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Garbage

Queer

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“Queer” is a song released by Garbage, which appears on their eponymous first album. It was written and recorded at Smart Studios during the 1994-1995 sessions for the debut album. Butch Vig: “With “Queer”, I was reading this novel about this woman who was hired to go and make this guy’s son “a man”. The kid is missing a few marbles. But then he realises that the woman who came to his room is also fucking his father.“ With its suggestive title and subdued trip-hop feel, “Queer” quickly became a word-of-mouth success for the fledgling band. The song samples the drum beat from Single Gun Theory’s “Man of Straw”. The band had wanted to use a Frank Sinatra sample for “Queer”, but the idea was abandoned because it would have been too expensive. Bass on... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ The queerest of the queer ... A fake behind the fear ... The strangest of the strange

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