In what has become a very canny move by Billy Corgan, the Smashing Pumpkins reissues continue apace. Next up, Adore, the oft maligned follow up to the monster that was Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. It has become a canny move for many reasons. Corgan himself said he has had to fight tooth and nail with record bosses to have them continue with the … Continue reading Review: Smashing Pumpkins – Adore (re-issue)
The Strange Death of Liberal England – ‘Come on you young philosophers! /Sometimes I just need you’
It’s Friday (hey, where did the week go, uh?) and we have a veritable selection of songs we’ve listened, either because we like them or because we were bribed with Mars bars.
God, I love Mars bars. But I digress…
This week brings us: Hey Sholay!, Toy Horses, (the) Smashing Pumpkins and Humanfly. Read on.
(Editor’s note: This column is so late that’s becoming a joke! – Q) Ahoooy there, mateys! It’s Sam with tidings of good music. The battle of bands releasing a song per month (that’d be Bromheads vs. Corgan Simpson!) is heating up. Who will win? Well, the audience, of course!!! Bromheads – Snow Cheeky voice? Check. Catchy chorus? A-yup. A sweet tune to ignore the fact … Continue reading Singles reviews – 4
MACHINA/The machines of God “tired of fighting the good fight against the Britneys of the world” — Billy Corgan joking about why SP broke in 2000. The year was 2000, the world didn’t end, shattering the dreams of many a nerdy prophet of doom and the date was 29 of February. Amongst the hellish landscape that was the ubiquitousness of boybands and dressep up tarts, … Continue reading Looking back at … Smashing Pumpkins – Machina
Happy Birthday, Machina/The Machines of God. For all the bittersweet memories (Puebla, Orlando, Monterrey, that day in August) that you carry around and any new memories that might come from your overcompressed sounds, I salute you. -sam Continue reading Wake up song for today – 45
(or a inconsistent excuse of a column – Q) Reviewed by: Sam. Gorillaz – Stylo These animated fiends managed to unearth class act Bobby Womack (who needs to remind the world that ‘Across a 110th street’ is a bonafide classic) and even themselves after 5 years (I feel old now) and do an okay(ish) song that feels a bit flat but nevertheless is still entertaining. … Continue reading Single reviews – 3
Reviewed by: Sam. Codeine Velvet Club – I am the resurrection Results may vary. It depends on how much you are addicted (or not) to original version by Stone Roses. As a cover version it works, as CVC just reshapes it into its image (60s british pop, where’s the flowers, yo?). A decent interpretation of the solo too, so again, it depends how much you … Continue reading Single reviews – 1
Pretty trippy. Go get it nao nao nao!!! :D Continue reading Smashing Pumpkins – A song for a son