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there are no words i can produce right now to describe just how perfect this song is.
but i'm not sure it would do it justice.
...the lights and towwwwwwns below, faster than the speeeeeeeed or sound...
That's my favourite bit.
I want to live in it forever
1978! Here's how it should go:
1978! Year of Hate!
thewarn is great!
HIT IT, Jimmy!
*Dum dum ddddd DUM!*
And it doesn't sound like anything else.
Did anyone notice how Green Day copied the 1979 video in their video for Jesus of Suburbia?
have you seen the video to perfect(i think) it's a sequel to 1979
it's not quite as well realised, but it's pretty cool. the windscreen / meat cooking bit is appalling but ace at the same time.
if you watch it with the commentary on the videos DVD Corgan says that he's actually terrified of heights and was sat on that crane for about six hours :D
especially the one where jimmy tries to excuse himself for wearing a big wireframe skirt :D
james' acting in the geek usa one = LOL
"aaalright, you clowns..."
also, from the today one:
james: "and why i'm in the dress... god only knows".
I never realised the dopey shopkeeper in the 1979 video was Iha!
i did, but i didn't realise the complaining neighbour was d'arcy!
the kids in the 1979 video didn't need any coaching or anything, they just went wild by their own accord. Magic.
Or is it the sort of wet one with them all falling into swimming pools in the video?
i don't like you Theo.
I just seem to remember it having a sense of balladry about it.
I've never really had a big thing for the Pumpkins, though they were excellent at Glasto '97.
Is darker, and Corgan has hair. I think they're in some quarry, getting dirty.
is Bullet with Butterfly Wings, the chorus goes "despite all my rage, I'm still just a rat in a cage" etc.
this mix-up is, in my world, punishable by a light smack and the complete silence of a crowded bar.
I don't get the levels of love people have for the Pumpkins...
but dammit, I LOVE them.
It makes me feel ecstatic and emo and completely alive. Probably my favourite video ever too.
never, ever fails to bring a smile to my face.
and she said "Ooh, that's a nice song"
I never knew 1979 had such a following.
but i'm at work and it's on my MP3 player. d'oh :(
I just looked at my ipod and for some reason Mellon Collie isn't on there, only Adore.
it could literally melt a rock.
shame they didn't shrink it down, it would have made an amazing single album. But I suppose that wasn't the point.
there's enough great songs (at least 20-odd) to justify the double album format. I like the overblown and self-consciously epic feel of the album.
and i think you're right. as well as this, the fact that some of it is so good means that the rest of it suffers in comparison.
except 'we only come out at night' - what was THAT about?
but it makes for good group-hug-and-sing-along-ness.
Personally I think every song is pretty damn strong, apart from the one James Iha sings. The man should not be let near microphones.
no James Iha in the reformed Pumpkins = NO MORE JAMES IHA SONGS! :D :D :D
is a Iha song?
have corgan singing? :P 'take me down' on disc 1.
I always thought that was just Corgan being restrained!
this is the funniest thing I've read today. Just goes to show I'm a sad Pumpkins fan, really...
on tape AND cd. It's teh sux.
it's cute though.
The only real clangers are:
An Ode To No One
Cupid De Locke
Tales Of A Scorched Earth
Because frankly, they were always crap at doing epic heavy metal songs. I think Silverfuck's a bit rubbish too. Cupid De Locke on the other hand is just cringeworthy especially the spoken word bit at the end :D
butterfly wings is one of the worst songs I've ever heard. Porcelina is lovely though.
for the drumming if nothing else.
must disagree with you on 3 out of 4 choices there.
i would go for:
the aforementioned meercats-wildlife-documentary-trailer soundtracker
the james iha song
cupid de locke
farewell and goodnight - letting jimmy & d'arcy near a microphone = BAD BAD BAD
if I ever (god forbid) have kids, they'll be sodding lulled to sleep by the aforementioned farewell & goodnight. ON VINYL. (numbered, limited edition, at that. grunge scenester points ahoy)
Farewell and Goodnight is gorgeous. Guntrip is wrong :P
that and accusing me of being a goth. Loudly. On the street.
and a silverchair fan.
and dammit, goths wouldn't wear blue shoes.
up until jimmy chamberlain's dulcet tones come out of the speakers, and then they'll CRY at the BADNESS of it.
I <3 Cupid De Locke, it's beyond sweet! Try to get the "Turpentine Kisses" bootleg somewhere, it has a lovely acoustic version.
Ok, the heavier tracks are songs I am at times slightly tempted to skip, but they've all got some really really sweet bits in them that make them worthwhile.
And no one's really lived until they've heard XYU live :D A
the heavier tracks off mellon collie are ace. 'where boys fear to tread', 'bodies', 'XYU' = *PELVIC THRUST*
the poor tracks are 'cupid..', 'love', 'we only come out at night' and the last track on both discs.
'porcelina' is my favourite on the whole album though.
listen to the intro 1979. then go and listen to Husker Du - What's Going On.
but still, it is indeed the greatest thing on earth.
Is only good because it goes back to the simple piano bit at the end, just like the very start of the first track, so it's like a cycle - cos the whole thing's meant to be like 24 hours.
it gives you an excuse to listen to it all again.
Siamese Dream is waaaaay better. I think anyway.
having listened to it again.
At least Iha doesn't do wibbling guitar solo of boringness like he seems to on every track on Siamese Dream.
Bullet with Butterfly Wings is a far better song.
I've now put on Les Savy Fav to wake me the fuck up!
barely plays anything on Siamese Dream...
1979 is MAGICAL.
Daniel Guntrip Big Hair Studio Penguin (I dont know your real second name) you are totally right. I was thinking the other day that if I had to choose one song to be my choice for best ever, it would be this. And as you know I think far too much about stuff like this.
1979 is SUCH an amazing some. I love it.
Although I think Muzzle is my favourite off that album. Just shows how good Smashing Pumpkins were. When organ was on form, he was an absolute genius.
"check out billy's organ"
so no help!
ween yourself off it. for example:
1979 -> perfect -> ava adore -> the everlasting gaZE METALLL RAAARRGH
that's assuming you have the other albums.
or you could go down the 'other bald men in rock' route:
SP -> les savy fav -> pixies -> pantERA METALLL RAAARRGH
i think we know where this leads.
SP -> R.E.M -> Right Said Fred.
I'm too sexy for my shirt...