Special, for my favorite kilt wearing Scot, Alan
Shirley Manson is special. Her band Garbage is the modern incarnation, in my mind, of the Pretenders. Of course, lead singer Manson idolizes Chrissie Hynde and welcomes any comparison, and of course, ‘Special’ contains lines slightly borrowed from the Pretenders. You say ‘what happened to all the COOL bands?’ Well, Garbage is COOL, from the geeky guys from Wisconsin, to the glamorous yet tough Scottish singer Manson.
Special is so good, here are 2 videos of that tune, and our friends at AOL have a whole STACK of videos you can view.
But, oh man, that live version! Me and the wife saw this on SNL several years ago. Simply put: little pink dress and black leather boots.....