Tuesday, March 25, 2008

WHEN ROCK STARS GET DESPERATE

Seems that bald, pretentious artiste Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan and his other bandmates are suing Virgin Records for using the band's name in promotional deals and other such whatnot.

According to the complaint, this promotion threatens the band's rep for "artistic integrity" and hurts its credibility with fans.

Uhhhh, sorry to break it to you Billy, but if that's what this is all about you might as well sue Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.

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23 Comments:

Blogger Toast said...

if that's what this is all about you might as well sue Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.

Hey, come on, there were three or four good songs in that double-cd "masterpiece".

8:02 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

And assuming that's true, that leaves how many clunkers? Sixteen thousand? Four hundred and seventy-three?

I put that CD on when it came out and it's still not finished. Another eight or nine months and we may get there.

8:09 AM  
Blogger Rickey Henderson said...

According to the complaint, this promotion threatens the band's rep for "artistic integrity" and hurts its credibility with fans.

Uh, moreso than Zwan already did? Rickey thinks not.

4:23 PM  
Blogger DED said...

if that's what this is all about you might as well sue Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.

Actually, the album that came after, Machina, was far worse. It had 25 tracks and the label said, "Not again." So half was released on cd and the rest was made available as download. It tanked and Corgan blasted SP fans for not being open minded enough to follow them in their musical direction.

So, the whole "credibility with fans" bit is bullshit. But Billy's been full of it (and himself) for so long now that who's left to care?

5:53 PM  
Blogger Smitty said...

1) AC/DC has never changed their sound and never will. They have millions of fans who adore them.

2) Artists like Madonna have a new sound every release, and people flock to it. They have millions of fans who adore them.

3) Bands like Metallica tried a "new artistic direction," alienated some old fans but gained many many more new fans. They have millions of fans who adore them.

4) Smashing Pumpkins had a mediocre sound, a handful of fans, changed their sound to something even shittier, and can't figure out why they lose fans every time they release a new CD.

Hm.

10:09 PM  
Blogger Mr Furious said...

ded,

There were albums after Mellon Collie? Not as far as I'm concerned...

Gish and Siamese Dream are interchangably great in my book. Pisces Iscariot had some great tracks, Mellon Collie was so fucking long and pretentious, I'm not sure I ever even listened to the whole thing...Seriously. And up to that point, this was among my favorite bands.

I actually got Adore (1998) and Zeitgeist (2007) from the library and stuck 'em in the iTunes, but I've never even played them.

1:26 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

a mediocre sound

I dunno. I have to go with Furious (and the tag at the end of my post) and say that Gish had a great sound, which they began watering down on some of the songs on Siamese Dream. "Disarm"? Uh-oh.

Machina? Zwan? Never heard of 'em.

6:30 AM  
Blogger DED said...

There were albums after Mellon Collie? Not as far as I'm concerned...

Heh. My collection of SP ends there. I've been done with Corgan since then.

Zwan was actually a side project for Corgan. I heard a snippet of one song and it sounded like he was trying to recapture the old SP sound. I have no idea if it was just that song or if the band was any good. Nor do I have any desire to find out. I think Corgan is desperately trying to hold some kind of a music career together and this lawsuit, whether consciously or unconsciously, is an attempt to get people to pay attention to him.

3:19 PM  
Blogger George said...

You missed your chance to celebrate the Mets opening day victory with Johan. Now we have a hobbled Pedro and a 500 record.

12:51 AM  
Blogger Rickey Henderson said...

yep, we're pretty much good & fucked now. Quick, get Jose Lima on the phone!

9:00 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Now, now fellas. The boys didn't look too bad last night, did they?

7:20 AM  
Blogger Rickey Henderson said...

Fuck no, they were dominant. A footnote: doing a snake draft to divide mets season tix at an nyc bar that doles out free beers whenever Wright get a homer is balls out terrific.

8:41 AM  
Blogger George said...

I'm not panicking, I'd just like to see a healthy Pedro. And losing even one game to a team who has no one better than Mark Hendrickson to be its Opening Day pitcher is depressing.

12:34 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

I'd just like to see a healthy Pedro

And I wouldn't mind a 28 year-old Carlos Delgado. Since we're playing the wishing game, what you got, Rickey?

Just as notable as Pedro's injury is that the loss came on a homer by a banjo hitter. Served up by yet another questionable member of the bullpen. Where have seen this one before?

6:35 AM  
Blogger George said...

Yeah, how is it that Kevin Towers in San Diego can put together cheap, deep bullpens every year (let's ignore the looming is Trevor done question for now) and the Mets spend millions and get crap?

Of course, it was the Mets who handed Towers Heath Bell....(No, I won't get over that.)

12:37 PM  
Blogger Rickey Henderson said...

Since we're playing the wishing game, what you got, Rickey?

Rickey wouldn't mind seeing Carlos Delgado get mauled by a bear.

An even season from Ollie would be nice--you know, something that might actually justify Boras asking $70 million for him at the end of the year.

Wright not getting robbed of the MVP would be nifty.

John Maine being as dominant as Rickey suspects he can would also be great.

And Rickey wants to see that Reyes punk come nowhere near Rickey's hard earned records.

4:24 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

I'm keeping it simple and saying, how bout a win?

6:46 AM  
Blogger Rickey Henderson said...

A win would be good. Rickey will do his damndest to ensure one when he's at Shea this Friday & Sunday...

8:21 AM  
Blogger George said...

Phucking Phillies.

There, I feel better now.

2:12 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Bleedin' Brewers?

10:18 AM  
Blogger Rickey Henderson said...

Negligible Nats!

8:36 AM  
Blogger George said...

Or is that Gnegligible Gnats!?

12:38 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Thank god those Gnegligable Gnats sucks as much as they do.

Or the Milquetoasty Mets could be in far worse shape than they are.

7:07 AM  

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