Monday, October 4, 2010

Smashing Pumpkins- Siamese Dream

After a successful debut album in Gish, the Pumpkins came back with Siamese Dream.  Gish sort of got lost in mix after the grunge explosion, but Siamese Dream cemented the Smashing Pumpkins as one of the most important bands of the 1990's.  The Smashing Pumpkins are a band out of Chicago and frontman, Billy Corgan, actually grew up about 15 minutes from my house in Elk Grove.  Corgan was the driving force behind the Pumpkins both creatively and physically.  Stories later leaked of Corgan overdubbing the guitar  and bass track of James Iha and D'arcy Wretzky on Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.  Such control over the band and its music partially led to the departure of Iha and Wretzky from the band in 2000.  Siamese Dream also features the last of Billy's long hair.

The tracks for Siamese Dream were not uploaded in the correct order into my Mediafire account, so just be careful in which order to add them to iTunes.

Cherub Rock- the best opening song to any album ever



I know this song does not appear on Siamese Dream, but this is my absolute favorite song and I didn't know when I will get a chance to post some Smashing Pumpkins again so here is 1979.  It is also one of my favorite music videos of all time as well.

and for good measure here is Billy singing Morning Dew


  1. The Billy Corgan cover is awesome. Is there anywhere I can find either that cover or more awesome billy corgan GD or related covers in soundboard quality?

  2. i dont know if cherub rock is number one for album openers, but it is definitely up there. billy corgan is an absolute genius and settles for nothing but perfection. He is known for going back after the band has recorded an album, and redoing different instruments by himself to get the sound he wants. dedication

  3. read the post before you comment and if you want to say there is a better opening song to an album then find it.