Billy Corgan Attacks 90’s Grunge Bands: “As far as I’m concerned, fuck them, because they’re lazy or they’re scared. I grew up in a generation that had a message. Where is that message? If it’s going to be subverted by simple economic downturns, then the message wasn’t real at all.”
Corgan singled out one band in particular, Pavement, who actually singled The Smashing Pumpkins out before it was cool, back in 1994, with the song Range Life, which contains the lyrics ‘Out on tour with the Smashing Pumpkins / Nature kids, but they don’t have no function / I don’t understand what they mean and I couldn’t really give a fuck.”
“No better case than Pavement, complaining about me in the ’90s, now doing the greatest hits tour… Why? Ca-ching in. Maybe that’s why they were obsessed with integrity, because they didn’t have any”, Corgan said.
According to Fuse, who recently interviewed the famous Smashing Pumpkins’ frontman as he does the media circuit following the release of the band’s latest album Oceania, Corgan’s beef stems from the current crazy number of 90’s grunge acts re-forming and re-touring their original brand, cashing in on the profits. In Corgans eyes, this is an absolute affront to the Grunge ideals, telling Fuse: “My point of having a problem with nostalgia acts for the artists that are from the grunge generation is it basically subverts the original meaning of the grunge generation’s music, which is rebellion…So basically, everybody in their 40s are now all phoning in, let’s call it for what it is. And yeah, maybe [they will] put out one new song on the greatest hits album, but it’s not really getting back on the horse.”
>but they don’t have no function
He clearly says "I- they", not "but they". It was a flubbed line and Billy is still being a little bitch about it.
so wait, billy corgan hates the trend of washed up 90s alt rock bands reforming in the late 00s, often without many of the original members, and making some godawful albums of rehashed, half-assed new material?
Fuck Billy Corgan. Smashing Pumpkins was a shit band and it seems he's a little posterior perturbed because other bands that were around at the same time are still enjoying success.
Billy's now just a washed up 'who gives a fuck' turning his songs into slam poetry for backyard wrestling that no one gives a fuck about either.
>“My point of having a problem with nostalgia acts for the artists that are from the grunge generation is it basically subverts the original meaning of the grunge generation’s music, which is rebellion…
Hey guys, remember that time all the bands that formed in Seattle roughly between the mid 80s and early 90s formed a committee and firmly established what their shared ethics were?
I love Corgan, man, everyone's got opinions, but sometimes quotes like this make me laugh.