Smashing Pumpkins founder and frontman Billy Corgan is the latest star to speak out against the cruel practice of dehorning cattle. Billy is calling on California Pizza Kitchen to make the responsible and ethical decision to demand that its cheese suppliers stop this barbaric mutilation.
hi, you seem like SP fan who actually doesn't hate the new band for hate sake, but has some real reasons for that. as you brought up the hipstersunited demise; currently there's really no place on the internet for sp fans to engage in constructive and interesting discussion on band related topics so I thought I may try it here. I'm interested in your thoughts on Oceania? music/lyrics/production/ lack of JC/new members input?
ihavent listened to oceania yet
i think billy’s best sp song is gossamer, believe it or not. i like zeitgeist, it just had shitty production (like machina). tbk sucked. i liked what he played when he was in spirits in the sky and backwards clock society. that was an exciting time for sp fans cuz billy was actually playing good music but he ruined it when he went in the studio
obviously sp sucks without JC. billy only hired an eighteen year old to fill in JC’s shoes to spite jimmy. thought it was pretty obvious
new members are okay. nothing special
i just dont understand why billy has to keep writing music under the smashing pumpkins moniker. sure, it’s his band blahblahblah. he’d be better off performing under another band name with the current line up. he’d preserve sp’s legacy that way imo
I am loving this drama so much. XD Also does no one remember a matter of months ago when Billy told that transgender girl that he was going to "knock her fucking lights out" and that she was "so, so ugly" just because she voiced her opinion about him on the internet? Does no one realize what a petty child he's become?
i never mentioned the devi ever thing on here for obvious reasons but dude im with you on billy being a petty child. holy crap this nyquil hit me quicker than i thought it would
i’d like to maintain this blog as a place where we can discuss anything sp, new and old, and do so fairly. the hipsters united blog is over now (most likely because they got tired of the monte/crestfallen rivalry) and honestly HU was the only place where people could state their opinions without getting shit on by trolls or getting their comments deleted by fascist moderators
i’ll post sp news occasionally as well. and of course i’ll keep posting awesome and rare sp gems too
Billy. He put that huge ad in the chicago times that EVERYONE talked about the day THEFUTUREEMBRACE came out. Maybe Iha meant directly…
hehe yes i was hoping someone would bring this up. i just saw that as a huge publicity stunt tbh. why would billy do that the day TFE came out? why not ask the ex-members privately and then surprise the fan base?
i don’t know if you guys knew about this but apparently billy mentioned bringing the band back to auf der maur and she said she was available if billy needed a bassist but he never officially asked her to be in the band ;_;
The recent Smashing Pumpkins hasn't really been at the top of my radar. So, since Jimmy has left the band, what exactly has Billy been trying to pull? I only have a vague idea.
A lot of crap. I talked to jimmy last year and it’s obvious jimmy is tired of billy’s bullshit too.
One thing that really pissed me off was how billy spent a couple of years bitching at fans for living in the past and blaming them for his shitty music (he did this before jimmy left the band too, but billy was even more outspoken about it after JC left). He bitched about music labels and whatnot, said he was done with the album format forever, etc.
All of a sudden he signs up with EMI, puts TBK material together to release a new album, and starts playing sp gems (like geek usa and thru the eyes of ruby) at shows to promote oceania, and everyone fucking eats it up
I’ll answer your question more thoroughly when i have access to a laptop cuz doing this from an iphone is annoying
Smashing pumpkins kind of lost its cred with me when Billy tried to replace the SP drummer (there were two or three, but even then, he was more than iconic). Seriously, Billy has always been known for the crap he's pulling right now. He had a rep before the band originally broke up.
I feel like none of you have kept up with any of the fan and billy drama since jimmy left the band. It’s like all you guys do is pay attention to tour dates
Wait, are you saying you’re anti new SP? You have the TBK tracks on your front page…. I hope I was just misunderstanding where that new post was directed. If not, then I can’t follow this blog. How could I?
STREAM NEW ALBUM BY THE SMASHING PUMPKINS EXCLUSIVELY ON THE iTUNES STORE NOW!
STREAM NEW ALBUM BY THE SMASHING PUMPKINS EXCLUSIVELY ON THE iTUNES STORE NOW OCEANIA is the forthcoming album by THE SMASHING PUMPKINS. Intended to recapture the album experience, all 13 songs on OCEANIA will be premiered simultaneously to fans, radio, press and the online world. Forgoing the standard industry launch, the group purposely planned no single or video to be released prior to the full album. Starting today, Tuesday, June 12 at 12:00 AM ET, OCEANIA will be streamed for free in its entirety for one week exclusively on the iTunes Store (www.itunes.com). Fans will be able to pre-order the album all week leading up to the June 19 in-store date. OCEANIA was specially mastered to optimize digital sound quality for iTunes Store customers. The release comes via the band’s own Martha’s Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution. Listen to OCEANIA here: www.iTunes.com/SmashingPumpkins
Having his own label through EMI afforded PUMPKINS leader BILLY CORGAN the opportunity to try something different. It is a launch scenario that goes against industry standards by allowing the album to be heard as it was intended to be. The group’s release plan was in no way intended to slight radio stations, video channels, press or online outlets. Instead, it represents the artistic vision of a band who, says CORGAN, “was dead set on making an album where every song was just as valuable as any other, ignoring the typical claptrap you hear about needing a single. The only way to make the case that every song on Oceania is worth hearing is to put your heart into the sequence as a cohesive whole.” OCEANIA was recorded at the group’s studio in Chicago with CORGAN’s bandmates: guitarist JEFF SCHROEDER, drummer MIKE BYRNE and bassist/vocalist NICOLE FIORENTINO. The powerful 13-song collection (see track listing below) was produced by Corgan and Bjorn Thorsrud and mixed by David Bottrill (Muse, Tool, King Crimson, etc). Marking THE SMASHING PUMPKINS’ 7th studio record, it is “an album within an album,” part of their 44-song work-in-progress TEARGARDEN BY KALEIDYSCOPE.
“I’ve been adamant in stressing that as a group, first and foremost, we are here to make new music together,” says CORGAN. “I’m proud to say that on Oceania I feel we’ve cut our own path forward. Jeff, Mike, and Nicole have all made significant contributions to the tone and texture of Oceania, which is an album that is unlike any I’ve ever made. Yet at the same time I believe it upholds the same musical values I’ve always pushed for with The Pumpkins, be they progressive, emotional, epic, or restless.”