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25 March 2013 - 07:09 PM
25 February 2013 - 07:34 PMIt's OK, Billy Corgan has also criticised other bands, Radiohead, Soundgarden come to mind, why can't others diss him?
27 December 2012 - 07:45 PMI think the answer is in the remasters.
Somewhere inside the Pumpkins organization someone believes that there is a market for pricey re-issues of the 90s catalog and that there's large enough a market segment of 40-somethings ready to make the splurge.
The remasters are an indication of the fan base's ageing.
On the other hand, it's sad to see all of the 90s bands quickly fading in the general collective memory and becoming irrelevant. R.E.M., Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, very few people today think of these as "hot" bands compared to the new acts (of which I cannot even mention a few: Tame Impala? Wolfmother? Arcade Fire? Rival Sons? Mumford and Sons?) I can't identify with any of those!!
I suppose the only 90s band with its popularity still intact is Nirvana, and it's not even an existing band today!
18 December 2012 - 07:00 PMI've heard, read some comments where people compare the Silversun Pickups and The Smashing Pumpkins as having a somewhat similar sound. I don't know how much truth there is to this, since I'm really not into the Silversuns nor I have heard any of their songs I believe, but last.fm does list the Pickups among the "Similar artists" to the Smashing Pumpkins category.
I don't have much of an interest in the new bands, must be a generational thing, I love the singers and musicians who soundtracked my life in the nineties, I'm sure the Silversun are a great band making music today but they're maybe not for me, at least not at the present time.
25 November 2012 - 05:58 PM134 dollars! mon dieu!