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Old 01-09-2010, 08:33 PM   #1
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Default comparing S.P. to the Beatles and Radiohead to Pink Floyd

Is it fair to say that the Smashing Pumpkins are the Beatles of their generation and Radiohead are the Pink Floyd of their generation?

 
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:39 PM   #2
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No because the beatles are popular. I love the Pumpkins but they are not popular.

 
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:46 PM   #3
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no because radiohead are better than sp

 
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:58 PM   #4
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I think the Smashing Pumpkins are better as a rock band. Radiohead are more interesting as an electronic group.

 
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Old 01-09-2010, 09:00 PM   #5
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Nirvana was the Beatles of their generation.

 
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Old 01-09-2010, 09:47 PM   #6
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are they a techno band

 
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Old 01-09-2010, 10:44 PM   #7
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this is an awful analogy

 
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:03 PM   #8
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even worse as its own thread

 
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Old 01-10-2010, 12:18 AM   #9
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SP fucked up their mainstream potential after MCIS. I don't think they cared though, and if we're talking from an artistic perspective, it was for the better

 
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Old 01-10-2010, 05:16 AM   #10
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Fuck, Christ was right - this troll knows how to get maximum response with minimum effort

 
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Old 01-10-2010, 06:13 AM   #11
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Catherine Wheel is not a troll.

 
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Old 01-10-2010, 06:17 AM   #12
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I think the Smashing Pumpkins are better as a rock band.
But then again:


 
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Old 01-10-2010, 09:49 AM   #13
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it is very fair to say that. your analogy is correct and relevant in every imaginable way. i applaud you, Catherine Wheel. this is groundbreaking.

 
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Old 01-10-2010, 11:26 AM   #14
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But then again:

Muzzle beats the ass out of this for a wuss-rock song played live.

 
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Old 01-10-2010, 11:38 AM   #15
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this is the type of thing is used to seriously waste time thinking about around 94- 95

 
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Old 01-10-2010, 12:47 PM   #16
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The Beatles had two incredible song writers and were collectively a better group of musicians that the Smashing Pumpkins. SP are hands down my favorite band, and I think Billy is a better song writer than that Lennon/McCartney guy who wrote all the Beatles' songs, but I think objectively you can't really put SP at the level of the Beatles.

 
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Old 01-10-2010, 12:52 PM   #17
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No band was the Beatles of this generation.

 
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Old 01-10-2010, 03:26 PM   #18
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Old 01-10-2010, 04:06 PM   #19
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Its fair to say RH s the PInk Floyd of our gen. But SP is its own animal, analogous with no band before it. I guess you could say SP is an amalgam of all rock bands from the mid-60s to 80s

 
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Old 01-10-2010, 04:11 PM   #20
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Aside from being influenced by the Beatles (like pretty much everything to come after them) SP is not like them at all. Radiohead might be a little more like Pink Floyd because they are the weird experimental band that managed to be immensely popular anyway, but ultimately they aren't that similar either. Bad analogy.

Ultimately there is no band from generation x that comes close to matching the cultural power and musical influence/creativity of The Beatles. Nirvana comes closest because they got so big so fast and shaped the aesthetic of the early 90s in a lot of ways.

 
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Old 01-10-2010, 04:14 PM   #21
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Also, SP and Radiohead are my two favorite bands but come on, this was one of the greatest rock bands of all time


 
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Old 01-10-2010, 04:15 PM   #22
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I would say nirvana is a rough equivalent of led zeppelin

 
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Old 01-10-2010, 04:30 PM   #23
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We can't just transpose the bands into other bands to do a shitty comparison. The only truth is that 1979 is the best song of the 90s.

 
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Old 01-10-2010, 04:34 PM   #24
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Old 01-10-2010, 04:53 PM   #25
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when you look at their impact and what they did for rock, I don't think you can find a bad more analogous to nirvana. I'm not saying they're equals or even similar

 
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Old 01-10-2010, 05:16 PM   #26
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not sure i'm following. i'd think soundgarden would be much closer to zeppelin

 
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Old 01-10-2010, 05:39 PM   #27
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I'm talking more along the lines of cultural impact and how rock was shaped for the next decade. Soundgarden came close I guess, they were pretty big but IMO not quite that big.

 
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Old 01-10-2010, 05:43 PM   #28
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this is anecdotal, but I lived through the grunge thing. I'd say nirvana was the biggest thing, pearl jam second, with SP and s.garden probably about equal until MCIS rolled around

 
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Old 01-10-2010, 05:46 PM   #29
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lover, should've come over is the best song of the 90's

 
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Old 01-10-2010, 05:58 PM   #30
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cw is an impressive troll

 
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