Angelfish (album)

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Angelfish
Studio album by Angelfish
Released February 1994
(see release history)
Recorded March 1993 at The Clubhouse Music Studio, Connecticut, USA
Genre Alternative rock
Length 35:51
Label Radioactive Records / MCA
Producer Chris Frantz & Tina Weymouth
Singles from Angelfish
  1. "Suffocate Me EP"
    Released: June 8, 1993
  2. "Heartbreak to Hate"
    Released: 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Angelfish is the 1994 self-titled debut and single studio album released by Scottish alternative rock group Angelfish, fronted by Shirley Manson.[2] The Angelfish album was born out of necessity when Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie's record distributor MCA expressed interest in recording an album with Manson on lead vocals rather than furthering its commitment to the Mackenzies. The Mackenzies' record label boss Gary Kurfirst signed Manson as a solo artist, with the remaining Mackenzies performing as her backing band to circumvent the band's existing deal with MCA.[3]

Two single releases promoted the album, the first an EP for "Suffocate Me" was released mid-1993, while the second, "Heartbreak to Hate", was released to radio at the time of the album's release.[2] The music video for "Suffocate Me" famously aired once by MTV during 120 Minutes, where it was seen by Garbage co-founder Steve Marker.[4] Manson was asked to join Garbage, and accepted.[5] The Angelfish side-project was dissolved, while Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie continued on for another two years without Manson.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Angelfish, except where noted.

  1. "Dogs in a Cage" – 2:34
  2. "Suffocate Me" – 3:40
  3. "You Can Love Her" (Holly Vincent) – 3:48
  4. "King of the World" – 3:03
  5. "Sleep with Me" – 3:21
  6. "Heartbreak to Hate" – 4:15
  7. "The Sun Won't Shine" – 3:52
  8. "Mummy Can't Drive" – 3:57
  9. "Tomorrow Forever" – 3:30
  10. "The End" (Martin Metcalfe, Neil Baldwin, Derek Kelly) – 4:25

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Japan February 2, 1994 MCA Victor MVCM 456
Canada February 15, 1994 MCA Canada RARD-10917
United States Radioactive Records RARD/C-10917
Europe February 28, 1994 MCA Records RARD-10917

In the United Kingdom, Angelfish remains an import-only release, distributed by Island Records. Most copies come with a "featuring Shirley Manson of Garbage" sticker.

Chart positions and sales[edit]

Country Peak position Certification Sales
United States - None 10,000[6]

Credits[edit]

  • Vocals: Shirley Manson
  • Produced: Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth
  • Executive producer: Gary Kurfirst
  • All songs written and arranged by Angelfish, except "You Can Love Her" written by Holly Vincent and "The End" written by Martin Metcalfe, Derek Kelly and Neil Baldwin.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b c ""Garbage"". Record Collector. 1997-02-01. 
  3. ^ "Goodbye Mr Mackenzie - Biog". Blokshok Productions. Archived from the original on 13 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-08. 
  4. ^ "Garbage: Behind The Music". Behind The Music. 2002-03-31.
  5. ^ 153 F.Supp.2d 462 RADIOACTIVE, J.V., Plaintiff, v. Shirley MANSON, Defendant. No. 01 Civ.1948(SAS). United States District Court, S.D. New York. (29 July 2001)
  6. ^ "Garbage sues Universal Music". Canoe -- JAM! Music. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  7. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20011117232114/http://www.afn.org/~afn60203/releases.html

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