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Smashing Pumpkins, Oceania

Smashing Pumpkins

June 18th, 2012

Formed:
1988 in Chicago, IL

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Essentials

Smashing Pumpkins
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1996
1996
'90s Rock
'90s Rock





Smashing Pumpkins

Biography

Of all the major alternative rock bands of the early '90s, 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. Corgan was wise enough to exploit his angst-ridden lyrics, yet he never shied away from rock star posturing, even if he did cloak it in allegedly ironic gestures. In fact, Smashing Pumpkins became the model for alternative rock success. Pearl Jam shunned it and Nirvana was too destructive. The Pumpkins, on the other hand, knew how to play the game, signing to a major-subsidized indie for underground credibility and moving to the major in time to make the group a multi-platinum act. And when the Pumpkins did achieve mass success with 1993's Siamese Dream, they went a long way to legitimize heavy metal and orchestrated prog rock, helping move alternative rock even closer to '70s AOR, especially in the eyes of radio programmers and mainstream audiences. Unlike many of their contemporaries, they 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.

Top Albums

Smashing Pumpkins, Oceania
1. Oceania
Smashing Pumpkins: Greatest Hits, Smashing Pumpkins
2. Smashing Pum..
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Smashing Pumpkins
3. Mellon Colli..
Siamese Dream (Remastered), Smashing Pumpkins
4. Siamese Drea..
Siamese Dream (Deluxe Edition), Smashing Pumpkins
5. Siamese Drea..
American Gothic - EP, Smashing Pumpkins
6. American Got..
Zeitgeist, Smashing Pumpkins
7. Zeitgeist
Gish (Deluxe Edition), Smashing Pumpkins
8. Gish (Deluxe..
Adore, Smashing Pumpkins
9. Adore
Pisces Iscariot, Smashing Pumpkins
10. Pisces Iscar..
Gish (Remastered), Smashing Pumpkins
11. Gish (Remast..
Machina - The Machines of God, Smashing Pumpkins
12. Machina - Th..
Rarities and B-Sides, Smashing Pumpkins
13. Rarities and..
The Interview, Smashing Pumpkins
14. The Intervie..
That's the Way (My Love Is) - EP, Smashing Pumpkins
15. That's the W..
G.L.O.W. - Single, Smashing Pumpkins
16. G.L.O.W. - S..
Tarantula - Single, Smashing Pumpkins
17. Tarantula - ..
Freak - Single, Smashing Pumpkins
18. Freak - Sing..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
1979Mellon Collie and the Infin..4:25$1.29
2.
Bullet With Butterfly WingsMellon Collie and the Infin..4:17$1.29
3.
Tonight, TonightMellon Collie and the Infin..4:14$1.29
4.
TodaySmashing Pumpkins: Greatest..3:22$1.29
5.
Bullet With Butterfly WingsSmashing Pumpkins: Greatest..4:17$1.29
6.
DisarmSmashing Pumpkins: Greatest..3:18$1.29
7.
1979Smashing Pumpkins: Greatest..4:23$1.29
8.
Cherub RockSmashing Pumpkins: Greatest..4:59$1.29
9.
ZeroMellon Collie and the Infin..2:40$1.29
10.
LandslideSmashing Pumpkins: Greatest..3:10$1.29
11.
Tonight, TonightSmashing Pumpkins: Greatest..4:15$1.29
12.
MayonaiseSiamese Dream (Remastered)5:48$1.29
13.
Thirty-ThreeMellon Collie and the Infin..4:10$1.29
14.
Beginning Is the End Is the Beginnin..Rarities and B-Sides5:02$1.29
15.
LandslidePisces Iscariot3:10$1.29
16.
TodaySiamese Dream (Remastered)3:21$1.29
17.
Cherub RockSiamese Dream (Remastered)4:58$1.29
18.
EyeSmashing Pumpkins: Greatest..4:54$1.29
19.
ZeroSmashing Pumpkins: Greatest..2:41$1.29
20.
DrownSmashing Pumpkins: Greatest..4:30$1.29
21.
DisarmSiamese Dream (Deluxe Editi..3:16$1.29
22.
Cherub RockSiamese Dream (Deluxe Editi..4:58$1.29
23.
Ava AdoreSmashing Pumpkins: Greatest..4:21$1.29
24.
MayonaiseSiamese Dream (Deluxe Editi..5:48$1.29
25.
TodaySiamese Dream (Deluxe Editi..3:21$1.29

Top Music Videos

Tarantula, Smashing Pumpkins
1. Tarantula
Tonight, Tonight, Smashing Pumpkins
2. Tonight, Tonig..
That's the Way (My Love Is), Smashing Pumpkins
3. That's the Way..
1979, Smashing Pumpkins
4. 1979
Bullet With Butterfly Wings, Smashing Pumpkins
5. Bullet With Bu..
Today, Smashing Pumpkins
6. Today
Disarm, Smashing Pumpkins
7. Disarm
Ava Adore, Smashing Pumpkins
8. Ava Adore
Cherub Rock, Smashing Pumpkins
9. Cherub Rock
Rocket, Smashing Pumpkins
10. Rocket
Thirty-Three, Smashing Pumpkins
11. Thirty-Three
Perfect, Smashing Pumpkins
12. Perfect
The Everlasting Gaze, Smashing Pumpkins
13. The Everlastin..
Stand Inside Your Love, Smashing Pumpkins
14. Stand Inside Y..
Siva, Smashing Pumpkins
15. Siva
Rhinoceros, Smashing Pumpkins
16. Rhinoceros
Try, Try, Try, Smashing Pumpkins
17. Try, Try, Try
I Am One, Smashing Pumpkins
18. I Am One


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