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"We were just touring, doing our thing, being on an indie label, and then all at once every label called us and said, ‘We want you! Come here and we’ll spend money on you for dinner and buy you Champagne!’ Our lawyer calls it the best time of his life."
“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.