Smashing Pumpkins

RORY: Look, we’re not always going to like the same things. Like, you like Smashing Pumpkins and I don’t.
LANE: But that’s only ’cause you’re close-minded and blind.

The Smashing Pumpkins, often just called Smashing Pumpkins, alternative rock band from Chicago. Formed in 1988 by frontman and guitarist Billy Corgan, who has been the sole constant member since its inception.

Their debut album Gish was released in 1991, and was a minor success. Siamese Dream came out in 1993, and despite the band being torn apart by personal problems, including drug addiction and severe depression, it debuted at #10 on the album charts. Their biggest success was the 1995 album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, which went to #1, and was the best-selling double album of the decade. It had several hit singles, including “Bullet with Butterfly Wings”, “1979”, and “Zero”.

The band broke up in 2000, but reformed in 2005, and are still recording and performing.

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