Song of the Day: Garbage – Queer



Happy birthday to Butch Vig, the respected producer and drummer for the band Garbage, who turns 62 today. This is a track that got things kickstarted for Garbage and may still be as good if not better than anything they’ve made. Per Songfacts.com, Vig wrote the song about a boy whose father took him to a prostitute to “become a man” only for the boy to find out the father is seeing the prostitute himself. The song was in existence before Shirley Manson was brought in as lead singer, and she wound up putting her own touches on the song lyrically and stylistically. The video has a creepiness factor to it, particularly the part where Manson gets out the duct tape and hair clippers on the unsuspecting subject.

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