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???
01-18-2008, 09:52 PM
which do you think has been the best year for the pumpkins so far, relative to your own life experiences? what do you think they accomplished to define that particular era for you that it still sticks out in your memory. i didn't discover the band myself til 2001 but being nostalgic for the 90s i think back to the 93/94 period, which i have a lot of strong memories of. since i first heard siamese dream its somehow always perfectly captured the spirit of that era for me, despite describing things that weren't necessarily relevant to me at the time (being 6 years old) and i find that interesting.

june_soma
01-18-2008, 10:04 PM
I voted for 96, because that is the year I have the best memories. So I base it solely on concert factor and teen obsession. Oh, and Mellon Collie. A little.

???
01-18-2008, 10:12 PM
mellon collie spans a three year period so i find it a little harder to define. 93 was very important for sp because that was basically when they established themselves as a major band and siamese dream exploded. lollapalooza, vieuphoria, all those other great bands happening, mtv being huge. it was a really exciting time in music and for some reason i can only remember 93 as a year of perpetual summer, t-shirts and mcdonalds neon fannypacks. i must have watched too many mtv reruns.

MonteLDS
01-18-2008, 10:13 PM
i have to say 1998 for sure.

brillo998
01-18-2008, 10:24 PM
i like how u didnt even bother to put 2007 up.

RenewRevive
01-18-2008, 11:03 PM
american gothic was released in '08, ya clown.

sweetanthony
01-19-2008, 12:04 AM
95 was IT. This is the creation year of MCIS. The band finally caputured themselves as a whole, in the studio.

96 was too destructive to be the best. Most important? Probably, but too much negativity.

If the question was favorite, then 2000. I was in college so I had tons of free time to see shows and signings. Amazingly fulfilling.

Spaceboy88
01-19-2008, 01:55 AM
Despite SD being my favorite era for the band, I voted for '96 because the band was at it's peak popularity and the influx of music of the double album as well as all the MCIS B-Sides were a dream come true.

dustrock
01-19-2008, 02:03 AM
Despite SD being my favorite era for the band, I voted for '96 because the band was at it's peak popularity and the influx of music of the double album as well as all the MCIS B-Sides were a dream come true.

Exactly, also I saw them live twice on this tour.

Once the MCIS b-sides came out and duplicated if not bettered how good Pisces was, I realized this would be my favorite band for all time.

Frankenstein
01-19-2008, 02:09 AM
Exactly, also I saw them live twice on this tour.

Once the MCIS b-sides came out and duplicated if not bettered how good Pisces was, I realized this would be my favorite band for all time.

whats your fave box song?

redbull
01-19-2008, 02:10 AM
1992. you can't even begin to describe how fucking on they were.

AndySlash
01-19-2008, 02:10 AM
Objectively- 96.
Subjectively- 98 or 00.

trev
01-19-2008, 03:41 AM
i can't believe most people have voted for a year when jimmy was hardly involved for most of it.<BR><BR>if your voting on the releases you should think about when those songs were written / recorded, not when they were released.<BR><BR>i voted 94.

mrlvx
01-19-2008, 04:45 AM
jimmy corgan 2008™ x 1995
best: 96


emotionalfriend
01-19-2008, 09:40 AM
1992. you can't even begin to describe how fucking on they were.

my thoughts exactly. no other year should even be considered

skipgo
01-19-2008, 10:07 AM
i voted 94. it was the year i first saw them live, the first full year that they were my favorite band (started in mid 93, so i was only there for half of that one). In fact, if I could've picked two years, it would've been 93/94. this was the height of my excitement over the band. Every other word out of my mouth was "smashing pumpkins" or "billy corgan". Siamese Dream was very relevant to me at the time it came out. It's not at all anymore, but I still consider it my favorite simply because of nostalgia (though adore is a very close second).

95-96 was exciting as well, since the band was all over the place, and i got to see them so many times in that period. But 93/94 is what i think of when i imagine the "ideal" pumpkins. In every way; the sound, the look, the attitude, the interviews, the onstage rants, all of it.

MistaMista1
01-19-2008, 10:35 AM
And you were what, like 21ish at the time?

Sounds fucking fantastic.

RenewRevive
01-19-2008, 11:17 AM
In fact, if I could've picked two years, it would've been 93/94...95-96 was exciting as well...93/94 is what i think of when i imagine the "ideal" pumpkins.

hey skipgo, you get to pick one fucking year, just like the rest of us assholes, so cut it out :mad:

bellis123
01-19-2008, 11:41 AM
1993 for me. To me Siamese Dream is there best album and my favorite. Also seeing them in 93 in a very small venue was very cool. Being within 10 feet fo them watching them perform Gish/SD era songs will always stick with me. I saw them in early 94 also but this show was in more of a arena setting.

The Asheville show I saw was very good also. The crowd kinda stunk but seeing one of my favorite bands in such a personal setting is amazing. The Virgin Fest show in Baltimore was nice also. They played a decent setlist and the crowd was really into it which really helps with the energy of the band and they played To Sheila which was great!

dustrock
01-19-2008, 12:07 PM
whats your fave box song?

that's a loaded question. STRTJ, Aeroplane, or Ugly.

SP4Me
01-19-2008, 12:10 PM
american gothic was released in '08, ya clown.

Zeitgeist was released in 2007, ya clown...

Mayfuck
01-19-2008, 12:28 PM
which do you think has been the best year for the pumpkins so far, relative to your own life experiences? what do you think they accomplished to define that particular era for you that it still sticks out in your memory. i didn't discover the band myself til 2001 but being nostalgic for the 90s i think back to the 93/94 period, which i have a lot of strong memories of. since i first heard siamese dream its somehow always perfectly captured the spirit of that era for me, despite describing things that weren't necessarily relevant to me at the time (being 6 years old) and i find that interesting.

how old were you like 3 in 1993? how do you know what the spirit of 1993 was when you were still wearing diapers then

???
01-19-2008, 12:59 PM
how old were you like 3 in 1993? how do you know what the spirit of 1993 was when you were still wearing diapers then

read it again stupidface:

me at the time (being 6 years old)

i can remember plenty about being 6. and whilst i wasn't exactly thinking about the world at large back then, i'm now old enough to identify and put into words what i was subconsciously feeling at that time.

skipgo
01-19-2008, 02:36 PM
hey skipgo, you get to pick one fucking year, just like the rest of us assholes, so cut it out :mad:

grrr!

And you were what, like 21ish at the time?


Sounds fucking fantastic.

i was 19 when SD came out.
perfect time for an angsty album to knock me over the head.

TheMilstead
01-19-2008, 02:41 PM
1992. you can't even begin to describe how fucking on they were.

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ciGarski
01-19-2008, 02:48 PM
if you guys are online come talk on the gen board. im bored.

Rockin' Cherub
01-19-2008, 03:57 PM
1992 definitely. the year when drown came out, when billy still had that awesome gish voice, when all those good siamese dream songs were written and when they were still sort of an indie rock band

Rockin' Cherub
01-19-2008, 03:58 PM
ah yes i remember throwing my messy diaper at billy after a particularly transcendental version of "cinder"

mccririck
01-19-2008, 09:34 PM
1994, before MCIS had been created.

mccririck
01-19-2008, 09:35 PM
1992 definitely. the year when drown came out, when billy still had that awesome gish voice, when all those good siamese dream songs were written and when they were still sort of an indie rock band

I would probably have voted 1992 if I'd known about them back then. 1994 is my choice.

Chuck=Zero
01-20-2008, 02:50 AM
I went with '99 for shits & giggles...I wasn't fortunate enough to see 'em during that short Arising! Tour, but I've been told by several fans who've seen 'em plenty of times that they were at their best for those few shows. That was the last time the band was intact, and at the time, people were actually excited about MACHINA.