Saturday, April 21, 2007

Smashing Pumpkins

Like almost anyone who grew up in the Mid West I had an undying passion for anything and everything that came out of Billy Corgan's mind during the middle of the nineties. Here's an older song from his band, Smashing Pumpkins, that feels perfect to start your weekend with.

Stay safe this weekend, but don't forget to have fun.

In other news the rumor is still around that Mr. Corgan is reforming the band, dropping a new album, and beginning tour extensively. Here's to hoping that some rumors are true and that Jimmy Chamberlain is really on board.

mp3 : Smashing Pumpkins - Obscured




Anonymous said...

you need to catch up on current events.

Smashing Pumpkins Settle on 'Zeitgeist' Track List

April 20, 2007, 3:40 PM ET

Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

The Smashing Pumpkins have settled on the track list for "Zeitgeist," the first album since 2000. As previously reported, the album is due July 7 via Martha's Music/Reprise. A first single has yet to be specified, nor has the makeup of the band beyond original frontman Billy Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin.

"Is everyone afraid? Has everyone changed?," Corgan sings on opener "Doomsday Clock," a big, loud rocker in the vein of "Geek U.S.A." from "Siamese Dream." The set is frontloaded with songs of this ilk, hearkening back to the grunge era with detuned guitars and pounding drums on tracks such as "Tarantula," "Orchid" and "7 Shades of Black."

A more nuanced, less abrasive approach is evident on "Never Lost," which has vibraphone and organ tucked into the mix, while "For God and Country" is a bass-driven tune with shades of Depeche Mode-style synth-rock. The album closes with the mostly synth-powered "Pomp and Circumstance," as Corgan's multi-tracked vocals take on an angelic effect.

The band will play its first show in six-and-a-half years May 22 at the Grand Rex Theatre in Paris. European festival appearances will follow through mid-June; the Pumpkins' first U.S. show will be July 7 at the Live Earth concert in East Rutherford, N.J.

Here is the track list for "Zeitgeist":

"Doomsday Clock"
"7 Shades of Black"
"That's the Way"
"United States"
"Never Lost"
"Bring the Light"
"Come On (Let's Go)"
"For God and Country"
"Pomp and Circumstance"

Anonymous said...

"Like almost anyone who grew up in the Mid West I had an undying passion..."

You can't have 'had' an undying passion. If it's undying, you've still got it, surely?

Get over it, they were rubbish.

billy said...

steven, brother, the pumpkins will always be great. even if they'll never live up to adore or anything they made before that album.