Started off with Siamese Dream. Pretty good record. My cousins were big fans of The Smashing Pumpkins in the 1990's. Honestly, I didn't care for the band back then. I knew of them thanks to MTV, they didn't strike a chord with me. I didn't find them memorable. I didn't go out and buy an album of theirs at the time. Shockingly in 2021, I decided to give them a better chance. I like 'em! Very good alt. rock!
I fully admit to being a basic bitch when it comes to the Pumpkins. All I want is Billy's loud ass guitar and Jimmy being one of the best drummers alive. That said, Cyr is growing on me so I'm hoping I can get really into it and listen to records apart from just the first three.
*reevaluates a band I never cared about as a kid/teen* / "damn, Siamese and the double album are great, wonder what he's up to now-oh, Alex Jones; great, another example of having to live with the musician being a fuckboy; waiting for that Burzum / Smashing Pumpkins tour"
As each new 'single' was released on the way to the full album release, I wasn't too excited about CYR, I have to say. But now that I've given the full album quite a few listens, I find I've become somewhat obsessed with songs like The Hidden Sun, Adrennalynne, Save Your Tears, Starrcraft, Haunted, and Schaudenfreud being my faves. In that time I have also come to realise that The Colour of Love is indeed a great song, and I am also now somewhat obsessed with Anno Satana. In other words, I'm fuckin' loving it! That doesn't mean I love it from start to finish, of course, but damn there's a lotta good/great/addictive in this thing. Of course, I'll be way more excited about the Machina reissue but that's a whole other story.
I've been listening to the songs more like one or two at a time so I could get a better grip on them and there's so many songs on the album. I have listen it once or twice more in its entirety to determine that :D
Meu sonho é um dia ver minha biblioteca devidamente organizada, sem essa tagueação zoada do Spotify. Meus charts totalmente caótico: umas sete "versões" de Mellon Collie, mais cinco de Siamese, três de Gish... and so on.
UM DIA TOMO VERGONHA NA CARA E PAGO PREMIUM NO LAST SÓ PRA ARRUMAR ESSA BAGUNÇA.
Muito obrigada, senhor SpotiFAIL.
My theory is D'arcy used to be quality control and try to stop Billy's stupider ideas and keep his ego in check. Because ever since she left they are rubbish. Billy can't stand her, probably because she dared to disagree with him, so makes sense. The problem can't be because she became a druggie because Jimmy was and he didn't get locked out.