September 27, 2022

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Rubbish are an iconic, eclectic band that’s something however what their title implies. With the music scene awash in a sea of grunge on the time, Rubbish went a special approach — and to nice impact. This all-star band — with world class producer Bruce “Butch” Vig (Nirvana) on the manufacturing helm — has launched hit after dynamic hit with an infectious pop sound that belied incessantly darkish lyrics. They’ve scored plenty of High 10 hits and have been even chosen to document a James Bond theme.

Seven studio albums into their journey (with their newest launch being 2021’s No Gods No Masters) and the band continues to provide critically acclaimed, sardonic songs that swell whilst they insurgent.

Fronting the outfit is the charismatic and irrepressible Shirley Manson from Edinburgh, Scotland. Manson first met up together with her three future bandmates in Wisconsin because of a type of unusual, basic twists of rock and roll destiny involving MTV, a cellphone name, and a disastrous first audition. In then finish, Rubbish was fashioned (even when Manson nonetheless isn’t such a fan of the title), and with their self-titled debut got here the long-lasting hit “Solely Joyful When It Rains,” a document that feels as contemporary immediately because it did almost 30 years in the past.

Actually, as Manson tells it, the distress of that music pours down much more closely now on audiences as they have a good time and dance to it on the band’s present North American tour with Alanis Morissette. (Get tickets to see for your self through Ticketmaster.)

Within the newest episode of The Story Behind the Music, Rubbish’s Manson joins host Peter Csathy to share all in regards to the distress behind “Solely Joyful When It Rains,” together with her preliminary ideas upon studying the “nursery rhyme” lyrics. Manson additionally discusses “The Males Who Rule the World,” the lead music on Rubbish’s No Gods No Masters, a observe that completely encapsulates Manson’s present way of thinking and options lyrics that rained down on her in a second of spontaneous inspiration.

Take heed to the complete episode above, or take a look at the entire video interview beneath. (Editor’s Word: In case you have bother seeing the participant beneath, you’ll be able to watch it through YouTube.)

Be sure to like, assessment, and subscribe to The Story Behind the Music wherever you get your podcasts to catch every episode of the month-to-month sequence. Additionally keep watch over the Consequence Podcast Community for updates on all our sequence, and observe host Peter Csathy on Twitter @pcsathy and at Artistic Media.

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