After my last post, I've decided to write about one of my all-time favourite musicians: Shirley Manson. For the profanes, she's the singer of the fantastic band Garbage. I discover them with their second album Version 2.0 and since that moment they've turned in one of my fave bands: adictive melodies, rock rithms and a powerful voice who could ever seduce even the Pope. But when I opened the booklet (yes, I buy original cds, and you should too lol) I saw her, Shirley in her orange structured coat with her mouth wide open. This image stayed in the back of my head forever. Later, I saw their videos, disturbing as Push it or Queer, colourful as Im only happy when it rains, powerful as I think I'm paranoid...
But let's talk about her. She was born in Scotland and she was involved into music even before Wikipedia says :) She was in bands like Goodbye Mr.Mackenzie and Angelfish but was Garbage the one who gave her worldwide fame and recognition. She is not just the pretty face in front of 3 masters of music as Butch Vig. She composes, she writes the lyrics and she also plays guitar.
With Garbage, she released 5 albums: Garbage, Version 2.0, Beautifulgarbage, Bleed Like Me and Greatest Hits. It seems to be so few for a band who is 16 years old but their cds are like little gems who are supposed to be enjoyed forever. If you're not into them I highly recommend you to start with the Version 2.0 and then go for the first one (in my opinion the best one).
She's been also involved in different campaigns such as PETA and MAC against AIDS.
If you liked fashion for many ages, maybe you remember her for the campaign she did for Calvin Klein's bags and shoes.
About her image, she's been redhead forever except a phase in "beautifulgarbage" era when she cut her hair quite boy-ish and dyed it in platinum blonde. When it comes to fashion, short dresses have always been there. Huge smokey eyes and red lips has always been her allies. And black, a lot of black.
Time passes by, for everyone :)
Hope you liked this post and enjoyed Shirley :)
images from: shirley-manson.org // carnivorous-carnival.com