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pink_ribbon_scars
03-10-2005, 09:28 AM
Share some memories about Smashing Pumpkins (not Zwan) experiences.

I remember sitting in the library in high school (mid-90's) and browsing SP sites for hours on end. Eric Agnew's Luna was beautiful. What was the other big site back then? Two people ran it, who were they? I remember being so happy to find out things like which books Billy had just read, and getting excited on the bandmember's birthdays, and deeply pondering stuff like Cabal and Junta (http://www.spfc.org/band/faq.html?faq_id=80). There are a lot of good memories, help me bring them back.

pink_ribbon_scars
03-10-2005, 09:29 AM
if anyone has a screenshot of Luna, that would be amazing.

3Marlon3Brando
03-10-2005, 10:18 AM
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alisonmonster
03-10-2005, 10:20 AM
A friend of mine got the tape of Siamese Dream in grade 8 - i sort of knew "Today" but that was it. I thought she had a pretty good taste in music - we used to listen to Janes Addiction's Ritual de Habitual album constantly. Anyway i took the tape home and recorded to some old blank tape i had (i used to tape off the radio in junior high all the time). We would blare cherub rock as loud as we could on her parents stereo and draw pictures and talk about guys. Sometimes i miss those days :(

ammy
03-10-2005, 10:30 AM
oh man, Luna really was the best SP site ever made :(

pink_ribbon_scars
03-10-2005, 10:31 AM
I remember trying so hard to read those scribbled lyrics in the SD booklet. I used to get out the magnifying glass. :embarass:

alisonmonster
03-10-2005, 10:32 AM
Originally posted by pink_ribbon_scars
I remember trying so hard to read those scribbled lyrics in the SD booklet. I used to get out the magnifying glass. :embarass:

me too :erm

tcm
03-10-2005, 10:34 AM
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tcm
03-10-2005, 10:34 AM
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tcm
03-10-2005, 10:35 AM
http://web.archive.org/web/19961226001115/www.cae.wisc.edu/~agnew/sp/luna.html

http://web.archive.org/web/19970605071905/www.muohio.edu/~carmance/sp/index.htmlx

ammy
03-10-2005, 10:37 AM
i shall tell the story of my first finding billy ...



so we were at a birthday party sleepover. Me, Never_Nohen, Erin and Laura... maybe another girl was there, i forget. In a hotel, watching tv on the bed, and doing hair wraps. And Tonight Tonight came on. All the girls were talking about how scary billy was.. and he was so creepy etc.. and I was just entranced, I was in love :-X

the next day i bought mellon collie. being a yanni fan, i only liked the "softer" stuff for a while, but the rest grew on me. My sister found out I liked the band and was really excited, because she was a huge fan, and she got me a ticket to the show that was coming up. we went together, it was my first concert and it was mindblowingly wonderful..

ever since, I was hooked!

pink_ribbon_scars
03-10-2005, 10:40 AM
Originally posted by tcm

http://web.archive.org/web/19970605071905/www.muohio.edu/~carmance/sp/index.htmlx

Chris and Shyla. :] Thanks a lot.

ammy
03-10-2005, 10:44 AM
becca (never) and i stayed up at her house one night on her computer for hours and hours searching for and downloading photos of billy and james and saving them to floppy (i have one or two of the disks still, but they're corrupt) :( and naming the photos things like "sexy vampire billy" "INTENSE" .. her mom came down at like 3 and go SO pissed that we were still up... that's one of my favorite memories with her, it was one of those perfect nights :)



i'll hav eot find it, but there was one picture of billy, black and white where he's just staring.. that we all labeled "INTENSE" and each put up in our rooms and just scared at it... dreamy...

ammy
03-10-2005, 10:45 AM
*sigh* so intense...

http://www.euqueroserninguem.blogger.com.br/billy_corgan_L.jpg

pink_ribbon_scars
03-10-2005, 10:47 AM
I got cable at home in 1993 or very early 1994, Disarm was one of the first videos I saw on MTV. I thought it was really cool and a friend of mine had seen it too and asked me if I owned Siamese Dream. I didn't but I ran out and got it at the only record store in town, Walmart, and I remember thinking, "Woah, there's a lot more guitars on here than on Disarm." I had never heard anything like it before, but I got into it really quickly. I got to see them live that summer at Lollapalooza '94, I went with the aforementioned friend and another friend and my dad. I don't remember a ton about the show even though I remember a lot about the Lollapalooza experience. I just remember them playing Drown and I Am One and Rocket, and thinking that they were just amazing.

Rockin' Cherub
03-10-2005, 11:18 AM
this thread makes me think i'm a fag for liking the sp.

Reyngel
03-10-2005, 12:17 PM
Originally posted by Rockin' Cherub
this thread makes me think i'm a fag for liking the sp.

lol

Rockin' Cherub
03-10-2005, 12:34 PM
Originally posted by Reyngel


lol
lol? actually it's kind of sad.

Phoenix Down
03-10-2005, 01:11 PM
Originally posted by pink_ribbon_scars
and getting excited on the bandmember's birthdays,

:erm

pink_ribbon_scars
03-10-2005, 02:25 PM
Originally posted by Phoenix Down


:erm

I looked at your posts and I don't think you have a lot of room to :erm me. :)

I am not saying it wasn't totally weird. I'm sharing how pathetic I was because I'm very much beyond it now and it's a really funny part of my history. That was 10 years ago. I think a lot of people here were total dorks about SP at some point in their lives.

Don't you guys have some stories to share? I bet you spent a fair shair of your life thinking about SP, and going to concerts and listening to their music and trying to solve their riddles and understand the lyrics. If I'm a dork to be excited about their birthdays, what about the Machina mystery fanatacism and everything else?

I'm going to share another memory. I remember waiting outside the Metro in freezing weather so many times, and one time, I think before the final show, someone brought a space heater. Fans spread blankets out on the ground, put this fuel-filled space heater in the middle of the blankets, got about 10 people crammed onto the blanket around the heater, and draped a big blanket over the top of everyone and the heater. It was so warm in there but a COMPLETE firehazard. Was anyone in there with me?

AlphaCentauri
03-10-2005, 02:34 PM
I met my first 2 long term relationships on the Siamese Dreamers mailing list, for which I took control of after my 1st girlfriend and I broke up. I remember Sam Manzie, and, I remember trading Maxell XLII bootlegs of Mellon Collie/SD Era shows, and, I remember the Viper Room show circulating, and everyone being really confused about Adore, and if it would be a "techno" album ala eye.

I remember the Adore tour, and meeting billy james and d'arcy in 98. The show was my first show, and, the LOUDEST concert ever, my ears rang for days. It was surreal.

I remember the machina tour signing in boston, and how everyone was magical. I remember the lupos show, and, how it changed my life.

I remember the Lowell show, and, it being this really....odd experience, even if it was amazing.

I remember Montreal, and, knowing it was the end.

RopeyLopey
03-10-2005, 03:13 PM
How I heard for the first time about the band The Smashing Pumpkins -
a girl from high school lent me a 90min tape with Faith No More 'King for a day...' and as the filler for the rest of the tape with no label she had there few songs from some band I didn't know before. The first one was a nice mellow song, the second was rocking and so intense, and the comeback in the middle of the song after a silent part was so great I played it over and over, and then there were some other 2 nice songs. For some reason I thought those were Soul Asylum.
So then when I was giving her back the tape, I asked her if she has some more songs from Soul Asylum, that I really enjoyed the stuff at the end of the tape. She gave me a wierd look and asked what the fuck am I talking about, that there were no Soul Asylum at all..then she played the tape and was like 'oh, you mean Smashing Pumpkins?
those songs were Spaceboy, Silverfuck, Sweet Sweet and Luna, and yeah she got me the rest of the album after that as well.

Mayfuck
03-10-2005, 08:53 PM
It's kinda sad how I feel lame about these kinds of things. Whenever I discuss my favorite music with people I never mention SP because it seems like to have liked them compared with a lot of music I listen to now. It is sad becuase years ago I would take my SP fandom with lots of pride.

I don't have any particular memories either. I guess there was the one time on the day of the second to last show (11/29/00) I was streaming the show live from a website and I was listening to it along with Glenn (Cactuar). It was cool cause glenn was one of my better internet pals at the time and we were listening together while chatting on AIM. some of our convo would go like

ventolinn: hm next songs coming up
cactuar: what song is this
ventolinn: i dunno i dont recognize it
ventolinn: oh wait its
cactuar: ITS RUBY!!!
ventolinn: OMG!! THIS R0X0RZ MY B0X0RZ

of course acting like fags tongue in cheek but still it was really exciting. yeah i have nothing to contribute.

i mostly kept up with netphoria and spc circa 97-98 obsessively for news updates.

D.
03-10-2005, 09:13 PM
i remember being on a (private, christian) school field trip to a library circa 96-97.
i got on the computer and printed out lyrics to all the songs i knew, plus some i didn't (specifically sun, i remember).

i remember getting a weird card in the mail announcing adore. it was a picture of a heart in a jar. i really regret throwing it out because i've never seen it again anywhere. online or in real life. it was like green and purple if i remember correctly.

i remember just being obsessive about them to my family and friends.

there were long nights in the summer of 2000 where i'd be online getting everything i can about them and saving it to disc (i still have the 4 zip discs full, but no longer have a zip drive).

i remember my mom getting mad that i had a "secular rock band" poster up (the ghey tonight tonight one) and made me take it down. i cried so much, but she gave me $10 to make up for "wasting your money".

skipping out on the movie armageddon with my brother and his friend to go to the music shop, where i found the ava adore cassingle.

so many more little stories...

beef curtains
03-10-2005, 09:19 PM
i remember luna... and siamese dreamers (god that was annoying) and listessa *sniff*

Mariner
03-10-2005, 09:30 PM
Originally posted by alisonmonster
i used to tape off the radio in junior high all the time

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i wore through so many radio tapes of cherub rock, today, drown, and disarm

mirrar
03-10-2005, 09:34 PM
i remember making my school agenda into the bible of billy-covered in lyrics and pictures, and telling everyone i was gonna start my own religion.

spending countless nights at christinas takling about songs, pictures, band members, everything. going to record shows and blowing all our money on 10 dollar magazines with a one page picture of billy, making collages and weird art projects about the pumpkins, dressing up like them and taking pictures...

making dorky I AM/YOU ARE/WE ARE THE RADIO signs. making a RADIO, PLEASE DON'T GO one for the last show.

i remember sitting in class crying listening to speed kills on repeat while my friend rubbed my back and assured me i'd get to go to the metro show

christina calling me sobbing when they broke up. feeling like my world was fucking over. going to the three summersaults. running to get the pics developed. sobbing to mayo live every time and being in absolute heaven when melissa pointed a video camera at me and bonn.

breaking down in tears in a pile of other fans after meeting billy for the first time. being shoved under a hand dryer after sitting in the snow all night waiting. sitting in my moms car with a ton of other people crying to machina.

not being able to let go of his hand in chicago.

all the shit with the frogs... <3.

hugging bonn and screaming all the words and crying at the UC show while everyone around us went :erm.

being interviewed for the fan doccumentary a bunch of times in chicago. nervously smoothing our hair and telling our stories.

our whole scalped ticket drama in chicago, nailing the scalper, getting our money back, and running into the metro during heavy metal machine feeling fucking high.

billys best friend tommy coming to talk to us and giving us a pile of picks.

listening to god in church on headphones and feeling like such a badass.

getting my hourglass tattoo.

being known as "the pumpkin freak".

listening to BWBW with garrett, shaunna and christina all stoned this summer. :)

i'm sure there's a shitload more. the pumpkins are intertwined with so many of my memories.

sledge
03-10-2005, 09:40 PM
I remember my first exposure to the Pumpkins. It was many, many years back, I must have been 11 or something. Anyways, I was in the car with my sister waiting for my dad to come out to drive us wherever. I remember looking in the cassete holder and finding one with two twin girls on it, I was bored/interested and so I started looking at the song titles on the back and stumbled upon silverfuck. I started cracking up and showed my sister and she started laughing too, my dad showed up and got all pissed at me for looking at the cassette. I remember asking him why there was a bad word on the cassette and he just told me to not listen to it or something. ironically one would assume I would try to get the "forgbidden" tape later on to listen to it, but I didn't. My first exposure to the music was 4-5 years back, I remember reading an article in some magazine talking about the pumpkins last show and how they played the song silverfuck at the end, then came back for an encore and played it again, "just one last time" were the exact words I believe. Later on I downloaded some music and my obsession began.
I still regret not listening to that tape back when, who knows I could have gotten into them much ealier and gone to some shows...
Hey, I did get to enjoy Zwan though!!

.....

:banoonoo:

neopryn
03-11-2005, 02:51 PM
M_U's was great in a the creepy fangirl way.
i don't have anything to match most of these. i was only born in '85, so i was only 8 and 10 when SD and MCIS hit the airwaves.
remember that MTV show 120 minutes? well it was on way too late for me at the time, so my dad would tape it for me and i'd watch it sunday morning. i was hooked as soon as i saw bill in the ice cream truck, and i thought the disarm video was visually stunning (hey, i was 8.) my dad got me SD on cassette but took the case away because of silverfuck. haha.

when Bullet came out i was obsessed. i had it on videotape and would bring it with me everytime i went to a friend's house and make them watch it. good times.

Rockin' Cherub
03-11-2005, 04:01 PM
i was very little when i saw the homerpalooza simpsons episode. must have been around 8 or 9 or something. it freaked me out, i loved it. but, as i was when i was little, i didn't care for buying records, taping stuff and so on. for some reason i was ashamed of liking a "rock band" or something. yeah seriously, it's bullshit. later, it was in 2000 i think, i saw the tonight tonight video and i recognized the name and i fell in love with the song and the video and everything. especially the video. later untitled was released and i didn't even know it was gonna be their last song. i never saw the video back then but this local station here played it like mad. that's really unusual because no "normal" station here ever plays music as hard as the pumpkins. and it's not like we have tons of alternative stations or college radio or something. anyways, so i loved that song and later i heard zero, taped all that shit and although totally liking them and being extremely blown away by their beautiful distortion and the voice and stuff i just didn't buy or burn records. it was basically because being 10 years old i was the only person of my age digging that kind of music.
i finally began really discovering the pumpkins after i heard drown. i was totally into grunge and that stuff and that time and singles soundtrack was a must have. after drown i said to me that's it,i fucking love this band i want to know more about them. so i bought siamese dream.

if you don't want to read that, don't do it. it's not like it's as interesting as your stories because it's not as gay and also mostly takes place after their breakup. it makes me sad i never got a chance to see them live. and i didn't really like zwan that much. and all of a sudden they were gone as well. your turn.

smashedpumpkin33
03-12-2005, 06:24 PM
What a fantastic topic… it really brought a smile to my face. :) .. pops on Siamese dream….
I remember the first time I saw the today video because I thought james was a girl. I was 13. I bought the tape and fell in love with the passionate lyrics and the emotion from the guitar. It truly resonated with me at that moment, I felt whole. I saw footage that summer on muchmusic (canada’s mtv) of lollapalooza 94 and was completely struck. The moment in soma when the guitar blasts in and the lights wash the whole crowd made me loose my breath. I remember this vividly. It was at that moment that I knew I had to see them live and that this band would change my life. They represented so much to me back then, anger, love, sadness, hope, acknowledging pain and still living. More from that period: my sister making fun of me winding up the sd tape as it listened to it so much it would get caught in my walkman every time.
Sneaking onto a computer at school with my friend Christina to print the lyrics from spaced.
Mellon collie: hearing bullet on the radio for the first time in October 95 and being so excited for the album. The defeat I felt with the new york tragedy. They were to play Vancouver shortly after that show and I was soooo depressed both for the band and that the show was cancelled. My mom told me she heard that they cancelled the show on the radio and I thought she was playing a mean joke. When I found out later I went to a park, sat on a swing and just sobbed. At 15 seeing that show meant the world to me. They rescheduled for jan 97 and that was a truly amazing experience esp as the box set got me so hyped and I had 6 more months to obsessively count down.
In 99: living in dorms at university & hearing that a new guy moved in who was a huge pumpkins fan who had posters all over his room. :) met him, fell in love and he is still my love today. :love: Aren’t happy endings nice?

Heart felt thanks to the Vancouver gang and north west SP network for some crazy times at the seattle machina signing and our pilgrimage to Chicago for the farewell show.

Thanks to you for reading and sharing….

Sincerely, Jese

vanilla
03-12-2005, 07:16 PM
Originally posted by Mirror_Untrue
billys best friend tommy coming to talk to us and giving us a pile of picks.

.
tommy sat in for james at the minneapolis signing because james was sick. and he signed my lithograph. i also saw him at the UC show. yeah.

vanilla
03-12-2005, 07:17 PM
listening to siamese dream every night on my headphones. writing lyrics to siamese dream over and over in studyhall. i just remember the pumpkins music being there for me when i didn't have anyone. etc etc etc

SomaPhreak
03-13-2005, 01:37 AM
So many fond memories ...

Rocking out to Gish in my older brother's room in 91-92.

Blasting Siamese Dream in my car with the windows down during my last couple of years of high school.

Waiting for the Bullet video to come on MTV in my dorm room in college.

Frequenting AMSP and SPFC obsessively for tour info and news during the MCIS era.

My first Pumpkins show - 12/3/96.

Seeing them again in a fairly small London venue in 1998 while on my post-college Europe jaunt.

Meeting the band at the Seattle Machina signing.

Houston 2000 - The shoe story and I Am One closer.

Plus all of the incredible leaks of the past couple of years .... At this point, it seems safe to say that this band means more to me than any band ever has and, realistically, ever will.

Voice Implodes
03-13-2005, 02:40 AM
Originally posted by pink_ribbon_scars
Share some memories about Smashing Pumpkins (not Zwan) experiences.

I What was the other big site back then? Two people ran it, who were they? .

do you refer to the old one that had a song of the day? that was popular. someobdy named chris ran it.

Voice Implodes
03-13-2005, 02:41 AM
falling asleep to adore...
surfing the school computer for hours on end...
hanging out at gm place all day to catch sound check (which i did), getting billy's guitar pic...
getting the last siamese dream t-shirt from the rock shop downtown...

DieDiemydarling
03-13-2005, 02:46 AM
Listening to all of the 'calming' tracks while playing computer games. :)


Or listening to Mellon Collie while driving from adelaide to sydney, the scenery is beautiful, and Galapagos in the background makes it heaven..

The New
03-13-2005, 07:18 AM
Originally posted by DieDiemydarling
Listening to all of the 'calming' tracks while playing computer games. :)


Or listening to Mellon Collie while driving from adelaide to sydney, the scenery is beautiful, and Galapagos in the background makes it heaven..

Oh feck!
You're an Aussie too!

Well i just wanted to say this is one of the best threads i've ever seen on this board

I don't have much to add but here goes

Buying SD and PI at about the same time,about 97 i think,and listening to them all the time especially SD,even taking a boombox to the park on nice sunny days smokin a spliff or 2 sitting under these pine trees and just being in heaven

Seeing as though i only got online a couple of years ago my other highlights were finally getting MII from a friend of a friend who actually fucked it up and i only got like half of it but repeated on 2 discs,at least i got Home,LMGTWTY,Soul Power Cash Car etc

Buying Rotten Apples,i pre-ordered it from the city store of a chain here thinking they would have more chance of getting the double edition than my local store( I was worried that i might not be able to get the Judas0 version lol)
Driving back home looking at all the photos in the booklet when i was stuck at the lights
Reading the titles of all these songs i'd never even heard of just itching to get home and hear them(this was before i had the internet so i didn't know shit about the songs)

And finally getting online finding the hub,hearing all of MII at last,MP,RTS,etc

Voice Implodes
03-13-2005, 08:04 AM
i bought gish and pisces at the same time in 1996.

Karl Connor
03-14-2005, 09:13 AM
i didnt really jump on the bandwagon until late '98, which is kind of weird since the Adore era was when the band was losing fans rather than gaining them. so naturally i backtracked on their catalogue, picked up gish-MCIS, and got depressed that i totally missed out on the whole grunge revolution of the early nineties. granted, i was a little too young then anyways . . . but still, it was like the sixties all over again, if only a bit briefer and not as historically poignant.

i also remember being aggrivated with my high school peers in terms of music. just because the band didn't have as much culture impact as say, nirvana, everybody pretty much dismissed them. i remember looking to start up a band and everybody was either looking to catalyze some emo/punk or nu metal nonsense. it brought me to realize how good music is centrifugal to a specific, focused genre.

jczeroman
03-14-2005, 09:18 AM
Originally posted by David

i remember my mom getting mad that i had a "secular rock band" poster up (the ghey tonight tonight one) and made me take it down. i cried so much, but she gave me $10 to make up for "wasting your money".

crap dude... :eek:

The worst my parents got was not letting me watch thundercats and he-man when I was a kid....

ZackZ
03-14-2005, 09:51 AM
I used to get on the #SP channel on EFNet a long time ago. Once I sent this guy an MP3 of "Frantic Ab Groove" from Billy's Home Demos. It was back when most people still had dialup, but we both had cable modems, so it was like "OMGWTFHOLYSHIT THATS FAST!"

Phoenix Down
03-14-2005, 01:35 PM
Originally posted by pink_ribbon_scars


I looked at your posts and I don't think you have a lot of room to :erm me. :)

I am not saying it wasn't totally weird. I'm sharing how pathetic I was because I'm very much beyond it now and it's a really funny part of my history. That was 10 years ago. I think a lot of people here were total dorks about SP at some point in their lives.


yeah, that's okay. i used to be completely obsessed with billy too, but not so much with the other band members. i wouldn't know any of their birthdays. billy's is in three days, innit?

i myself have so many good sp memories, i don't even know where to start. once i made this mix tape for this girl i totally fell in love with but who had a boyfriend. i put set the ray to jerry on it, cause that song meant so much to me at that time. i flew back home (i went to school abroad) and she picked me up from the airport, gave me one of her headphones and kissed me for the first time. and what was playing? Set the ray....out of all those songs..-.i was like wow, you got it. such a perfect moment.
this was like 5 years ago and we're still together :)

RopeyLopey
03-14-2005, 02:03 PM
falling asleep while listening to Adore for the first time.

tcm
03-14-2005, 02:27 PM
Originally posted by Randall Sandell
catalyze ... centrifugal
these words do not work the ways you tried to make them work.

vanilla
03-14-2005, 02:27 PM
Originally posted by David

i remember my mom getting mad that i had a "secular rock band" poster up (the ghey tonight tonight one) and made me take it down. i cried so much, but she gave me $10 to make up for "wasting your money".


i went through the same type of shit too. my mom took away all my pumpkins cd's. one day when my parents were gone, i looked everywhere for them and then found them in her closet. i took them and recorded them on to tapes and then put them back.

Jonny5
03-14-2005, 02:31 PM
the 96 mtv vmas (or 97, whatever) was about the time i had just started getting into them. seeing them open the show with tonite tonite was stunning. i knew from then on that they were going to be my favorite band.

Liquid-J
03-14-2005, 02:55 PM
Originally posted by Jonny5
the 96 mtv vmas (or 97, whatever) was about the time i had just started getting into them. seeing them open the show with tonite tonite was stunning. i knew from then on that they were going to be my favorite band.


i remember that performance, and i liked the band a lot then, and i told someone to watch it, and i was really embarassed cause billys voice sounded really crappy then. and that whole dress thing was a little dumb too.

Jonny5
03-14-2005, 03:24 PM
yeah, i know what you mean. i think back then i was too young to distinguish good singing from bad. i don't think i even noticed the dress then, i was so bewildered//fascinated by the whole thing. the lights, the starry background, the rawk band

Punkishlyevil
03-14-2005, 08:04 PM
I think my best Pumpkins memory is laying in a motel bed late at night after a day of skiing with my dad. It was quite late, and my dad was sleeping and snoring loudly and I couldn't get to sleep so I take out disk two of MCIS because I was just getting heavily into SP and hadn't heard most of the songs on this CD yet. I listened straight through once and played a few songs twice. I very specifically remember hearing Where Boys Fear To Tread, Bodies, X.Y.U., and We Only Come Out At Night for the first time that night, and falling in love with all four of them. I've never had any experience with any music as great as that. I'm not sure why it was so magical, but I think I'll always remember that night.

Cherub Angel
03-14-2005, 11:19 PM
I'll jump on the bandwagon of people falling asleep to Adore. So peaceful.

thelork
03-15-2005, 05:14 PM
a friend of mine introduced me to Q101 and that's when i got into the alternative rock scene. But what really got me into SP was hearing the song Landslide. that is when i really fell in love with BC's voice. That and the fact that i felt alone and depressed in that stage of my life.

D.
03-16-2005, 10:44 AM
Originally posted by jczeroman


crap dude... :eek:

The worst my parents got was not letting me watch thundercats and he-man when I was a kid....

Originally posted by vanilla

i went through the same type of shit too. my mom took away all my pumpkins cd's. one day when my parents were gone, i looked everywhere for them and then found them in her closet. i took them and recorded them on to tapes and then put them back.
i think not being allowed to have secular music and having to sneak around just made me appreciate music more.
if that makes any sense.
i used to be mad at my parents for not having a "normal" childhood/teen years until i saw that alot of my friends are still living with their parents (even some that are older than i am) and have dead end lives. i don't have a whole lot of regret when it comes to how i was raised.

alisonmonster
03-16-2005, 04:05 PM
before my friend gave me the SD cassette to listen to , i remember seeing their first appearance on SNL while i was babysitting. I was only 14 or so and it was sort of weird - i had never really watched snl much before - my parents were pretty strict about staying up and shit - but this one time i saw it , i flicked on the tv as soon as they were about to start playing. I remember just staring at Corgan (not knowing who he was) and thinking - that guy has a crazy shirt on...(:rolleyes: ) and at the same time thinking they were so cool somehow as well.

smashingjj
03-16-2005, 06:11 PM
what about www.thesmashingpumpkins.net ? it quit a few years ago but it was always one of my favourite places, before machina was released.

i got acquainted to the pumpkins in 95, I think, when 1979 and TT were <i>almost</i> radio hits here. :D i was excited about them but never had enough money to buy an actual cd of them (i.e. i spent all of it on queen stuff). I read all these praising reviews of Adore and i bought it immediately when i had the money. at the first listen, i was quite disappointed. note: i had never heard any album of theirs in its entirety. after a few listens, i got into it more and more and it became my favourite of that moment. i remember having discussions with a classmate about the question whether SP or gabber (hardcore house) was better. i said pumpkins of course, because Adore was like <i>the deepest album ever and probably too 'difficult' for most people</i>. he said, what the hell does all that matter, gabber is the loudest thing ever. :D

I got MCIS for my birthday in '99 i think. it was almost instantly my favourite album of all time, being completely blown away by the fact that it contained 28 songs, which i all loved, and the fact that the moods on that album changed so much. i remember cycling through the Frisian wilderness while playing MCIS. I even remember thinking Ruby was <i>boring</i>. that didn't take long, though.

i remember freaking out when reading all those internet articles about the upcoming album (Machina). there was a list of like 24 songs and i had all these orgasmic fantasies about it. I joined Phoria and there were lots of Machina discussions. at first everyone completely loved it, and after a while, so did i, but not for long.

oh i remember completely rocking out to my tape of Siamese Dream, to be more exact Silverfuck, walking through the main street in Malta's capital, where i was on a holiday. i bought my Zero shirt there and wore it really, really many times. i felt so badass walking in school with that shirt on. i remember having mental orgasms on Soma. I remember cycling through Flevoland while being blown away by Hummer.

I remember going to Rotterdam on my own to see the Pumpkins for the first and the last time. i had to leave before the end of the show because of the last train.

I sang and played bass on our covers of Ruby / Galapogos / Today in a band for 2 years. i still have lots of recordings of those.

those were the days.

Sonic Johnny
03-17-2005, 04:57 AM
1) having a rather long-winded discussion with this girl about why it could never work out between us with Arms Of Sleep and Mayonaise on repeat.

2) seeing off a friend i knew i wouldnt see for 4-5 years, walking inside, and listening to Muzzle. as it went into the quiet bit, it started raining. it was one of the saddest moments of my life.:(

3) stoned and air-guitaring to Cherub Rock with my mate on his 18th.

jczeroman
03-17-2005, 10:15 AM
Originally posted by David

i used to be mad at my parents for not having a "normal" childhood/teen years until i saw that alot of my friends are still living with their parents (even some that are older than i am) and have dead end lives. i don't have a whole lot of regret when it comes to how i was raised.

Aye. My parents wouldn't even let me cut my hair in any way but a very normal looking cut. And I am glad I was raised the way I was also. It still wasn't fun though during the time.

Porcelina5
03-17-2005, 04:09 PM
i remember the first time i heard sp i was in my room and my sister was next door in her room and she was listeing to cherub rock and me sitting in my bed listening to the whole album while she played in her boombox, i would go into her room when she was at school and steal her sp cd's and just look at her sp posters on the wall and just wishing i could go to one of their shows, mind you i was only 8 years old. from then on it was history i was in love with the smashing pumpkins forever.....they became my favorite band.

lets see what other memories.....i remember being a junior in high school 2000 and machina came out and i was soooo excited that i woke up super early in the morning just to get the cd before i went to school.....i remember being sad because i wanted to go to the machina show in miami and i heard they were sold out and i cried and cried for days and one night mysister and her boyfriend asked if i could lend them the sp cd and when i went to get in my room it was sitting in my bed with tickets to see them LOL i wassssss so happy,i screamed i cried it was sooo awesome, then actually going to that s how and i was in the floor pit and just the vibe of that placehe was soooo incrediable, my sister and i would look eachother so excited, they they came out and it was just incrediablem, billy with his dress and he was just a few inches away from me i cried like a dork LOL.

i'll never forget those memories....oh now i'm so sad and nostolgic.

Porcelina5
03-17-2005, 04:14 PM
i remember the first time i heard sp i was in my room and my sister was next door in her room and she was listeing to cherub rock and me sitting in my bed listening to the whole album while she played in her boombox, i would go into her room when she was at school and steal her sp cd's and just look at her sp posters on the wall and just wishing i could go to one of their shows, mind you i was only 8 years old. from then on it was history i was in love with the smashing pumpkins forever.....they became my favorite band.

lets see what other memories.....i remember being a junior in high school 2000 and machina came out and i was soooo excited that i woke up super early in the morning just to get the cd before i went to school.....i remember being sad because i wanted to go to the machina show in miami and i heard they were sold out and i cried and cried for days and one night mysister and her boyfriend asked if i could lend them the sp cd and when i went to get in my room it was sitting in my bed with tickets to see them LOL i wassssss so happy,i screamed i cried it was sooo awesome, then actually going to that s how and i was in the floor pit and just the vibe of that placehe was soooo incrediable, my sister and i would look eachother so excited, they they came out and it was just incrediablem, billy with his dress and he was just a few inches away from me i cried like a dork LOL.

finding out when they broke up,i cried and cried and cried for days.

feeling helpless when i couldn't go to the last show and being pissed at my parents forever.

cutting out pictures of SP and making collages.

dancing in my room to them....pretending i was in one of their videos LOL.



i'll never forget those memories....oh now i'm so sad and nostolgic.

D.
03-17-2005, 04:17 PM
Originally posted by jczeroman


Aye. My parents wouldn't even let me cut my hair in any way but a very normal looking cut. And I am glad I was raised the way I was also. It still wasn't fun though during the time.
i hear ya. my sister wasn't even allowed to wear pants (just dresses, lol).
but, yeah, at the time i hated it.

smashingjj
03-17-2005, 06:37 PM
i wasn't allowed to wear clothes at all

D.
03-17-2005, 06:59 PM
Originally posted by smashingjj
i wasn't allowed to wear clothes at all
lol

that must have been a sight.

daveomack
03-17-2005, 07:55 PM
Originally posted by Rockin' Cherub
this thread makes me think i'm a fag for liking the sp.
hahaha

thelork
03-17-2005, 08:32 PM
when MCIS came out, i absolutely had no money to buy. So me and a friend of mine pitched in to buy it for another friend for his birthday. i can't remember if he had lended to me or not. Eventually i went and got me my own.

eraserhead
03-18-2005, 03:11 PM
Originally posted by Rockin' Cherub
this thread makes me think i'm a fag for liking the sp.

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Deleted_User
03-19-2005, 10:50 AM
I was eleven when I bought mellon collie.

i had a huge bottle of pennies that was sitting in my room for some reason. my parents just threw every penny they had for a few years into this bottle and somehow it ended up in my room. i didn't have an allowance, so i just rolled up every single penny in that bottle, had my dad drive me to the bank to cash them and then he took me to the blockbuster video down the street and i paid some ridiculous amount for it,

this was around april of 96. the beginning of the end.