View Full Version : Rank the Pumpkins talentwise


Nova
03-06-2005, 11:14 AM
1. Chamberlin

2. Corgan
3. James / Melissa
4. D'Arcy

CherubDaydream
03-06-2005, 11:24 AM
1. b0lly/James
2. Jimmy
3. MadM
4. D'Arcy

HeyWhatsUp
03-06-2005, 11:44 AM
1. jimmy
2.billy
3.james
4.mellisa
5.d'arcy

Rockin' Cherub
03-06-2005, 12:30 PM
1. bugg superstar
2. ricky banana
3. glass

Silver-bolt
03-06-2005, 01:48 PM
1. billy
2. jimmy
3. james
4. melissa
5. d'arcy

pumpkingrrrl
03-06-2005, 02:22 PM
Originally posted by Silver-bolt
1. billy
2. jimmy
3. james
4. melissa
5. d'arcy

RockLobster
03-06-2005, 02:25 PM
jimmy
billy
james

playing bass doesn't take talent :D

RockLobster
03-06-2005, 02:25 PM
but then again d'arcy and melissa are pretty talented in the sack

neopryn
03-06-2005, 02:59 PM
Originally posted by CherubDaydream
1. b0lly/James
2. Jimmy
you're fucking retarded. fuck you.

CherubDaydream
03-06-2005, 03:02 PM
Originally posted by neopryn
you're fucking retarded. fuck you.

fuck you. they're both ace :rolleyes:

teh b0lly!!1
03-06-2005, 03:11 PM
technically billy has nothing on jimmy.
jimmy is by far the best musician in the band but billy has way more talent than all of them, writing and composing and all.

GlasgowKiss
03-06-2005, 03:15 PM
Billy
Jimmy
Melissa
James
D'arcy

If only talent were boobs. Then D'arcy would be the winner.

chris_bakewell
03-06-2005, 03:20 PM
I'm going to be honest, even though James is my favourite.....

1 - Billy
2 - James
3 - Jimmy
4 - D'arcy

Cherub Angel
03-06-2005, 04:05 PM
Jimmy
Billy
James
D'arcy

Billy has even said that Jimmy is the most talented musician in the band. I think Billy wipes them all with songwriting though.

sweter33
03-06-2005, 04:11 PM
noone posted
1. b0lly
2. jimmy
3. d'arcy/melissa
5. james

:rolleyes:

Dead
03-06-2005, 04:15 PM
If anyone doesn't put Billy first they are morons, the songwriting, the guitar skills, the arrangements & production, unbelievable.

chris_bakewell
03-06-2005, 04:22 PM
Originally posted by sweter33
noone posted
1. b0lly
2. jimmy
3. d'arcy/melissa
5. james

:rolleyes:

James last???????:confused:

sweter33
03-06-2005, 04:28 PM
Originally posted by chris_bakewell


James last???????:confused:

yup.
my reasoning: b0lly-out of question. i like jimmy's and melissa's solo albums more than james's. d'arcy was just cool.

besides, i've never took a fancy to the guy... so...

HeyWhatsUp
03-06-2005, 04:52 PM
Originally posted by sweter33


yup.
d'arcy was just cool.

:Stupid:

ciGarski
03-06-2005, 07:22 PM
Originally posted by Dead
If anyone doesn't put Billy first they are morons, the songwriting, the guitar skills, the arrangements & production, unbelievable.

you fucking said it

spguitar
03-06-2005, 08:02 PM
Originally posted by HeyWhatsUp
1. jimmy
2.billy
3.james
4.mellisa
5.d'arcy

Yes. If you're judging them by playing talent.

Cherub Angel
03-06-2005, 08:09 PM
there's a difference between overall talent and talent as musicians (solely, how well they can play)

for overall talent, it's Billy. No question. He can write, produce, play, manage, etc.

the next is definitely Jimmy. Not only a great drummer, but his solo album is better than James's album. Hands down.

then there's James. Good guitarist, but the thing about James is that aside from playing second banana he hasn't done too much. There's a difference in being in the shadow of someone and being with them. Jimmy wasn't really in the shadow of Billy when they played together, they kept in time with each other. He put out one solo album and let it go. Not to mention, the only song of his that I remotely dug was "Go."

Melissa. Decent bass player and I think even her solo album was better than James's solo album in some ways, but on level of musical talent James's skill exceeds her's.

D'arcy. D'arcy is cool, and for a long time she was one of the cooler members of the band. She had personality that would rival billy's..........but as a bass player? Only ok.....dare I say marginal. I hope she comes back one day though.

spguitar
03-06-2005, 08:10 PM
1. Jimmy - I haven't heard anyone that plays remotely like him. Notice the high hat is almost always going with his left foot. Jazz mixed into rock = perfection.

2. Billy - Very good guitarist but not the best in the world. Writing-wise he knows his stuff of course. His solos were always sloppy and i picked that up from him in a big way. Very frantic and out of whack but still worked great.

3. James - Not that great of a guitarist. I've seen him to a couple solos with basic scales. Nothing complicated at all. He is great with APC live. Does what he needs to do and nothing more. Good with melody.

4. Melissa - She's a decent bassist. Her bass tone is a lot thinner than D'arcy's. Sounds good in person but not recorded. Strange. Her album is so so.

5. D'arcy - So so bassist. Did what she needed to do. I'm sure she was better at her other instrument.

RopeyLopey
03-06-2005, 08:26 PM
Originally posted by spguitar
I'm sure she was better at her other instrument. you mean violin, right?

spguitar
03-06-2005, 08:28 PM
Originally posted by RopeyLopey
you mean violin, right?

Yes

spguitar
03-06-2005, 08:32 PM
I'm sorry. It's been so long since i've read SP articles or watched a documentary that i forget things.

ndugu
03-06-2005, 08:47 PM
Originally posted by Rockin' Cherub
1. bugg superstar
2. ricky banana
3. glass

:rofl: keepin' it real alex.

ciGarski
03-06-2005, 08:50 PM
just because his solos were sloppy doesn't make them bad. hendrix was sloppy, but he was in control. i see that in billy too. both were frantic and all over the place but knew exactly what the fuck they were doing, of course im comparing styles, not talent.

spguitar
03-06-2005, 08:56 PM
Yeah but Jimmy's just about perfect with what he plays. The guy's a friggin monster.
If we were talking about writing and composition etc etc it'd be Billy hands down.

better than new
03-06-2005, 10:42 PM
Originally posted by HeyWhatsUp
1. jimmy
2.billy
3.james
4.mellisa
5.d'arcy

MajesticFlow
03-07-2005, 12:47 PM
d'arcy
matt walker
melissa
drummer dude from the adore era

chris_bakewell
03-07-2005, 01:04 PM
Originally posted by MajesticFlow
d'arcy
matt walker
melissa
drummer dude from the adore era

You stupid fucking cunt, who the hell do you think you are, go and fucking die!!!!

MajesticFlow
03-07-2005, 01:15 PM
your mom

ndugu
03-07-2005, 01:26 PM
Originally posted by ciGarki
just because his solos were sloppy doesn't make them bad.

when are billy's solo sloppy? :think:

chris_bakewell
03-07-2005, 01:40 PM
Originally posted by MajesticFlow
your mom

Your nan!!

Liquid-J
03-07-2005, 03:00 PM
Originally posted by CherubDaydream


fuck you. they're both ace :rolleyes:


no, it's not fuck neopryn. it is fuck you. FUCK YOU

CherubDaydream
03-07-2005, 03:26 PM
Originally posted by Liquid-J



no, it's not fuck neopryn. it is fuck you. FUCK YOU

true

chris_bakewell
03-07-2005, 03:50 PM
Originally posted by Liquid-J



no, it's not fuck neopryn. it is fuck you. FUCK YOU


You're the best!!

RopeyLopey
03-07-2005, 04:18 PM
I can't decide - I still don't know if D'arcy is better violinist than James a trombonist.

Liquid-J
03-07-2005, 04:19 PM
Originally posted by chris_bakewell



You're the best!!

you're the best too! and james iha and isle

chris_bakewell
03-07-2005, 04:57 PM
Originally posted by Liquid-J


you're the best too! and james iha and isle

No really you and isle are the best!

Liquid-J
03-07-2005, 05:30 PM
AND YOU TOO!!

Voice Implodes
03-07-2005, 05:42 PM
1. billy
2. jimmy
3. james
4. melissa
5. matt cosmo walker
6. mike garson
7. d'arcy
8. cherub daydream.

teh b0lly!!1
03-07-2005, 05:50 PM
Originally posted by Voice Implodes
1. billy
2. jimmy
3. james
4. melissa
5. matt cosmo walker
6. mike garson
7. d'arcy
8. fuck you
9. cherub daydream.

fixed

spguitar
03-07-2005, 06:00 PM
Originally posted by ndugu

when are billy's solo sloppy? :think:

Most of the time.

chris_bakewell
03-07-2005, 06:02 PM
Originally posted by Liquid-J
AND YOU TOO!!

ciGarski
03-07-2005, 06:43 PM
Originally posted by ndugu


when are billy's solo sloppy? :think:

i wasn't the first to say it, see a few posts above. im just defending corgan's solos. if you think they are sloppy however, reference hendrix's style. its similar. once again tho, its style, not talent im comparing.

Nova
03-12-2005, 08:07 PM
I don't know why everyone knocks Corgan for being such a bad soloist.

Here's a live Starla solo:
http://s31.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=37FYH20BW9U8D14GDRF1MRDVKZ

I posted it at another forum and people ripped on it to no end. Who cares if it's "sloppy" or not "traditional" enough? It fucking rocks. People said it sucks, but I don't think so.

ladollyvita
03-12-2005, 08:35 PM
1 - Billy
2 - Jimmy
3 - James
4 - Melissa
5 - D'arcy

I don't get how people rank Jimmy above Billy. There's no denying he's an amazing drummer, but Billy is an amazing songwriter, lyricist, guitarist... hell he can even whack out a good tune on the piano!

So you people think that Jimmy drums better than Billy writes songs?

DieDiemydarling
03-12-2005, 08:56 PM
Originally posted by Silver-bolt
1. billy
2. jimmy
3. james
4. melissa
5. d'arcy

DieDiemydarling
03-12-2005, 08:56 PM
Originally posted by ladollyvita
nice avatar

DieDiemydarling
03-12-2005, 08:57 PM
Originally posted by Voice Implodes
1. billy/chris_bakewell
2. jimmy
3. james
4. melissa
5. matt cosmo walker
6. mike garson
7. d'arcy
8. cherub daydream.

Nimrod's Son
03-13-2005, 12:44 AM
MMBKG is a tool

MMBKG
03-13-2005, 12:44 AM
1) Billy
2) Jimmy
3) James
4) Melissa
5) D'arcy

Predictable, but very much agreed upon.

ProgressChrome
03-13-2005, 11:17 AM
1. Jimmy
2. Jimmy
3. Jimmy
4. Jimmy
5. Jimmy

ProgressChrome
03-13-2005, 11:18 AM
Originally posted by ladollyvita

So you people think that Jimmy drums better than Billy writes songs?

yes

Rockin' Cherub
03-13-2005, 12:11 PM
i think it's equal. it's not like life begins again is ANYWHERE near as good as any pumpkins album.