
Mixed By, Producer [Additional Production]Nellie Hooper*
1-7Push It
Written-By [Interpolation Of "Don't Worry Baby"]Brian Wilson, Roger Christian
Written-By [Interpolation Of "Push It"]Herbie Azor*
1-8I Think I'm Paranoid3:39
1-10When I Grow Up3:24
1-11You Look So Fine5:22
1-12The World Is Not Enough
Lyrics ByDon Black
Mixed ByGarbage
Producer, Music ByDavid Arnold
1-13Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go)3:13
1-14Shut Your Mouth3:27
1-15Why Do You Love Me3:54
1-16Bleed Like Me4:01
1-17Tell Me Where It Hurts4:11
1-18It's All Over But The Crying (Remix)
Mixed By [Assisted By]Richard Edgeler
Mixed By, Producer [Additional Production]Jeremy Wheatley
Programmed By [Additional]Brio Taliaferro
Garbage Mixes
2-1The World Is Not Enough (UNKLE)
2-2When I Grow Up (Danny Tenaglia)
RemixDanny Tenaglia
2-3Special (Brothers In Rhythm)5:16
2-4Breaking Up The Girl (Timo Maas)
RemixTimo Maas
2-5Milk (Massive Attack)
RemixMassive Attack
2-6Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go) (Roger Sanchez)
RemixRoger Sanchez
2-7Androgyny (Felix Da Housecat)5:30
2-8Queer (Rabbit In The Moon)5:05
2-9I Think I'm Paranoid (Crystal Method)
RemixCrystal Method*
2-10Stupid Girl (Todd Terry)
RemixTodd Terry
2-11You Look So Fine (Fun Lovin' Criminals)3:39
2-12Push It (Boom Boom Satellites)5:23
2-13Bad Boyfriend (Sting Like A Bee Remix)
Mixed ByButch Vig
ProducerGarbage, John King

Companies, etc.



Vow / Queer / Only Happy When It Rains / Stupid Girl / Milk from the Album Garbage
On Queer: Loop from Man of Straw by Single Game Theory.
This is incorrect and should be Single Gun Theory (corrected above).

Push It / I Think I'm Paranoid / Special / When I Grow Up / You Look So Fine from the Album Version 2.0

The World Is Not Enough from the Motion Picture 'The World Is Not Enough'

Cherry Lips and Shut Your Mouth from the album Beautiful Garbage

Why Do You Love Me / Bleed Like Me from the Album Bleed Like Me

Limited edition with bonus disc of remixes.
Comes in clear 2CD-jewelcase with sticker.
Includes 24-page booklet with photographies, lyrics, credits and sleeve notes by Peter S. Murphy.
Some copies came with an insert advertising Garbage Ringtones.

Track 1-6 is the 1997 version found on the Romeo + Juliet soundtrack.

Track 1-18 - Additional Programming by Brio Taliaferro for 365 Artists.

Track 2-13 is also known as Bad Boyfriend [Sting Like A Bee Remix], found on the Tell Me Where It Hurts 7" single. The booklet lists this remix title (corrected above).

Disc 2 remixes do not have the original remix titles listed; only the remixer.
Most of the tracks are previously unreleased edits of mixes that have appeared in long form elsewhere.
2-1: Same as the "U.N.K.L.E. Remix".
2-2: Mistakenly listed on artwork as "When I Grow Up [Jagz Kooner]", but is a new edit of the "Danny Tenaglia's Club Mix". Correction of track title appears above.
2-3: New edit of the "Brothers in Rhythm Mix".
2-4: New edit of the "Timo Maas Remix".
2-5: Early fade of "The Classic Remix".
2-6: New edit of the "Roger Sanchez Tha S-Man's Release Mix".
2-7: New edit of the "Thee Glitz Mix".
2-8: New edit of the "Heftybag Mix".
2-9: New edit of "I Think I'm Crystalized (Extended Edit)".
2-10: Same as the "Tee's Radio Mix".
2-11: Same as the "Fun Lovin' Criminals Version".
2-12: New edit of the "Boom Boom Satellites Mix".
2-13: First appearance on CD.

Shirley Manson appears courtesy of Radioactive Records J.V.
Single Gun Theory appear courtesy of Nettwerk / IRS.
"Train In Vain" by The Clash used by permission with Sony Music.

Mastered by Emily Lazar and Sarah Register at The Lodge, NYC. Assisted by Joe LaPorta.
Remix CD mastered by Emily Lazar and Joe LaPorta at The Lodge, NYC.

© 1995 - Tracks 1 to 5
© 1997 - Track 6
© 1998 - Tracks 7 to 11
© 1999 - Track 12
© 2001 - Tracks 13 & 14
© 2005 - Tracks 15, 16 & 18
© 2007 - Track 17
© ℗ 2007 This compilation.

Durations do not appear on this release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (String): 5051442248920
  • Barcode (Text): 5 051442 248920
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 Variant 1): 5051442248920/1 V01 UUD
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 Variant 2 to 6): [Warner Music Logo] 5051442248920/1 V01 UUD
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1 Variant 1 to 6): IFPI L011
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 Variant 1): IFPI 05R3
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 Variant 2): IFPI 05M8
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 Variant 3): IFPI 05M3
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 Variant 4): IFPI 057T
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 Variant 5 (Unreadable): none
  • Mould SID Code (CD 1 Variant 6): IFPI 05M6
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 Variant 1): 5051442248920/2 V01 QFO
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 Variant 2 to 6): [Warner Music Logo] 5051442248920/2 V01 QFO
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1 Variant 1 to 6): IFPI L011
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 Variant 1): IFPI 05M8
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 Variant 2): IFPI 05P1
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 Variant 3): IFPI 05R5
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 Variant 4): IFPI 05L2
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 Variant 5): IFPI 05L3
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 Variant 6): IFPI 05R5

Other Versions (5 of 39)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Absolute Garbage (2×CD, Compilation, Limited Edition)Almo Sounds, Geffen RecordsB0009338-02US2007
Recently Edited
Absolute Garbage (CD, Compilation)Geffen RecordsB000933702Canada2007
Absolute Garbage (CD, Compilation)Warner Bros. Records5144-22487-2UK2007
New Submission
Absolute Garbage (CDr, Promo, Compilation)A & E Records Ltd.noneUK2007
Absolute Garbage (CD, Compilation)Geffen RecordsB0009337-02US2007


  • natgale's avatar
    Growing up on Garbage I loved the to bits, the first two albums where constantly playing winding everybody up. I also thought the bond theme was also pretty good, but after that I started to get bored. This compilation is good for the beginner, I would recommend just getting those first two albums. I don't understand the more dance direction they have taken, and the second remix disc is dull, it adds nothing to the originals. songs, it is absolute garbage.

    Stand Out Tracks: 'Vow', 'Stupid Girl', 'I Think I'm Paranoid', 'Why Do You Love Me'



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