View Full Version : James Iha vs. Billy Corgan


Ensoul
07-23-2002, 05:47 PM
Since we already have one thread with Dave Grohl, I thought I may make one with ex-band members fighting each other.

In terms of:

Physical:
Guitar:
Songwriting:
Voice:
Personality:

This will be interesting...

shaniqua
07-23-2002, 06:11 PM
jaymz winz.

Salena Child
07-23-2002, 09:53 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by pale_princess:
jaymz winz.</font>


he is so sexy http://www.netphoria.org/wwwboard/biggrin.gif

mirrar
07-23-2002, 10:18 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Ensoul:
This will be interesting...</font>

no it won't be

Tessellation
07-23-2002, 11:23 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Ensoul:


In terms of:

Physical: James
Guitar: Billy
Songwriting: Billy
Voice: I dunno what James would sound like w. an uptempo song....
Personality: Billy. James is an a*hole..

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Undone
07-23-2002, 11:44 PM
<font color="CC33CC">Physical: Billy http://www.netphoria.org/wwwboard/redface.gif, nah both are even
Guitar: Billy
Songwriting: Billy
Voice: Billy's is so annoyingly wonderful.
Personality: Don't know them. Probably both good guys.

VegasPumpkin
07-23-2002, 11:52 PM
Physical:don't care
Guitar:Billy is one of the better guitarists of the 90s
Songwriting:Billy
Voice:Billy
Personality:Billy. Billy was really cool to me everytime that I met him, James was really quiet.

DoctaSoma
07-24-2002, 12:30 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by VegasPumpkin:
Physical:don't care
Guitar:Billy is one of the better guitarists of the 90s
Songwriting:Billy
Voice:Billy
Personality:Billy. Billy was really cool to me everytime that I met him, James was really quiet.

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I concur, except that I know nothing about Billy's personality. (Apart from the egomaniac blah)

-Ben

Salena Child
07-24-2002, 12:16 PM
Physical: JAMEZ!
Guitar:Bolly
Songwriting:Bolly
Voice: Bolly
Personality: JAMEZ and Bolly

scouse_dave
07-24-2002, 12:38 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by VegasPumpkin:
James was really quiet.
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THAT BASTARD!!!!

JoaoMiguel
07-24-2002, 02:58 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Ensoul:
This will be interesting...</font>

<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Mirror_Untrue:
no it won't be</font>

http://www.netphoria.org/wwwboard/icons/icon14.gif

lily1only
07-24-2002, 10:19 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by pale_princess:
jaymz winz.</font>

however, I must say as far as songwriting goes, the Billy/James collaboration is the best.


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RobTheGood
08-21-2002, 02:59 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by VegasPumpkin:

Guitar:Billy is one of the better guitarists of the 90s

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Dude I highly doubt this.. it's typical for pumpkin fans not to soar beyond the realm of the Smashing Pumpkins. Better guitarists of the 90's... not really. a lot of artists don't display their actual guitar playing capabilities unless you see a live show. Billy's good, i'll give you that. but he's par at best when you compare him to everyone else.

DeviousJ
08-21-2002, 04:35 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by RobTheGood:
Dude I highly doubt this.. it's typical for pumpkin fans not to soar beyond the realm of the Smashing Pumpkins. Better guitarists of the 90's... not really. a lot of artists don't display their actual guitar playing capabilities unless you see a live show. Billy's good, i'll give you that. but he's par at best when you compare him to everyone else. </font>

He's probably talking more about his imagination and melodic structure, than how fast he could widdle

wrezxxz
08-24-2002, 06:40 AM
Physical:?
Guitar:Billy,although James can do some melodic things
Songwriting:Billy by far...All James sings about is love,where there is many more topics to look at.Also,I can see the darkside of Billy's imagination.But if Billy really wanted to bring out what he wanted,it would fail because the shallow public would be confused.
Voice:Billy...sometimes James voice is incredibly average.
Personality:Billy,he knows what he's at!

lily1only
08-24-2002, 11:31 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by wrezxxz:
Physical:?</font>

are you blind??

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Red Wine Cage
08-24-2002, 11:39 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Tessellation:
Personality: Billy. James is an a*hole..</font>
are you smoking crack?



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Lie
08-27-2002, 02:31 AM
Billy
Billy
Billy
Billy
Billy

relaxor!
08-27-2002, 03:15 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Lie:
Billy
Billy
Billy
Billy
Billy</font>I didn't want this to be true, but I agree.



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wangcomputers
08-27-2002, 06:52 PM
http://www.piksandcrap.homestead.com/files/both.jpg

Ugly
11-30-2002, 08:02 PM
<B>B0LLY USES +5 MACE</B>
<B>JAMEZ BLOCKS WITH ELF SHIELD</B>
<B>JC USES HEROIN POWER! OUT OF MATCH</B>

Ugly
11-30-2002, 08:03 PM
Originally posted by wangcomputers
http://www.piksandcrap.homestead.com/files/both.jpg

Thoughtless
11-30-2002, 08:28 PM
Billy has a nice kick action going on:

http://www.angelfire.com/tx2/markbrown/fight.txt

But then again James will stomp the crap out of you!

http://www.angelfire.com/tx2/markbrown/fight2.txt

Oil Painted Eyes
11-30-2002, 09:06 PM
Physical: Billy (I guess, though James dresses cool)
Guitar: equals. James Iha can wail
Songwriting:Billy
Voice: hmmm, they both have mediocre voices, I guess Billy
Personality: James

I feel like I have lost a couple IQ points posting this

Ugly
11-30-2002, 09:20 PM
Originally posted by Thoughtless
Billy has a nice kick action going on:

http://www.angelfire.com/tx2/markbrown/fight.txt

But then again James will stomp the crap out of you!

http://www.angelfire.com/tx2/markbrown/fight2.txt

hahaha. post of the day.

Shattered
12-01-2002, 12:44 AM
Originally posted by Oil Painted Eyes

Personality: James

I feel like I have lost a couple IQ points posting this

..Yea..I like James' personality better..only cuz I can relate to his quietness..eR?..and yea..

lily1only
12-01-2002, 01:13 AM
Originally posted by Oil Painted Eyes
Physical: Billy (I guess, though James dresses cool)


ok let's think about it like this-

Billy: bald, irish, crooked teeth...doesn't have a very good sense of fashion.

James: pretty, japanese...knows how to dress himself. the man has a clothing brand! come on!! there is no competition!


-4 IQ points ;)

Peuloxian Cherub
12-01-2002, 04:22 PM
BILLY IZ IRISH? oh fuck...

Eulogy
12-01-2002, 05:20 PM
Physical: Neither
Guitar: Billy, even though I think James has a pretty cool...distinct style.
Songwriting: Billy. By far.
Voice: Billy.
Personality: Hm....I dunno.

tear stained glass
12-01-2002, 05:58 PM
In terms of:

Physical: James
Guitar: James
Songwriting: James
Voice: Hmm, that's a tough one, James
Personality: James, James, James, James, James

This will be interesting...

nancykitten
12-01-2002, 06:17 PM
do they reaaally have to fight?

Oil Painted Eyes
12-01-2002, 07:24 PM
Originally posted by lily1only


ok let's think about it like this-

Billy: bald, irish, crooked teeth...doesn't have a very good sense of fashion.

James: pretty, japanese...knows how to dress himself. the man has a clothing brand! come on!! there is no competition!


-4 IQ points ;) Ok, I suppose that makes a lot more sense than my answer. thank you.

SBG
12-02-2002, 08:14 AM
Originally posted by Peuloxian Cherub
BILLY IZ IRISH? oh fuck...

Yes, he even has a dual passport. :rolleyes:

About 11 million Americans claim to be of Irish descent, but that's just embarrasing, there are only 4 million Irish people, so they're either quite promiscuous, or the people of Boston think they're Irish through osmosis.

SBG
12-02-2002, 08:22 AM
Physical:
Billy, tall, fat, bald.

James, short, not bilingual 2nd Gen, not bald.

Winner: James

Guitar:

Billy is no doubt better, James has admitted he isn't as good as Billy, but they both agree Jimmy is the best technical musician in the band.

Songwriting:

Do nine million people own a James Iha record? No.

Voice:

Billy, James doesn't have any power in his voice, it's just an obligation to make his compositions songs. It's like Eddie Veddar without the range, which, considering Eddie Veddar sucks, isn't very good.

Personality:

That's an open question, Billy was the smashing pumpkins, the other members were peripheral to his music, so obviously the majority of Smashing Pumpkins inteviews revolve around him, it's hard to say without knowing them personally who is the nicer person, or if you could even judge two people who are polar opposites by the same rules.

Peuloxian Cherub
12-02-2002, 03:43 PM
yawn

Shattered
12-02-2002, 04:57 PM
Originally posted by SBG
Physical:

James, short, not bilingual 2nd Gen, not bald.




Isn't he like 6 foot something..?..But either way I never thought of him as short..especially if you compare him to the normal Japanese male..

SBG
12-03-2002, 06:41 AM
I don't think so, because that would mean Billy was only three inches taller then him, and after seeing them live and on T.V together Billy seems more then three inches taller.

Ensoul
12-04-2002, 04:48 PM
Who the hell brought this extremley old thread up?

cheeky
12-05-2002, 01:58 AM
for some reason, i can't seem to actually care...BUT i will say that as for the entire package billy's definitely got more going for him.
i have a question: did james ever deny his asian-ness. i heard this alluded to in a spoken word performance by this group called 'mongrel'. i was all :confused: