Control (Garbage song)

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Garbage Control 7" vinyl sleeve.png
Single by Garbage
from the album Not Your Kind of People
Released October, 2012
Format 7" vinyl, CD single
Recorded 2010–2011
Red Razor Sounds;
King Size North Studios
California, United States
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:13
Songwriter(s) Garbage
Producer(s) Garbage
Garbage singles chronology
"Big Bright World"
"Automatic Systematic Habit"

"Big Bright World"
"Automatic Systematic Habit"

"Control" is the second North American single released from alternative rock band Garbage's fifth studio album, Not Your Kind of People, and was sent to radio stations across United States in October 2012. The band mastered a radio version of the song for airplay featuring a third chorus in place of the breakdown that marks the album version of the song. Garbage later pressed a limited edition 7" vinyl single for "Control" and released it through their website. It was backed with a remix of the lead single "Blood for Poppies".[1]

On June 26, 2012, "Control" became the soundtrack to the trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man.


"Control" is about giving up any control in your life, surrendering yourself to whatever is going on," explained Shirley Manson, "...and committing yourself to it in that moment." The band were inspired by the song "When the Levee Breaks" by Led Zeppelin and used it as a reference point to bring guitars into the mix and seeing how far they could push their sound and channel the groove. "Control" features a harmonica part performed by Butch Vig.[2]

Track listings[edit]

  1. "Control"
  2. "Blood for Poppies" (Blaqk Audio Remix)

In other media[edit]

Release history[edit]

Release date Territory Record label Format
October, 2012 United States STUNVOLUME Airplay
Worldwide 7" vinyl, via band website[5]


  1. ^ a b "Garbage - Control (Discography)". Garbage Disco. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  2. ^ "Garbage - Big Bright World (Official Video)". May 7, 2012. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  3. ^ "Our song "Control" is featured in the trailer for the new Amazing Spider-Man video game". Garbage Facebook. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Amazing Spider-Man launch trailer". Beefjack. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  5. ^ "Control 7"". Retrieved 2013-02-09. 

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