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#241

I can’t hear this song without thinking of this thread


#242

Just listened to today and it did nothing for me


#243

I am listening to ‘Why Am I So Tired’ studio demo, 15 minute guns blazing blistering guitar work from ‘Pisces Iscariot’ deluxe.

I feeling very much in a mood for some slow start massive crescendo building tunes like ‘Soma’, ‘Mayonaise’, ‘By Starlight’, ‘Rhinoceros’ at the moment.


#244

Well just played ‘Rhinoceros’ and was going to skip right to ‘Soma’ but took a pee and ‘Bury Me’ kept rolling, ‘Gish’ it is then! Haven’t heard full album in a bit…


#245

BTW when did all these deluxe editions pop up on Spotify? Don’t remember seeing these on here about a month ago. Might get lost in a Pumpkins wormhole tonight…


#246

think they come and go


#247

So, the gradual exploration continues…

  1. Siamese Dream - surprised (pleasantly) by how shoe-gazey this was. Couple of belters. Can see it becoming a regular thing

  2. Mellon Collie… - the magnum opus, as far as msmj and top 100s would have it. I can see why… but… I think if I’d dived into this as an angsty teen, it would be in my all time top 10. As it stands I never really gave it time during that crucial period - some obvious standouts, but overall I don’t think I’m on the right wavelength to really ‘get’ the whole album (as a relatively well adjusted functioning adult with two kids), even if I can admire it as the opus it so clearly is.

See also (for contrast) ‘The Fragile’ by NIN, which I was obsessed with as a teemager - I think if I listened for the first time now I’d have the above reaction, but itnsnucl through in the critical window and embedded in my soul forever.


#248

Gish is way, way underrated. Can’t understand how anyone who loves Siamese Dream can think of Gish as anything less than a 9/10 album (FWIW, it’s 10/10 in my book)


#249

Gish is pretty borng and uneventful


#250

Pardon? I’m having trouble understanding you.


#251

I just find a bit lacklustre, probably a production thing, I do like some of the mellow psychedelia though. I am one is probably their worst song


#252

I am one IS rubbish. Snail though…


#253

I am listening to the smashing pumpkins again after going through ‘gish’ and ‘siamese dream’ deluxe editions yeaterday for 3 hours. Onto ‘mellon collie’ deluxe. Billy and the bunch got me in a wormhole…


#254

It’s the most electrifying debut of all time!


#255

That’s “Nevermind”, surely?


#256

Got this poster might put on my wall one day


#257

I’d agree with that, I know in part my obsession with Mellon Collie was because it was such a formative album for me, but it’s not like any album would have resonated like that back then so I still think it is more than nostalgia, and feel quite lucky I was the perfect age to find that album


#258

amazingly I have still never done this.
should I?

  • yeah duh
  • I’d prefer if you didn’t

0 voters


#259

A good starting place is reading the entire ‘Billy Corgan Can’t Be Stopped’ thread


#260

And don’t forget The Video to Ava Adore, the precursor of things to come. Such talent can’t be confined to a single thread.