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Smashing Pumpkins: Adore

Review by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, June 1998

BILLY CORGAN certainly had his work cut out for him after 1995’s Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. ...

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Smashing Pumpkins: Pumpkin Iron

Interview by Cathi Unsworth, Melody Maker, 21 September 1991

SMASHING PUMPKINS look set to continue the trail-blazing guitar magic first pioneered by Jane's Addiction. CATHI UNSWORTH discovers why the Chicago-based band think Prince should ...

Smashing Pumpkins: Fuck Off... We're From CHICAGO!

Interview by Nick Jones, Spiral Scratch, 9 January 1992

"ISN'T THIS where The Beatles grew up?" inquires Billy Corgan from the stage of the Underworld club in London's Camden Town. His 4-piece Chicago band ...

Smashing Pumpkins: Smells Like Halloween Spirit

Interview by 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 ...

Smashing Pumpkins: Exploring The Outer Frequencies

Profile and Interview by Mike Mettler, Guitar Player, March 1992

"MY PENCHANT for feedback came naturally," smirks Billy Corgan of Chicago's Smashing Pumpkins. "One day I connected a Supro amp to a Les Paul, turned ...

Smashing Pumpkins: Cardiff University

Live Review by Cathi Unsworth, Melody Maker, 2 October 1993


Smashing Pumpkins' Sudden Impact

Interview by Michael Azerrad, Rolling Stone, 14 October 1993

BILLY CORGAN is laughing and slapping his knee.  ...

Smashing Pumpkins: Siamese Dream

Review by Simon Reynolds, The New York Times, 14 November 1993

THIS MAJOR-LABEL debut by the Smashing Pumpkins recently shot straight onto the Billboard chart at No. 10, partially justifying the industry hype about the Chicago ...

Life After Gish: Smashing Pumpkins Play Their Generation's Blues

Report and Interview by Gerrie Lim, BigO, December 1993

SO THIS IS Generation X, I'm musing to myself in the lobby of the Hollywood Palladium, as I contemplate the horde of kids who have ...

Local Geek Makes Good: Smashing Pumpkins

Profile and Interview by Dave Thompson, Creem, January 1994

YOU MADE IT, THEN? You didn't kill yourself on the way?   ...

Smashing Pumpkins: Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco

Live Review by Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 April 1994

GIVEN Smashing Pumpkins' penchant for cheesy psychedelic touches to decorate their end-of-the-world sonics, the red-hot rockers seemed the perfect act to star at the gala ...

It's The 'Looza Baby, Why Don't You Kill It?

Report by Keith Cameron, New Musical Express, 30 July 1994

LOLLAPALOOZA once had the chance to be the greatest rock'n'roll circus the planet had ever seen. But, in spite of the live spectacle of VERVE, ...

Various Artists: Lollapalooza '94, Sam Boyd Stadium University of Nevada Las Vegas July 1,1994

Live Review by Eric Weisbard, Spin, September 1994

THE DIFFERENCE between Lollapalooza 1994 and Lollapolooza Past is that this year Perry Farrell and colleagues decided the music being offered couldn't just be loud, ...

Artist of the Year: Smashing Pumpkins

Report and Interview by Michael Azerrad, Spin, December 1994

Far Billy Corgan and his band, 1994 was both flush with success and filled, as Michael Azerrad learns, with fear and loathing ...

The Smashing Pumpkins: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (Virgin)

Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 22 October 1995

"I'M RUNNING out of sound," sings Billy Corgan, seemingly determined to display every one he can think of during this sprawling swan song for the ...

Don't fear the weeper: Smashing Pumpkins: Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (Hut)

Review by Ted Kessler, Vox, December 1995

WELL, COME ON IN, Mr Corgan. What will it be today? Let's see… Perhaps the whip-cracking, bitch-baiting, wrap-around metal thong? No? What about the cherubic ...

Smashing Pumpkins: Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness

Review by 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 ...

David Bowie, Smashing Pumpkins, The Cardigans: The White Room

Report and Interview by Lucy O'Brien, Q, March 1996

"THE BEST THING was when we had Tora Tora, or The Artist Formerly Known As Prince," says Chris Cowey, the noticeably effusive producer of The ...

Smashing Pumpkins: Mellow, Jolly and the Infinite Madness

Interview by Paul Elliott, Kerrang!, 4 May 1996

It's all gone weird in Amsterdam — the Smashing Pumpkins are eating hash cakes, visiting gay bars, getting chatted up by lesbians and generally having ...

Smashing Pumpkins: Out on a limb

Interview by Pat Blashill, Details, October 1996

Billy Corgan is the zero who became a hero. But when Jonathan Melvoin died and Jimmy Chamberlin was dismissed from the Smashing Pumpkins, the world ...

The Smashing Pumpkins: American Gothic

Interview by Ben Edmonds, MOJO, December 1996

The music of the Smashing Pumpkins has brought the dark night of the soul to the wide open spaces of America’s arenas and radio waves. ...

Glastonbury: Where Were You While We Were All Getting Dry?

Report by Neil Mason, Melody Maker, 5 July 1997

So, you are back home again, tucked up in bed, bad dose of the snivels. Your shoes are f***ed, your bones a bit soggy. Well, ...

Smashing Pumpkins: Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Live Review by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 26 May 1998

WHEN THE last great American rock-'n'-roll band left alive hit the stage, it's like Britpop never happened. ...

Smashing Pumpkins: Adore (Virgin)

Review by Eric Weisbard, The Village Voice, 27 May 1998

TRUE, BILLY Corgan has removed most of the guitars, the pounding, the rat-in-a-cage rage from Smashing Pumpkins' new album. But don't worry: he remains stupendously ...

Smashing Pumpkins: Adore (Hut)

Review by Ben Myers, Melody Maker, 30 May 1998


Smashing Pumpkins: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Live Review by Robin Bresnark, Melody Maker, 6 June 1998


The Smashing Pumpkins: From Genesis to Revelation

Interview by Caitlin Moran, Select, July 1998

The Smashing Pumpkins have built themselves a truly biblical myth. Now, Select offers them the chance to rip it up. Result? A 15-point fandango starring ...

Smashing Pumpkins

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, 1999

As soon as Smashing Pumpkins released Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness in October 1995, their shaven-skulled mainman Billy Corgan buttheaded his way round the ...

Smashing Pumpkins: Dominion Theatre, London

Live Review by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 26 January 2000

HEAVY on the 70s metal. ...

Smashing Pumpkins: Machina/Machines of God (Hut) *

Review by Tom Cox, The Guardian, 18 February 2000

FOR THE DIZZY hippy posing as disaffected slacker, Smashing Pumpkins were the perfect band to help you dream your way through the grunge era. ...

Smashing Pumpkins: Machina/The Machines of God

Review by Miles Marshall Lewis, L.A. Weekly, March 2000

CURRENT ROCK carries the air of an apprehensive lover who's lately been having a bit of trouble maintaining an erection, fretfully wondering, "Will I be ...

Smashing Pumpkins: Machina/The Machines Of God

Review by Stephen Dalton, Uncut, April 2000

MONOLITHIC GOTH-metal comeback from crisis-hit Mr Happy of alternative rock. ...

Smashing Pumpkins: Manchester Apollo

Live Review by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 2 November 2000

FINAL FLING for the painful Pumpkins. ...

Smashing Pumpkins: 'Today'

Retrospective by Johnny Black, Blender, November 2001

Song title: 'Today'Artist: Smashing PumpkinsLabel: Virgin ...

Beyond The Nightmares: Billy Corgan

Interview by Robert Sandall, Daily Telegraph, 4 June 2005

THE YOUNGER ONES recognise him and stop to say hello, but heaven knows what the older visitors make of Billy Corgan as we wander around ...

Smashing Pumpkins: Siamese Dream (Reissue)

Review by John Calvert, The Quietus, 6 December 2011

FOR ALL its resonance amongst the youth of the day, the voice of grunge was old before its time and world-weary. Although their chagrin and ...

Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan: Hanging on in "this dirty pop business"

Profile and Interview by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 5 December 2014

BILLY CORGAN is still big: all shaven-headed, 6ft 3in of him. It's rock music, he has decided, which got small, and he had better find ...

see also Billy Corgan

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