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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.