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Smashing Pumpkins: Smells Like Halloween Spirit

Keith Cameron, New Musical Express, 1 February 1992

With Nirvana a copper-bottomed rock phenomenon, the race is on to discover the Next Big Thing amongst America's 'alternative rock' ranks. Despite an acclaimed album in Gish, and the offer of stadium shows alongside Kurt's clan and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chicago's SMASHING PUMPKINS are loathe to give up the hot breath of intimate gigs to join the "popcorn and peanut" circuit. KEITH CAMERON seconds that emotion.

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