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1.
A talented and ahead-of-their-time alt. rock band containing Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, and D'arcy Wretzky. A huge influence on modern music, as well as a true inspiration to anyone who would be interested in good music. The Smashing Pumpkins formed in 1988 and broke up in 2000. HOw we carry on without them is unknown...
Damn it! Turn off that stupid rap and put something good on, maybe The Smashing Pumpkins or some Red Hot Chili Peppers.
by Adam Korman January 19, 2004
 
2.
- kick ass band
"i wish they never broke up"
by h-town October 13, 2003
 
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Billy Corgan (vocals)
James Iha (guitar)
Jimmy Chamerlain (Drums)
D'arcy Gretzky (Bass)

These four people made some of the best music of the Alternative Rock movement of the 90s. Hits included Disarm, Tonight, 1979, and Bullets with Butterfly Wings. There best albums are Mellan Chollie and the Infinite Sadness, Gish, and Siamese Dreams.

Better than any music of todays generation. Rap is Krap kiddies. 50 cent is really a pansy.
The smashing Pumpkins, gods of Alt Rock
by Rock > Rap June 10, 2004
 
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An amazing alternative rock band that recently got back together and is currently in the studio working on a new album!
After listening to "Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness," I had reached the conclusion that The Smashing Pumpkins are one of the best rock bands in history.
by Tavis November 14, 2006
 
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One damn good band. The guy who said turn off rap and put on "Red Hot Chili Peppers", obviously knows nothing about rap or the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I take it you don't own any Chillies albums from before BSSM, and even that and Californication were HEAVILY influenced by rap music. To praise a rock band you don't have to insult rap, especially if that rock band would not exist without the influence of rap. Anyway, the Smashing Pumpkins are friggin' awesome, and they were on the Homerpalooza episode of The Simpsons.
D'arcy out of the Smashing Pumpkins is hot.
by dudeman September 11, 2005
 
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A Great Gothic Rock Band. Created In Chicago, Illinois in 1988:

Old Smashing Pumpkins:
Billy Corgan (Vocals/Guitar)
James Iha (Guitar/Backup Vocals)
Jimmy Chamerlain (Drums/Percussion)
D'arcy Gretzky (Bass)

Albums:
Gish - May 28, 1991 (Caroline Records)(Virgin Records)

1. "I Am One" (Corgan, James Iha) – 4:07
2. "Siva" – 4:20
3. "Rhinoceros" – 6:32
4. "Bury Me" – 4:48
5. "Crush" – 3:35
6. "Suffer" – 5:11
7. "Snail" – 5:11
8. "Tristessa" – 3:33
9. "Window Paine" – 5:51
10. "Daydream" / "I'm Going Crazy" (hidden track) – 3.08

Siamese Dream - July 27, 1993 (Virgin Records)

1. "Cherub Rock" – 4:58
2. "Quiet" – 3:41
3. "Today" – 3:19
4. "Hummer" – 6:57
5. "Rocket" – 4:06
6. "Disarm" – 3:17
7. "Soma" (Corgan, James Iha) – 6:39
8. "Geek U.S.A." – 5:13
9. "Mayonaise" (Corgan, James Iha) – 5:49
10. "Spaceboy" – 4:28
11. "Silverfuck" – 8:43
12. "Sweet Sweet" – 1:39
13. "Luna" – 3:20

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness - October 24, 1995 (Virgin Records)

Disc one – Dawn to Dusk

1. "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" – 2:52
2. "Tonight, Tonight" – 4:14
3. "Jellybelly" – 3:01
4. "Zero" – 2:41
5. "Here Is No Why" – 3:45
6. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" – 4:18
7. "To Forgive" – 4:17
8. "Fuck You (An Ode to No One)" – 4:51
9. "Love" – 4:21
10. "Cupid de Locke" – 2:50
11. "Galapogos" – 4:47
12. "Muzzle" – 3:44
13. "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans" – 9:21
14. "Take Me Down" (Iha) – 2:52

Disc two – Twilight to Starlight

1. "Where Boys Fear to Tread" – 4:22
2. "Bodies" – 4:12
3. "Thirty-Three" – 4:10
4. "In the Arms of Sleep" – 4:12
5. "1979" – 4:25
6. "Tales of a Scorched Earth" – 3:46
7. "Thru the Eyes of Ruby" – 7:38
8. "Stumbleine" – 2:54
9. "X.Y.U." – 7:07
10. "We Only Come Out at Night" – 4:05
11. "Beautiful" – 4:18
12. "Lily (My One and Only)" – 3:31
13. "By Starlight" – 4:48
14. "Farewell and Goodnight" (Corgan/Iha) – 4:22

Adore - June 2, 1998 (Virgin Records)

1. "To Sheila" – 4:40
2. "Ava Adore" – 4:20
3. "Perfect" – 3:23
4. "Daphne Descends" – 4:38
5. "Once Upon a Time" – 4:06
6. "Tear" – 5:52
7. "Crestfallen" – 4:09
8. "Appels + Oranjes" – 3:34
9. "Pug" – 4:46
10. "The Tale of Dusty and Pistol Pete" – 4:33
11. "Annie-Dog" – 3:36
12. "Shame" – 6:37
13. "Behold! The Night Mare" – 5:12
14. "For Martha" – 8:17
15. "Blank Page" – 4:51
16. "17" – 0:17

Japan release bonus tracks:

16. "Once in a While" – 3:33
17. "17" – 0:17

Machina/The Machines of God - February 29, 2000 (Virgin Records)

1. "The Everlasting Gaze" – 4:00
2. "Raindrops + Sunshowers" – 4:39
3. "Stand Inside Your Love" – 4:14
4. "I of the Mourning" – 4:37
5. "The Sacred and Profane" – 4:22
6. "Try, Try, Try" – 5:09
7. "Heavy Metal Machine" – 5:52
8. "This Time" – 4:43
9. "The Imploding Voice" – 4:24
10. "Glass and the Ghost Children" – 9:56
11. "Wound" – 3:58
12. "The Crying Tree of Mercury" – 3:43
13. "With Every Light" – 3:56
14. "Blue Skies Bring Tears" – 5:45
15. "Age of Innocence" – 3:55

Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music - September 5, 2000 (Constantinople Records)


1."Slow Dawn" (3:14)
2."Vanity" (4:08)
3."Saturnine" (sometimes listed as "Satur9") (4:11)
4."Glass" (sometimes listed as "Glass' Theme" and denoted with "Alternate Version" or "Spacey") (2:55)

EP two (CR-02)

1."Soul Power" (James Brown) (3:02)
2."Cash Car Star" (sometimes denoted with "Version 1", "Version I", "Alternate" or "Alternate Take") (3:41)
3."Lucky 13" (3:05)
4."Speed Kills" (sometimes listed as "Speed Kills But Beauty Lives Forever", the suffix with or without brackets) (4:51)

EP three (CR-03)

1."If There Is a God" (sometimes denoted with "Piano and Voice" or "Piano/Vox") (2:34)
2."Try" (sometimes listed as "Try, Try, Try" and denoted with "Version 1", "Version I", "Alternate" or "Alternate Take") (4:23)
3."Heavy Metal Machine" (sometimes denoted with "Version 1 Alternate Mix" or "Alternate Take") (6:47)

Two-LP set (CR-04)

1."Glass" (sometimes listed as "Glass' Theme") (1:54)
2."Cash Car Star" (3:18)
3."Dross" (3:26)
4."Real Love" (4:16)
5."Go" (James Iha) (3:47)
6."Let Me Give the World to You" (4:10)
7."Innosense" (2:33)
8."Home" (4:29)
9."Blue Skies Bring Tears" (sometimes denoted with "Version Electrique" or "Heavy") (3:18)
10."White Spyder" (3:37)
11."In My Body" (6:50)
12."If There Is a God" (sometimes denoted with "Full Band") (2:08)
13."Le Deux Machina" (sometimes denoted with "Synth") (1:54)
14."Atom Bomb" (sometimes listed as "Here's to the Atom Bomb" and denoted with "Alternate Take" or "New Wave Version") (3:51)

Began in 1988 and broke up in 2000.

New Smashing Pumpkins:
Billy Corgan (Vocals/Guitar)
Jimmy Chamerlain (Drums/Percussion)
Jeff Schroeder (Guitar/Backup Vocals)
Ginger Reyes (Bass/Backup Vocals)
Lisa Harriton (Keyboard/Backup Vocals)

Zeitgeist - July 6, 2007 (Reprise Records)

1. "Doomsday Clock" – 3:44
2. "7 Shades of Black" – 3:17
3. "Bleeding the Orchid" – 4:03
4. "That's the Way (My Love Is)" – 3:48
5. "Tarantula" – 3:51
6. "Starz" – 3:43
7. "United States" – 9:53
8. "Neverlost" – 4:20
9. "Bring the Light" – 3:40
10. "(Come On) Let's Go!" – 3:19
11. "For God and Country" – 4:24
12. "Pomp and Circumstances" – 4:21

Bonus tracks

9. "Death from Above" – 4:06
11. "Stellar" – 6:22
13. "Zeitgeist" – 2:49

Best Buy reissue

8. "Death from Above" – 4:06
11. "Neverlost" – 4:20
12. "Stellar" – 6:22
13. "Ma Belle" – 4:08
14. "For God and Country" – 4:24
15. "Pomp and Circumstances" – 4:21

Alternate versions

Zeitgeist was released in multiple special editions. Three American versions each had a unique bonus track, but were exclusive to iTunes, Best Buy, and Target. This move was criticized by Pitchfork Media and Rolling Stone. In October 2007, less than four months after the album's release, Best Buy released an exclusive reissue of Zeitgeist that included three bonus tracks (one exclusive) and a DVD. Finally, in January 2008, iTunes released a "Deluxe Edition" that included the American Gothic EP.

Red - Regular version Includes the 12 tracks listed above
Deluxe edition, Includes 76-page book

Orange - Japanese version Includes "Death from Above" (at track 9 or 13)
Best Buy version
German Amazon.de version

Purple - UK version Standard track listing
Target version Includes "Zeitgeist" (at track 13)
Müller version

Green - HMV version Standard track listing

Blue - iTunes version Includes "Stellar" (at track 11), 5 MySpace covers (for U.S. pre-order), "Zeitgeist" (for international pre-order)
iTunes Deluxe edition (January 2008) Includes American Gothic EP, as well as videos of "Tarantula" and "That's the Way"

Silver - Best Buy reissue (October 2007) Resequenced track listing and three bonus tracks; bonus DVD disc with a 20-minute documentary, Inside the Zeitgeist, and the music videos for "Tarantula" and "That's the Way"
Dude, Turn This Shit Off!

Fuck dude, Green Day SUCKS!

If your gonna listen to some rock, Turn on some of The Smashing Pumpkins.
by Max A, January 05, 2009
 
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Shallow MTV plugged 'alternative' rock band, that were heavily indebted to The Cure, My Bloody Valentine and Judas Priest. As plastic as Britney Spears.
Obnoxious Thirtysomething: Hey, the Smashing Pumpkins were musical revolutionaries. Billy Corgan's a genius!

Bob: Y'mean revolutionary by the standards of Rod Stewart? Oh... um, you seem to have got overexcited, you might wanna change those trousers.

Obnoxious Thirtysomething: Wha..? And who's this My Bloody Valentine band? I've never heard them on MTV, therefore they probably don't exist.... oh, have you got a paper towel?
by honest bob March 15, 2005