Supervixen (3:56)

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“Supervixen” is the opening track to Garbage’s debut album.
“Supervixen” was released as an airplay-only single to Modern Rock radio in North America in October, 1996.

“Supervixen” was titled after Russ Meyer’s 1975 violent love-triangle movie Supervixens.
“Supervixen” was written by Garbage in 1994 during sessions between band members Butch Vig, Duke Erikson, Shirley Manson and Steve Marker at Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin.

Madison musician Mike Kashou performs bass guitar on “Supervixen”.

Lyrically, Manson states that “[“Supervixen”] is all about saying “idolise me, I’m going to give you everything you want, but you have to do something in return”. It’s a bargaining song about a relationship. I’m not saying “I’m a wee Scottish lass fae Edinburgh and I’m great”. It’s actually about this supervixen, this Russ Meyer-type woman.”

“Supervixen” received a largely positive response from music critics, many of whom chose to single out the track in their reviews of the Garbage album.
The Jewish Chronicle wrote “from the staccato riff that dominates “Supervixen” the scene is set - Eurythmics meets Patti Smith in some Grungy nightclub where bitchy back-biting is the name of the game.”
Hot Press reviewer Jackie Hayden wrote “The sound drop outs should act as a warning to be on your guard”.

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