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post #16 of 55

Mayonaise, Porcelina, Muzzle

post #17 of 55

Grew up with Smashing Pumpkins in my high school years.  Siamese Dreams is probably my favorite album, though I have to admit Machina has been growing on me after I initially dismissed the album as being a half hearted effort. 

post #18 of 55

One of my favorite bands. Mayonaise, starla, rhinoceros.

post #19 of 55
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Mayonaise, Porcelina, Muzzle



Win!

post #20 of 55

Mayonaise, Cherub Rock... Love Siamese Dream.

 

I also liked some of the Zwan stuff too.

post #21 of 55

I got into them late - I started really loving them in 1997, my junior year of high school.  Up to that point, I pretty much hated everything that I had heard on MTV (couldn't stand Corgan's voice), and didn't have any interest in them.  Then, one day as I was playing Secret of Mana on SNES (anyone? anyone? lol), I "accidentally" let my Singles soundtrack (that I had owned for like 4 years) play all the way through.  I was a huge Pearl Jam and AIC fan in high school, and had the disc solely for their contributions.  "Drown" was like a slap to the face.  Holy ****, how did I not listen to that song before?

 

After I listened to that song on repeat for about two weeks, I decided to purchase something from the same era, so I grabbed Siamese Dream - I figured, I know the song "Today," maybe the rest of the album will be decent.  Needless to say, I was blown away.  "Hummer" was, is, and always will be my absolute favorite song, not just from SP, but from any band.  Something about it just hit me the right way immediately, and the burst of pure nostalgia I get now from hearing it is worth more than anything.  

 

Since then, I have gobbled up any and all Pumpkins releases I can get my hands on, and have seen them live 4 times - even caught one of Chamberlin's drumsticks bigsmile_face.gif 

 

I have to admit, I really don't like Billy's new vocal approach (someone else said "flat," and I think that's a perfect description), but the musicianship is still spot on, as always.  

 

So that's my rant.  If anyone bothered to read all of that, I'm sorry.  lol 

 

 

 

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Edited by invelity - 10/27/13 at 3:22pm
post #23 of 55

I've only been listening to them for a few years (had terrible tast in music growing up, looking back redface.gif).
Now I'm discovering all sort of awesome bands. Smashing Pumpkins is one of them!

Hard to pick one favorite track. 1979 comes to mind, although I wanna say the entire Mellon Collie album biggrin.gif

post #24 of 55

I finally broke down and bought Mellon Collie after only owning a few singles forever.  I have to say it is a great album overall, sure there are some stinkers in there...which were almost every song Billy tries to sing sweet - Cupid De Locke (sappy), Take me Down (sounds like Big Bird from Sesame Street is singing...), and Beautiful to name a few.  The hits far outweigh the misses so here are my favorites:

 

Tonight, Tonight

Zero

Bullet with Butterfly Wings

An Ode to No One

Muzzle

Thirty-Three

1979

X.Y.U.

 

Now I have to decide which album to buy next...I now have Siamese Dream, this album, and Zeitgeist.

 

 

post #25 of 55
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Originally Posted by Captain Kracker View Post

I finally broke down and bought Mellon Collie after only owning a few singles forever.  I have to say it is a great album overall, sure there are some stinkers in there...which were almost every song Billy tries to sing sweet - Cupid De Locke (sappy), Take me Down (sounds like Big Bird from Sesame Street is singing...), and Beautiful to name a few.  The hits far outweigh the misses so here are my favorites:

 

Tonight, Tonight

Zero

Bullet with Butterfly Wings

An Ode to No One

Muzzle

Thirty-Three

1979

X.Y.U.

 

Now I have to decide which album to buy next...I now have Siamese Dream, this album, and Zeitgeist.

 

 


Get Pisces Iscariot.  Despite being just B-sides from the Gish/Siamese Dream era, it's better than a lot of bands' actual albums. 

FYI, James Iha sings on "Take Me Down," which will hopefully quell the Big Bird Pumpkin rumors wink.gif

 


Edited by louguzzo - 2/10/12 at 8:03am
post #26 of 55
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Get Pisces Iscariot.  Despite being just B-sides from the Gish/Siamese Dream era, it's better than a lot of bands' actual albums. 

FYI, James Iha sings on "Take Me Down," which will hopefully quell the Big Bird Pumpkin rumors wink.gif

 



Yeah, James is not the strongest vocalist.  His backing vocals are fine but are not good enough to carry a song. 

post #27 of 55
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Originally Posted by louguzzo View Post


Get Pisces Iscariot.  Despite being just B-sides from the Gish/Siamese Dream era, it's better than a lot of bands' actual albums. 

FYI, James Iha sings on "Take Me Down," which will hopefully quell the Big Bird Pumpkin rumors wink.gif

 



Ah...I didn't think to look and see who was singing.  I though Billy did all the vocals...James Iha did Farewell and Goodnight on that album as well.  I guess it is official, I don't like his vocals : )

post #28 of 55

so many to choose from, it's like a revolving door.  If I had to pick one right this instant, I'd go with....well i just don't know.  I'd have to be off the Mellon Collie album I suppose, or their b-sides off the singles. 

 

Hell i guess I'll just say 'Love'.  but really it could be any one of 30 songs they wrote.

post #29 of 55

Great thread, so hard to pick a single song since I prefer the coherency of songs on a albums. If Mellon Collie had been tweaked down to one album instead of the double album it was released as, yes, I do have it in a original numbered vinyl edition, then it certainly would have a pure masterpiece in rock history.

 

Looking back, I have seen SM a couple of times in concert, but today the most memorable concert was in 1993 around the time of the Siamese Twins album release, in a very, very small Northern European venue and Billy Corgan was hanging around afterwards drinking beer with us, memorable times, just  thinking about this makes me right now feel so old...

post #30 of 55

Just in case anyone missed it the new remaster of Siamese Dream was released on 180g vinyl as well (as was the 2011 of Gish).

 

http://www.amazon.com/Siamese-Dream-Smashing-Pumpkins/dp/B005K8H8W0/ref=tmm_vnl_title_0

 

Might nab it.


Edited by MorbidToaster - 4/18/12 at 6:32pm
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