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Old 07-08-2018, 07:34 PM   #901
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Well, looks like Solara is off of all the charts already.

Only lasted 1 week on em all lol.

Can't be the sorta reaction Billy Corgan was hoping for with the big James/Jimmy comeback single.

 
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Old 07-08-2018, 07:36 PM   #902
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Also worth noting that the video didn't help give the track any traction.

 
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Old 07-08-2018, 09:57 PM   #903
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Solara is actually better than Run2Me, so it would only be worse than 8 of the 9 songs on Monuments.

 
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Old 07-08-2018, 10:19 PM   #904
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I think the sad reality is that the new music wasn't much of a priority with the comeback. That's made rather evident in Billys correspondence with D'arcy (Billy alludes to James not being very involved). It's clear that the primary focus is on the tour and that they just whipped together some songs to use as a promotional tool.

They wouldn't have used a Monuments era throwaway if they were serious about doing something special with the new music.

 
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Old 07-08-2018, 10:31 PM   #905
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even if they weren't serious, 4 minutes of them bullshitting and jamming would've been better than that

 
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Old 07-08-2018, 10:59 PM   #906
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Also with all the razzing Billy gets on here, I love the fact that he's still alive. I think that's why I give him the benefit of the doubt in some situations, though I'll heavily criticize him when it comes to stuff like the D'arcy fallout.
Well said.

I remember after one of the nights at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery last November, I had the thought that Chris Cornell was buried right across from where we were watching WPC play like 70 different songs over four nights and just being grateful that the lead singer of the band that resonated most with me from the 90s was still truckin' and had not succumbed to the fate of so many others.

Despite it all, I'll be loyal to that dude until the end.

 
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:06 PM   #907
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It's weird. I kinda like the song but I think I sort of forced myself to like it. Would I have given it a second listen if it wasn't the Pumpkins? Probably not.

I think my problem is that, from a guitar playing standpoint at least, it just feels lazy. The riffs are pretty good, but that's it. Are there any leads from James or Jeff in there? If there are, I can't hear them. It just sounds like they're all just playing the same chords. It reminds me of something like Transistor, a song I liked but I never understood why Billy felt the need to have something like 12 guitars all playing the same part.

I mean, if Billy and James were a couple of so-so talents with zero ability to shred, I could understand it. But they have the ability to play some really cool leads, and that's what I had hoped to hear from the new music. Instead, we get... this. It's okay, but just kinda generic. At least Jimmy is really trying.

The song at least is better than the video though. Fuck sake, what was Billy thinking with that bullshit?

 
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:15 PM   #908
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It's weird. I kinda like the song but I think I sort of forced myself to like it. Would I have given it a second listen if it wasn't the Pumpkins? Probably not.

I think my problem is that, from a guitar playing standpoint at least, it just feels lazy. The riffs are pretty good, but that's it. Are there any leads from James or Jeff in there? If there are, I can't hear them. It just sounds like they're all just playing the same chords. It reminds me of something like Transistor, a song I liked but I never understood why Billy felt the need to have something like 12 guitars all playing the same part.

I mean, if Billy and James were a couple of so-so talents with zero ability to shred, I could understand it. But they have the ability to play some really cool leads, and that's what I had hoped to hear from the new music. Instead, we get... this. It's okay, but just kinda generic. At least Jimmy is really trying.

The song at least is better than the video though. Fuck sake, what was Billy thinking with that bullshit?
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:18 PM   #909
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Hey, thanks for the welcome! I've actually been here before; I used to post under another name years ago (Pugg Superstar), but for the life of me, I can't remember my password or what email account I had back then, so I had to create a new name.

All that aside, I've been Pumpkins fan forever, but it's been tough over the past decade or so. I could live with Billy putting out shitty music or just generally being a douche, but once he started hanging out with Alex Jones, I pretty much renounced my fandom. But... given that 3/4 of the original lineup is back together, I broke down and bought a ticket to see them play this month.

 
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:29 AM   #910
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But... given that 3/4 of the original lineup is back together, I broke down and bought a ticket to see them play this month.
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:17 AM   #911
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lolololo! loser!
I seriously wouldn't be surprised if my friends and I are the only three people in the arena.

 
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:31 PM   #912
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i srsly wouldn't be surprised if you bumped into a suave and dapper mormon in the arena.

 
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Old 07-10-2018, 03:15 PM   #913
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Does he have any hot sister wives?

 
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Old 07-10-2018, 03:31 PM   #914
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Old 08-04-2018, 08:48 PM   #915
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Comparing Jimmy Chamberlin with his art rock band Skysaw with this video towards "Solara":
What a waste of time the Smashing Pumpkins have become artifically to make one even wish Jimmy had stayed in his new band...




 
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Old 08-04-2018, 10:55 PM   #916
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Never really listened to Skysaw before but I’m digging what I’m hearing in that video, even if their lead singer looks like the lovechild of Scott Stapp and John McEnroe.

 
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Old 08-04-2018, 11:32 PM   #917
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what's the verdict on Solara now that time has passed and they've been playing it live in a bit of an altered way? I still think it blows. thanks.

 
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Old 08-04-2018, 11:52 PM   #918
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I feel like Billy’s voice sounds better when he sings it live, am I crazy? Reminds me of how shitty his vocals sound in some of the Zeitgeist songs. Does Bill have a thing about recording when he has strep throat or something?

 
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Old 08-04-2018, 11:56 PM   #919
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Yeah, total letdown as a comeback single.

I'd figure Billy and Jimmy would be trying to avoid all things Zeitgeist, not making a carbon copy of it.

 
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Old 08-05-2018, 12:00 AM   #920
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The Solara video is embarassing.

 
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Old 08-05-2018, 12:03 AM   #921
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Yeah, it's a little weird to see Billy dressing like he's in 1998 again

 
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Old 08-05-2018, 12:23 AM   #922
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They would have done better to just do a straight-up performance video intercut with shots of the sun and some subliminal messages (similar to the way they perform it live). Anything would be better than that awful video.

 
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Old 08-05-2018, 03:13 AM   #923
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Let me fix that for ya...

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Old 08-05-2018, 03:14 AM   #924
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Solara Verdict: Forgettable... like most of Billy's post-Machina work

 
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Old 08-05-2018, 04:08 AM   #925
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I think my problem is that, from a guitar playing standpoint at least, it just feels lazy. The riffs are pretty good, but that's it. Are there any leads from James or Jeff in there? If there are, I can't hear them. It just sounds like they're all just playing the same chords. It reminds me of something like Transistor, a song I liked but I never understood why Billy felt the need to have something like 12 guitars all playing the same part.

I mean, if Billy and James were a couple of so-so talents with zero ability to shred, I could understand it. But they have the ability to play some really cool leads, and that's what I had hoped to hear from the new music. Instead, we get... this. It's okay, but just kinda generic. At least Jimmy is really trying.


I completely agree with you.
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Old 08-05-2018, 04:15 AM   #926
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I cant remember how it goes. All I remember is the weird video.

 
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Old 08-05-2018, 04:17 AM   #927
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Solara is actually better than Run2Me, so it would only be worse than 8 of the 9 songs on Monuments.
I can remember Run2Me. I cannot remember Solara.

 
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Old 08-05-2018, 04:33 AM   #928
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I can remember Run2Me. I cannot remember Solara.
catchy vs forgettable

 
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Old 08-05-2018, 11:45 PM   #929
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catchy bugging vs easy forgettable

 
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Old 08-05-2018, 11:52 PM   #930
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I can't wait for five months from now when the next 7-8 tracks are out and everyone's talking about how at least on Solara Billy was trying to "tap into some aggression"

Run2Me is scientifically proven to cause alienation, irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, vomiting and erectile dysfunction. Solara just causes mild indifference.

 
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