| February 2, 1994|
15 February 1994
| March 1993 at The Clubhouse Music Studio, Connecticut, USA|
Chris Frantz & Tina Weymouth
Alternative rock, Gothic rock
Angelfish is the 1994 self-titled debut and only studio album released by Scottish alternative rock group Angelfish, fronted by Shirley Manson. 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.
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. The music video for "Suffocate Me" famously aired once by MTV during 120 Minutes, where it was seen by Garbage co-founder Steve Marker. Manson was asked to join Garbage, and accepted. The Angelfish side-project was dissolved, while Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie continued on for another two years without Manson.
All songs by Angelfish, except where noted.
- "Dogs in a Cage" – 2:34
- "Suffocate Me" – 3:40
- "You Can Love Her" (Holly Vincent) – 3:48
- "King of the World" – 3:03
- "Sleep with Me" – 3:21
- "Heartbreak to Hate" – 4:15
- "The Sun Won't Shine" – 3:52
- "Mummy Can't Drive" – 3:57
- "Tomorrow Forever" – 3:30
- "The End" (Martin Metcalfe, Neil Baldwin, Derek Kelly) – 4:25
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.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.
1Dogs in a Cage2:33Angelfish (album) Wikipedia
3You Can Love Her3:48