Smashing Pumpkins

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    Olly Gunnar Solskjær bacon-hating kebab-dodging Tinder rascal dog Scout

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    I've been listening to Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie a lot over the last week or so, really good albums with loads of great songs. I've just finished listening to Adore in full for the first time and I really liked that a lot, different from the others, but really nice.



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    Eriku Full Member

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    Hm... can't find them on the charts, mate.
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    Olly Gunnar Solskjær bacon-hating kebab-dodging Tinder rascal dog Scout

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    Really? Right that's it I'm deleting their albums and destroying my CDs :mad:
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    I always liked the live versions of Tear from Adore.

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    Eriku Full Member

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    Whut? PHYSICAL MEDIA?! Dinosaur much?

    On a serious note, I was never the biggest fan, but definitely a good band. The album that aligned the most with my tastes was Machina. At least at the time.
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    sullydnl Ross Kemp's caf ID

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    A band whose reputation seems to have dimmed somewhat since the 90's, partially because of Billy Corgan is Billy Corgan.

    Still love a lot of their stuff though, Siamese Dream and Adore particularly. :drool:
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    Class band, absolute class. Siva is a belter of a song.
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    "Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins ...

    Homer Simpson, smiling politely"
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    Olly Gunnar Solskjær bacon-hating kebab-dodging Tinder rascal dog Scout

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    True alternative rock, a band I've adored for years. Siamese Dream, Gish, melancholy and infinite sadness, Adore, Machina in that order. The new stuff Billy Pumpkin is pumping out under there name is meh, going to be interesting with James Iha back. I'm happy but equally devastated as he's not performing with A Perfect Circle in Berlin next month. The band confirmed they have just completed 8 new tracks to be released soon. Closest we will get to the original lineup, D'Arcy is a lost cause I think unfortunately.

    @Olly I would check out the tracks 'There it goes' and 'Bleed' if your a fan. Pisces Iscariot has some good b sides and outakes but a few gems got away.
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    Terrible band, who have made hours of great music.
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    Olly Gunnar Solskjær bacon-hating kebab-dodging Tinder rascal dog Scout

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    Cool thanks, I'll check them out :)
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    Acole9 Outstanding

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    Yeah D'Arcy was never going to rejoin. I've seen photos of what she looks like now, don't do drugs guys and girls.
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    Olly Gunnar Solskjær bacon-hating kebab-dodging Tinder rascal dog Scout

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    I'm really liking Gish as well.




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    Siamese Dream is the only LP I can listen to front to back. Great record. Other than that, theres a good few songs I like on their own,but none of the full length albums do anything for me.

    I love the song 'Dross' but I have no idea what it's from. Downloaded it from Napster many, many years ago (2000ish?). It doesn't seem to be on any album, I don't think? I think the mp3 file I have is still the original one from Napster, as its been transferred from several mp3 players. It still pops and skips right at the end, as the original one I downloaded did. Cool story bro etc.
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    Olly Gunnar Solskjær bacon-hating kebab-dodging Tinder rascal dog Scout

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    It's on their sixth album - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machina_II/The_Friends_&_Enemies_of_Modern_Music
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    Olly Gunnar Solskjær bacon-hating kebab-dodging Tinder rascal dog Scout

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    Pisces Iscariot :drool:

    I haven't listen to either yet, but will get to them at some point!
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    Paolo Di Canio "we have to realise it's a doggy dog market"

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    Best tune from Siamese Dream is Mayonaise
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    Yeah and Soma. Siamese Dream is my favourite album of theirs, I like Mellon Collie but I feel it goes on for a bit too long.
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    I like Disarm. Not sure which album it's from.
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    Tonight Tonight, 1979, Zero, Bullet With Butterfly Wings and Disarm would all be in my personal top 100 tunes ever. However, Billy Corgan is an absolute cnut.
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    Oh forgot bullet with butterfly wings. What a title.
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    Arruda Love is in the air, everywhere I look around

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    Siamese Dream.

    My favourite album.
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    Pretty sure he wrote disarm when he was like 15. Such a talent.

    Agreed w all above Siamese Dream is their best album, but I like a bunch of singles from later stuff more. Stand Inside your Love is one of my favs not mentioned on here.
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    Siamese Dream was my favorite album for the majority of my youth, but I have trouble going back to it. Not sure if it hasn't aged well, or I haven't.

    Still listen to Gish, though. Bury Me, Rhinoceros, Siva, Tristessa... all good stuff.
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    Saw them live in 2007, at a Live Earth concert organized by Al Gore. Didn't they split up and join back again? Must have been one of the early performances after they joined back because I was pumped to see them and they didn't do a lot of their best hits. Still they were great performers, mind you. They were given a better slot than Bon Jovi in New Jersey which was literally Bon Jovi's backyard. Good stuff.
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    I can't recollect but I believe they did this song, Tarantula and today.
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    I always thought the songs and studio tracks were 100% Corgan, and the rest of the lineup were "just" a stage band?
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    kentafuji Full Member

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    No, the rest of the band recorded in the studio. Atleast the classic line up with Iha, D'arcy and Chamberlain

    I think the misconception comes because Corgan apparently redid alot of the guitar and bass for Siamese dream, so its led people to believe he recorded it all.
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    Olly Gunnar Solskjær bacon-hating kebab-dodging Tinder rascal dog Scout

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    He did all of Gish didn't he?
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    I may have been misguided by some YouTube piece on them, or by that bit in the Wikipedia article:
    "Melissa Auf der Maur commented upon news of the group's reunion, "Everyone knows Billy doesn't need too many people to make a Pumpkins record, other than Jimmy [Chamberlin]—who he has on board."[

    Whatever :)

    btw highly recommended:

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    kentafuji Full Member

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    I think ultimately it a bit of both.

    He could easily record an album without others help, as he did that with Zeitgeist, and possibly the other newer stuff. So, she is right in that sense

    @Olly is right. Gish was definitely mostly, if not all him, and he did apparently record alot of the bass/guitar stuff for siamese dream from what i recall reading, but stuff like Melon Collie and Adore were more collaborative efforts from the band I believe.
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    Siamese Dream is a phenomenal album. Still listen to it a lot, more than most of what I listened to as a teenager - it has aged very, very well.
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    I think we can agree upon that the Pumpkins were less a conglomeration of equals creating songs together than a one-mastermind sort of band?

    All the more amazing they were considered to be one of the best live acts ever!
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    Olly Gunnar Solskjær bacon-hating kebab-dodging Tinder rascal dog Scout

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    Just listened to Zwan's Mary Star of the Sea. Good album, liked it a lot.




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