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Smashing Pumpkins

Formed: 1988 in Chicago, IL
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Jimmy Chamberlin, Billy Corgan, D'Arcy, James Iha, Jeff Schroeder, Matt Walker, Melissa Auf der Maur, Dennis Flemion, Mike Byrne, Nicole ...See All
Biography: Of all the major alternative rock bands of the early '90s, Smashing Pumpkins were the group least influenced by traditional underground rock. Lead guitarist/songwriter Billy Corgan fashioned an amalgam of progressive rock, heavy metal, goth rock, psychedelia, and dream pop, creating a layered, powerful ...Read full biography
Siamese Dream
Released: 1993
Label: EMI
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While Gish had placed the Smashing Pumpkins on the "most promising artist" list for many, troubles were threatening to break the band apart. Singer/guitarist/leader Billy Corgan was battling a severe case ...Read full review
Gish
Released: 1991
Label: EMI
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Arriving several months before Nirvana's Nevermind, the Smashing Pumpkins' debut album, Gish, which was also produced by Butch Vig, was the first shot of the alternative revolution that transformed the ...Read full review