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Old 01-28-2016, 10:47 PM   #1
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Default All the bald guys on the Adore tour

I remember watching Adore footage when it was new and I thought it was lame how the whole backing band was completely bald. It seemed so obvious that Corgan went out of his way to do it for some kinda stylistic statement, thinking it was unique or something

When I got older I wasn't sure if it was just a coincidence, but I mean this is the guy that hired ugly people to hang out with him to make him look better. So I figure he was just insecure about being bald so he thought it would be cool to hire a bunch of other baldy's.

Why else would Kenny Aronoff get the gig?

*minds blown*

 
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Old 01-28-2016, 10:57 PM   #2
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Kenny has toured with a shitload of very successful bands, before and after SP. Ain't like he was Mike Byrne.

 
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:01 PM   #3
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I know that. But with an ego maniac like Billy, I just don't think he randomly aquires 3 new backup musicians who all happen to be completely bald by happenstance.

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Old 01-28-2016, 11:02 PM   #4
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:04 PM   #5
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So you're telling me the tyrant leader Billy Corgan just happens to hire 3 new members who are all as bald as he is by happenstance?

He had a vision of how he wanted the band to look and hired accordingly

 
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:03 PM   #6
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Billy was big on the image of the band and was always largely calling the shots. He probably had some insecurities about being bald as a cue-ball so thought it would be a cool look to have a band full of bald guys.

Guys pretty much looked like the blue man group on that tour

 
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:12 PM   #7
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a large percentage of middle aged men are bald

 
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:12 PM   #8
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no reprise, a large percentage of middle age men are not completely bald as cue-balls

 
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:24 PM   #9
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no reprise, a large percentage of middle age men are not completely bald as cue-balls
You do fucken realize he shaves it that way right? You're hittin the sauce again tonight, huh

 
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:14 PM   #10
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SP on the Adore tour had 4 guys without a single hair on their heads.

You're telling me that just happened to be a "happy" coincidence?.... get real.

It was another awful style direction put into place by the tyrant Corgan.

 
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SP on the Adore tour had 4 guys without a single hair on their heads.

You're telling me that just happened to be a "happy" coincidence?.... get real.

It was another awful style direction put into place by the tyrant Corgan.
Itís incredible how stupid you are.

 
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Old 12-28-2018, 09:25 PM   #12
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It’s incredible how stupid you are.
If you wanna pepper me with insults, do it with the private message feature. Don't publicly berate me in an attempt to appear righteous.

 
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Old 12-29-2018, 12:45 AM   #13
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If you wanna pepper me with insults, do it with the private message feature. Don't publicly berate me in an attempt to appear righteous.
Bitch please you consistently insult yourself with your dumb posts.

 
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:15 PM   #14
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Let me guess,

next you're going to be telling me that it was a collective band decision to dress in black leather dresses during the Machina era?

 
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:29 PM   #15
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no shit man. but as I said, it's a stylistic decision. The fact that the 4 guys in the band take the same stylistic route had to be premeditated.

 
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:30 PM   #16
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point is, I think Corgan hired the guys accordingly to fit the stupid image he had in mind for the tour.

 
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:32 PM   #17
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most bald/balding guys don't go the bald as a cue-ball look

 
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:44 PM   #18
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have you guys ever noticed how many bald men are in rock music? does anyone actually believe that's a coincidence? I mean Billy Corgan and Michael Stipe both even play alternative. Come on, puh-LEASE

 
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:48 PM   #19
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please post a pic of all these balding back ups.


kenny arnoff yup, bald.
Stephen Hodges not bald.
Dan Morris no idea.

mike garson bald.

so there was 5 bald guys? maybe that's why d'arcy left?

 
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Old 01-30-2016, 08:08 PM   #20
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please post a pic of all these balding back ups.


kenny arnoff yup, bald.
Stephen Hodges not bald.
Dan Morris no idea.

mike garson bald.

so there was 5 bald guys? maybe that's why d'arcy left?
I'm remembering watching this from quite some time ago, but if I remember correctly: Billy, Garson, Arnoff and 1 of the 2 other drummers were completely bald.

At the time I just remember thinking: "ahhh fucking Corgan, now that he's bald he thinks it's a cool look to have other bald guys performing with him".

It was kinda strange though. Here were the Pumpkins this iconic band known for their youthful exuberant appearance and here they are on their new tour with a bunch of old bald dudes. Couldn't have helped the whole vibe around Adore.

 
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:51 PM   #21
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have you guys ever noticed how many bald men are in rock music? does anyone actually believe that's a coincidence? I mean Billy Corgan and Michael Stipe both even play alternative. Come on, puh-LEASE
I got really high once and had a theory that the shaving of the head was a rite of passage for rock stars of a certain upper tier.
the edge (even bono had his head shaved for a while)
Ed Kowalczyk (singer from live)
moby
phil collins...
there was quite a few.


It's cause they all got trepanated?!

 
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:53 PM   #22
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i doubt he went looking for bald man, but subconsciously maybe. who the fuck knows.

 
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Old 01-30-2016, 08:13 PM   #23
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i doubt he went looking for bald man, but subconsciously maybe. who the fuck knows.
It is a stupid thing to discuss. But of all the topics that have been beaten to death over SP's career I don't think I've ever seen this once mentioned.

Once Billy went completely bald he became a punchline for a lot of jokes. So I think in his mind he thought it would be edgy to have a bunch of guys as bald as he was up on stage with him. Making some kind of anti alt/rock statement.

Sounds illogical and all, but I'm strictly basing this theory on the insanity of Corgan at the time.

 
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fuck the goddamned scumbag who censored auto play for youtube vids
fuckin prick

 
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Old 01-29-2016, 02:19 AM   #26
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obvious trolling from fuzzy. god knows this board could use the action tho

 
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Old 01-29-2016, 04:31 AM   #27
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Billy the ego manic.

 
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Old 01-29-2016, 08:29 AM   #28
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Bill
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He's still continuing this trend. I bet ~baby AJ~ was bald too

 
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in 1998 it was still a new hip fashion thing for bald men to shave their heads off completely. I guess it was Corgan who set the trend because before him, only Michael Stipe did it.

 
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