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Smashing Pumpkins: Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness

Ben Edmonds, MOJO, December 1995

ADORE OR despise Billy Corgan's unmistakable musical shitstorm of hubris and angst – and he is a walking ammunition stockpile for both positions – it is refreshing to encounter a Yank who isn't shy about proclaiming his desire to have it all. Most of his American peers are so preoccupied with protecting their own tiny piece of beer-soaked alternaturf that they don't even know what it is.

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