Monday, July 16

SMASHING PUMPKINS

I can't say that I approached the new SMASHING PUMPKINS record, ZEITGEIST, with a great deal of optimism. BILLY CORGAN's placing an ad declaring his desire to "get his band back" seemed typically self-serving and overblown. And when all is said and done? No JAMES IHA. No D'ARCY. Hell, no MELISSA AUF DER MAUR even. Quite a reunion, hey?

Granted, the Pumpkins were always Billy's baby, and I DID have quite a lot of fondness for "Disarm" and great swaths of MELLON COLLIE AND THE INFINITE SADNESS back in the day. So... I tried to come to the new music with open ears....

Oh well. I tried.

You'll find my two favorites (least-UNfavorites?) below, along with a ZWAN song that I recently re-discovered on an old mix CD. THAT one's kind of charming, I have to say.

SMASHING PUMPKINS on MySPACE.

SMASHING PUMPKINS live but stationary >>>

Jul 16 2007 9:00P/The Fillmore/San Francisco, California
Jul 18 2007 9:00P/The Fillmore/San Francisco, California
Jul 20 2007 8:00P/Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium/Santa Cruz, California
Jul 22 2007 8:00P/The Fillmore/San Francisco, California
Jul 24 2007 8:00P/The Fillmore/San Francisco, California
Jul 25 2007 8:00P/The Fillmore/San Francisco, California
Jul 27 2007 8:00P/The Fillmore/San Francisco, California
Jul 28 2007 8:00P/The Fillmore/San Francisco, California
Jul 30 2007 8:00P/The Fillmore/San Francisco, California
Jul 31 2007 8:00P/The Fillmore/San Francisco, California
Aug 1 2007 8:00P/The Fillmore/San Francisco, California
Aug 5 2007 8:00P/Virgin Festival/Washington DC, Virginia


[
MP3] "Tarantula"

[
MP3] "Starz"

BONUS TRACK >>>

[MP3] ZWAN/"El Sol"

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Sarah said...

That's not That's The Way(My Love Is). It's Tarantula and Starz is incomplete.

3:33 PM  
Blogger molotov said...

Thanks for the correction, though Starz sounds complete to me.

4:14 PM  

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