View Full Version : This is out.


Implosion
11-01-2010, 06:55 PM
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/great-civilizations/id399618012

duovamp
11-01-2010, 07:00 PM
This is shit.

Corganist
11-01-2010, 07:07 PM
Now the name of the project makes a lot of sense...as in, "Jimmy Chamberlin left the Smashing Pumpkins for This?"

Surely these six songs can't be the sum total of what Jimmy's been up to these last couple years.

Rickpat12
11-01-2010, 07:09 PM
is this any good?

Implosion
11-01-2010, 07:09 PM
Now the name of the project makes a lot of sense...as in, "Jimmy Chamberlin left the Smashing Pumpkins for This?"

Surely these six songs can't be the sum total of what Jimmy's been up to these last couple years.

How long did you have that one in your back pocket?

soniclovenoize
11-01-2010, 07:13 PM
What is out?

Astur
11-01-2010, 07:31 PM
this is what

Caine Walker
11-01-2010, 08:33 PM
better than any of the teargarden crap

Eulogy
11-01-2010, 08:47 PM
Now the name of the project makes a lot of sense...as in, "Jimmy Chamberlin left the Smashing Pumpkins for This?"

Surely these six songs can't be the sum total of what Jimmy's been up to these last couple years.

LOLOLOLOLOL

based on the clips, it's all better than everything on TBK

Corganist
11-01-2010, 08:56 PM
LOLOLOLOLOL

based on the clips, it's all better than everything on TBK

Oh come on.

At the very least can we not say that these clips are extremely underwhelming compared to what we know Jimmy is capable of? This is a long, LONG way from Life Begins Again.

SpFission
11-01-2010, 09:01 PM
This sucks.

But I still love Jimmy.

Eulogy
11-01-2010, 09:04 PM
Oh come on.

At the very least can we not say that these clips are extremely underwhelming compared to what we know Jimmy is capable of? This is a long, LONG way from Life Begins Again.

uh, sure. underwhelming. doesn't make me want to jam pairs of scissors into my ears like spangled and wwmm.

redbull
11-01-2010, 09:14 PM
tricky to find. anyone got a link?

SpFission
11-01-2010, 09:31 PM
uh, sure. underwhelming. doesn't make me want to jam pairs of scissors into my ears like spangled and wwmm.

I told a female coworker (non-fan) to listen to spangled and give me her opinion of it. She actually fell in love with it..and has been playing it for weeks.

Anecdotal evidence for the win!

duovamp
11-01-2010, 09:34 PM
DAT. DRUMMING.

samuel redman
11-01-2010, 09:49 PM
^ now that's drumming

Esty
11-01-2010, 10:13 PM
Now the name of the project makes a lot of sense...as in, "Jimmy Chamberlin left the Smashing Pumpkins for This?"

Surely these six songs can't be the sum total of what Jimmy's been up to these last couple years.

If these songs came from the mind of Bill Corgan, you'd be masterbating to it with chunky peanut butter.

T&T
11-01-2010, 10:16 PM
THIS is probably the most clever band in this day of free downloads.
how can you even find a torrent for that?

ilikeplanets
11-01-2010, 10:23 PM
:erm: I knew it was going to be this way....is the word THIS freaking anybody else out?

Rider
11-01-2010, 10:24 PM
Also I just discovered This is also the name of a gospel group.

DaveKShape
11-01-2010, 10:49 PM
i'd need to listen to the whole album, but even in the clips, you gotta love that solid jimmy backing.

pale_princess
11-01-2010, 11:05 PM
If these songs came from the mind of Bill Corgan, you'd be masterbating to it with chunky peanut butter.

:banging:

paranoid
11-01-2010, 11:09 PM
Now the name of the project makes a lot of sense...as in, "Jimmy Chamberlin left the Smashing Pumpkins for This?"

Surely these six songs can't be the sum total of what Jimmy's been up to these last couple years.

you're a fucking moron. if you were a true fan you'd know that he's been up to a hell of a lot more than this. And you get on peoples cases to wait to hear the full teargarden, final recorded tracks before they can really make a call on it.. did you really listen to the whole record in the 10 minutes after it was posted on this site? dick bag.

i'm going to pass judgement after i hear the record.. not just listen to the clips. i'm willing to give jimmy that much of a chance.

paranoid
11-01-2010, 11:17 PM
after first song here's my initial impression:

pros: drumming is great, as always.. although a bit too much on jackknifed at times. production is good, like the guitar overdubs, etc. parts actually reminded me of zwan as far as guitars go and song arrangements.

cons: the singer blows. do not like his voice, the lyrics are just as cheesy as anything billy would write these days. it destroys everything and any hope this band has.

verdict: compared to teargarden i can listen through this but it's just as cheesy. dig the drumming and that's it. here's hoping he puts the complex back together and goes back into that direction.. jimmy at his best. i'm hoping THIS is a one time thing.

Rickpat12
11-01-2010, 11:18 PM
any links yet?

Rickpat12
11-01-2010, 11:18 PM
BC on the radio right now, actually just promoted this album.

killtrocity
11-01-2010, 11:19 PM
great civilizatons is kinda cool

paranoid
11-01-2010, 11:20 PM
there are moments on this record that are nice, then other moments that suck complete balls. should have been an instrumental record. what is it with jimmy playing behind shitty singers? looks like he got himself a better guitar player this time around, though.

sad reasons is pretty cool.. neat instrumentation, much more interesting/artistic than what the pumpkins have been putting out.

i think i like tightrope the best.. minus the aweful vocals the instrumentation reminds me a bit of tortoise.. getting a bit of a loose fur vibe too. really unqiue drumming on jimmy's part, seems like he's got a bit more room for creativity in this band.

aomb1979
11-01-2010, 11:45 PM
BC on the radio right now, actually just promoted this album.

Really? wow. Details?

Rickpat12
11-01-2010, 11:49 PM
Some guy asked about the final straw between him and Jimmy. He said he doesn't want to get too public about it. But didn't diss him at all. Said he's a great musician and he has all the respect for him. They were just going in different directions, and he mentioned This and that they have an album coming out.

rudi
11-02-2010, 12:44 AM
Yeah this singer sucks my shit but the music is not bad and the drumming is pretty out of control

rudi
11-02-2010, 12:50 AM
That being said, could we all just agree to love the shit out of THIS and buy everything they ever release just to miff Corgan off?

Tell me it wouldn't be worth it

Rider
11-02-2010, 12:51 AM
I plan on buying it just to piss off BC. We should start requesting This on radio stations.

ilikeplanets
11-02-2010, 12:53 AM
paranoid do you even read corganist's posts or do you just call him a "fucking moron" every single time out of habit?

paranoid
11-02-2010, 12:58 AM
I already bought the record for 6 bucks off itunes. more than I've spent on SP since late 2008.

ilikeplants you're a fucking moron.

also, i read somewhere that in the radio interview billy just did, he said jimmy wanted to go the greatest hits route with the SP.. is this true? if so, he seems to be bending the truth, i heard from a source close to jimmy's camp that he wanted to do a tour after the disaster of the 20th anniversary that would primarily be made of the radio hits and favorites (example, geek usa) just to win back some of the positivity/trust of the fans.

this of course is all a bit silly considering that this is exactly what billy is doing with SP right now, minus geek usa because he's got a shitty drummer.

ilikeplanets
11-02-2010, 01:02 AM
I really doubt that would happen...BC does some stupid shit but after all the effort he put into creating this "band" that he says represents the new SP blah blah would he really destroy it for a reunion tour with only jimmy that will probably never make it to the end? That just seems hasty, even for Billy.

Skradgee
11-02-2010, 01:18 AM
yeah...at first listen, Life Begins Again seems way cooler

slunken
11-02-2010, 01:20 AM
stop living in the past

Rider
11-02-2010, 01:44 AM
I really doubt that would happen...BC does some stupid shit but after all the effort he put into creating this "band" that he says represents the new SP blah blah would he really destroy it for a reunion tour with only jimmy that will probably never make it to the end? That just seems hasty, even for Billy.



What the fuck are you babbling about?

BlissedandGone2
11-02-2010, 01:59 AM
ug billy and jimmy need eachother. everything sucks.

ilikeplanets
11-02-2010, 02:17 AM
Ok Rider...I meant that I don't think Jimmy and Billy will decide now is the time to play shows together featuring Pumpkins hits and favorites. Billy put all this work into building a new "Smashing Pumpkins" and even though BC can do cruel shit to his band mates, I don't think he would risk the dissolution of this line up to appease fans that he hates. And I also doubt that Jimmy would be motivated enough or trust Billy enough to see a whole tour through. Perhaps that was more clear...I'm a bit less hazy now. :)

Monet LSD
11-02-2010, 02:32 AM
:erm:

amoergosum
11-02-2010, 05:13 AM
cons: the singer blows. do not like his voice

That was my very first impression.

My Blue Heaven
11-02-2010, 05:15 AM
he just sounds like your standard indie rockish small-time singer to me.

so does the music. but it's still so much better than TbK -- i wonder how the songs will sound dynamic-wise once we hear the full versions.

russian iha
11-02-2010, 06:04 AM
So no one can upload AAC files?

Rider
11-02-2010, 06:34 AM
So no one can upload AAC files?

You can't afford $5?

My Blue Heaven
11-02-2010, 07:40 AM
You can't afford $5?

For me, it's more that I don't have a credit card, amazon or itunes account.

Rider
11-02-2010, 08:05 AM
Yeah anyone know if this will be getting a physical release?

Skradgee
11-02-2010, 08:25 AM
"Great Civilizations, the first release from THIS will be available for download mid October at bandcamp (http://www.bandcamp.com/) and the vinyl release will follow shortly thereafter." -source (http://blog.hipstersunited.com/2010/10/10/this-album-great-civilizations-coming-out-this-month/)

Cool As Ice Cream
11-02-2010, 08:50 AM
mid october?
fuck you, jimmy!

Skradgee
11-02-2010, 09:06 AM
It seems worth repeating that Jimmy should fire his webmaster(s) or whoever does content for these sites:

T H I S (http://www.thisband.com/)
Index of / (http://www.jimmychamberlin.com)

Rider
11-02-2010, 09:09 AM
It seems worth repeating that Jimmy needs to fire his webmaster(s) or whoever does content for these sites:

T H I S (http://www.thisband.com/)
Index of / (http://www.jimmychamberlin.com)



Yeah the totally ass backward way this is being handled actually kind of has me a bit worried about Jimmy.

Kahlo
11-02-2010, 09:10 AM
I think Quinto ruined it before his suicide

Grant V
11-02-2010, 10:21 AM
quinto offed himself?

Kahlo
11-02-2010, 10:26 AM
No idea. He has been dead to many of us for a long time though.

bahnzah
11-02-2010, 11:54 AM
i have to say this is actually better than mediocre.

bahnzah
11-02-2010, 11:54 AM
and by this is i mean This.

kingflupps
11-02-2010, 12:25 PM
The drumming is class, definitely makes you realise how much of the pumpkins sound was down to Jimmy's style. Should kill off any Billy is the pumpkins bollocks coz this clearly proves that Billy & Jimmy are both needed for "that" sound. The guitars are alright, some interesting bits - definitely agree on earlier comments that there are some Zwan esque moments in there although this is probably heightened by the drumming. The vocals are shit. Just plain shit. Unfortunately a shit singer kills any chance of me really getting into a band. Shame really. Still good luck to him coz my god he is an incredible drummer.

Spaldz
11-02-2010, 12:33 PM
also, i read somewhere that in the radio interview billy just did, he said jimmy wanted to go the greatest hits route with the SP.. is this true? if so, he seems to be bending the truth, i heard from a source close to jimmy's camp that he wanted to do a tour after the disaster of the 20th anniversary that would primarily be made of the radio hits and favorites (example, geek usa) just to win back some of the positivity/trust of the fans.


AND that would of been awesome.

kingflupps
11-02-2010, 12:43 PM
Oh and anyone that thinks any of the songs on Great Civilisations are better than A Stitch In Time, Song For a Son & Spangled is a retard.

Gish08
11-02-2010, 01:01 PM
Where the fuck can I find this on bandcamp, do I have to register?

paranoid
11-02-2010, 01:10 PM
it's not on bandcamp yet. it's on on itunes and amazon. pay the 5 fucking dollars to download it, holy crap.

Gish08
11-02-2010, 01:35 PM
Didn't know it was on Amazon. I hate iTunes.




Not on Amazon yet you fucker. >:|

MonteLDS
11-02-2010, 01:38 PM
Amazon.com: Great Civilizations: This: MP3 Downloads (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0048ZLIGS?ie=UTF8&tag=hipstunite-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0048ZLIGS)

jimmy drevpile
11-02-2010, 01:47 PM
Not Amazon in UK - Itunes is the only way for us Brits right now. Guess that's what happens when there's a bit of a mix-up with the release.

Kahlo
11-02-2010, 02:23 PM
I refuse to use i-tunes, so I guess I'm fucked until someone uploads it/they get their act together.

Also, fuck you Monte

haither
11-02-2010, 03:12 PM
Itunes= Sellout

Caine Walker
11-02-2010, 03:22 PM
shutup, billy

ilikeplanets
11-02-2010, 03:50 PM
No, no Caine Walker. The Billy troll must advocate the use of itunes because free music breeds dystopia.

Caine Walker
11-02-2010, 03:54 PM
ugh, del

ilikeplanets
11-02-2010, 04:00 PM
Let your rudeness run unchecked, that's fine. I'm still right! And nothing hurts worse than being corrected by the uncool kid.

Caine Walker
11-02-2010, 04:03 PM
And nothing hurts worse than being corrected by the uncool kid.

you want to hurt me?

Kahlo
11-02-2010, 04:10 PM
i wish ilikeplanets would hurt their self.

Imagine! They could throw themselves under a truck while Jimmy brings the jungle drums. FUCK YAAS.

ilikeplanets
11-02-2010, 04:10 PM
I didn't come here as a monster, I promise.

ilikeplanets
11-02-2010, 04:12 PM
i wish ilikeplanets would hurt their self.



Those made of gold don't bleed, Kahlo. :rolleyes:

Caine Walker
11-02-2010, 04:32 PM
ok, stop that.

so, has anyone actually downloaded this and have a review of it yet? i want to know if my inclination to actually spend money on This is valid.

ilikeplanets
11-02-2010, 04:35 PM
Well, we're all generally some sort of a rabid fan on this board, so my guess is you'll wind up buying it. :p But will THIS be worth IT? Probably not...sounds like that singer is a buzzkill.

So yes, inclination is valid.

Caine Walker
11-02-2010, 05:10 PM
oh my god, knock it off.

Kahlo
11-02-2010, 05:31 PM
yep really, please try and talk like a normal person, or a well adjusted Netphorian.

Ugly
11-02-2010, 05:51 PM
If you type in "This" on isohunt and sort by most recent releases, you get This Ain't Avatar XXX. Not exactly what I was looking for but I ain't complaining.

slunken
11-02-2010, 06:38 PM
del

Rider
11-02-2010, 07:05 PM
If you type in "This" on isohunt and sort by most recent releases, you get This Ain't Avatar XXX. Not exactly what I was looking for but I ain't complaining.



If you try "This Ancient Civilizations" on what.cd you get an educational DVD.

ilikeplanets
11-02-2010, 07:35 PM
Call me to the thread when it is to be found for free!!

Esty
11-02-2010, 08:12 PM
Go fuck yourself planets you stupid cunt.

rudi
11-03-2010, 12:11 AM
The singer in This is seriously terrible. I'd take consonantless Billy over him in a heartbeat, and man if that isn't an insult.

I do enjoy the instrumentals though.

lambert
11-03-2010, 01:16 AM
Hmm, just clicked on the iTunes link and it seems to have disappeared from their store for the time being. Still on Amazon though. $6 bucks, think I can spare that on Jimmy.

slunken
11-03-2010, 01:23 AM
I love how "Jimmy being the drummer in a band" equals "Jimmy's band" to some of you. Face it, this is no different than Iha's stint in Tinted Windows, except TW had some real talent (other than the sp member) involved.

brendo_91
11-03-2010, 01:27 AM
ok, stop that.

so, has anyone actually downloaded this and have a review of it yet? i want to know if my inclination to actually spend money on This is valid.

I'll bite. I bought the album on iTunes and posted this (more or less) last night on Ozphoria:

Track 1 "Capsized Jackknife Crisis" sounds like Tonight Tonight's drums with a new song on top. Almost like a mishmash of that and "Sound Of Love" from LICD.
Track 2 "No One Can Tell" is better than the preview suggests.
Track 3 "Tightrope Situation" is Beatlesy - think "Fool on the Hill"
Track 4 "Great Civilizations" (title track) sounds Arcade Firey. Cool solo. I kind of dislike the chorus.
Track 5 "All I Hear Is Snow" confuses me... it sounds like it's in 6/8 at the start and then moves into 4/4... but it must just be triplet feel at the start. Nice enough track I guess. Mellotrons in the chorus.
Track 6 "Sad Reasons" has Mellotron strings all over, and oddly not very much of a drum part.


Overall vibe... JC + Arcade Fire + LICD + Beatles?! Oh, and "Love Is Real" from the JCC album is similar in vibe too I guess...

Tracks 2, 3 and 6 are clearly the strongest songs IMHO - not that "strongest" means much when everything is very blah. Best drumming on either 1 or 2.

Oh, and the vocalist sucks and so do the lyrics.

Sounds like you hit play on 2 cd players at once, one with horrible instrumental music, and one with JC's drumming, and they happen to sync up with timing.

haither
11-03-2010, 07:46 AM
shutup, billy

Fuck you. Pavement are way better then The Smashing Pumkins will ever dream to be.

Caine Walker
11-03-2010, 07:58 AM
who the hell said anything about pavement?

duovamp
11-03-2010, 08:43 AM
What's in?
Ice-blended mocha drinks and David Schwimmer.

russian iha
11-03-2010, 10:26 AM
You can't afford $5?

There are few countries other than US and iTunes may be not supported there.

russian iha
11-03-2010, 10:34 AM
Okay, got it from what.cd. The album is much more of a departure from SP that I expected after reading comments. Hell of a lot of a prog rock. Not that much of Zwan, maybe the first track only.

The vocals seem out of place, but they actually work with music. The singer is really inspired.

ilikeplanets
11-03-2010, 12:20 PM
Ok now rip it and post it!

Caine Walker
11-03-2010, 01:47 PM
i'm halfway through, and so far all of brendo's descriptions are pretty accurate. i don't agree that the instrumental parts are terrible, tho. i'll take mediocre prog-ish rock over whatever bullshit corgan has been churning out.

Astur
11-03-2010, 01:52 PM
i'll take mediocre prog-ish rock over whatever bullshit corgan has been churning out.

^

just grabbed it off what.cd. classy drumming, don't like the voice too much

soniclovenoize
11-03-2010, 01:56 PM
uploaded by eyeoftheruby? Predictable...

soniclovenoize
11-03-2010, 01:59 PM
russianiha, are you ascendo or rusak?

D.
11-03-2010, 05:16 PM
Multiupload.com - upload your files to multiple file hosting sites! (http://www.multiupload.com/V81WPH6NFK)

Ugly
11-03-2010, 06:09 PM
What's in?
Ice-blended mocha drinks and David Schwimmer.

Hmmm. Yes. He is handsome in an ugly sort of way.

ilikeplanets
11-03-2010, 07:38 PM
He's handsome in that "I don't want to call him ugly because I know he gets that a lot but he looks like a parrot fish" sort of way...

Mo
11-03-2010, 09:13 PM
I kinda dig it.

aztec litany service
11-03-2010, 10:59 PM
i like it
interesting music
pretty much what i'd expect from a jc project
i don't have a prob w/ dude's voice but it's not the greatest or anything

Trotskilicious
11-03-2010, 11:31 PM
russianiha, are you ascendo or rusak?

he's a total shithead

Trotskilicious
11-03-2010, 11:43 PM
Also, fuck you Monte

*sigh*

samuel redman
11-04-2010, 08:24 AM
http://blog.showclix.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/billy-corgan-jimmy-chamberlin.jpg

Morlock
11-04-2010, 10:05 AM
Can anyone upload This for us stupid Europeans? I like the samples.

jimmy drevpile
11-04-2010, 03:01 PM
face-palm.

My Blue Heaven
11-04-2010, 03:40 PM
Can anyone upload This for us stupid Europeans? I like the samples.

see D's post, 8 posts above yours.

stupid fucking Europeans.

Springbridge
11-04-2010, 04:39 PM
Multiupload.com - upload your files to multiple file hosting sites! (http://www.multiupload.com/V81WPH6NFK)

Thanks D!!

soniclovenoize
11-04-2010, 04:43 PM
he's a total shithead

I searched for user 'a total shithead' but couldn't find him. :p

Morlock
11-04-2010, 04:48 PM
Yep, I am obviously stupid. Thanks for the upload!

samuel redman
11-04-2010, 05:08 PM
damnit, upload doesnt work for me

Trotskilicious
11-04-2010, 06:25 PM
D's a good fellow and he also went on holiday with monte so he could have friends for a weekend

awwwww

redbull
11-04-2010, 06:25 PM
6/10

Caine Walker
11-04-2010, 07:04 PM
6.2

D.
11-04-2010, 07:07 PM
itz totally middle of the road but hey, we can just wait for the next JCC disc

Cruiser
11-05-2010, 08:13 AM
Ya, I like it! It's a fun, engaging pop-rock album... nothing wrong with that!

soniclovenoize
11-05-2010, 01:27 PM
D's a good fellow and he also went on holiday with monte so he could have friends for a weekend

awwwww

So did John Lennon and Brian Epstein. :erm:

D.
11-05-2010, 08:14 PM
So did John Lennon and Brian Epstein. :erm:
yeah, and monte and I spooned - WHATOFITBRO?!

tim2nyy
11-05-2010, 11:36 PM
This is changing its name.

True story.

slunken
11-06-2010, 01:46 AM
Backwards Clock Society.