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“Blood For Poppies” by Garbage

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    “Blood For Poppies” by Garbage (official video) is a rock song.

    Song Title: Blood For Poppies (official video)
    Artist: Garbage
    Album: Not Your Kind of People
    Genre: alternative rock
    Composer: Copyright © 2010 Garbage
    Lead Vocals: Shirley Manson
    Guitar: Shirley Manson, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker
    Keyboards: Duke Erikson, Steve Marker
    Bass Guitar: Duke Erikson
    Drums: Butch Vig
    Percussion: Duke Erikson, Butch Vig
    Director: Matt Irwin
    Producer: Garbage
    Recorded: 2010–2011 Red Razor Sounds; King Size North Studios, California, United States
    Released: March 26, 2012 (STUNVOLUME)
    Number of listens: 21161
    Current rank: 106 (updated weekly)
    Highest rank: 75 (play the video all the way through to register a vote for this song)

    
    U.S. Billboard Hot 100: peak #13, 2012
    Rock: peak #30, 2012
    Alternative: peak #17, 2012
    Japan Hot 100: peak 47, 2012
     Billboard chart listings courtesy of Billboard Magazine

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    Summary quotation from Wikipedia:

    “Blood for Poppies” is the 2012 lead single from alternative rock band Garbage’s fifth studio album Not Your Kind of People, and will be released as a downloadable single in Australia, and as a limited edition 7" single marking Record Store Day 2012. Released to participating independent record stores, the press run is just 2,500 units, of which 1,900 copies will be distributed throughout the United States. The white-vinyl single will be backed with an exclusive Butch Vig remix of the song. In the United Kingdom, “Battle in Me” was released as the album’s lead single in place of “Blood for Poppies”.

    Prior to the commercial distribution of the track, “Blood for Poppies” was given away free by Garbage via their own band website. In a statement issued to mark the free release, the band wrote: “We’ve always had the most amazingly loyal fans, and we wanted to show them just how much they mean to us by setting it free to them first”. “Blood for Poppies” had leaked online earlier in the week.

Background

    “Blood for Poppies” was one of the first songs finished for the record. “The song is meant to feel sort of like an abstract dream,” Garbage singer Shirley Manson recalled. “The inspiration came from a story I had read in Los Angeles Times about the opium trade and also from watching the documentary Restrepo. It’s not literal in any sense whatsoever but it’s a song about disorientation and delusion and the human struggle to stay sane in the face of insanity.”

Music video

    The promotional video for “Blood for Poppies” was directed by fashion photographer Matt Irwin and filmed over four days at the end of February 2012 in Los Angeles. Visuals created for the clip were inspired by artists like René Magritte, Maya Deren, Luis Buñuel and Francesca Woodman. “We piled into a transit van with the ridiculously talented team of Matt Irwin and Aaron Brown and hopped around little pockets of Los Angeles creating a gorgeous surrealist dream. We ate ice cream sandwiches in the sunshine and laughed a lot. I didn’t want the shoot to end,” recalled Manson. The “Blood for Poppies” video debuted on AOL Music on April 3, following a live chat with the group on their Ustream channel. The video was published through YouTube and other music channels in United States on the same date, and aired in Australian television on April 10th.

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