The Smashing Pumpkins are going on tour! Billy Corgan is not only a legend but he has made rock history. With the release of their many albums, the Smashing Pumpkins defined mid nineties music.
The Smashing Pumpkins' first album, Gish, was not a huge commercial success; it had a ton of punk overtones, and was not very nice on the ear. So, on their second album, Siamese Dream, Corgan and the band completely reinvented their sound, creating a pleasurable, rockish alt, album. Siamese Dream contains many classics such as "Today," and "Disarm."
After the success of Siamese Dream, the Pumpkins quickly produced a follow up album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. It has got to be Corgan's best, and most impressive piece of work. The mega album spans two discs, with 28 songs. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness has countless hits, and some “misses.” (I say misses because the average user will not find some of the songs audibly pleasing). Billy pushed his lyrics to the limit, and truly changed music for the better.
Following Mellon Collie the Pumpkins released many albums, most notably Adore. This time period was characterized by a rocky band, and a new sound (Adore shied away from metal, and delved into electronica). Finally, in 2000, Corgan and the pumpkins played their last concert, that is, until now. On June 25th, 2005, Billy Corgan put out a full page ad, announcing the reunion of the band. After two years it is finally happening. You can buy tickets, from their website.
Listen to the best songs off of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, and Siamese Dream, courtesy of dillonMP3.com.
Smashing Pumpkins – "Tonight Tonight": Download
Smashing Pumpkins – "Zero": Download
Smashing Pumpkins – "Thirty Three": Download
Smashing Pumpkins – "Today": Download
Smashing Pumpkins – "Disarm": Download
Smashing Pumpkins – "Bullet With Butterfly Wings": Download