Netphoria Message Board


Go Back   Netphoria Message Board > Smashing Pumpkins Boards > Smashing Pumpkins/Billy Corgan Discussion
Register Netphoria's Amazon.com Link Members List Photo Album Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-12-2017, 10:15 PM   #1
Grox
Apocalyptic Poster
 
Grox's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,677
Default for those who were around, was the breakup announcement in May 2000 shocking?

or did you see it coming

 
Grox is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2017, 10:29 PM   #2
FoolofaTook
Immortal
 
FoolofaTook's Avatar
 
Location: in your father
Posts: 22,001
Default

I saw your dad coming.

 
FoolofaTook is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2017, 11:26 PM   #3
houseofglass11
Apocalyptic Poster
 
houseofglass11's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,586
Default

it was 17 years ago, who cares. the band was washed up at that point

 
houseofglass11 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2017, 11:52 PM   #4
Shadaloo
Apocalyptic Poster
 
Shadaloo's Avatar
 
Location: YOU SAID THERE WAS WATER ON THE MOON AND INSTEAD IT'S JUST MORE GODDAMN COCKSUCKING
Posts: 1,113
Default

It was kind of a shock to hear it, sure, but I wasn't entirely surprised when I found out. Adore didn't do as well as they wanted and Machina did worse. Writing was kind of on the wall.

 
Shadaloo is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 12:12 AM   #5
T&T
Minion of Satan
 
T&T's Avatar
 
Location: montreal
Posts: 9,655
Default

exactly that.

 
T&T is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 05:41 AM   #6
Candy Cane
Pledge
 
Candy Cane's Avatar
 
Posts: 170
Default

Not at all.

In fact, I've got a confession to make; it was me who advised Billy to break up the band. I've been giving him career advice for the past 17 years.

Sorry guys!

 
Candy Cane is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 09:18 AM   #7
soniclovenoize
Minion of Satan
 
soniclovenoize's Avatar
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 5,300
Default

I didn't see it coming but it wasn't a shock. I saw them on the Machina tour and it sounded sloppy and uninspired, and the album itself seemed to be treading water. It was kind of a relief to put them out of their misery.

 
soniclovenoize is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 11:37 AM   #8
Corgan's Bluff
Apocalyptic Poster
 
Corgan's Bluff's Avatar
 
Location: D'arcy's stable boy
Posts: 2,504
Default

As a fan for just 5 years I would have been mostly shocked that D'ARCY only 5 months after the reunion-tour of the band left the PUMPKINS in September 1999.

Then the band was already on its downfall with the rising tension also between CORGAN and IHA.
With the more declining popularity of the band reflected by the record sales of MACHINA it was only a question of time.

 
Corgan's Bluff is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 01:09 PM   #9
House of Bread
FKA Siamese33
 
House of Bread's Avatar
 
Location: Brooklyn
Posts: 5,078
Default

In hindsight, I feel like it was kind of a relief.

 
House of Bread is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 03:59 PM   #10
Butt Pope
Apocalyptic Poster
 
Posts: 1,523
Default

I was sad, but graduated high school in May following the final show, so it was fitting for me that the soundtrack of my teenage years wrapped up right on que.

Thanks for catering to my timeline, Billy.

 
Butt Pope is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 03:59 PM   #11
Butt Pope
Apocalyptic Poster
 
Posts: 1,523
Default

Fuck I’m old

 
Butt Pope is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 09:00 PM   #12
soniclovenoize
Minion of Satan
 
soniclovenoize's Avatar
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 5,300
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Butt Pope View Post
I was sad, but graduated high school in May following the final show, so it was fitting for me that the soundtrack of my teenage years wrapped up right on que.

Thanks for catering to my timeline, Billy.
That's actually very interesting because I had a similar experience, although I must be two years older than you (I remember Adore coming out the week I gradated from hs).

On my first year of college, I discovered and fell in love with a different band, that slowly eclipsed my obsession of SP that I had had since 1994. So I guess when SP broke up, I was like "OK, cool, I can shift my obsession to this other band". So the same thing happened as you, but I had about a two year overlap between SP and the other band during my first two years of college. A transition period I guess.

 
soniclovenoize is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 09:07 PM   #13
toase
Apocalyptic Poster
 
toase's Avatar
 
Location: AA meetings
Posts: 3,361
Default

which band was it i'm dying

 
toase is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 09:07 PM   #14
FoolofaTook
Immortal
 
FoolofaTook's Avatar
 
Location: in your father
Posts: 22,001
Default

TRANSITION TO BORISHEAVYROCKS!!!

 
FoolofaTook is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 09:17 PM   #15
soniclovenoize
Minion of Satan
 
soniclovenoize's Avatar
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 5,300
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by toase View Post
which band was it i'm dying
Old school Netphos will know.

 
soniclovenoize is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 09:44 PM   #16
Funbags
Apocalyptic Poster
 
Funbags's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,810
Default

Was it NIN?

 
Funbags is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 09:55 PM   #17
soniclovenoize
Minion of Satan
 
soniclovenoize's Avatar
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 5,300
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Funbags View Post
Was it NIN?
Non

 
soniclovenoize is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 10:03 PM   #18
Elphenor
Socialphobic
 
Elphenor's Avatar
 
Location: Shivers
Posts: 14,264
Default

beach boys

 
Elphenor is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 10:08 PM   #19
soniclovenoize
Minion of Satan
 
soniclovenoize's Avatar
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 5,300
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elphenor View Post
beach boys
It wasn't! And I'm only really obsessed with just a specific era of the BBs anyways, like 1965-1972. Everything before and after I'll pass.

 
soniclovenoize is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 10:11 PM   #20
toase
Apocalyptic Poster
 
toase's Avatar
 
Location: AA meetings
Posts: 3,361
Default

actualy I don't care anymore

 
toase is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 10:48 PM   #21
fuzzyroes
Braindead
 
fuzzyroes's Avatar
 
Posts: 18,303
Default

I think it was Better than Ezra

 
fuzzyroes is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 10:52 PM   #22
fuzzyroes
Braindead
 
fuzzyroes's Avatar
 
Posts: 18,303
Default

In all seriousness, I remember the break-up well. Truth be told, I couldn't have cared less at that point. I felt like they were floundering and at that point I didn't even think Corgan or the band were cool anymore. I felt like they were trying too hard to fit in and be popular and at the time thought they were "sell-outs" (ahh to be 15). The loss of D'arcy really bothered me at the time too as I didn't think MADM really fit the image.

In hindsight the albums weren't that bad, but the aesthetic choices and image decisions were just terrible. I thought Corgan was an alt-rock cool hero When I was a little kid and even had my mom buy me the Spin and Rolling Stone issues with SP on the cover but by the Machina era it was like super skinny bald guy in tight leather dresses and make-up. All I could think was "This sucks".

Last edited by fuzzyroes : 12-13-2017 at 10:58 PM.

 
fuzzyroes is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 10:56 PM   #23
fuzzyroes
Braindead
 
fuzzyroes's Avatar
 
Posts: 18,303
Default

I also remember seeing that Machina era version of BWBW on some TV programme and was initially all excited to hear it and then thought: "what the fuckkkkkkkk is this shit".

So to say the least, the band wasn't really resonating with me in what they were doing.

 
fuzzyroes is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 10:59 PM   #24
SlingeroGuitaro
Starbucks addicted minion
 
SlingeroGuitaro's Avatar
 
Location: Billy Corgan Kazoo Revue
Posts: 6,523
Default

I had a feeling about it. At the Houston show in April of that year several fans that had been waiting in line got to eat lunch with BC and he spilled the beans to that small group.

 
SlingeroGuitaro is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 11:08 PM   #25
houseofglass11
Apocalyptic Poster
 
houseofglass11's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,586
Default

Really it was all over for the band in 96' when Jimmy and Melvoin OD'd.

 
houseofglass11 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 11:21 PM   #26
Shadaloo
Apocalyptic Poster
 
Shadaloo's Avatar
 
Location: YOU SAID THERE WAS WATER ON THE MOON AND INSTEAD IT'S JUST MORE GODDAMN COCKSUCKING
Posts: 1,113
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Butt Pope View Post
I was sad, but graduated high school in May following the final show, so it was fitting for me that the soundtrack of my teenage years wrapped up right on que.

Thanks for catering to my timeline, Billy.
I graduated in June of that year, and decided to take a year off from school and just get a job for a little while. SP wasn't anywhere near my favorite band around that time, so while I remember thinking it was kind of a shame, I didn't care much.

I started thinking along the lines of what you said though the following year, when Rotten Apples/Judas O came out (and somehow it wasn't until that happened that I discovered that Machina II - and fucking TAFH of all things - existed).

I remember just walking up the street to a friend's place in the middle of this raging snowstorm with Blissed and Gone playing on my discman (lol) as being the moment where I realized how much I actually would miss them. I'd started college and was just thinking "Fuck, high school's done, the Pumpkins are done...feels like a whole chapter of my life is closed and the whole world's changing.

 
Shadaloo is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 11:56 PM   #27
Run To Me
Apocalyptic Poster
 
Run To Me's Avatar
 
Location: Where the frog spoils the leaf
Posts: 3,995
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by soniclovenoize View Post
Old school Netphos will know.
Ooooo
Let me guess it was kanye

b/c u felt he was genius

 
Run To Me is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2017, 11:57 PM   #28
Run To Me
Apocalyptic Poster
 
Run To Me's Avatar
 
Location: Where the frog spoils the leaf
Posts: 3,995
Default

Fun thread let's all guess

 
Run To Me is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2017, 12:20 AM   #29
FoolofaTook
Immortal
 
FoolofaTook's Avatar
 
Location: in your father
Posts: 22,001
Default

Zwan

 
FoolofaTook is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2017, 12:55 AM   #30
Mals Marola
Apocalyptic Poster
 
Mals Marola's Avatar
 
Location: The Land of Austistic O-board Rejects, Retarded in All Ways
Posts: 4,196
Default

Radiohead

 
Mals Marola is offline
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Google


Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
So when is Jimmy coming back? Elphenor Smashing Pumpkins/Billy Corgan Discussion 36 03-08-2018 11:35 PM
9/11/01..........9/11/11 The Omega Concern General Chat Archive 70 09-30-2011 07:28 PM
COUNTERCULTURE MAINSTREAM Jesus Cambodia Pumpkins Archive 5 01-17-2009 09:24 AM
Average female netphorian bust thread, gogogogo exactlythesame General Chat Archive 145 03-26-2008 08:41 PM
i just want to say ??? General Chat Archive 19 03-24-2008 11:26 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:16 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Smashing Pumpkins, Alternative Music
& General Discussion Message Board and Forums
www.netphoria.org - Copyright 1998-2014