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Re: The Smashing Pumpkins Appreciation Thread
« Reply #30 on: September 02, 2014, 07:46:52 AM »
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Re: The Smashing Pumpkins Appreciation Thread
« Reply #31 on: September 02, 2014, 08:03:44 AM »
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Re: The Smashing Pumpkins Appreciation Thread
« Reply #32 on: September 02, 2014, 10:43:12 AM »
I saw them exactly 1 week before the show on that ticket stub.

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Re: The Smashing Pumpkins Appreciation Thread
« Reply #33 on: September 02, 2014, 11:37:41 AM »
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LOL.  I have no idea why Billy even thinks the band matters at this point.  As long as it's him writing, singing, and playing the guitar (or synths, or whatever), he can call himself "Smashing Pumpkins", or "Billy Corgan", or "Billy and the Boingers", or whatever he wants.  All of this effort, forming a band, breaking them up, forming Zwan, going solo, and then "reforming" the Pumpkins with all new members.  Trent Reznor has no such issue calling himself and whoever is playing with him at the moment "Nine Inch Nails".

All of this said, there is nobody I can think of that has fallen farther in my eyes than Billy Corgan.  I was a pretty big fan in the 90's, saw them on the Mellon Collie and Machina tours, as well as the second-to-last show in 2000.  I also saw Zwan perform.  But he's done so much damage to his own brand--and I've since realized that I can barely listen to that stuff anymore.  I personally consider 2000 to be the true end of the band.  He's done little since to provoke my interest or sympathy.

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Re: The Smashing Pumpkins Appreciation Thread
« Reply #34 on: September 02, 2014, 12:27:32 PM »
I totally agree with your NIN comparison. That being said, i dont see it as "the same band" with D'arcy, Jimmy and James gone. But at this point, who cares who's in it?

I disagree about how far he's fallen. Machina was a HUGE misstep imo, and yea Zeit. wasn't anything worth paying attetion to  <minus a song or two> but i think he REALLY ramped his game back up with TBK and to a greater extent, Oceania. I LOVE Oceania.

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Re: The Smashing Pumpkins Appreciation Thread
« Reply #35 on: September 02, 2014, 12:48:46 PM »
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I totally agree with your NIN comparison. That being said, i dont see it as "the same band" with D'arcy, Jimmy and James gone. But at this point, who cares who's in it?


That's just the thing--if he's willing to call the group he's currently with "Smashing Pumpkins"--same name as him and three other people in the 90's--then he should move on from this whole "I'm going to break up the band again!" mentality.  It's absolutely a different band at this point, but that ship has sailed awhile ago.  Work with different people, do whatever you want.  Nobody thinks the guy's going to just stop making music after doing it for as long as he has.

I totally respect your appreciation of his recent stuff, too.  I'm not sure how much my opinion is swayed by hearing about him as a person, versus my own evolving taste in music.  Suffice it to say, I just lost interest after 2000.

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Re: The Smashing Pumpkins Appreciation Thread
« Reply #36 on: September 02, 2014, 06:55:57 PM »
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I totally agree with your NIN comparison. That being said, i dont see it as "the same band" with D'arcy, Jimmy and James gone. But at this point, who cares who's in it?

His bad press isn't helping his cause which is a shame because some of the music is good. I like Oceania shows too and really enjoyed PALE HORSE. I also enjoyed Zeitgeist.

That's just the thing--if he's willing to call the group he's currently with "Smashing Pumpkins"--same name as him and three other people in the 90's--then he should move on from this whole "I'm going to break up the band again!" mentality.  It's absolutely a different band at this point, but that ship has sailed awhile ago.  Work with different people, do whatever you want.  Nobody thinks the guy's going to just stop making music after doing it for as long as he has.

I totally respect your appreciation of his recent stuff, too.  I'm not sure how much my opinion is swayed by hearing about him as a person, versus my own evolving taste in music.  Suffice it to say, I just lost interest after 2000.

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Re: The Smashing Pumpkins Appreciation Thread
« Reply #37 on: September 23, 2014, 02:35:48 PM »
Billy praised our boys again. His love and admiration for U2 has never been a secret.
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Re: The Smashing Pumpkins Appreciation Thread
« Reply #38 on: September 23, 2014, 03:15:20 PM »
I read yesterday that he kicked everyone out of the band again.

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Re: The Smashing Pumpkins Appreciation Thread
« Reply #39 on: September 23, 2014, 03:16:05 PM »
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I read yesterday that he kicked everyone out of the band again.

you mean since the Byrne/Tommy Lee thing?

please tell me that super hot bassist is still in the band.......

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Re: The Smashing Pumpkins Appreciation Thread
« Reply #40 on: September 24, 2014, 08:30:50 PM »
She's gone too. And yeah, I saw them live and I was pretty entranced with her.

Adore deluxe came out yesterday:

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Re: The Smashing Pumpkins Appreciation Thread
« Reply #41 on: September 25, 2014, 08:07:06 AM »
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please tell me that super hot bassist is still in the band.......

I think this was first said somewhere around 1999...

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Re: The Smashing Pumpkins Appreciation Thread
« Reply #42 on: October 05, 2014, 08:13:02 PM »
Looks like James Iha is a ONE campaigner

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Re: The Smashing Pumpkins Appreciation Thread
« Reply #43 on: October 27, 2014, 01:04:25 PM »
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Re: The Smashing Pumpkins Appreciation Thread
« Reply #44 on: October 27, 2014, 01:34:37 PM »
I just got Siamese Dream on double 180 gram vinyl. It comes in a lovely package and sounds amazing. Songs I've always skipped came alive for the first time.