I’m baaaaaack! My connection is finally right, and I’ll be reviewing an indie album before the weekend is through–have to write up my notes. In the meantime, though, I’ve been running over this post ever since I heard Zeitgeist was coming.
Unfortunately, it’s not terribly good.
The Pumpkins, however, were awesome once. In their prime. Especially live. See for yourself, below.
But first drop a comment or send me an e-mail WITH YOUR MAILING ADDRESS if you want a free Joe Rogan DVD.
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Now, on with the musical post.
The Smashing Pumpkins, A to Z!
These songs are almost all covers and/or live songs. ‘Cause if you don’t already own at least two copies of MC&TIS, and at least one of every other SP album, you need to rectify that situation already.
C is for C is for The Chambers Brothers’ Time Has Come Today, as covered by the Pumpkins. Have you ever heard The Ramones’ version of this? It’s awesome. Blows the original away.
E is for Enter Sandman (Metallica cover)-The Smashing Pumpkins. It’s just a tease. Don’t get too excited.
F is for Forever Young-Billy Corgan.
H is for Heavy Metal Machine/White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane cover)-Smashing Pumpkins. From the current tour.
I is for I Am One-+44 (Pumpkins cover). And here’s a boot of the Pumpkins doing this great song themselves, back in ’91.
M is for For Martha-Smashing Pumpkins.
O is for Out of Focus (Blue Cheer cover)-Smashing Pumpkins. This is from a show at San Francisco’s I-Beam, a great place to see a concert.
O is also for Once In a Lifetime (Talking Heads)-Smashing Pumpkins.
T is for throwback. It’s also for Thin Lizzy’s Dancing in the Moonlight-Smashing Pumpkins.
X and Y are for X.Y.U.-Smashing Pumpkins. Tell me you didn’t see that one coming…
Bye for now!