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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?



To fulfill their contractual obligations, the Pumpkins' final (at the time) release was a compilation album entitled Rotten Apples: The Smashing Pumpkins Greatest Hits, with some copies being sold with an additional b-sides collection entitled Judas Ø (a spiritual sister to 1994's Pisces Iscariot). In this episode, with help from our special guest Matthew Legard (The Colourflies), we'll be discussing the "Rotten Apples" greatest hits collection itself – then Matthew will also join us next time for our full episode dedicated to "Judas Ø." 

Today we discuss the Pumpkins' influence on Matthew's music, his Pumpkins-inspired vintage clothing collection and how he even owns some choice gear once owned by Billy himself. We also chat about our feelings on "Best Of" albums (especially with bands like SP who have so many great songs), and offer theories on why "Real Love" was chosen to be one of the "new" tracks. All that plus the big questions: Which version of the "Untitled" video was better, and why no "Rocket" or "Thirty-Three"?! We also take a shoegaze detour and you KNOW we talk some Shrek. 

Try not to be annoyed by a shortened Rhinoceros and Drown and pump up this ep of the 'kast LOUD! DONK-EYYY! 

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