History Music / TheSmashingPumpkins

19th Apr '16 5:46:59 PM stuffedninja
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* ObligatoryBondageSong: "Pug" and "Annie-Dog," which take very different views on the subject.

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* ObligatoryBondageSong: "Pug" and "Annie-Dog," which take very different views on the subject. While "Pug" is from the perspective of someone [[SafeSaneAndConsensual who enjoys the relationship]], "Annie-Dog" is a narration of the [[TearJerker horr]][[BondageIsBad ible]] lifestyle of someone that may or may not be a prostitute.



* ReArrangeTheSong: ''Adore''[='=]s sombre acoustic work and ''Machina''[='=]s poppier songs got the "Pumpkins treatment" in concerts, showing just how anchored they were in Corgan's songwriting process.

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* ReArrangeTheSong: RearrangeTheSong: ''Adore''[='=]s sombre acoustic work and ''Machina''[='=]s poppier songs got the "Pumpkins treatment" in concerts, showing just how anchored they were in Corgan's songwriting process.
7th Apr '16 2:48:37 PM stuffedninja
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* AdultsAreUseless: In the "Rocket" video, a group of kids build a rocket to travel to another planet to see the Pumpkins perform without as much as a word of questioning from their inattentive parents. They don't really seem to notice until they see the rocket take off.



* BaldOfAwesome: Billy, starting in the Mellon Collie era, although some may view it as BaldOfEvil.
** The "Ava Adore" music video [[NightmareFuel really supports this hypothesis.]]

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* BaldOfAwesome: Billy, starting in the Mellon Collie ''Mellon Collie'' era, although some may view it as BaldOfEvil.
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BaldOfEvil. The "Ava Adore" music video [[NightmareFuel really supports this hypothesis.]]
6th Apr '16 2:16:52 PM stuffedninja
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* DoomsdayClock: The TropeNamer, with a song of the same name on ''Zeitgeist''.

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* DoomsdayClock: The TropeNamer, with Has a song of the same name on ''Zeitgeist''.
6th Apr '16 8:25:03 AM stuffedninja
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Formed in 1988, The Smashing Pumpkins are an alternative rock band (with strong NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly leanings) from [[UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} the Windy City]] consisting of Billy Corgan. Okay, that's not true, there's three or four other band members (one of them being a female bassist), but Corgan's the songwriter, lead vocalist and the only member who's been present throughout the band's entire lifespan, so we'll start from there.

The band is known for its angsty lyrics combined with heavy metal guitars and dense production. Other features include an epic scope (perhaps best displayed by the music video for ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOG3eus4ZSo Tonight, Tonight]]'') and Corgan's nasal singing voice. After sticking to mostly heavy rock with experimental / psychedelic / progressive elements for their first three albums, the Pumpkins swerved over into folk rock and electronica territory for one entry, returning to form thereafter due to significant fan disappointment. They were also one of the first bands to experiment with online distribution: ''Machina II / The Friends and Enemies of Modern Music'' had a print run of exactly 25 vinyl records given to select friends, family and fans, with orders attached to rip and upload to the Internet for free.

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Formed in 1988, [[LongRunner 1988]], The Smashing Pumpkins are an alternative rock band (with strong NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly leanings) from [[UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} the Windy City]] consisting of Billy Corgan. Okay, that's not true, there's three or four other band members (one of them being a female bassist), but Corgan's the songwriter, lead vocalist and the only member who's been present throughout the band's entire lifespan, so we'll start from there.

The band is known for its angsty lyrics combined with heavy metal guitars and dense production. Other features include an epic scope (perhaps best displayed by the music video for ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOG3eus4ZSo Tonight, Tonight]]'') and Corgan's nasal singing voice. After sticking to mostly heavy rock with experimental / psychedelic / progressive elements for their first three albums, the Pumpkins swerved over into folk rock and electronica territory for one entry, album (''Music/{{Adore}}''), returning to form thereafter due to significant fan disappointment. They were also one of the first bands to experiment with online distribution: ''Machina II / The Friends and Enemies of Modern Music'' had a print run of exactly 25 vinyl records given to select friends, family and fans, with orders attached to rip and upload to the Internet for free.
21st Feb '16 4:48:45 PM anonexistentuser
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In '05, Corgan released his solo album. He then upstaged himself by, on the very same day, announcing that he was reforming the Smashing Pumpkins. He and Chamberlin were the only permanent members (Iha and Wretzky are on record as declining to participate, and Auf Der Maur's offer to rejoin wasn't accepted), which also changed after the release of their first post-reunion album. Chamberlin's split was amicable this time; he has been replaced by the 19-year-old newcomer Mike Byrne, and current bassist Nicole Fiorentino and guitarist Jeff Schroeder are also participating in-studio. The Pumpkins are once again experimenting with digital distribution; their next album, ''Teargarden by Kaleidyscope'' [sic], is going to be released, song by song, for free on [[http://www.smashingpumpkins.com/ the band's website]].

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In '05, Corgan released his solo album. He then upstaged himself by, on the very same day, announcing that he was reforming the Smashing Pumpkins. He and Chamberlin were the only permanent members (Iha and Wretzky are on record as declining to participate, and Auf Der Maur's offer to rejoin wasn't accepted), which also changed after the release of their first post-reunion album. Chamberlin's split was amicable this time; he has been replaced by the 19-year-old newcomer Mike Byrne, and current bassist Nicole Fiorentino and guitarist Jeff Schroeder are also participating in-studio. The Pumpkins are once again experimenting with digital distribution; their next album, they planned to release ''Teargarden by Kaleidyscope'' [sic], is going to be released, [sic] song by song, song for free on [[http://www.smashingpumpkins.com/ their website]]. This concept was initially interrupted by 2012's ''Oceania'', an album released the band's website]].
traditional way; with the subsequent release of 2014's ''Monuments to an Elegy'' and another album set for 2016, the experiment appears to be concluded.



** ''Day for Night'' (expected to be released in 2015)

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** ''Day for Night'' (expected to be released in 2015)
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* ''Judas ∅'' (2001) - more B-sides and rarities, bonus disc coming with the GreatestHitsAlbum ''Rotten Apples''.

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* ''Judas ∅'' (2001) - more B-sides and rarities, rarities; released as a limited-edition bonus disc coming with the GreatestHitsAlbum ''Rotten Apples''.



* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: Subverted. As mentioned above, ''Machina II'' was intended to be leaked onto the internet for free. ''Teargarden by Kaleidyscope'' is being released song-by-song for free on the band's website.

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* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: Subverted. As mentioned above, ''Machina II'' was intended to be leaked onto the internet for free. ''Teargarden by Kaleidyscope'' is being was intended to be released song-by-song for free on the band's website.website; they released ten songs before abandoning this method.
8th Feb '16 2:25:23 PM thatother1dude
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* UntitledTitle: A song previously unreleased song that appeared on their GreatestHitsAlbum is officially listed as "Untitled".
30th Jan '16 2:16:07 PM Inspeps
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->''"My kids love you, and thanks to your gloomy music they've finally stopped dreaming of a future I can't possibly provide."''
-->-- '''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]]'''
-> "''Well, we try to make a difference.''"
-->-- '''Billy Corgan'''

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->''"My ->'''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]]''': My kids love you, and thanks to your gloomy music they've finally stopped dreaming of a future I can't possibly provide."''
-->-- '''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]]'''
-> "''Well,
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'''Billy Corgan''': Well,
we try to make a difference.''"
-->-- '''Billy Corgan'''
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29th Jan '16 2:08:02 PM igordebraga
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* RevolvingDoorBand: Through the band's 27-year run, Corgan is the only original member playing today (the other two original members, James Iha and D'arcy Wretzky, left when the band originally broke up in 2000). The member roster has cycled through a variety of different instrumentalists.

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* RevolvingDoorBand: Through the band's 27-year run, Corgan is the only original member playing today (the (of the other two original members, D'arcy Wretzky departed in 1999 during the production of ''Machina'', both James Iha and D'arcy Wretzky, Wretzky left when the band originally broke up in 2000).2000, and while Chamberlin returned on the reunion, he left after 3 years). The member roster has cycled through a variety of different instrumentalists.


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* VideoFullOfFilmClips: "The End Is The Beginning Is The End", off ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''.
18th Jan '16 10:56:49 PM spirasen
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* {{Word Salad Title}}s: Billy has frequently given songs seemingly nonsensical titles, like "Geek U.S.A.", "Silverfuck", "Whir", "Galapogos", "Muzzle", "Stumbleine", "X.Y.U.", "Slunk", "Bye June", "Plume", "Pissant", "Purr Snickety", "Honeyspider", "Set the Ray to Jerry", "Meladori Magpie" and "Pulseczar", to name a few. Typically, these titles do mean something or relate to the song somehow, but in a roundabout way.
* XtremeKoolLetterz: Some of Corgan's song titles are based on misspellings, like "Mayonaise", "Siva" and "Appels + Oranjes".

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* {{Word Salad Title}}s: Billy has frequently given songs songs, seemingly nonsensical titles, like like: "Geek U.S.A.", "Silverfuck", "Whir", "Galapogos", "Muzzle", "Stumbleine", ," "Silverfuck," "Whir," "Galapogos," "Muzzle," "Stumbleine," "X.Y.U.", "Slunk", ," "Slunk," "Bye June", "Plume", "Pissant", June," "Plume," "Pissant," "Purr Snickety", "Honeyspider", Snickety," "Honeyspider," "Set the Ray to Jerry", Jerry," "Meladori Magpie" Magpie," and "Pulseczar", "Pulseczar," to name a few. Typically, these titles do mean something something, or relate to the song somehow, but in a roundabout way.
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* XtremeKoolLetterz: Some of Corgan's song titles are based on misspellings, like "Mayonaise", "Siva" like: "Mayonaise," "Siva," and "Appels + Oranjes".
Oranjes."



[[TheStinger IN THE EYES OF THE JACKAL I SAY KAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABOOM]]
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[[TheStinger IN THE EYES OF THE JACKAL I SAY KAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABOOM]]
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17th Jan '16 12:50:16 PM Inspeps
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* LargeAndInCharge: Band leader Billy Corgan stands at a rather imposing 6'4.
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