is an American
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and record producer
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, best known internationally as the guitarist
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of the Madison, Wisconsin
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-based alternative rock
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Garbage are an alternative rock band formed in Madison, Wisconsin in 1994. The group consists of Scottish singer Shirley Manson and American musicians Duke Erikson , Steve Marker and Butch Vig . All four members are involved in songwriting and production...
Steven W. Marker was born in Minneapolis, MN on March 16, 1959. He spent most of his childhood and his teens in Mamaroneck, NY. At the age of 6 his parents bought him drums, but at 12 he shifted instruments and took up the guitar. He graduated from Rye Neck High School in Mamaroneck. Then he refined his instruction at Madison, and while there met Butch during the recording of a film. Butch proposed him to enter in the Spooner band and he instantly accepted. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Marker co-founded Madison's Smart Studios
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with Butch Vig
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in the 1983, and maintained a production career engineering and mixing records until he formed Garbage with Vig and Duke Erikson
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in 1994. He famously spotted Angelfish
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singer Shirley Manson
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's music video on MTV
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, which led to her joining the group. Since Garbage took hiatus in 2005, Marker has relocated to Carbondale
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He is from Mamaroneck
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, New York
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, is married, and has a daughter named Ruby (born March 2000).
Compilation albums and EPs
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- Version 2.0
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- Beautiful Garbage (2001)
- Bleed Like Me
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- Special Collection (2002)
- Absolute Garbage
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Steve Marker served as the record producer, or co-producer on the following records:
- 1984: Killdozer
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- Intellectuals Are the Shoeshine Boys of the Ruling Elite
- 1985: Killdozer - Snakeboy
- 1992: Gumball - Wisconsin Hayride
- 1993: The Heart Throbs - Vertical Smile
- 1995: Garbage - Garbage
- 1998: Garbage - Version 2.0
- 2001: Garbage - Beautiful Garbage
- 2005: Garbage - Bleed Like Me
He also engineered the following records:
- 1987: Tar Babies - Fried Milk
- 1989: Killdozer - Twelve Point Buck
- 1990: Poopshovel - I Came, I Saw, I Had A Hotdog
- 1992: L7
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- Bricks Are Heavy