Billy Corgan's solo album "The Future Embrace"

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  1. Jean D

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    Billy Corgan's solo album "The Future Embrace" will be out soon. If your interested in hearing it, go to www.billycorgan.com and go into the "multimedia" section, you can stream 4 tracks. Im listening to it now. I'll post what I think later on. So far, Im not impressed, but Im not turned off either.
     
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    Corgan also took out a full page ad in today's Chicago Tribune, saying he now wants to re-unite the Smashing Pumpkins.
     
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    I heard one track yesterday on the radio and liked it a bunch. It was cut #2 off the album.
     
  4. LarryDavenport

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    But does he want D'Arcy or Melissa to play bass? I used to like Smashing Pumpkins until Billy shaved his head and got all full of himself (it sounds like he still is).
     
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    I'd be happy with just Billy and Jimmy. Those guys will rock no matter who else is in the band.
     
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    Especially Jimmy! One of the best rock drummers of all time IMHO. I bought the Zwan disc only after learning that he was playing the drums, and was not disappointed (in the drumming, at least). My wife and I went to see Zwan in Atlanta, mainly because I wanted to see Mr. Chamberlain. REALLY not disappointed that night!
     
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    I agree with Larry. His ego got in the way along time ago.
     
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    I agree his blog and other interviews make me think he thinks a bit too much of himself, but I'd love to see them back together. Fat guitar sounds instead of the keyboards and other sounds he's experimenting, but I will give the new album a chance.
     
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    exactly, bring back the guitars, leave the pseudo electronic sound to bands who do it well.
     
  10. Nigel McN

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    might pick this one up today.
     
  11. Colin Jacobson

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    Did Billy ever NOT have a big ego? Seriously - I think that's just who he is, and I wouldn't blame musical clunkers on his ego. I'd bet he was always pretty insufferable. I'm a fan, but I don't get the impression that he's a nice guy...
     
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    Bah the store had it but wouldn't sell it to me since it is released 'tomorrow'
     
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    Here, here...bring back the "Gish" and "Siamese Dream"-era Pumpkins!

    Unfortunately, when Billy was questioned about the reunion ad at an Atlanta show last week, his response was something along the lines of, "It's not going to be the Pumpkins that everyone remembers." Too bad, because the old Pumpkins (Mellon Collie and before) kicked ass like no other. It just seems like he went from guitar hero to guitar anit-hero on "Adore" with all the keyboards and such. After seeing him on Letterman last week (I was not at all impressed) and hearing about the blog about his upbringing, I'm about ready to write him off.
     
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    Maybe he should have called it "The futile embrace". I liked all the albums from Gish to Mellon Collie, but my preference goes back mostly to Siamese, Gish and Lull. WHAT HAPPENED? All things change, but there's no reason they couldn't get back together and still make good music.
     

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