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“Nickelback is still inarguably a big-time rock band. But it feels like the Nickelback we all used to know — the one that signified unseemly truths about the culture, the one we therefore relished hating — is gone forever. Nickelback is no longer THAT Nickelback — that Nickelback is now Imagine Dragons and Mumford & Sons, whose impact on ’10s rock radio fodder has eclipsed the imprint Nickelback had on the ’00s.”
Smashing Pumpkins’ Gish was released 22 years ago today.
I think the Pumpkins are one of the great rock bands of my generation, and one of THE defining bands of the 90’s rock sound. When I think of 90’s rock, the 3 bands that immediately come to mind are Nirvana (obviously), My Bloody Valentine (obviously) and Smashing Pumpkins. Gish is a masterpiece, as is Siamese Dream and Pisces Iscariot.
The digital release has finally come to pass, and while we wait for the purple vinyl to come into existence let’s tell stories.
You may or may not know, but I Made This was completed January 1st 2012. Spooky, Bad Bahd and myself tracked and recorded with help from Rando, Gazoota, and Bill Cooper. With their help, It became the artifact that we took to Wayne Coyne, as you may also know.
Impose kindly featured us in their “week in pop” blog section. To read the article just click the picture above, which is of Spooky and Jade, the baby squirrel that I reference in the blurb. This is her almost full grown, but when she was really tiny I used to hide her under my desk at work so I could feed her every two hours. She is in the wild now, kicking ass I’m sure.