Apart from the teen angst phases, Fiona Apple and Stone Temple Pilots, another thing we had in common was The Smashing Pumpkins.
How we loved The Smashing Pumpkins.
"Of all the major alternative rock bands of the early '90s, the Smashing Pumpkins were the group least influenced by traditional underground rock. Lead guitarist/songwriter Billy Corgan fashioned an amalgam of progressive rock, heavy metal, goth rock, psychedelia, and dream pop, creating a layered, powerful sound driven by swirling, distorted guitars.
..Unlike many of their contemporaries, the Pumpkins were able to withstand many internal problems and keep selling records, emerging as the longest-lasting and most successful alternative band of the early '90s."
Listen here, I took time to compile some of their greatest hits and our personal favorites.
Also, track #13, a beautiful remake of "The End is the Beginning is the End" was used in the trailer for the much-awaited movie The Watchmen, coming to theatres March 6 2009.
1. Tonight, Tonight
2. Stand Inside Your Love
4. Ava Adore
6. Bullet With Butterfly Wings
10. To Sheila
12. Cherub Rock
13. The End is the Beginning is the End