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Game Time: Guess Which '90s Band Is Having A Comeback Moment

By Kristy Puchko | Music | May 24, 2016 |

By Kristy Puchko | Music | May 24, 2016 |

It’s that time again. You were foiled by our casting challenge, but rallied on the Willow Smith conundrum. Now let’s test your knowledge of the ’90s music scene to see if you can deduce which band just released a hot new track.

In comments, dare to share the clue number that provided your epiphany moment.

1. This four-member band formed in 1993.

2. Their self-titled debut album sold more than 4 million copies.

3. Three of the foursome had been in two previous bands together before.

4. For their third incarnation, they sought a female singer, “who didn’t have a high, chirpy, girly quality to her voice.”

5. They chose the backing singer of the alternative band Angelfish.

6. This Edinburgh-born vocalist described the first session with the newly minted band as “a disaster,” but the group soon overcame the “mutual disdain” of this bad start.

7. Their songs have ended up on movie soundtracks for William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet, The Faculty, Big Daddy, In Her Shoes, and The World Is Not Enough.

8. One of their hits taught a generation to find pleasure in the rain.

9. Your dad may have made the following joke: “No wonder they’re called ___________. They sound like _____________!” And actually a similar snarky remark inspired the band’s name.

10. They’ve earned seven Grammy nominations, but have never won.

11. The band broke up briefly in the midst of making their fourth album, then cut short its concert tour calling for an “indefinite hiatus.”

12. The band released albums in 1995, 1998, 2001, 2005, 2012 and now 2016.

13. Three of the band’s founders produced music for acts like U2, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails and House of Pain.

14. Their lead singer is no “Stupid Girl.”

The answer is Garbage!


Shirley Manson, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker and Butch Vig are back together and back in action promoting their upcoming album Strange Little Birds with the new track “Empty.” Check it out below:

Strange Little Birds comes out June 10th. But you can pre-order on iTunes now.

H/T The Frisky

Kristy Puchko is only happy when it’s complicated.