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Postby Truman Capote » Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:57 pm

It's official, The Smashing Pumpkins are currently writing songs for their upcoming album, their first since 2000. No release date has yet been set, but the band plans to begin recording this summer.

So... what do you think about them and their reborn?
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Postby Shakespeare's Sister » Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:25 am

Truman Capote wrote:It's official, The Smashing Pumpkins are currently writing songs for their upcoming album, their first since 2000. No release date has yet been set, but the band plans to begin recording this summer.

So... what do you think about them and their reborn?


I was jumping out of my skin when I first heard about this...

Well, apparently it's only Billy & Jimmy from the original line up because Billy doesn't speak to James Iha anymore and has a strained relationship with D'Arcy (to my knowledge, anyway). I've heard Melissa Auf Der Maur will play bass but not sure about another guitarist.

I hope this doesn't turn into an anti-climax because the Pumpkins are a great band.
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Postby Bref » Sat Apr 29, 2006 2:32 pm

I'd rather they just went on tour, if Machina and Zwan are anything to go by I don't really want to hear corgan's latest songs.
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Postby the_queen_is_dead » Sat Apr 29, 2006 8:15 pm

i don't much like billy's new solo stuff, but i personally thought machina was quite good! this time, raindrops and sunshowers, the sacred and profane and age of innocence i liked very much, although i would agree it went downhill. but it was a definite improvement from adore.
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Postby chicken » Sat Apr 29, 2006 9:09 pm

i've not heard a lick of billy's solo work, but have always been a fan of the pumpkins --mostly their early works because of my own little experiences while listening to it, so not all saying that the early stuff is best.


it would be nice to see the pumpkins reborn. i'm going to watch for this. thanks for the notice truman.
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Postby HadjiQuest » Sun Apr 30, 2006 7:55 pm

Either new SP will sound like Billy's Solo stuff (since Billy and Jimmy never split; they worked on eachother's solo albums last year) and be total garbage, or they'll use the SP label to do more guitar-based or mainstream music, and then release more experimental stuff under their solo names (Billy Corgan's electronic stuff; JC's Jimmy Chamberlin Complex, a jazz-rock fusion dealy).

Either way, I'm not expecting a ton.
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Postby some_dizzy_whore_1804 » Mon May 01, 2006 12:46 pm

i absolutely love the pumpkins, but i'm not too sure about this. If it's just Billy and Jimmy, then it what sense is it the Smashng Pumpkins? I'm not saying the Smashing Pumpkins are nothing without James Iha and D'Arcy, but 2 members and a replacement is not a reformation. I was squealing when i heard about it, but now i'm cynical.


I think one of their best songs is Lily! So cute, yet sinister :D
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Postby HandsomeDevil » Mon May 01, 2006 1:15 pm

With it being just Billy and Jimmy from the original line-up, it isn't 'The Smashing Pumpkins' then is it?
If Moz and Marr did a song together, would they be called The Smiths? I doubt it.
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Postby Truman Capote » Mon May 01, 2006 5:55 pm

Well, I think they could... I will wait and listen... then I'll give my opinion about them, who knows?
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Postby Truman Capote » Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:12 am

If you have time, watch this little performance of Billy Corgan on TV performing a song from his solo album... I know it sounds electronic and all, but I wouldn't say that this is a 'total garbage'.

From YouTube:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM6KDQNxLKM&search=billy%20corgan" target="_blank">Billy Corgan - Mina Loy (My Old Heart) <live on TV></a>
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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:12 pm

In the Australian soccer supporters pub, the DJ was tending to play "Tonight tonight" yesterday during the after-the-game celebrations... Unfortunately no one hit the dance floor so he changed record halfway the song and put on some disco tune instead :o :angry:

Apart from that one song, I don't know the band that well. I need to give them a try though, heard many good things about them. And "Mellon collie and the infinite sadness" is about the most original album title one can ever get, so they must be a very original and creative act...

What is Corgan doing anyway these days after dismantling Zwan?
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Postby Bref » Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:18 pm

The pumpkins are reborn and about to record a new album, thank god corgan finished zwan!
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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:31 pm

Oh really? Interesting... Melissa Auf Der Mauer in the new reunion line-up as well?
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Postby Bref » Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:37 pm

I think so, apparently they can't track down D'arcy
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Postby Truman Capote » Sat Jun 24, 2006 1:59 am

Hey, Zwan wasn't that bad, and have you seen the bassist playing wearing those tiny shorts? My God!
If you didn't and you love female bassists in tiny shorts, take a look at this great performance of Zwan:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zc5e-KbSBm0&search=zwan" target="_blank">Zwan - Settle Down</a>

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I am so excited about the reunion, I am a believer, they will rock our asses, you'll see, you'll see.
Looking forward to hear some of the new stuff they will make!
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