Corgan: ‘Siamese’ Was Middle Finger

In speaking about the recording of the Smashing Pumpkins‘ 1993 album Siamese Dream, Billy Corgan described the record as his “middle finger to the indie world.” “Even though it wasn’t the one that sold the most, it’s the one that seems to have come through the best,” Corgan told BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe. “As…


Chicago’s Heavyweight Rock Champ Flexes Muscles

The first time I saw Smashing Pumpkins perform was at a packed Metro in August of 1993.  It was one of the very first shows of the “Siamese Dream” tour.  That night, well the beginning of it at least, is seared into my memory: they opened with “Soma”.  If you’re familiar with that tune from…