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This site is now a joke - how can anyone read it now after seeing someone like Tom call anyone who believes Beck is a real musician a "truther"? You can kiss Beyonce's butt all you want but dissing Beck as an actual musician is absolutely classless (besides being baseless). I guess The Beatles aren't musicians then either 'cuz they used samples too (like Beck, ones they created!).
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February 12, 2015 on Hear The Inevitable Beck And Beyoncé Mashup “Single Loser”
Monuments to an Elegy IS NOT out yet - it gets released December 9. Do you have any editors there factchecking? Jeesh.
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December 6, 2014 on Watch Marilyn Manson Sing “Ava Adore” With The Smashing Pumpkins In London
So Michael, you should correct that part of the review where you say Corgan recorded all the guitar and bass parts for the first three albums and put the correct number "two" there instead.
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December 4, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: The Smashing Pumpkins Monuments To An Elegy
Just like The Cure is, was and always will be about Robert Smith and his music, the Smashing Pumpkins is and always was about Billy Corgan and his music. It's as simple as that.
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December 4, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: The Smashing Pumpkins Monuments To An Elegy
The Pumpkins recorded as a true band for one album only: Mellon Collie. (Remember when MTV visited them in the studio during the making of it when they were jamming on cuts like "Tribute to Johnny"? I sure do.) Ex.: Corgan even recalls in the (amazing) MCIS reissue some of the recording process: the eventual magic they captured on "Where Boys Fear To Tread" recording it live as a band... So it's a common refrain to say Corgan recorded all the guitars and bass for the first two SP albums, but it isn't accurate to say the first THREE. Also, I can't believe you think "Monuments" is "skippable." I've been cranking up that heavy sludge rocker the last two weeks every time it comes on in my stream of the new album - I did my own review of it November 25. The only track I didn't really like too much was "Anaise!" It starts out promising but I just didn't get into it as it played on; "Being Beige" I liked but didn't love at first but like yourself, now dig more as an album track rather than a single. The only other downpoints were in some of the bland/generic lyrics - from a guy currently writing a 500,000-word spiritual memoir - so that was surprising. Lastly, I'll never understand people's distaste for Zeitgeist. "Antihero," from MTAE would fit right on it next to "Bring The Light" (one of my fav Zeitgeist tracks). It's like people gave up on the record because the rest of it didn't sound like the first (Queen-ish Siamese Dream-sounding) single, "Tarantula." There really are only a few clunkers on Zeitgeist and Machina I. And for that matter, Adore's only problem was that it was too long - "Annie Dog" would've made a cool b-side rather than a so-so album track, and "Let Me Give The World To You" would've been terrific in its place on the album, IMO.
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December 4, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: The Smashing Pumpkins Monuments To An Elegy
Over the Hills and Far Away
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November 24, 2014 on Win Led Zeppelin’s Led Zeppelin IV & Houses Of The Holy Super Deluxe Box Sets
If you're going with the popularity thing (and I agree that will probably be the case as usual) then I don't see how Kraftwerk gets in. Stevie Ray Vaughan will definitely get in - now that most blues legends that pioneered the form have gotten in (ex. Freddie King in 2012, Albert King in 2013, etc.).
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October 10, 2014 on Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths, Green Day Among Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2015 Nominees
Remember that Billy Corgan gave away the Pumpkins' Machina II album online in 2000 - he was probably the first mainstream artist to do such a thing but Machina I didn't sell well and the band was breaking up by then so it didn't get a lot of attention. Next year we will remember for sure once Machina I is reissued - with Machina II along with sure to be other unreleased goodies.
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October 10, 2014 on Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths, Green Day Among Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2015 Nominees
1997 - getting older but not wiser with age. (That's what I get for being in a hurry to post for no reason.)
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October 10, 2014 on Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths, Green Day Among Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2015 Nominees
Correction: Lou Reed's been eligible since his 1999, 25 years after his first records came out in 1972.
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October 9, 2014 on Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths, Green Day Among Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2015 Nominees
Let me get this straight: Two groups people have long forgotten about get nominated - Spinners and Marvelettes - but Deep Purple gets snubbed again? And Green Day is nominated now even though they weren't relevant on a national level until 1994? Sorry but Green Day shouldn't get in just yet - same with those two other groups. Also Tom, the fact that Lou Reed died probably will help him get into the Hall? It's the ONLY reason he's been nominated now. He's been eligible since 1972. This is so typical of the Hall - only pay attention to certain culturally iconic artists/band's legacy when someone dies. And even then, that theory doesn't always work - Pantera got snubbed, even though Dimebag Darrell's been dead 10 years now. All that negativity commentary aside, it's good to see Kraftwerk, NIN, The Smiths, Joan Jett, Paul Butterfield (who is in the Blues Hall of Fame), NWA and SRV on this list. Needless to say, they all should've been in by now. I'm not really a fan of disco but Chic deserves to finally get in the Hall too because their hits have had a lot of staying power, and they've also been a significant influence on rock (Queen, Johnny Marr), and early hip-hop ("Rapper's Delight," especially). Snubbed again (besides) Deep Purple and Pantera: Cheap Trick, Dick Dale, Megadeth, Anthrax, The Cure, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Slayer and Judas Priest.
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October 9, 2014 on Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths, Green Day Among Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2015 Nominees
Slide Away will always be my all-time favorite.
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September 13, 2014 on Win A Limited Edition Oasis (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? Super Deluxe Box Set
For what it's worth, I don't think it's a coincidence that Oasis's debut Definitely Maybe came out on the same date - 28 years apart - as The Beatles' final "official concert" at Candlestick Park - which Consequence of Sound wrote about Friday, complete with audio of a cassette copy of said legendary concert. Just some food for thought.
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August 30, 2014 on Definitely Maybe Turns 20
Well, thanks to a Rolling Stone write-up of last night's pretty darn good performances by Jack and company, I can answer my own question (sort of): that violinist is Lillie Mae Rische, former lead singer of some country group of siblings known as Jypsi. Lookin' forward to the tour now.
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June 10, 2014 on Watch Jack White’s Performance And Interview On The Tonight Show
Actually, the title track was performed for TV; "Just One Drink" was the bonus performance. Also, anybody know who is in Jack White's band on these performances, especially his violinist? I had my eyes on her more than Jack. :)
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June 10, 2014 on Watch Jack White’s Performance And Interview On The Tonight Show
I will always remember the period of time Purple came out, as it coincided with my graduation from 8th grade (and the notorious chase for OJ Simpson). I was more excited about getting this awesome brand new album on cassette than any graduation present. :) I will always maintain that as much as Weiland sounds like Vedder on Core, the only song that STP wrote in that era (1992-1994) that truly sorta imitated Pearl Jam was "Big Empty," due to some of its well-chosen guitar chord structures, ones that sound like a slower-paced "Porch." It's still awesome for a slow song and Purple still is my (and am sure countless others') fav STP record.
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June 6, 2014 on Purple Turns 20
Saying "Everlasting Gaze" and "Stand Inside Your Love" are "lesser rewrites" of anything, let alone "Zero" and "Tonight, Tonight" is way off. And as far as Oceania goes, I love it as a whole album experience. It's decent at worst, a gem of an album at best. (There's really no need to go there but if you wanted to take a more accurate jab regarding "rewrites" though, "Age of Innocence" doesn't sound much like "Tonight, Tonight" but it pretty much recycles its main verse (drum) beats, while "The Chimera" has a great main riff, but it is a lot like the mid-section of "Frail & Bedazzled." Seriously though, who cares? They're all solid songs, on their own merits.)
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May 24, 2014 on Billy Corgan Reissuing Pumpkins’ Machina, Internet Goes Nuts For Photo Of Him With Cats
Correct. (Chris hasn't corrected it though, and his wrong spelling of Jimmy Chamberlin - he has it "Chamberlain.")
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May 24, 2014 on Billy Corgan Reissuing Pumpkins’ Machina, Internet Goes Nuts For Photo Of Him With Cats
As much as I dig this new track, I still have to go with their cover of Depeche Mode's "Enjoy The Silence" as my fav Failure recording. These guys were friggin' brilliant. And their next album will probably be too. Great to see them back!
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May 15, 2014 on Failure – “Come Crashing”