Smashing Pumpkins used to sound like The Smiths!

RanaldoNecro

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I've seen TSP 7 times since 1994 and Billy solo once. I think he is also a fantastic songwriter. I also think Ogilala is better than Cotillions.
 

HAL 9000

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I find The Cranberries...too tart.

I prefer The Blueberries or The Strawberries.

I find The Smiths..too general.

I prefer The Joneses or The Johnsons.

Just Kidding.

I enjoy both The Smiths and The Cranberries.

MEANWHILE, BACK TO THE PUMPKINS:

I hear some Joy Division/early New Order in them as well:

Bleed

 

norska

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I wasn’t expecting this. there’s a Smashing Pumpkins show from 1988 in its entirely on YT. no Strats, Marshalls or Big Muffs. just a Mustang / Tele into Roland Jazz Choruses. heavy on The Smiths / The Cure post-punk. very cool stuff!


Always loved this song.
 

Slo Lerner

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That’s not funny at all, I actually have a disease, that I wouldn’t wish on my worse enemy, but go ahead and laugh, I wish you all the best, meanwhile I fight an uphill battle each and every day, each and every minute I’m awake!

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On something of vastly more importance than which band will be remembered, congratulations on a hard won journey! What you're doing is not easy but it is definitely something you should be proud of. Keep on keepin' on!
 

RanaldoNecro

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WOW, I just got slapped hard and for good reason. Now, I do remember that it was a contractual obligation. I didn't know that reference. I suppose only The Smiths/Morrissey really knows what the intention was.
 

RanaldoNecro

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The Cranberries were not that original. The Smiths were the biggest thing since The Beatles in the UK from 84-87 but not in the USA.
 

Lode Runner

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Prickly, but also a genius. If you are a fan, you know Billy by now. His public persona is probably very different than his private one. I will always buy his stuff.


I do recommend his episode in the Rockontours podcast with Guy Pratt and Gary Kemp. A proper music chat with musicians who ask the right questions and know what they are talking about.
BC came out rather well from this in my opinion.
 




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