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November 13, 2000 12:13 PM   Subscribe

File Under: Don't Let the Door Hit Your Ass on the Way Out. After declaring nearly everyone/everything a sell-out, Billy Corgan plans quiet life in Italy following Pumpkins split.
posted by Karla (9 comments total)
The more he talks, the less I care. After Siamese Dream, whatever talent he had was gone.
posted by solistrato at 12:37 PM on November 13, 2000

I dunno. I liked most of Mellon Collie, anyway. But once he started deviating into electronica and other non-rockishness... blech.
posted by youhas at 12:51 PM on November 13, 2000

i wish him well, actually. i think he is a great human being, and like his music or not, i admire his honesty and the stance he takes on things, political and otherwise. i cant imagine what it would be like in a society such as this to get so popular... i would imagine it would make most of us want to jump ship too. :)

posted by skinjob at 1:38 PM on November 13, 2000

From the article: Corgan said he was so "concerned" with the "corrupt " and "disengaging US political system" that he is "seriously considering" emigrating.

I would say Italy is certainly the best place to escape such corruption. There you know where you stand -- laws exist. Laws are not enforced (unless someone has something to gain from them).

posted by kat at 2:24 PM on November 13, 2000

aw, man! ya mean i won't get to run into him at the supermarket anymore? i was just working up enough nerve to finally say " shouldn't stand so close to the honeydews."

corgan is about the only chicago celeb i've seen here in chicago. my favorite corgan sighting was when i saw him in line for the men's room at the tom waits show about a year back. he's like 8 feet tall!

they were a hell of a great band before they kicked the drummer out the first time. then they just sort of...wilted.

posted by thc at 3:21 PM on November 13, 2000

SP has the distinction of being the only concert I've walked out of. The most expensive I've attended as well.

He's a whiney ass.

posted by smcbride at 3:48 PM on November 13, 2000

Chicago needs less overly-pretentious rockers who's best assest is being in a My Bloody Valentine cover band. Well, except some have honesty to admit they're ripping someone off.

Its just a shame Pink Floyd didn't let him name Melon Collie "The Wall II" Hehehe, what a dork.
posted by skallas at 5:17 PM on November 13, 2000

I liked all the Pumpkins albums. But I like dance music as well as Rock and Roll (in fact I would tend to assert that good Rock music often is dance music) so the "electronica" influences were quite pleasent.
Expecting a band to only produce music that you like is absurd. Sometimes it takes a while to get into a specific sort of music (or literature or film). In my experience the stuff that takes the longest time to adapt to is the stuff that stays with you longest and means the most.
posted by davidgentle at 5:50 PM on November 13, 2000

I like music. I like good song writers. From a songwriting standpoint, i think hes insanely creative... but since i can only see things from a songwroting standpoint these days, i get a lot of flack for what i like, and what i cant stand
posted by Satapher at 8:48 PM on November 13, 2000

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