Smashing Pumpkins songs, improved with cats

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By Low Lai Chow in New Music on Tuesday 8 July 2014

Smashing Pumpkins frontman and tea shop owner Billy Corgan was recently the cover star of no-kill humane organization PAWS Chicago’s magazine, along with — yep, you guessed it — Siamese cats. Which then sparked off a friendly competition among fans of music website Stereogum to see who could come up with the best cat-themed Smashing […]

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WIN: an LP box set of The Aeroplane Flies by The Smashing Pumpkins

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By Zolton in New Music on Wednesday 24 July 2013

This new LP box set of The Aeroplane Flies High contains the original 33 track version across five, 180 gram LPs, and is re-mastered by Bob Ludwig. It also features unique packaging with embossed foil wrap and twinkle stock for jackets. Enter here!

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Nirvana playing Twister with Smashing Pumpkins, that’s all

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Video on Friday 1 March 2013

Oh, the 90s. And oh, YouTube, custodian of these 90s moments. Two of the greatest bands then, Nirvana and The Smashing Pumpkins, took to a game of Twister in a surreal turn back in time, with D’arcy Wretzky spinning and dictating moves, Dave Grohl looking remarkably bright-eyed and innocent, and Krist Novoselic being a general […]

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Billy Corgan wants to serve you tea in a boutique teahouse

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 14 September 2012

Well, SPIN Magazine’s headline pretty much summed it up: ‘Billy Corgan Opens a Tea Room, Gives Chicago the Gift of Culture’. It’s true, the Smashing Pumpkins frontman with many interests (including pro wrestling and poetry spinning) is opening a tea shop dubbed the Madame Zuzu’s Tea House in Illinois this week. Corgan says the 1930s Chinese-style teahouse will be ‘a more casual hang, a place where you could come see a guru or a rabbi talk’. Hmmm, wonder whether we’ll find any mayonnaise in our tea. 

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Win a special Gish box set and lithograph

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By Zolton in New Prizes on Tuesday 22 November 2011

Smashing Pumpkins’ groundbreaking, iconic debut album Gish has been remastered and reissued for the first time. We have a special Gish Box set and lithograph to give away to a Lost At E Minor reader. To enter, just leave the name of your favourite Pumpkins song and the city you live in below this post.

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Siamese Dream cover girl now in Smashing Pumpkins

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Monday 21 February 2011

Apparently one of the girls on the cover of Siamese Dream is the new bassist for Smashing Pumpkins, and the kicker is that apparently the band didn’t even know she was the same girl when they hired her.

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Twin Tigers’ Red Fox Run by Robert U. Thomason

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By Casper Johansson in Video on Monday 10 May 2010

Coming across like a mesh of Smashing Pumpkins and Sonic Youth, Athens, Georgia, indie-rock band Twin Tigers are a earful in their own right. Their new video for the single, Red Fox Run, was directed by Robert U. Thomason.

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