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B-Sides: The Smashing Pumpkins- Ugly

The Smashing Pumpkins – Ugly Lyrics | Genius Lyrics

It’s truly amazing how many great songs The Smashing Pumpkins have that are B-Sides. During the Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness era, not only did they write 28 songs for the alvum but also a whole plethora more which wound up being the box set, The Aeroplane Flies High. One of my favorite songs in the set comes from the “1979” single. That song is “Ugly” and it’s one hell of a great song. One of those B-Sides that you hear and right off the bat think, why wasn’t this on the album?! One day, I’d love for Billy Corgan to put together a whole album of Mellon Collie songs and Aeroplan songs into a full album and see what that sounds like.

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Great Music Videos: The Smashing Pumpkins- 1979

 

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It’s a shame music videos aren’t made like they used to be. Gone are the days of proper budgets to make a great video and the narratives that came along with the video have disappeared as well. Granted there are still a few directors out there that have been able to capture the essence of yesteryears. One video I will always remember fondly was for The Smashing Pumpkins song “1979.” Directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Jane’s Addiction, Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, Red Hot Chili Peppers), really honed in on what Billy Corgan wrote the song about and the end result was something beautiful. It’s also crazy to think that this video is now 22 years old. My head is spinning just thinking about that. Here’s a piece of cool trivia that you’d find interesting. The video for the song “Perfect” from their Unsung Masterpiece, Adore, is a sequel to the 1979 video, and involves the same characters who are now older.

 

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Cover Song: Thrice (Smashing Pumpkins)-1979

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Recently, Thrice released a great new album entitled To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere. While on their promotional tour, they stopped by some radio stations to perform a few songs acoustically. One of the songs they played during a stop at Sirius XM was The Smashing Pumpkins classic “1979.” It’s a very stripped down version and it’s pretty solid.

Check it out.

 

Thrice- 1979 (Acoustic):


Bonus Song:

Thrice- Black Honey (Acoustic):

 

Thrice- To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere:

Video Rank: Smashing Pumpkins

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They don’t make videos like they used to. Way back, when the budgets for videos were HUGE, we the fans got some nearly cinematic pieces. I genuinely miss those days. Thinking about all that made me make this list of the best videos The Smashing Pumpkins ever did.

 

10)  The Everlasting Gaze:

 

09) Siva:

 

08) Disarm:

 

07) Cherub Rock:

 

06) Zero:


05) Today:

 

04) Ava Adore:

 

03) Tonight, Tonight:

 

02) Bullet With Butterfly Wings:

 

 

01) 1979: