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Duff  
11 Oct 2010 06:21 | Quote
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What do U think about this awesome band :D ?
thatguitarguy  
11 Oct 2010 10:47 | Quote
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the smashing pumpkins are one of my all time favorites. i dont really understand why people wouldn't like them.
Empirism  
11 Oct 2010 10:58 | Quote
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Duff says:
What do U think about this awesome band :D ?!


Is that little loaded sentence isnt it? :D...

Band with attitude, band with attitude and... the band with attitude!

I really like Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, thou it have many cool albums. Cheers!

Empirism
BodomBeachTerror  
11 Oct 2010 12:33 | Quote
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i think the only time ive heard them was when they were on the Simpsons. and probably a few times on the radio. im looking them up right now
nullnaught  
11 Oct 2010 13:18 | Quote
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i heard them for the first time today. They are ok. I dont think they're great though.
gx1327  
11 Oct 2010 14:26 | Quote
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you don't think they're great because it isn't 1993. there's a really good series starting up on avclub.com about the '90s alt rock scene. today there are plenty of bands that sound like them and smashing pumpkins are nothing new. and if you "just heard them for the first time the other day" what smashing pumpkins did you hear? zeitgiest? ava adore? mellon collie and the infinite sadness? siamese dream? because siamese dream is a completely different album than zeitgeist. as with any band that has been around for 20 years, you can't just listen to one song and be like "yeah i don't care for them". that's like listening to a who song off of quadrophelia and being like "eh, i don't care for the who".

the same thing kind of goes for nirvana. if nirvana came out now, would they really have the same impact on the musical world that they did back in 1990? probably not. but because nirvana put the mopey gen-x alternative rock in the mainstream on MTV rotation next to paula abdul, it's one of the greatest rock bands of all time.
nullnaught  
11 Oct 2010 14:57 | Quote
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It's not the 1990's and i like a lot nirvana's stuff. So that statement confuses me. And me not thinking thier great is just my opinion. That's all.

And I know it isnt fair to judge a band by the first song you hear of them. Im very narrow minded when it comes to anything somewhat newish.

Im sure they are very talented though.

I will give them more of a try in the future. Probally.
Domigan_Lefty  
11 Oct 2010 19:12 | Quote
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"1979"
Greatest.
Song.
Ever.

Smashing Pumpkins are incredible. Although Billy has a scratchy voice live.
btimm  
11 Oct 2010 19:21 | Quote
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Siamese Dream is my all-time favorite album and has my favorite song ever on it as well, "Mayonnaise". I do think they began their route to crap when Melencolie came out though.
ChicagoMedic  
11 Oct 2010 19:50 | Quote
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they are my favourite band. I play a lot of their songs.
btimm  
11 Oct 2010 21:22 | Quote
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If you don't like this song, I don't know what to tell you. lol

I'd also like to know who that girl is at the 0:05 mark, she is gorgeous.

gx1327  
12 Oct 2010 10:24 | Quote
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nullnaught says:
It's not the 1990's and i like a lot nirvana's stuff. So that statement confuses me. And me not thinking thier great is just my opinion. That's all.


aha, see you said "i like a lot of nirvana's stuff". as opposed to saying "nirvana is the greatest thing ever to happen to music". i'm just going to go out on a limb and say you aren't a member of gen-x. i barely qualify as gen-x (just a year or two too young), so i wasn't as pop-culture developed in 1990 when "smells like teen spirit" came out. but for people who were... it's a different thing to them.

and back to the who... i like the who. i enjoy the who. but at the same time i know that i will never be able to enjoy them on the same level as my father. and he will never be able to enjoy them on the same level as those who lived through the mods and rockers gang fights in england back when the who was just getting popular and accidentally inciting street violence. music is as much about a time and place as anything else; after all, doesn't music evoke emotion? one of the best concert's i've seen is steve ewing and adam hansbrough (lead singer and lead guitarist of the urge, respectively) doing a live set at this bar called tin can in st louis.

now the urge isn't the greatest '90s band. i think they are damn good, but they're not the best. they were nationally known, but their popularity in their home town was the biggest. but one thing about the urge is that every single st louisian aged 25-40 knows every single urge song by heart. so here i am in this shanty of a bar (an old house converted into a bar that sells beer by the cans) with steve ewing doing an acoustic set of all of their famous urge songs, and everyone in the bar is singing along. every single person.

you just had to be there, man. NOW i'm not saying that you are wrong for not liking the smashing pumpkins as much as i do. i'm aware that they aren't the best band, and not everyone likes them. but i'm just explaining why to some people the smashing pumpkins will always be one of the best bands, ever. and you just had to have lived through the alt. rock explosion of the '90s to really appreciate it.

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as maligned as ava adore and other later albums were, i actually didn't dislike zeitgeist as much as i thought i would. i was surprised, actually, at how much i didn't dislike it. i'm not saying it's good, i'm just saying it could have been waaaaay worse.
ChicagoMedic  
13 Oct 2010 10:03 | Quote
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Pumpkins best band ever, will fight to prove it!

Haha..

There are MY favourite band...if ya don't like 'em so what.....Everyone has different tastes.

I went to their benefit concert in Chicago with my wife a month or two ago...and sadly it is not the smashing pumpkins anymore...hasn't been since they broke up the first time.

And yest I went to their "last show" too, I had to sleep overnight at the United Center to get tickets.

rock on!











gx1327  
14 Oct 2010 14:03 | Quote
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ChicagoMedic says:
I went to their benefit concert in Chicago with my wife a month or two ago...and sadly it is not the smashing pumpkins anymore...hasn't been since they broke up the first time.


HDNet concert series airs concerts every sunday (really they're just concert DVDs but, whatever!) normally they suck. every once in a while it's a good one, like gorillaz demon days live (either the harlem version, or the DVD version in manchester, both are great), or gwen stefani harujuku lovers live (shut up, it's awesome!). but i recorded smashing pumpkins live at the fillmore in SF. it SUCKED! i'm not a smashing pumpkins superfan but i'm familiar with most of their songs. i watched the whole concert and didn't recognize a single song he played. and i say "he" because billy corgan was the only original member who i remembered being on it.

oh well, we always have their past concerts, right?


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