Because really, Smashing Pumpkins songs were larger than life and Billy Corgan was not. And he knows it. And the years burn. He never conveyed the political or ethical gravitas of Bono or Eddie Vedder, never was as beautiful and doomed as Kurt Cobain, never stood for musical and technological progress like Thom Yorke. And even if the derision he earned in indie rock was based on outmoded ideals of authenticity, the hatred was real.
and dude is still going on about how his band is the greatest of all time. perhaps he should go hang out with Liam Gallagher.
— Ian Cohen, music writer at Pitchfork.com.
Best summary ever of Billy Corgan and his place in the early 90’s grunge/alt rock scene.
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