Smashing Pumpkins

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2015 (The 2016 Induction Ceremony)

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Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2016 (ranked #89) .


Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Gish (1991)
Siamese Dream (1993)
Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)

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Cherub Rock (1993)
Disarm (1993)
Today (1993)
Mayonaise (1993)
1979 (1995)
Bullet With Butterfly Wings (1995)
Tonight, Tonight (1995)
Zero (1995)

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They managed to be a part of the alternative movement of the 90s without actually sounding quite like anyone else. Inductees for sure.

Posted by Mo on Monday, 11.13.06 @ 22:06pm


This band is legendary and Billy Corgan is a genius.

Posted by Jason on Sunday, 12.31.06 @ 23:12pm


Billy Corgan was one of the true pioneers of the alternative music scene of the 90's and they've always pushed the envelope. All the members are true masters of their respective instruments, and even with Chamberlin and Wretzky's departures, the band survived and they're supposed to get back together, so I think that's a big deal. A lot of the emo-bands today call them big influences, and even if that movement has little respect by industry greats, it's proof that the band has had huge influence. Mellon Collie was a very emotional album for a large portion of an entire generation, and in truth, every one, before or after it, was ahead of its time. Yes, they deserve it very much.

Posted by Josh L. on Monday, 01.8.07 @ 17:45pm


They had a number of great hits, crossed several musical boundaries, and wrote some fantastic music. Do they deserve to get in? Absolutely. Will they? Maybe - people tend to pass them over in favor of the big four when they're thinking about rock music from the early-mid 90s.

Posted by Dave on Friday, 01.26.07 @ 15:48pm


Most bands don't have any classic albums. This band has 2 and hopefully 'Zeitgeist' which will be released on 7/7/07 will be a classic album too.

Posted by Flipper on Wednesday, 02.14.07 @ 18:50pm


A music writer once wrote: "Whereas Nirvana spawned countless mini-Nirvanas, the Pumpkins remain[ed] an island unto themselves." The primary inspiration for most alternative bands was punk and garage, while The Smashing Pumpkins owed their sound primarily to heavy metal. In that respect, they are true originals in alternative music.

They are in for sure.

Posted by Andrew on Tuesday, 03.6.07 @ 22:03pm


WOW! Smashing Pumpkins ORIGINALS in alternative music? That's the best joke I've heard in quite a while...couldn't be further from the truth but they'll probobly end up getting in anyway.

Posted by Bob on Sunday, 04.1.07 @ 11:26am


Bob, the Pumpkins were one of the major factors of alternative music in the 90s...and they were indeed original. Billy Corgan can be considered as one of the major music geniuses of our time.

Posted by maplejet on Friday, 05.25.07 @ 12:27pm


Do people who make the claim that this band is unoriginal base that decision on a few radio hits they've heard over the years, and not bother to actually listen to a Smashing Pumpkins album in its entirety? That's the only conclusion I can come up with. Judging the Pumpkins based on songs like "Today," "1979," and "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" is like judging Radiohead based on "Creep," a song that is obviously not representative of that particular band.

They have a massively diverse catalog (literally hundreds of songs written over the course of 12 years) representing just about every mood you can imagine and a different array of styles that rival any band from the 90's. All of their albums (from Gish to Machina) have been huge steps forward and never sound like the one that preceded it. Among Pumpkins fans, they're highly recognized for their sprawling, epic 6 to 10 minute compositions, not to mention their large range of dynamics, which is something a casual fan wouldn't have a clue about. Put simply, nobody else sounds like them, and probably never will. Can anyone name a "current" band that was ever able to successfully imitate The Pumpkins? I can't. That's a sure sign of originality, isn't it?

This band and Radiohead are arguably the two most creative and original bands to be born out of the 90's. To say either of these bands are unoriginal - regardless if they're your cup of tea or not - just shows that you haven't given either a proper listen.

Posted by Antonio on Friday, 05.25.07 @ 19:10pm


Another band influenced by Rush....directly stated in interviews...I am sure certain people out there will deny this, but hell reality exists independent of their ignorance..put em both in

Posted by Anonymous on Friday, 05.25.07 @ 22:01pm


The Smashing Pumpkins. They are unmistakable. Corgan's voice is entirely unique, and his lyrics make the music audible poetry. For happiness, sadness, anger, love, disillusionment and disenchantment- the Pumpkins express all of these emotions with a unique and vast array of sounds while simultaneously maintaining the sound that makes you think "It's the Pumpkins." when you hear the first measure and vocal lyric of a song. They are truly musical geniuses, incorporating dream-like harps, keyboards, face-melting and lullaby-like guitar riffs, heart-wrenching cellos, pianos, tear-jerking strings, synthesizers, driving and energetic percussion- beautiful music, ranging from heavy to soothing. From chaos to lullaby. No other band of the 90's has created such a sound with the ability to boast it as their own to this day, for the sound of the Pumpkins is still distinct and of their own. You hear bands like Nirvana all the time now. It's nice to be able to take a trip back to originality this day in age, and The Smashing Pumpkins will always provide that euphoria, or shall I say, Earphoria. Long live SP!

Posted by James H. on Wednesday, 07.11.07 @ 17:14pm


Gish. Siamese Dream. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. Need I say more?

Posted by Jim on Wednesday, 07.11.07 @ 17:18pm


You could say more Jim, but if you say "Machina" or "Zeitgeist" people might start questioning their worthiness. :(

Let's all pretend they disbanded after the awesomeness that was Adore.

Posted by Casper on Wednesday, 07.11.07 @ 18:40pm


"Let's all pretend they disbanded after the awesomeness that was Adore."

Is "Zeitgeist" really awful, Casper? I have not heard it yet.

Posted by shawn on Sunday, 07.15.07 @ 14:43pm


Let's just say that the only plus is that you can argue that Zeitgeist isn't really the Smashing Pumpkins due to the absence of James/D'arcy.

Posted by Casper on Sunday, 07.15.07 @ 18:14pm


Even though Billy Corgan's voice is extremely annoying, they've had some pretty big hits and as a whole aren't too bad so they'll probobly get in eventually, but not as soon as they're eligible.

Posted by Jack on Sunday, 08.26.07 @ 21:37pm


Definitly in. They were the biggest band in the world in 1996. Not many artist, even those who sold more and achieved more, can claim a whole year as the most followed band.

Posted by John on Saturday, 09.29.07 @ 13:02pm


No. My honest opinion is that only 5 90s bands will get in. Nirvana, Radiohead, The Red hot Chili Peppers, Oasis and Pearl Jam.

Posted by Michael on Monday, 10.22.07 @ 16:21pm


And I honestly believe you're entirely wrong.

Posted by William on Monday, 10.22.07 @ 16:32pm


I am a big fan, but I question if they can get in. I think it will be 50/50. They have had a unique sound and no one has quite sounded like them. And they were a big mainstream act for a period of time in the 90's. SD and MCIS are great.

Posted by Tom on Sunday, 11.11.07 @ 11:46am


"the Pumpkins were one of the major factors of alternative music in the 90s...and they were indeed original. Billy Corgan can be considered as one of the major music geniuses of our time." - assjet

Really? I've always thought of their commercial and "creative" brakthrough - that being "Siamese Dream" - was just a really, really, really, REALLY bland rip off of "Loveless".

I don't care either way about the SP's, but if anyone wants to prove me wrong or inform me of something - go ahead.

Posted by liam on Monday, 01.7.08 @ 10:11am


And damn - those two recent albums are ABSOLUTELY ATROCIOUS!!!

WHY, WHY, WHY DID I EVER THINK TO BUY THEM!?!?!

Posted by liam on Monday, 01.7.08 @ 10:25am


"Another band influenced by Rush....directly stated in interviews" - What's his name again?

Actually, I believe Billy "I can't sing or write an album" Corgan is on record as claiming Mr. Shields as being his idol.

HA!

Posted by liam on Monday, 01.7.08 @ 10:40am


I think the Smashing Pumpkins have a good chance of getting in. They have influenced so many other bands, while managing to not become like any other band out there. They are truly original in MY opinion. "Siamese Dream" and "Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness" had alot of wonderful, and to me, meaningful songs.

Posted by Hailey on Monday, 01.21.08 @ 22:54pm


Really? I've always thought of their commercial and "creative" brakthrough - that being "Siamese Dream" - was just a really, really, really, REALLY bland rip off of "Loveless".

Tell me what albums to check out - I would love to make this comparison myself. Thanks!

Posted by Dameon on Tuesday, 01.22.08 @ 07:12am


Liam, is My Bloody Valentine quite different from Dinosaur Jr. and Pavement? I would like to give them a listen, but I HATE those other two bands' stuff - the distortion for me is overwhelming and obnoxious and their vocals are irritatingly whiny and lethargic.

Is MBV a different kind of noise pop from them?

Posted by Blue on Tuesday, 01.22.08 @ 09:49am


Blue (Shawn?), MBV were part of this sub-genre called shoe-gaze. It's not the most easily-accessed style of music ever. If you want to get into it, I'd actually advise you to start yourself off on The Cocteau Twins; Probably in the order of release (missing a few, for different reasons):

Head Over Heels
Treasure
Victorialand
Moon and Melodies
Blue Bell Knoll
Heaven or Las Vegas.

I missed out their debut as it's a bit irrelevant to their sound, and the other two lose me a bit.

If you like them, then I'd definitely recommend MBV. If you don't like them, then you should tread with caution.

Posted by Liam on Saturday, 02.9.08 @ 10:40am


"Actually, I believe Billy "I can't sing or write an album" Corgan is on record as claiming Mr. Shields as being his idol." -liam

Your saying the man that single handedly wrote the first 3 pumpkins albums can't right a record? Unless you just happen to HATE the pumpkins than you're really ignorant because gish, Siamese dream, and Mellon collie are 3 beautiful albums that are amongst the best albums in recent memory.

Posted by smith on Tuesday, 02.12.08 @ 16:15pm


"Your saying the man that single handedly wrote the first 3 pumpkins albums can't right a record?"

I was actually referring to the fact (yes, FACT) that he ripped off an album to make it his own.

"Unless you just happen to HATE the pumpkins"

I do.

"gish, Siamese dream, and Mellon collie are 3 beautiful albums that are amongst the best albums in recent memory."

I'll remind you that the second one you mentioned doesn't count, since it isn't technically his. The other two mean absolutely nothing to me. Siamese Dream goes to bed praying that it could be remotely as good as Loveless.



Just to top off my argument, I'll direct you to the SP's two most recent albums. Great stuff, if I'm being sarcastic.

Posted by Liam on Tuesday, 02.12.08 @ 16:24pm


Siamese Dream is a modern classic. Even Pitchfork gives it props:
http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/feature/36737-staff-list-top-100-albums-of-the-1990s/page_9

(yes, Loveless is number 2 in the same list, but that doesn't disqualify the Pumpkins)

Gish can't be dismissed so easily either (which predates Loveless, by the way). The Pumpkins were an important part of the early 90's wave that changed the music landscape in the US.

Billy also had an amazing hot streak in the early to mid 90's where he wrote constantly and 90% of it was fantastic.

Posted by mel on Tuesday, 02.12.08 @ 21:22pm


I'm convinced that there is not a single music publication in the Western world that can come up with a good ranking list. I wish they would stop trying and just concentrate on reviews.

Posted by William on Wednesday, 02.13.08 @ 02:21am


The Middle-East is littered with them, apparently.

How do you think Pitchfork did with it? Are you reffering specifically to the inclusion of Siamese Dream? I'd gues 'no' for the latter.

Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 02.13.08 @ 09:44am


Well for one, not only did Nevermind actually make the list (which is reason enough for head-scratching), but it was ranked sixth. I could also pick at least a dozen albums on that very list that I'd rank higher than OK Computer, as well as several albums not on the list.

Basically, lists are for the ignorant to give them a springboard to finding something worthwhile. People who already kind of know what they're doing are much more likely to disagree.

Posted by William on Wednesday, 02.13.08 @ 14:57pm


I wouldn't have minded Nevermind getting in the bottom (ie 90-100) for the sheer cultural significance of it. But, yeah, top ten is bull. In Utero?! W.T.F?

Loveless, at least, should have remained #1 (I hear that Pitchdork changed it so that OK Computer was top). But you've got to accept it: Pitchfork loves Radiohead. Anally.

I'd say I agree with most of the picks, but would maybe swap it around alot.




What do you think of the other decade lists? I'd definitely knock "Low" down quite a few places, as I certainly feel that #1 was far too high for it in the 70s. I don't even think it's BOWIE'S best record, never mind the best album of the 70s.

I could have guessed that Sonic Youth would top the 80s list (not necessarily Daydream Nation). Because Pitchfork is so obvious.

They aren't bad for stepping stones, those lists, but no way in hell are they fully representative of the decades best albums.

Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 02.13.08 @ 15:14pm


I actually think that the '90s list is the worst of the lot.

They included The Bends, Nevermind, In Utero, Automatic For The People (there is a case for this one but it's very weak compared to alot of the snubs), Pinkerton, Weezer (Weezer being one of the most overrated bands ever), Bossanova (see AFTP) and Siamese Dream (those being the obvious ones). I don't think In The Aeroplane Over The Sea should have been in the top-10.

I would have liked to have seen Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches by Happy Mondays. There's lots of albums I would have liked in there but cannot remember now.

OK Computer shouldn't have been #1, Loveless probably should have.

Posted by Liam on Friday, 03.7.08 @ 15:15pm


Super Furries should have aswell. My personal favourite is Radiator but objectively I don't think it's best.

Posted by Liam on Friday, 03.7.08 @ 15:17pm


One of the greatest, most influential alternative bands of all time. Billy Corgan is awesome and has written awesome songs. All their albums were great and they are a no brainer for the HOF.

Posted by Joey on Wednesday, 08.27.08 @ 09:49am


This is an interesting case. The Pumpkins were unique among their time for mixing shoegaze, arena rock, and a wee bit o' goth into the mix. Certainly any band that you could say successfully mixed My Bloody Valentine, the Cure, & Journey deserve both a second and a third look. Yet oddly enough, outside of the band Silversun Pickups I've really heard nothing that displays the Pumpkins influence in a tangible manner.

Whenever the Pumpkins are mentioned, MBV is always part of the equation. You can trace MBV/Slowdive/Swervedriver/J&MC, etc. to the Cocteau Twins, yet the Pumpkins have no real frame of reference for anything that came after them. I guess I'm wondering, is it possible for a band to be so unique it influences no one? And if that's the case, does that make their uniqueness (is that a word?) a positive or a negative? Does a stand-alone act deserve to rate higher, or can it be possible to create something unique while mixing musical elements that nobody else really wants to explore?

Posted by Cheesecrop on Sunday, 09.7.08 @ 18:46pm


In other words, can you be so unique that you actually be innovative, influential, and manage to suck at the same time??!!!

Posted by Cheesecrop on Sunday, 09.7.08 @ 18:48pm


My answer to Cheesecrop's question about whether uniqueness is positive or negative is that uniqueness in artistry is always better than imitation. I'd rather see a unique band like Little Feat or Sparks recognized than some totally unoriginal band like Pearl Jam who just imitates everything that's been done for the last 30 years.
Unfortunately that is how this Hall Of Fame thinks.

In order to be admitted into this club you have to have others follow your lead even if it's in the wrong direction which means a band like Creed has more of a chance then someone who dared to break that 1950s sock hop mold of rock & roll (2 guitars, a drummer) by building something on it-like King Crimson.

Posted by classicrocker on Sunday, 09.7.08 @ 19:49pm


First off, I would humbly disagree w/you on PJ. You could say that musically they followed the old-fashioned hard rock template, but Vedder's vocals in 1991-1992 truly did stand out from a hard rock perspective. Up to that moment, no one really big - Jagger/Daltrey/Plant/Morrison/Perry/Axl etc. had sounded like that w/in a hard rock frame.

About King Crimson and breaking the sock hop mode - How 'bout the early 60's boys - Link Wray, Dick Dale, even Booker T and Bill Black's Combo - I know some of them haven't made the Hall yet - do you think they all belong?

Finally - How about the Pumpkins??

Posted by Cheesecrop on Monday, 09.8.08 @ 05:17am


Link Wray is way overdue. Pete Townshend kissed his feet when he met him for the 1st time-that's how cool Link Wray is.

Dick Dale-yes for helping pioneer the "surf sound."

Booker T's already in with the MGs and I agree with that decision. The "Green Onions" organ sound is truly groundbreaking for the 60s .

Bill Black-don't know enough about em to give you an opinion.

As for the Pumpkins-lets see them put out another release and become truly relevant again sometime in the next 5 years or so to solidify their standing.


Posted by classicrocker on Monday, 09.8.08 @ 10:54am


smashing pumpkins ruled and still rules!!!
they should definitely on the hall of fame

Posted by Ian on Tuesday, 09.16.08 @ 19:59pm


The Smashing Pumpkins started out with the grunge movement in the early 90s and then progressed with each album a new sound unheard before. I believe they should inducted without hesitation. Billy has written so many songs and each one is different from the last.

Posted by Rachel on Monday, 09.22.08 @ 21:02pm


My Chemical Romance is heavily influenced by The Smashing Pumpkins. But I also that many bands probably are afraid to even attempt the the artistic level of TSP. I think as Cheesecrop pointed out a band can be so unique that many bands are influenced by them but can't nor won't attempt to replicate the sound.

Posted by Rachel on Monday, 09.22.08 @ 21:22pm


any person who question their originality and creativity doesnt know what they talking about.If you listen to hummer and rocket and tell me thats not creative think again.they truly deserve to be inducted

Posted by Old School on Wednesday, 09.24.08 @ 05:48am


i agree smashing pumpkins without question "fronted" the alt rock scene of the 1990's the one thing about the pumpkins i'll never forget is the year they opened the MTV video music awards with the song "tonight, tonight"

Posted by baw "the lumberjack" on Thursday, 10.2.08 @ 16:21pm


1979 and Bullet with Butterfly Wings are there only good songs

Posted by Mike on Saturday, 10.4.08 @ 18:13pm


funny Mike, you can argue that creative wise, those are their two worst songs!

Posted by Aron on Wednesday, 10.15.08 @ 18:00pm


NO BRAINER! Pumpkins will be in for sure.

Posted by Steven on Sunday, 02.15.09 @ 18:29pm


Pretentious, arrogant, and utter shit.

This is the music of the 90s distilled down to its absolute worst. Billy Corgan’s reedy whine makes even the lamest emo band seem deep.

At their best, they were still nothing more than grunge wannabes who rode the wave of a movement they weren’t part of, thanks to massive record company push. A triumph of marketing.

Posted by Ralph Wiggham on Thursday, 04.2.09 @ 15:12pm


Well, here's hoping your cousins don't mistake your head for a pumpkin next October 31st...

Posted by Gitarzan (the real one) on Monday, 04.20.09 @ 23:42pm


The early pumpkins were great. original, lyrical content had meaning, music took over your ears and captivated you. Post breakup zeitgeist was ok, but you could tell it wasnt the real smashing pumpkins. now that its just corgan, i dont even think it should be called the pumpkins anymore. it should be chrome dome. but hey, my opinion. the original pumkins were the originals, and those are the only ones i know.

Posted by Derrick on Wednesday, 07.15.09 @ 02:11am


I don't think there is any question here. They were obviously a large influence for most of modern alternative music (whatever that means).

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, if I am correct, was the largest double album of all time when it was released, selling more copies than any other double album.

Posted by Sun Chalk on Monday, 07.27.09 @ 23:59pm


Hey guys chill please the new stuff sucks but it's not that bad it takes getting used to(unlike their other music)they will definately get in and hey I liked machina STANDINSIDEYOURLOVE

Posted by Brett contreras on Tuesday, 08.4.09 @ 05:34am


Seeing the Pumpkins get inducted on a first ballot shouldn't really come as a surprise to anyone. I mean, Billy Corgan was a pioneer of the grunge scene without actually being grunge, totally changing sound of the post-grunge age with crazy guitar tunings and unconventional lyrics, and despite being hated in the indie scene they still experienced mainstream success. In their entire discography, only four singles failed to chart.

Posted by Breaker on Monday, 10.19.09 @ 13:18pm


The Pumpkins were unique for sure, their first four albums are testament to that.

Loveless lol don't make me laugh. A vastly inferior, bland record compared to Siamese Dream - just like Spiderland.

Posted by Chad on Friday, 11.20.09 @ 18:08pm


Loveless is a monumental album in terms of influence on future bands, but it's mostly just a meandering collection of pretentious noise and distorted vocals and is highly highly overrated. Wouldn't crack the top 10 in my 90's list. Slowdive's Souvlaki is a better shoegaze album, as it expands on MBV's technique by making the music much more listenable and accessible. IMHO Dinosaur Jr, New Order, David Bowie, Queen, and prog-rock bands like Rush, Pink Floyd, and Boston had more of an impact on the Pumpkins' sound than MBV. And really, ragging on the Pumpkins for ripping off anyone is stupid, as rock musicians have been ripping each other off since the birth of the genre. Rock itself originated as a ripoff of jump blues.

Say what you will about today's Pumpkins. Zeitgeist is utter garbage and Billy Corgan is ruining his legacy by continuing this Pumpkins revival abomination...honestly his Spirits in the Sky side project is more interesting nowadays and that's not saying much. But after Kurt Cobain's death until about 1997 there was no bigger band in alternative rock than SP. They were popular in the '90s in spite of grunge, not because of it. Gish, Siamese Dream, Mellon Collie, and Adore were all fantastic albums, and their B-side collections were almost as good. Even the Machina albums had their moments. The Pumpkins should be a first-ballot entry hands down.

Posted by ryan on Thursday, 12.3.09 @ 05:45am


I never cared for Slowdive when I first heard them, precisely because they had more form to the sound. To me at least, it always came off as a watered down version of shoegaze, but I imagine I should give it a second listen now. I may find I like it better.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Sunday, 12.13.09 @ 05:47am


Without question they should be in. They are unmatched in the diversity of their music. They can make you cry with a song like "In the Arms of Sleep", then just destroy you with XYU or Quiet. Not to mention their B-sides collections that are far superior to most band's top material. No band right now holds a candle to them at their peak. Zeitgeist was obviously not their best work, but I think Teargarden will return SP to the top.

Posted by Ron on Tuesday, 12.15.09 @ 13:41pm


Please, show me a band with a more diverse catalog than the Smashing Pumpkins. And it doesn't hurt that Billy Corgan is a melt-your-face guitar player, just check out the mountain of You Tube videos if you need proof of that. And then you have Jimmy Chamberlin, to this day one of the most respected drummers in rock. MCIS was the best selling double album ever released. Their '90's videos were mini works of art, perhaps some of the last great music videos. Their B-sides put many bands best albums to shame for sheer creativity and hidden gems. Their live shows are consistently epic, regularly topping 3 hour set lists with music that ranges from catchy pop to psychedelic sturm and drang. Billy was one of the first mainstream musicians to give away a major release for free (Machina 2, before Trent, before Radiohead). Siamese Dream was basically a soundtrack to the early 90's that showed way more diversity of emotion than many of their contemporaries, and the production was absolutely incredible with the legendary Butch Vig at the helm. How can anyone who follows music not think the Smashing Pumpkins deserve to be in the Hall of Fame? I can hardly think of a more deserving band from the '90's.

Posted by Jeremy on Tuesday, 12.15.09 @ 14:06pm


They should be included for sure. Zeitgeist cant be compared to the early stuff sure, but it sounded amazing live. Not only is Billy an amazing songwriter in terms of amazing composition and layering of tracks, but he is an amazing guitar player that can shred with feeling. I think he speaks through his guitar, so go ahead and trash him if you dont like his voice. Also the drummer Jimmy Chamberlain is one of the best rock/jazz influenced drummers alive and still playing today.

Ryan, if you like the Spirits in the Sky side project with Dave Navarro then you should know that it is 90% new Smashing Pumpkins material. The new song they released is pretty good too, amazing guitars. Check out the website www.smashingpumpkins.com

Posted by BROS on Thursday, 12.17.09 @ 00:07am


How can Smashing pumpkins get into the RR hall of fame before Cheap Trick??? A band that INFLUENCED them..thats a major criteria right??? Doesn't make sense.......but the rock and roll hall of fame doesn't have an email for the voters........how convenient.....they are all messed up in the head~!!!!!

Posted by Audra on Tuesday, 01.5.10 @ 00:41am


I stumbled upon this thread after googling "influence of Rush on Smashing Pumpkins", as I'm going through a little Rush "revival" at the moment and caught some of that familiar "flavor" that I had overlooked in the 90's when I was a huge Pumkins follower. Sure as hell, I'm not alone in noticing the Rush influence on the Smashing Pumkins!
When I think of the 5 greatest bands of that truly great period in music, Smashing Pumpkins is there, without a doubt. Absolute genius. (This comes from a music devotee to almost every genre from Classical onwards.)

Posted by John on Thursday, 02.4.10 @ 12:59pm


John great comment regarding Smashing Pumpkins and Rush.

I'm positive there are countless other bands that Rush has influenced directly or indirectly, but the Rock and Roll Hall of Lame continues to ignore Rush as a force in the hitory of rock music.

SpaceTrucker
RockChoice.com

Posted by SpaceTrucker on Thursday, 02.4.10 @ 16:00pm


Talk about influance! The Surfaris AKA JIM FULLER sure did a trip on their Music. As I am sure all of use enjoy Smashing Pumpkins Live Version of WIPE OUT in 2008 that the Surfaris recorded over 45 years ago...WOW !
Seem more than just the Who' Van Halen, Ventures Beach Boys ,Fat Boys,Toy Dolls,....... Adds,TV SHOWS{WIPE OUT} coined phrases, Movie sound track from American Idol contestants , Dirty Dancing to Meet the Parents..... know it.... ect etc

Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 03.11.10 @ 16:06pm


I see there is lots of votes for these rockers! Why not, ?? !!! Heck the "Surfaris" is a big influance for them..As we can tell From their version of Godfather Jim Fullers "Wipe Out". Just goes to show a band with a ear an knowledge of their roots do ROCK..!
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Posted by mrxyz on Friday, 04.16.10 @ 11:29am


"I see there is lots of votes for these rockers! Why not, ?? !!! Heck the "Surfaris" is a big influance for them..As we can tell From their version of Godfather Jim Fullers "Wipe Out". Just goes to show a band with a ear an knowledge of their roots do ROCK..!"


So does that mean that if my garage band learns Wipe Out, than we to should make the hall?

Posted by Jimbo on Friday, 04.16.10 @ 12:17pm


So does that mean that if my garage band learns Wipe Out, than we to should make the hall?

Posted by Jimbo on Friday, 04.16.10 @ 12:17pm


Like so many other great rocker from Van Halen ,Who,
Hendrix,Ventures, Fat Boys, Toy Dolls.Beach Boys and so on ..I would say it is a good start..
I would also work on early blues, Little Richard, Fats ,Berry ,.. If one can hear one can know.. It takes talent and lots of LUCK ..Where there is life there is HOPE.. Most important is enjoying your music...I have seen an heard many many great musician most of them never even go gold..

Posted by mrxyz on Friday, 04.16.10 @ 12:42pm


the smashing pumpkins definitely deserve to be in the rock and roll hof. they can make you break down crying with songs like "disarm" and "In the arms of sleep" and then they can make you bang your head and play air guitar with songs like "tales of a scorched earth" and "an ode to no one". their songs just flow and any real fan of rock and roll can get over his voice and just see the beauty behind the music. his voice sounds great in most of his songs and i cant stand it when people say they dont like them, just because of that. there are plenty of bands that are or will be in the hall of fame with singers that have annoying voices. have you ever heard of AC/DC? music nowadays wouldnt be what it is without the smashing pumpkins.

Posted by Ken V. on Thursday, 05.13.10 @ 10:59am


The band smashing pumpkins sounds like crap. When I was taking a crap the other day, my rear end made a noise that sounded similar to the gayness of this band. Ken V and all of you others that like this band should probably eat your own feces and listen to a better band like 50 cent because I'm so gangstaa. yea boiii.

Posted by Isaac Krohn on Thursday, 05.13.10 @ 11:04am


IM GAY WITH ISAAC KROHN AND MICHAEL S.

Posted by Ryan Suter. on Thursday, 05.13.10 @ 11:04am


YAAAAAAA BOYYYYYYY!!!!!!

Posted by michael s. on Thursday, 05.13.10 @ 11:05am


Hey, I'm gay as well and my mom works at a school. What now bioootttccchhh

Posted by Alec Carey on Thursday, 05.13.10 @ 11:05am


i absolutely love all bands that sound like AC/DC. i gizz my pants to all this music.

Posted by Ryan Suter on Thursday, 05.13.10 @ 11:06am


i just wanna say im not a male slut for money i just like a hot beef injection in my tight tiny badonkadonk

Posted by michael s. on Thursday, 05.13.10 @ 11:07am


jk im actually a slut 4 money i have 12 siblings and i teach them all how to s on d and drink some c

Posted by michael s. on Thursday, 05.13.10 @ 11:08am


MICHAEL ONE MORE OUTBURST LIKE THAT ILL MAKE SURE DADDY SLAPS YOU IN THE FACE WITH HIS MAN MOUND AGAIN. THIS IS YOUR LAST WARNING.!!!!

Posted by Michaels Mom Deborah on Thursday, 05.13.10 @ 11:09am


Ok, you guys have no idea what you are talking about. First off, I do not have time to be gay because of my obsession with methamphetamines.It controls me and taste like I'm smoking frosted flakes. sooo gooooddd. I love my life.

Posted by Ryan Suter on Thursday, 05.13.10 @ 11:09am


NOOOO DADDY NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

Posted by michael s. on Thursday, 05.13.10 @ 11:10am


i luv man chub...

Posted by alec c. on Thursday, 05.13.10 @ 11:12am


and i like to spend time on my fathers pole because it makes me happy. and i wanna take a ride on your disco stick.

Posted by Ryan Suter on Thursday, 05.13.10 @ 11:12am


all this talk about frosted flakes is making me horny:) i just want you guys to respect my music and i need a new bassist can you please join my band alec c.

Posted by Billy C. on Thursday, 05.13.10 @ 11:12am


i rly lik to hav sex wit my 12 siblings wen they r sleeping

Posted by michael s. on Thursday, 05.13.10 @ 11:13am


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

Posted by Spaghetti Yeti on Thursday, 05.13.10 @ 11:14am


Hey guys, i just wanted you all to know that Ryan Suter has chubby cheeks. They are also very, VERY greasy! If you ever see him in real life call him a chubby cherub. When he tries to close his mouth his cheeks balloon up like a motha!!!!! Billy Krogen is really gay too and eats dog dicks

Posted by Adam N. on Thursday, 05.13.10 @ 11:32am


i just wanted to say that in my experience in making music, i have found out the hard that all girls are horse and std's are not a good thing when you are trying to make love to your beautiful boyfriend loretta. now, if you want to see my lovely step pepper go here.....http://www.paulschulte.com/c/files/images/Jim%20Hayes.thumbnail.jpg

Posted by Matt H. on Thursday, 05.13.10 @ 11:47am


i would like to apologize for my wrong comments about sex to women and am deeply, truly sorry for any wrong feelings i have caused readers of these comments. i love 50 cent and would like for him to run for priseedent:)

Posted by Adam N. on Thursday, 05.13.10 @ 11:53am


i heart tacos and burrittos

Posted by Randy R. on Thursday, 05.13.10 @ 12:22pm


Im sooo Gay for Ken V.

Posted by Cody P on Thursday, 05.13.10 @ 12:23pm


okay guys enough of this fifth grader bull shit. now its time for something that really matters. im talking about the newest rage in america. of course, im talking about the TEA PARTY:) there is nothing more important in this age than religion and guns. sarah palin for preesident.

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Chris M. I think slavery should be brought back Because if We would this obama thing never would hav happened

Posted by Cody P. on Thursday, 05.13.10 @ 12:32pm


Cody p. u r stupid and should not hav said tht.

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for a picture of cody p. go to http://iamchiq.fooyoh.com/iamchiq_living_lifestyle/files/attach/images/591/513/556/003/sleep-with-down-syndrome-son.jpg

Posted by Alec c. on Thursday, 05.13.10 @ 12:34pm


for a picture of the smashing pumpkins go to http://blogs.suntimes.com/ourtown/040609pansy.jpg

Posted by Cody P. on Thursday, 05.13.10 @ 12:35pm


U guys arnt as muscular as me.

Posted by Kevin S. on Thursday, 05.13.10 @ 12:36pm


u r right demon i am srry for saying tht about obama i take it back

Posted by Cody P. on Thursday, 05.13.10 @ 12:38pm


for a picture of ryan s. go to http://www.greengoblin.com/internal/corner/shark.jpg

Posted by Matt H. on Thursday, 05.13.10 @ 12:38pm


ken ur a dick man.

Posted by Cody P. on Thursday, 05.13.10 @ 12:40pm


for a pic of kevin s. go to http://data82.sevenload.com/slcom/is/wj/ngjihg/gdnoihccbii.jpg~/Muscular-guy.jpg

Posted by Cody P. on Thursday, 05.13.10 @ 12:42pm


for a really picture of kevin s. go to http://brettduncan.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/geek.jpg

Posted by Randy R. on Thursday, 05.13.10 @ 12:46pm


i agree with ken v. the smashing pumpkin should be nominated and again srry about the obama thing it was a joke.

Posted by Cody P. on Thursday, 05.13.10 @ 12:49pm


They rose from indie rock misfits to become arena rock monsters in a matter of years. They created a diverse mixture of music that only Corgan could actualize. Influenced by Joy Division and the Cure in their early years, they added psychedelia to create Gish. Using Loveless as a sonic template, he and Vig produced a Boston and Queen-inspired timeless classic that is Siamese Dream. Immaculate in its production, it was the best album of the 90's. Throw in some Zeppelin and you got the best selling double album of all time with Mellon Collie. At their peak they released the intimate Adore because they took guitar-oriented rock as far as it could go. They dabbled in genres ranging from electronica, folk, heavy metal, shoegaze, and everything in between. Their influence can be heard in Silversun Pickups, My Chemical Romance, and they were emo before it became hip. As one of the few 90's bands that's still left standing with 40+ songs still on its way, the question is not whether they will get in but when.

Posted by Jimmy C. on Friday, 05.21.10 @ 16:10pm


Well, I can't say they really sound like anyone else (I haven't heard Loveless), so I suppose you could call them innovative. From Wiki: "However, many artists and bands have mentioned the Pumpkins as an influence, including Nelly Furtado, Annuals, My Chemical Romance, Kill Hannah, and Deftones. My Chemical Romance vocalist Gerard Way has said his band patterns its career upon the Pumpkins', including the attention they pay to their music videos. The members of Kill Hannah are friends with Corgan, and lead singer Mat Devine has compared his group to the Pumpkins. Deftones lead singer Chino Moreno said in an interview that he is a fan of Adore, listening to it extensively while touring, and that 'Once Upon a Time' 'really moves' him. Critics have found connections with the Pumpkins' sound in various Deftones albums, as well as in the work of Silversun Pickups."

Music which is difficult to define? Influential? Popular? Although Billy's beginning to become a bit obscure it looks like they're a shoe-in, and I can't argue against their induction.

Posted by Sam on Sunday, 06.20.10 @ 18:35pm


Discard the Deftones thing, as that's not a sign of influence.

Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 07.21.10 @ 17:42pm


Based on everything up to now. Yes. Though I don't like where they are heading with the new line-up. But the importance of their music will be recognised one day in the future for sure

Posted by bobobanaface on Thursday, 08.19.10 @ 06:14am


Whine whine whine! 1979. Disarmed! Killer in me is a killer in you!

Posted by DDD on Thursday, 08.19.10 @ 08:17am


all the pretentiousness of prog… …but without the talent!

Posted by george hitchins on Thursday, 08.19.10 @ 10:52am


Based on everything up to now. Yes. Though I don't like where they are heading with the new line-up. But the importance of their music will be recognised one day in the future for sure

Posted by bobobanaface on Thursday, 08.19.10 @ 06:14am

Yes, the new Pumpkins has gotten rather bad reviews, and is kind of considered irrelevant. Still, the 90's work is too big and acclaimed to ignore for too long. A definite lock.

Posted by Sam on Friday, 08.20.10 @ 20:21pm


They should definately be inducted just for the chance of an original line up reunion!

Posted by Watermelondrea on Friday, 08.27.10 @ 17:44pm


Killer in me is a killer in you

Disarmed

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 11.16.10 @ 19:38pm


I've got an idea, Roy. Why don't you go to every page on this site and list a song by that particular artist.

Posted by joker on Tuesday, 11.16.10 @ 19:45pm


"I mean, Billy Corgan was a pioneer of the grunge scene without actually being grunge"

Hardly.

"Loveless is a monumental album in terms of influence on future bands, but it's mostly just a meandering collection of pretentious noise and distorted vocals and is highly highly overrated."

Sorry Chalkie and Casper... what that guy said. Part 2 of "Tipping Sacred Cows" coming soon.

Posted by Sam on Monday, 01.10.11 @ 11:59am


Great band.

Big impact.

They're a lock.

Posted by Brittany on Tuesday, 01.11.11 @ 09:33am


I agree.

"Smashing Pumpkins has always been for me a conceptual thing. Like, if Second City, the Chicago comedy thing, is supposed to be edgy comedy, well, to me, Smashing Pumpkins is always about trying to find a synthesis of an alternative idealism combined with classic rock musical values, and then somehow take those things into the mainstream in a subversive way. That’s sort of at the foundation of the Smashing Pumpkins ideology, and that’s related, obviously, in the releases." - Billy Corgan

Posted by Sam on Thursday, 01.13.11 @ 12:37pm


One of they key american alt rock bands, deserve induction.

Posted by GFW on Monday, 06.27.11 @ 15:10pm


Disliking the Pumpkins is one thing, but you're kidding yourself if you actually think SD is a rip-off of Loveless. The two albums sound nothing alike. Siamese Dream is definitely influenced by Kevin Shields' shoe-gazer wall of guitar sound, but the chord progressions and bombastic solos? that's all heavy metal and arena rock. i certainly respect MBV for their influence and creativity, but SP's fusion of psychedelia, arena rock, heavy metal, goth rock and new wave is thoroughly unique.

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A great band that sounds this different to all the others has to be inducted

Posted by Keez on Monday, 04.30.12 @ 09:02am


It would be an absolute travesty if The Smashing Pumpkins aren't inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.

Posted by Anthony on Wednesday, 03.13.13 @ 17:22pm


They were one of the best of a generation. They are truly iconic and must be inducted.

Posted by Carlos on Wednesday, 09.25.13 @ 01:24am


The Smashing Pumpkins are well know as one of the great bands from the 90s and are ranked up there with bands live Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Jane's Addiction, etc.

I would love to see them inducted. Not sure if the band's latest work would affect their nomination, however they were a great band back in the 90s.

Don't get me wrong, I love the newer stuff as well being a ghost child myself. But it really isn't the same caliber as the new stuff that alternative bands like Foo Fighters and Muse are putting out or even the songs they were putting out in the 90s.

Posted by Ryan on Wednesday, 10.16.13 @ 17:44pm


They don't get in because Billy's not pretty enough and didn't immortalize himself in music lore via a shotgun. 25 years later stuff like Nevermind/In Utero, and especially Ten, just sound boring. I think the Pumpkins hold up better than most 90s bands. So I think they should get in. But critics, predictably, just hold to tepid and flaccid reasons the Pumpkins should not get in. They ripped off MBV (overrated album and I love it), they're not as good as the big 4 (is that your opinion or the opinion of someone you always thought was cooler than you?) etc., etc. It's based on the old turd argument people make based on a perception of what a band was or "May have been". Mother Love Bone is a perfect example here. They could have been the best...if only...yeah yeah.

Now let's get to the attacks because who am I to write that about Cobain?

Posted by Yup on Wednesday, 10.16.13 @ 21:32pm


I think the Pumpkins hold up better than most 90s bands. So I think they should get in. But critics, predictably, just hold to tepid and flaccid reasons the Pumpkins should not get in. They ripped off MBV (overrated album and I love it), they're not as good as the big 4 (is that your opinion or the opinion of someone you always thought was cooler than you?) etc., etc. It's based on the old turd argument people make based on a perception of what a band was or "May have been". Mother Love Bone is a perfect example here. They could have been the best...if only...yeah yeah.

Now let's get to the attacks because who am I to write that about Cobain?

Posted by Yup on Wednesday, 10.16.13 @ 21:32pm
--------------------------------------------------
Dear Mr. Yup:

I'm not going to really attack you over anything here. I would like to ask one thing, though:

Are you aware that the Pumpkins aren't eligible yet?

It's not as though Nirvana is going to be blocking the Pumpkins getting in, or anything of that nature. The Smashing Pumpkins are not eligible till the 2015 class. :)

Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 10.17.13 @ 14:17pm


I think the Pumpkins hold up better than most 90s bands. So I think they should get in. But critics, predictably, just hold to tepid and flaccid reasons the Pumpkins should not get in. They ripped off MBV (overrated album and I love it), they're not as good as the big 4 (is that your opinion or the opinion of someone you always thought was cooler than you?) etc., etc. It's based on the old turd argument people make based on a perception of what a band was or "May have been". Mother Love Bone is a perfect example here. They could have been the best...if only...yeah yeah.

Now let's get to the attacks because who am I to write that about Cobain?

Posted by Yup on Wednesday, 10.16.13 @ 21:32pm
--------------------------------------------------
Dear Mr. Yup:

I'm not going to really attack you over anything here. I would like to ask one thing, though:

Are you aware that the Pumpkins aren't eligible yet?

It's not as though Nirvana is going to be blocking the Pumpkins getting in, or anything of that nature. The Smashing Pumpkins are not eligible till the 2015 class. :)

Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 10.17.13 @ 14:19pm


Billy Corgan has too much ego remember how he caused his friends and bandmates to leave.

Posted by andrewp on Wednesday, 04.9.14 @ 17:52pm


Billy Corgan has too much ego remember how he caused his friends and bandmates to leave.

Posted by andrewp on Wednesday, 04.9.14 @ 17:52pm


Eventually, not now.

Posted by BulmaPunkRocker on Sunday, 07.6.14 @ 23:57pm


http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/12/billy-corgan-criticizes-derivative-pearl-jam-and-foo-fighters-maintains-hes-still-the-best/

Billy Corgan criticizes “derivative” Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters, maintains he’s still the best

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 12.9.14 @ 19:34pm



Why not? The Hall is still continuing to show that they like alternative and as long as they do that I see an induction for the Pumpkins.

Posted by Karl Singleton on Tuesday, 12.23.14 @ 12:56pm


Okay, first my favorite Pumpkins albums/releases: 1. The Aeroplane Flies High 2. Adore 3. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness 4. Pisces Iscariot (Deluxe) 5. Siamese Dream 6. Gish 7. MACHINA II 8. MACHINA (OK, so ALL the original/deluxe editions from Gish - MACHINA II) 9. Album X (This is a non-existant album I'm making up to put Billy's 8 to 10 GREAT to CLASSIC songs he's written since bringing his amazing/classic music back to life.

Favorite Songs: 1. Rotten Apples 2. Pennies 3. Hope 4. Crush 5. Pug 6. Tear 7. Crawl 8. Raindrops + Sunshowers 9. Dreaming 10. Landslide 11. Soma 12. Spaceboy 13. (Does Corgans work on "Ransom" soundtrack count? Ya know... "Rats," "Spiders," "Worms," etc. 14. Galapogos 15. Lily (My One and Only) 16. This Time 17. Honey Spider 18. Pulseczar 19. STP 20. Meladori Magpie 21. Pschedelic 22. Bleed 23. Gossamer 24. SuperChrist 25. Oceania 26. Drum + Fife 27. Eye 28. Obscured 29. The Ethers Tragic 30. Marquis in Spades (Listen to anything that doesn't sound familiar on youtube, maybe you Corgan-bashers will have second thoughts. Oasis???? Yeah, they're respectful, "Wonderwall" was ok, I guess, but against the Pumpkins?

Posted by MikeyWan on Wednesday, 04.15.15 @ 20:02pm


...And "Album X" would include: 1. Doomsday Clock 2. Tarantula (Hey I Liked it) 3. SuperChrist 4. Gossamer 5. Song for a Son 6. Oceania 7. The Rose March 8. Sunkissed 9. Tiberius 10. Drum + Fife

Also, don't forget the Children's Hospital's that he donated all proceeds to on an "Adore" tour in 1998. I'm just not getting how this is even an argument, really?

Posted by MikeyWan on Wednesday, 04.15.15 @ 20:20pm


Saw the Smashing Pumpkins a couple weeks ago in St. Louis. Not too bad of a show, though it should have been called 'Billy Corgan and guests'. The show was 80% acoustic of both their current and past hits, mostly their new ones. Corgan was very cool and upbeat the whole time, like he didn't miss his old band.

I'm betting that they will be on the ballot this year for first year of eligibility, although like the others, I don't think it will be their turn. The Pumpkins have had quite an impressive career up until 2000, as they were an alternative to the grunge rock movement in the early to mid-90s. And I think they were influential. Just listen to Our Lady Peace. I do think if they don't get in right away, expect it to happen within the next few years.

Posted by Jason Voigt on Monday, 07.13.15 @ 22:19pm


Jason, glad you got to see them. I guess seeing them at this point in time is sorta like seeing the Axel version of Guns n Roses ;-)

I want to see them some time myself.

Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 07.16.15 @ 07:19am


I dont understand why all these people dont like the new pumpkins. James Iha and Darcy added almost nothing to the band! Unless you are totally shallow. They have NINE albums. EVERY album is a work of considerable genius from a musical standpoint. People talk about the ego of Billy Corgan. just listen to the detail he put into each guitar track that is highlighting notes 7 minutes into a song half way through Oceania - it stuns me how dumb many of the commenters here are. Coldplay and all those bands are DIRECT knockoffs of Billy Corgan. and he wrote half of Holes music. If he had blown his head off in 1995 he would be in for sure, but then we wouldnt have OCeania. Thise commenters on here make me sick. He is not like Axl Rose. Axl Rose has not produced anything in years. corgan has made NINE genius records. And he had to do it with jerks like Iha. Jesus it ticks me off.

Posted by plank on Monday, 08.3.15 @ 00:48am


Smashing Pumpkins should be nominated before 2020 and inducted in 1st 5 years. Not a big fan of Corgan's voice but he squeezed all the talent out of it. I could listen to 1979 for hours! What a fantastic song! Bullet With Butterfly Wings is just a cruncher from start to finish. Mellon Collie exquisite CD so many excellent songs. My sister borrowed it back in 1996 and it suddenly disappeared. Smashing Pumpkins one of the most innovative group of 90's. I was surprised they didn't receive nomination in 2015 cycle but should be nominated in 2016. Poetic songs and good music. KING

Posted by KING on Tuesday, 11.17.15 @ 01:09am


I like the articles here on the Pumpkins being eligible for the Hall. Corgan pats himself on the back a wee bit, but I guess you have to politic for yourself these days, if you want a chance.

The Pumpkins definitely deserve induction, as they helped define their times fairly well. His voice is an acquired taste, clearly. I'll always think they might have been the best band of the decade had he the foresight to simply play guitar, produce the albums, & bring in a better vocalist.

On one hand, a better vocalist would've allowed them to find a cross between the 70's prog & 90's shoegaze the group always espoused. Perhaps something akin to "My Bloody Kansas" would've emerged. Then again, Kansas did bleed pretty hard, back in the 1850's, so as the abolitionists may have said, we're all just dust in the shoegazing wind.

On the other hand, Corgan's vocals forced the band to at least consider a punk framework, which probably put them over at that time (blowhards need not apply in that decade). Sonically they're great (or Ggrreeaatt!!, if you're a Tony the Tiger fan), but I can't help but hear Bono give "Tonight, Tonight" a "Beautiful Day"-styled uplift, or Mark Lanegan give it a Screaming Trees-styled downlift-uplift (maybe along the lines of "Butterfly", or "Julie Paradise"). I also hear Layne Staley putting over something like "Zero", or a Jeff Buckley or Chris Cornell taking "Muzzle" (my favorite Pumpkin track) and giving it an over-the-top reading, as I like to believe it could be done.

Who knows? Maybe that was the trick to the Pumpkins. Corgan's non-vocal "vocals " let him be grandiose w/in an Earthy era.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 03.16.16 @ 06:26am


Good post, Cheesecrop. I do think Corgan's vocals go with several of his songs. Lot of emotion in his voice, IMO.

Posted by Paul in KY on Wednesday, 03.16.16 @ 08:08am


For such a significant band, there has been surprisingly little buzz over them being nominated for the RNRHOF this year. Is it because Pearl Jam and NIN will be on the ballot? Are they be behind Soundgarden as well? In the next 5 years I would expect all these bands, as well as Smashing Pumpkins to be inducted.

Posted by Classic Rock on Tuesday, 10.11.16 @ 21:44pm


FRL-

Please Add Smashing Pumpkins- Adore (1998) to the list of Essential Albums. It was inducted into the Album Project in the class of 2041 but the band was incorrectly labeled as The Smashing Pumpkins.

Thanks

Posted by Tom H. on Tuesday, 11.7.17 @ 19:03pm


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