It was to be the FINAL performance of The Smashing Pumpkins. An emotional night and return back to where it all started, the Cabaret Metro. While Frank and Pat weren't fortunate enough to attend the show, through the miracle of technology and a
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Frank and Pat couldn’t make it to the long-awaited, triumphant return of The Smashing Pumpkins in concert (and live music in general, and moshing!?), but our guest field c
It's another listener appreciation episode! Today we (raindrops + sun)shower praise on Machina and Machina II! Pumpkast listeners share with us what they love about these once underrated but now appreciated and beloved albums.
Thanks to Kim Ro
Well, we always get a little melancholy on the last day of summer... but the last day of MACHINA SUMMER never felt so cold! We conclude our discussion of the Machina II EPs with Alan Passman (When The Pain Starts), covering EP THREE (CR-03) aka
Aaaand.... we're back! We continue our in-depth discussion of the Machina II EPs with Alan Passman (When The Pain Starts), covering EP TWO (CR-02). This installment takes us into the spiritual connection of "Soul Power," "Lucky 13" gets us goin
Fall is right around the corner, but Machina Summer ain't over yet! Today we're covering the Machina II EPs, starting with EP One (CR-01). Joining us to talk about all three EPs is musician, writer and longtime Pumpkinhead Alan Passman (author
Released for free on the Internet (ever heard of it?) in September of 2000, The Smashing Pumpkins' sixth and "final" studio album, MACHINA II/The Friends and Enemies of Modern Music was an unconventional release, born of resistance from the rec
It's Part Two of our Machina/The Machines of God deep dive! In this episode we go deep into the maturation of the band's jangly, goth, pre-Gish sound into something thick and powerful, the 80's Pop Rock of "The Imploding Voice," and some seeds
It was the end of The Smashing Pumpkins (for a while, of course). In 2000, the band announced their breakup and released what was to be their final album, Machina/The Machines of God. A loosely conceptual album that got buried in a time of TRL
In this Bonus mini-episode, Pumpkast listeners who attended "The Arising! Tour" share their firsthand accounts. Thanks to Adam B., Julie R., David K., Zwee, Art A., Andrew R., Glenn G and Brian for sharing!
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DJ and Filmmaker Peter Makebish tagged along with the Pumpkins on their 9-date Arising! Tour and filmed every show – as well as lots of candid behind-the-scenes footage never before seen by the Pumpkinhead public. As he watched through the tape
We're kicking off "Machina Summer" with a hot one! In 1999, The Smashing Pumpkins took a break from recording Machina: The Machines of God to embark on a nine-date US tour dubbed "The Arising!". It seemed like a triumphant moment in SP history,
It's another installment of our listener chats, Pumpkinheads, and joining us this time is indie musician and artist Huron John! We discuss how his work is influenced by the Pumpkins, keeping the DIY ethos alive, and what it's like being a "Gen
It's our first trip into chatting with Pumpkast listeners! Today we have musician and illustrator Stephen Patrick Kelly (The Heirs of the Supernova, Have Strat Will Travel, Shane Longshadow is Hungry) on the show to discuss how he came to SP, t
Happy Gish-aversary, Pumpkinheads! This past weekend Billy and Jimmy celebrated 30 years of Gish with a live listening party/Q&A at the rockin-est tea house in America, Madame ZuZu's. Though your hosts couldn't physically attend, we were all ov
Our very first return guest, Sierra Swan, is back on the ‘kast to discuss her new EP “Tangerines" (out early on Bandcamp and everywhere else on May 17th)! We inevitably talk Prince, parenting and the secretly-jacked genius of Danny Elfman, as w
At the time, the reaction to post-Mellon Collie Pumpkins albums was a mixed bag amongst fans and critics. But here at the Pumpkast, we see value in these albums and we know you do too! For this episode, listeners share their stories of why they
In this second (and final) installment of our two-part coverage of "Adore," we go through A DOOR and ask the questions: Do Dusty and Pistol Pete live in the same world as "Ramona"?! Is "Shame" a secret sock hop song that would make a great pop-
An album your boys love with all their hearts, it had to be split into two parts! That's right, Pumpkinheads, Frank and Pat are finally covering 1998's "Adore." This two-part exploration visits a dark time in the Pumpkins' history, during which
Today on the Pumpkast, we hop across the pond (socially distanced via Zencastr) to chat with touring Smashing Pumpkins bassist and all-around great guy, Jack Bates!
Jack tells us about meeting Billy for the first time when Corgan sat in with N
Today on the 'kast we turn our eyes (and ears) to the Smashing Pumpkins' (or just Billy?) track "EYE" from the Trent Reznor-produced soundtrack to the 1997 David Lynch film, Lost Highway. We delve into the surprisingly Shaquille O'Neal-based or
Today on the Pumpkast, we take a trip down south with James Iha's 1998 country-tinged solo album, "Let It Come Down"! While it was not a hit with critics or audiences, there is plenty to appreciate about this cozy gem. Frank and Pat discuss how
It's the 25th Anniversary of the release of the "1979" single, so what better way to celebrate than by talking to one of the ACTUAL cool kids in the iconic video, LAUREN ENGLISH?! Lauren reminisces with us about how she was discovered and cast
Happy New Year, Pumpkinheads! In honor of something no one's been able to do in forever, we kick off 2021 with the first-ever "Pumpkast Goes To The Movies!" Grab your popcorn and nippled Bat-Suits because we're talkin' the underrated Pumpkin ge
As we land the plane on this most turbulent of years, we also conclude our sonic flight over The Aeroplane Flies High – with the "Tonight, Tonight" and "Thirty-Three" EPs. Frank and Pat talk the cohesiveness of the "Tonight, Tonight" EP and the
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