Anglo For Your Ear: Garbage’s “Cherry Lips”

Who is the big stupid-head who decided to release the trite “Androgyny” as the first single off of Beautifulgarbage and not the wonderful “Cherry Lips”? Maybe the label thought the pop brilliance of “Cherry Lips” was too jarring to Garbage fans used to dark, moody electronica of Version 2.0 and the grungy grrrl rock of their debut. This is sad: “Cherry Lips” could have been a career-defining hit for the Scottish-led American band.

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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