The Smashing Pumpkins -- Barclays Center -- 12/10/12
It's those moments with Corgan that make you roll your eyes, but then after he shuts the fuck up, you hear the first few chords of "Disarm." You hear that overtly earnest lyric that spoke to you at some point in your life when you first smiled at someone you loved, and how in that moment that song played in your head. You remember how the word "cut" struck you. You remember calling yourself a "little boy." You remember those moments of angst and frustration and love and happiness and how the Smashing Pumpkins were there for it all. And no matter how hard Corgan tries, even though he does do whatever he wants, those memories won't ever be broken up.
Critical Bias: The first band I searched for on Napster was the Smashing Pumpkins.
Overheard: "With that orb, Corgan's got a real affinity for tentacles. I don't get it, but I like it."
Random Notebook Dump: "Tonight, Tonight" is one of the best god damn songs ever written.
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