I've been running over this post ever since I heard Zeitgeist was coming.
Unfortunately, it's not terribly good.
The Pumpkins, however, were awesome once. In their prime. Especially live. See for yourself, below.
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Now, on with the musical post.
The Smashing Pumpkins, A to Z!
These songs are almost all covers and/or live songs. 'Cause if you don't already own at least two copies of MC&TIS, and at least one of every other SP album, you need to rectify that situation already.
A is for Auf Weidersien (Cheap Trick cover)-Smashing Pumpkins.
B is for Blue Oyster Cult's Godzilla-Smashing Pumpkins. Oh no! There goes Tokyo! B is also for Syd Barrett, and this cover of one of his tunes. Terrapin-Smashing Pumpkins.
C is for C is for The Chambers Brothers' Time Has Come Today, as covered by the Pumpkins. Have you ever heard The Ramones' version of this? It's awesome. Blows the original away.
D is for Disarm (live version)-Smashing Pumpkins. Or check out Harry's Hard Remix version!
E is for Enter Sandman (Metallica cover)-The Smashing Pumpkins. It's just a tease. Don't get too excited.
F is for Forever Young-Billy Corgan.
G is for Geek U.S.A.-Smashing Pumpkins (live version).
H is for Heavy Metal Machine/White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane cover)-Smashing Pumpkins. From the current tour.
I is for I Am One-+44 (Pumpkins cover). And here's a boot of the Pumpkins doing this great song themselves, back in '91.
J is for The Joker (Steve Miller Band cover)-Smashing Pumpkins.
L is for Landslide (Fleetwood Mac cover)-Smashing Pumpkins (acoustic).
M is for For Martha-Smashing Pumpkins.
N is for Never Let Me Down Again-Smashing Pumpkins and Depeche Mode.
O is for Out of Focus (Blue Cheer cover)-Smashing Pumpkins. This is from a show at San Francisco's I-Beam, a great place to see a concert.
O is also for Once In a Lifetime (Talking Heads)-Smashing Pumpkins.
P is for Pavement's cover of 1979. I wish this were better quality. If anyone out there has a better one, please send it to me! And here's a version of 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins with The Frogs.
R is for Rocket (acoustic version)-Billy Corgan. It's also for the Rhinoceros (Reggae Version)-Smashing Pumpkins.
S is for Sookie Sookie (Steppenwolf)-Smashing Pumpkins.
T is for throwback. It's also for Thin Lizzy's Dancing in the Moonlight-Smashing Pumpkins.
W is for Join Together (Who cover)-Smashing Pumpkins. It's also for Tom Waits! Ol 55-Smashing Pumpkins.
X and Y are for X.Y.U.-Smashing Pumpkins. Tell me you didn't see that one coming...
Bye for now!