And then, as it did for innumerable musicians before him, that moment passed.
You’ve got it, then you lose it, and it’s gone forever.
On July 27th, 1993, a band by the name of The Smashing Pumpkins released their second album – Siamese Dream.
It had cost over 0,000 to record over a period of four months. “Cherub Rock” – the lead single and first song on Siamese Dream – features the lyics “Who wants honey / as long as there’s money,” a dig at other musicians (and Nirvana producer Steve Albini) who compared the band to REO Speedwagon, saying they were “by, of and for the mainstream.” Meanwhile, Nirvana started In Utero with the line “Teenage angst has paid off well / Now I’m bored and old” off of a song called “Serve the Servants” …
From about 1991 to 1995, Smashing Pumpkins were critical darlings and also unimpeachably cool, their poster up on the wall of every teenager who wanted any sort of serious music cred.See, that is Corgan in the background there, trying to avoid the cameras while hanging out with Simpson in New York on Friday night.He's become so irrelevant that no one even recognized him in the pictures (and there are several) until today.Here are some survival strategies where he will look better, make some money, and hopefully meet a nice wholesome girl.releasing new tracks on for free on the web, why not go one better and get yourself a snazzy music portal.With Billy's reputation, something slick and informed could be a fresh alternative to Pitchfork.