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PureVolume Interviews Billy Corgan

Posted by - 03:07 PM on 10/19/12
PureVolume recently interviewed The Smashing Pumpkins's head honco Billy Corgan, which you can read here.
From The Interview It’s kind of balancing itself out. For years it seemed that the public persona, or the failure — or the perception of failure — dominated the conversation. But now with Oceania as a bookend toward a musical legacy, everything seems to be getting its own balance. Like the albums that deserve attention, the influence we had, my influence, for better or worse — it all seems to be balancing out.
 
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03:34 PM on 10/19/12
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GeeBee
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This guy's ego comes perilously close to ruining Smashing Pumpkins for me. Goddamn what a pretentious douche.
04:01 PM on 10/19/12
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I really liked Four Year Strong's cover of Butterfly.
04:03 PM on 10/19/12
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Honco?
05:45 PM on 10/19/12
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So bummed I missing the show tonight, but they're not playing that much older stuff anyways.
09:00 PM on 10/19/12
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Oceania is easily the best thing Billy has released since Zwan, glad to see this band back on track.
09:59 PM on 10/19/12
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This guy's ego comes perilously close to ruining Smashing Pumpkins for me. Goddamn what a pretentious douche.
I used to be bothered by his ego, but honestly, if you actually read what he says in context it's really not that egotistical. Obviously he had a one of the biggest bands of the 90's and he knows it, but beyond that I think a lot of what he says gets taken out of context.
08:14 AM on 10/20/12
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Just saw these guys perform live earlier in the week. Damn, what an amazing show.
09:08 AM on 10/20/12
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The dude's always had a massive ego. He's also put out some of the defining music of its time.

I don't have to like the guy to enjoy the music. Go see the show, and see them boot your head open.
09:36 AM on 10/20/12
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That interview actually made him come across as likeable until the final question, to be honest.
09:52 AM on 10/20/12
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They closed with "Mayonaise" last night, the best song of all time by any artist.
12:44 PM on 10/20/12
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They closed with "Mayonaise" last night, the best song of all time by any artist.
That's awesome...saw them in SF and was hoping to hear that or Muzzle, but it was a great show regardless.
01:00 PM on 10/20/12
OurLadyCoolbean
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They closed with "Mayonaise" last night, the best song of all time by any artist.
Damn, what a closer. Jealous
10:19 AM on 10/21/12
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*honcho
01:55 AM on 10/22/12
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The dude's always had a massive ego. He's also put out some of the defining music of its time.

I don't have to like the guy to enjoy the music. Go see the show, and see them boot your head open.

Very well put. Great band!

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