Still way down under in New Zealand for this one
I swear, these guys are like the Taco Bell of musicians. Constantly forming new bands out of different combinations of the same small pool of ingredients. (and every one something I particularly gravitate to) and to top it off they named themselves Gas which makes them according to Discogs the twelfth band to use the moniker.
Meanwhile the first the Western Hemisphere was aware of the Garbage and the Flowers was this release on Twisted Village. The obvious cues for them are, of course, the Velvet Underground but who gives a shit. They didn't. They barely rehearsed or performed. They broke up and then moved to Australia and reformed. This was the only release while they existed the first time. They were quiet and they were noisy in that Jesus and Mary Chain either/or kind of song by song basis.
They were influential in those circles where people like to namedrop really obscure shit to seem smarter than they really are.
Here's your opportunity to call those assholes on their bluff.