Thread for posting in every time you're listening to The Smashing Pumpkins

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#101

Always listen to them the most around this time of year


#102

need a fix of some of those op amp tones.


#103

I listened to some of Mellon Collie on Sunday evening.


#104

Have you made any similar pedals?


#105

no, but I am considering one. My next fuzz will be a Fuzz War clone, but I’m undecided as to whether or not to get a slightly larger enclosure and squeeze a second gain pedal directly afterwards. I know there was a limited run of pedals consisting of the Op Amp after a Big Cheese, which Mike Vennart uses, I think, and he gets some pretty great tones. So that suggests that the Op Amp can work nicely after a fuzz, but then again, that’s not a Fuzz War, so idk. It won’t be that soon anyway, as I’m about to get the Reverberation Machine clone and I should be saving at the moment, not putting together more noisy pedals than I’ll ever need.


#106

I’ve got a made by mike dreambox which is an op amp big muff and an mxr distortion +, they work really well together


#107

Really like the simple SP design to those.


#108

Is this close enough?


#109

I am listening to a favourite songs from 2012 playlist:


#110

Not even sure how it’s possible to go from ‘To Shelia’ into ‘Ava Adore’. Really hate the squelching sounds on that song, but the chorus is kinda great

E: they also have the huge 89 track version of Adore on Spotify. Not sure how I feel about that much billy


#111

Yeah the production of Ava Adore has not aged well (or was never good), also hate the lyric ‘you will always be my whore’ but the chorus is great


#112

Also:


#113

There is a banjo version of to shelia amongst those tracks, arguably better than anything sufjan has ever done


#114

Fair-weather pumpkins fan (liked the singles, never really got deep into them). Have decided to undertake a proper back catalogue trawl. Because I am a sick bastard I decided to start with the 30 minute long song… will post thoughts intermittently throughout my Pumpkins-based spirit-quest over the coming weeks.


#115

Things I am a sucker for:

  • drawbar organ
  • guitars used to create screeching sheets of noise
  • repetitive driving bass-lines
  • re-emergence of musical themes after long tangents

So… yeah. This. 15 minutes to go.


#116

Things I am less a sucker for:

  • drum solos
  • spoken word sections about crows
  • realising that I am live-blogging listening to an obscure Pumpkins B-side in my dressing gown at 21:30 on Saturday night

5 minutes left - first half probably impressed me more, but will find its way into my regular playlists I reckon. On to Siamese Dream next (but not now).


#117

I can’t imagine starting a Pumpkins exploration with Gossamer, a tune that polarized even their staunchest fans live…but I sincerely applaud you. I personally enjoyed seeing Gossamer played live because it afforded me a chance to really zone out and just go all SP zen and I’m all about that.


#118

I am listening to Pale Horse (same playlist as before).


#119

I am listening to the rat in a cage song


#120

ooh, just remembered they played the current hit dingle on the radio on my drive to work this fair morn. I’d have posted then but although I would have been willing to risk the lives of everyone else on the road, i didn’t want to face the wrath of any police.