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The Smashing Pumpkast

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A Smashing Pumpkins podcast hosted by Frank Garcia-Hejl and Patrick O'Brien. Wanna go for a ride?



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 "the alt/counter-versions EP." We talk about the epic bones of “If There Is A God,” the "1979" and Fountains of Wayne-like quirk of the alternate version of "Try, Try, Try" and the strange charm of this version of "Heavy Metal Machine."

All that plus some appreciation for the DIY aesthetic of the EPs' artwork (we want a flame/drop shirt reprint, please!), and our own Glass-like greater meaning behind loving the Pumpkins.

Though we may not have lost our virginity by the end of it, there's no denying it’s been One Crazy Machina Summer! 

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