Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Anybody Got a Good Recipe For Crow?

What did I say about Smashing Pumpkins last week? "I think it's time we all faced facts -- these guys may well have been the most pompous, pretentious gasbags in rock history."

Then I heard this song, which could have been on the White Album, fer crissakes.

I owe that pompous, pretentious gasbag Billy Corgan an adult beverage.


geor3ge said...

I will say this, they always manage to recruit some damned cute bass players.

billy b said...

Can't listen to the vid as I'm at work.

Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage.

billy pilgrim said...

yeah, I always was kinda fond of Gish and Siamese Dream.... later, not so much.

Although the new one has a bit of a bite to it.

As long as they ignore Corgan's most self-indulgent impulses, I always thought they did okay.

Good man for admitting when you might be wrong.

TMink said...

What a beautiful arrangement, and cool song. Too bad Billy C is singing it, his voice bothers me.

There is a future list for you Steve, "Great Band, Lose The Singer."


steve simels said...

Trey --

You're reading my mail. I was sort of working on a list of "huge bands without one really good or even interesting singer."

Kiss and the Grateful Dead spring to mind....

Billy B said...

Dave Matthews' voice grates on me.

MBowen said...

I was thinking the same thing...Billy Corgan may have one of the worst voices ever. A combination of whine and wheedle, all grunged out with an XXL layer of pomposity on top.

TMink said...

mbowen, that was wickedly catty and funny.



Anonymous said...

White Album?

Get real!!!


Willendorf Venus said...

Simels again proves himself to be the anit-Fonz