Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Eskimo_Joe, Feb 12, 2012.
Anybody know the story?
Some information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Smashing_Pumpkins
That's an interesting read for sure
I'm guessing because D'arcy' is/was a junkie, oh and Corgan is a major prick
D'arcy is/was one of the worst bassists I have ever seen, that may have also had something to do with it.
ha, talk about issues, that band was an encyclopedia.
Didn't the two of them also have a relationship at some point? Iha is still very active musically with many projects and based in NYC. He also did/does work with APC which to me is a much more interesting band to work with anyway.
Seeing as how Billy considers himself the band and anyone around him pawns, why would he keep paying someone who'd want a bigger cut than any 18-yr-old who'd be willing to do it for peanuts?
Also, I'm pretty sure working with Billy for that many years is the reason they'd not want to work with him now.
Had a lot to do with the fact that they couldn't play their instruments well.
I think going out and getting an 18 year old drummer was a brilliant move on Corgan's part if he couldn't continue on with Jimmy because it instantly injects youth and wide eyed enthusiasm into the group.
Well...mostly because D'arcy really cannot play, and James Iha will no longer put up the flaming prick that is Billy Corgan.
I had to deal with that A**hole (Corgan) back in the day and felt really glad for Iha when they 'retired'. He saved his money and is happy and comfortable.
Seriously, the guy was such a prick that I cannot objectively evaluate anything he does.
I actively root for him to fail.
I assure you, I am not alone in Chicago.
Sounds like Van Halen... sorry.
It's funny how they've sucked ever since they left though, coincidence?
They couldn't play well. But they looked good in publicity shots and on stage.
Anyone who thinks that James Iha can't play guitar well needs to have an ear and brain transplant.
He's a monster rhythm player. He might not be able to rip a solo like EVH or even Billy, but the dude hits every note, dead on, every time.
D'Arcy on the other hand...
Did either of them ever actually play anything on the records?
Butch Vig didn't think so....