View Full Version : Best Pumpkins power ballad


redbreegull
06-26-2012, 12:59 AM
?

pavementtune
06-26-2012, 01:09 AM
Duh? I don't get your choices, what about ava adore e.g.?

Springbridge
06-26-2012, 01:35 AM
Thru the eyes of Ruby?

Shallowed
06-26-2012, 02:27 AM
These are power ballads?

Trotskilicious
06-26-2012, 02:33 AM
terrible thread is terrible

pavementtune
06-26-2012, 02:34 AM
Define power ballad...

Trotskilicious
06-26-2012, 02:35 AM
i mean is this just an effort go get everyone to vote for porcelina, since it's the only one that really fits the discription

pavementtune
06-26-2012, 02:35 AM
On second thought - don't

Trotskilicious
06-26-2012, 02:35 AM
i mean untitled is a power ballad?

did you come up with this list riding the short bus home from the special education facility?

Shallowed
06-26-2012, 02:43 AM
i mean is this just an effort go get everyone to vote for porcelina, since it's the only one that really fits the discription

What the fuck, no it doesn't.

Nothing in this thread makes any sense.

Grox
06-26-2012, 03:29 AM
snail, mayonaise, porcelina, siyl, untitled, yea honestly they're all very power ballady to me......ruby is too dark/conquering

Sonic Johnny
06-26-2012, 03:42 AM
Power ballad is a fucking stupid term, period. It means "song that starts out with just acoustic/clean electric guitar and vocals for the first half and then there's a drum fill and then the rest of the band comes in on the second chorus and then there's a guitar solo and then maybe some drawn out vocal notes at the end"

Shallowed
06-26-2012, 04:01 AM
The drum fill before Mayonaise kicks in is just a tiny bit cheesy.

Da BAP bom bom ba dom PSHHH

Monet LSD
06-26-2012, 05:18 AM
Sacrilege!

teh b0lly!!1
06-26-2012, 05:46 AM
IN THE AIR TONIGHT

teh b0lly!!1
06-26-2012, 05:47 AM
oh wait is that a different bald guy

teh b0lly!!1
06-26-2012, 05:47 AM
uh EVERYBODY HURTS

ghost-mutt
06-26-2012, 06:04 AM
soma

Shallowed
06-26-2012, 06:29 AM
uh EVERYBODY HURTS

WHY DOES MY HEART

http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/41779_135737356458675_6724_n.jpg

FEEL SO BAD

teh b0lly!!1
06-26-2012, 07:38 AM
power techno

pale_princess
06-26-2012, 07:48 AM
siyl is the only song that qualifies as a power ballad of the choices.

MustardLies
06-26-2012, 08:16 AM
dear lord

soniclovenoize
06-26-2012, 09:57 AM
About the only song here that would fit on a POWER BALLAD compilation would be Stand Inside Your Love.

I was expecting the choices to be like The Celestials and Desire or whatever.

Trotskilicious
06-26-2012, 10:38 AM
i don't remember what SIYL sounds like

wounded
06-26-2012, 11:06 AM
every rose has its thorn

pale_princess
06-26-2012, 11:37 AM
every rose has its thorn

i think siyl is more comparable to something like this

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null123
06-26-2012, 11:47 AM
Untitled sucks so bad

redbreegull
06-26-2012, 12:24 PM
this thread was an elaborate trap, I proved that you guys will argue about anything. also I was high when I made it

reprise85
06-26-2012, 12:25 PM
mayo is kinda power-ballady. winner.

redbreegull
06-26-2012, 12:31 PM
basically all those songs are classy power ballads. Maybe Untitled is too fast, but the others definitely. They are all a lot more sophisticated than Every Rose or The Flame, but listen to Mayo... it's clearly the power ballad of Siamese Dream.

What is a power ballad to you guys? It's usually an emotional, melodic song melded with hard rock guitars. It's kind of funny to think of Pumpkins songs like that, I guess because the quality of the music is much higher than the cock rock of the 70s and 80s, but b0lly is tapping right into that with songs like Mayonaise.

brutechinasky
06-26-2012, 03:52 PM
porcelina never felt like a power ballad to me

Katy Lied
06-26-2012, 03:54 PM
Power ballads sounds like the shit some 80s hair metal band has. I don't know the Smashing Pumpkins to have "power ballads".

soniclovenoize
06-26-2012, 05:33 PM
Power ballads sounds like the shit some 80s hair metal band has. I don't know the Smashing Pumpkins to have "power ballads".

Rhinoceros, Disarm, Tonight Tonight, This Time, Stand Inside Your Love, etc.

Katy Lied
06-26-2012, 05:35 PM
I can see ballad but power?

soniclovenoize
06-26-2012, 05:37 PM
I can see ballad but power?

You are saying all those songs have no power to them?

opera de nuit
06-26-2012, 05:41 PM
from everyone's favorite reputable source:

Power ballads
Simon Frith identifies the origins of the power ballad in the emotional singing of soul artists, particularly Ray Charles and the adaptation of this style by figures such as Eric Burdon, Tom Jones and Joe Cocker to produce slow tempo songs often building to a loud and emotive chorus backed by drums, electric guitars and sometimes choirs.[36] According to Charles Aaron, power ballads came into existence in the early 1970s, when rock stars attempted to convey profound messages to audiences.[37] He argues that the power ballad broke into the mainstream of American consciousness in 1976 as FM radio gave a new lease of life to earlier songs like Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" (1971), Aerosmith's "Dream On" (1973), and Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird" (1974).[37] Other notable examples ******* Nazareth's version of "Love Hurts" (1975), Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is"[36] and Scorpions "Still Loving You" (both 1984), Heart's "What About Love" (1985),[38] and Whitesnake's "Is This Love" (1987).[39]



which to me, makes both SIYL and this time qualify...

Grox
06-26-2012, 06:12 PM
fucking retarded. yes. ALL of these are power ballads

pale_princess
06-26-2012, 06:13 PM
from everyone's favorite reputable source:

Power ballads
Simon Frith identifies the origins of the power ballad in the emotional singing of soul artists, particularly Ray Charles and the adaptation of this style by figures such as Eric Burdon, Tom Jones and Joe Cocker to produce slow tempo songs often building to a loud and emotive chorus backed by drums, electric guitars and sometimes choirs.[36] According to Charles Aaron, power ballads came into existence in the early 1970s, when rock stars attempted to convey profound messages to audiences.[37] He argues that the power ballad broke into the mainstream of American consciousness in 1976 as FM radio gave a new lease of life to earlier songs like Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" (1971), Aerosmith's "Dream On" (1973), and Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird" (1974).[37] Other notable examples ******* Nazareth's version of "Love Hurts" (1975), Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is"[36] and Scorpions "Still Loving You" (both 1984), Heart's "What About Love" (1985),[38] and Whitesnake's "Is This Love" (1987).[39]



which to me, makes both SIYL and this time qualify...

yup, this time qualifies as well. i of the mourning is borderline.

Cowlishaw
06-26-2012, 06:17 PM
Ahhhhhh...aaahhh.... AAAAAaaaaahhhhhhhhaaaaahhh! Bleeding the Orchid!


I miss the million b0lly choir.

Shallowed
06-26-2012, 06:33 PM
Smashing Pumpkins have no power ballads. This thread is ridiculous.

amoergosum
06-27-2012, 08:55 AM
Define power ballad...

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Trotskilicious
06-27-2012, 11:29 AM
aural poison in other words