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Billy Corgan's solo album "The Future Embrace"

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#1 of 14 OFFLINE   Jean D

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Posted June 21 2005 - 06:20 AM

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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#2 of 14 OFFLINE   Brian Perry

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Posted June 21 2005 - 08:16 AM

Corgan also took out a full page ad in today's Chicago Tribune, saying he now wants to re-unite the Smashing Pumpkins.

#3 of 14 OFFLINE   Shane Martin

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Posted June 22 2005 - 01:53 AM

I heard one track yesterday on the radio and liked it a bunch. It was cut #2 off the album.

#4 of 14 OFFLINE   LarryDavenport



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Posted June 22 2005 - 03:10 AM

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).

#5 of 14 OFFLINE   Don Lindbergh

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Posted June 22 2005 - 04:08 AM

I'd be happy with just Billy and Jimmy. Those guys will rock no matter who else is in the band.

#6 of 14 OFFLINE   Brent Bridgeman

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Posted June 23 2005 - 03:01 AM

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!

#7 of 14 OFFLINE   AricB


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Posted June 23 2005 - 03:10 AM

I agree with Larry. His ego got in the way along time ago.

#8 of 14 OFFLINE   Josh Simpson

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Posted June 24 2005 - 02:51 AM

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.

#9 of 14 OFFLINE   AricB


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Posted June 24 2005 - 03:24 AM

exactly, bring back the guitars, leave the pseudo electronic sound to bands who do it well.

#10 of 14 OFFLINE   Nigel McN

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Posted June 24 2005 - 05:24 AM

might pick this one up today.

#11 of 14 OFFLINE   Colin Jacobson

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Posted June 24 2005 - 10:07 AM

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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#12 of 14 OFFLINE   Nigel McN

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Posted June 26 2005 - 06:44 AM

Bah the store had it but wouldn't sell it to me since it is released 'tomorrow'

#13 of 14 OFFLINE   Ron Reda

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Posted June 27 2005 - 10:57 AM

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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#14 of 14 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted June 28 2005 - 09:41 AM

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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