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The Smashing Pumpkins are an alternative rock band, formed in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in 1988. Billy Corgan and James Iha met in a record store, and began performing in local nightclubs with their bassist, D'arcy Wretzky, using a drum machine. Playing with a drum machine frustrated both the band and their audience, and so Chicago jazz drummer Jimmy Chamberlin was hired soon afterwards.

Less influenced by punk than many of…

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  • If you guys like Smashing Pumpkins, check out "Guilty Of Everything" by the shoegaze band Nothing. I'm always reminded of Smashing Pumpkins when I listen to them, even though they're not really the same genre.
  • One of the biggest alternative bands of the '90s, deftly mixing guitar-heavy '70s arena rock with the sullen mope-rock of the '80s.
  • who wants to go teh fagit stoer with me to get an snep bek?
  • Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness is a fucking masterpiece ok. I just had to write this again somewhere over their page because I really mean it. Everything about the album is just so perfectly done. Damn.
  • nostalgia!
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  • happy birthday Mellon Collie :') [2]
  • happy birthday Mellon Collie :')
  • Everytime i listen to the smashing pumpkins i feel i bit sad because of d'arcy.
  • Today is so amazing!

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