Kimmel introduces the Pumpkins by noting “G.L.O.W.” is “the only song ever recorded exclusively for Guitar Hero World Tour.” At this point in their career, I’d imagine this is a fact they’d want to bury under the more impressive aspects of their 20-year bio, but so it goes with contractual obligations. As for the song itself, we heard the “G.L.O.W.” radio rip. Live, the backup vocals are more Breeders-esque than I would’ve imagined. The heroic guitars = about the same. Billy & Co. also did Zeitgeist’s wrestling anthem “Tarantula” (for which he wore a matching shirt).


“G.L.O.W.”

“Tarantula”

It seems at least one YouTube commenter missed the “Tarantula” part of the performance: “OMG i didnt c this part i was watching halloween 4.” Well,
Vampiregrunge95, don’t let Michael Myers get in the way of the Pumpkins’ anniversary tour.

Comments (6)
  1. Jimmy James  |   Posted on Oct 27th, 2008 0

    The hell. Is Billy wearing a skirt?

  2. Rebecca  |   Posted on Oct 27th, 2008 0

    ‘C’mon c’mon c’mon can you feel it?’
    Err no.

  3. james iha  |   Posted on Oct 27th, 2008 0

    this suck big 8===D ~~

  4. brian  |   Posted on Oct 27th, 2008 0

    Not D’Arcy is also Not On Key on Tarantula. Yikes

  5. Lonnie Pigford  |   Posted on Oct 28th, 2008 0

    I’m afraid I can’t feel it either. Huge fan of the Pumpkins golden years 91′-95′, and G.L.O.W. isn’t even worthy of being a b-side from that era.

  6. patrick  |   Posted on Nov 10th, 2008 0

    dammit billy…

    I love the smashing pumpkins more than any other band…though I do only listen to gish, siamese dream and mellon collie, admittedly. I just can’t believe that the man who wrote the amazing songs and killer guitars on all those records is making this crap….it actually really really sucks. I mean this guy wrote Hummer, Soma, Disarm, 1979, Geek USA and….i don’t know. It just sucks to see. I heard them live a week ago and I gotta say I was a fan of his acoustic songs live, song for a son was DOMINANT and sunkissed was really good live too. I’ll just wait to see on the album if he ruins it with like a million backup billys and generic production…but to the point, this song is really, really, really bad.

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