Thursday, April 30, 2009

Smashing Pumpkins: Cherub Rock

As news of drummer Jimmy Chamberlain's recent departure from the Guns N' Roses of 90s alternative rock surfaced a month ago, the words "Smashing" and "Pumpkins" found themselves coupled together and tied to some noteworthy relevance.

Thinking about Billy Corgan and realizing that I'd only ever thought of the Smashing Pumpkins as an act whose welcome had probably been overstayed, they did a couple things right, namely "Cherub Rock," whose thick, arena amplified riffs still give me a nostalgic jolt whenever I hear them.



Sincerely,
Letters From A Tapehead

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