am honestly at a loss of words when trying to describe
this band and this album. The only thing I can come
up with is wow how the hell did they make this music.
There isn't any word I can think of to describe this
album it is just beyond me I am in a state of aw in
it's magnificent glory. It is by far one of my top five
albums of all time if not my favorite album. It is perfect
in everyway there is absolutely no song I don't like.
Enough about that now about the band. They were formed
in the late 80's by Billy Corgan and James Iha. They
released two albums before this one "Gish"
and "Siamese Dream" but they weren't even
close to the success and greatness of this album. I
can honestly say that if it was not for this album I
would not have gotten into music at all and I probably
wouldn't have ended up like I am now.
album starts off with a two minute and forty-five second
piano solo which is just amazing. It is so calming and
eloquent you just feel a calming sensation come over
you and you just lose yourself in the music. It brings
about feeling in even the most frigid of hearts. I hate
to admit it but it's true. The song just envelops you
and releases you of all cares you have about anything
in your life. It is truly amazing to feel this from
three minutes of piano but somehow they managed to do
it and ended up with a very emotional song.
next song on this album is called "Tonight, Tonight".
It is a piece combining orchestra and the band to create
a perfect blend of music I have never seen repeated.
It is just so calming and laid back as if the almost
just letting it flow out instead of trying to play the
music. No matter how pissed off you may be this song
will calm you down and just make you drift away into
your sub conscience. The music is played so well you
will be listening to it again and again just to hear
how beautiful it is. Even if you despise classical type
music you will not be able to deny this song and how
amazing it is. The lyrics of the song are surprisingly
catchy and you will always find yourself singing along
to it wherever you are. This is a perfect blend of orchestra
and the band. It is played so well I can't muster up
any words to describe it simply put it is perfect in
every way there is absolutely nothing wrong with this
song it is perfect.
next song we come to goes by the name "Zero".
If you were waiting for the album to get heavy your
wait is over here it is but it get's better still down
the road. The song has a very catchy guitar part that
is very simple yet very well played. The song even has
a solo kind of it is mostly massive amounts of distortion
and some guitar but it fits surprisingly well in the
song. The vocals are mostly Billy talking about some
girl which obviously doesn't seem to be going so well
but turns that situation into a great song that just
leaves you wanting more of it but don't worry your time
is coming very soon.
we come to the song that is the only reason I got into
music. I remember tuning the TV on in fourth grade,
turning to Mtv and seeing this video on and just feeling
a sense of aw and thinking this rocks I like this. The
song is of course the heavy song "Bullet with Butterfly
Wings". After seeing that video I was a changed
man every time I hear the words "The world is a
Vampire" I get a sudden chill because of what is
about to come. With such heavy guitars and an awesome
video to go along with it this song has everything you
could ask for in a song. The guitars are relatively
easy but when played right it creates such a heavy sound
that can't be reproduced by anyone else, even the drumming
is excellent on this song. The lyrics are also something
else that the Pumpkins need to be commended for what
better words have you heard than "Despite all my
rage I am still just a rat in a cage". Just for
those words they deserve to be commended for there work.
This song literally changed my life with it's guitars
and it's lyrics it is easily one of my favorite songs
of all time.
we come to the second cd yes the second one all that
stuff above was just the first one now it is time introduce
you to a song called "Where boys fear to tread".
It starts of as if they are warming up for a practice
session but then turns into a very seductive guitar
part that grasps your attention never lets go throughout
the entire song. The song seems very simple but is very
good it seems to bring you into trance in a sense. The
vocals are very light compared to the guitar part but
they go together so well it is disturbing. The song
is rather heavy and is a perfect introduction to the
second part to this album. The next song we come to
goes by the name of "Bodies". It starts off
very scratch and if you're not ready for it you may
think your cd player is fucked up anyway I did when
I first heard it. The song then transforms into another
awesome guitar, which is extremely blunt and effective.
The lyrics are straight and to the point but so very
true. They talk about loneliness and depression and
the oh so true words "Love is Suicide" which
oddly enough is true. The song does some weird thing
halfway through that is very hard to describe in fact
I can't describe it you have to hear it for yourself
to understand but overall a very good song you can learn
a lot from.
next song we come to goes by the name of "Thirty-Three".
This is a very light song with acoustic guitar, piano,
a percussion thing whose name I forgot and good old
guitars. The Pumpkins bring all of these instruments
together and create a sound that isn't easily toped
by much else. The lyrics are very well written I must
give Billy credit he can right very emotional and very
moving lyrics put them with any kind of music and make
it perfect. Anyway this song is a nice brake from the
previous two songs which are heavy but still this song
is nothing compared to next song coming up which is
up on the levels of "Tonight, Tonight".
here we are another one of those songs that can cure
you of anything you are going through and just put you
in a complete state of awe and wonder. I am of course
talking about another on of my favorite songs the wonderful,
eloquent, perfect "1979". This song is so
relaxing and so perfect you won't care about a single
thing in the world after hearing it. This is just the
band playing softly without the help of the orchestra
this time. They just play a song that is so catchy and
entrancing you find yourself humming it in class and
singing along in your car. I really can't describe it
to you the best way to figure it out is to hear it for
yourself and be your own judge. All I can really say
is the lyrics are awesome the song is awesome the song
is just all around awesome. It is so relaxing I'm falling
asleep now just listening to it you really have to check
it out for yourself I cannot describe how great it is.
a quick last note "We Only Come Out at Night"
I just like this song because it is kind of funny. The
bongos in the back round provide a backdrop for the
harp type sound Billy sings to. It sounds like something
straight out of king Arthur's court it is quite fun.
Plus the lyrics are quite fun "We only come out
night we only come out at night the days are much to
bright" is a very catchy phrase I find myself singing
along to wherever I am.
after this groundbreaking album came out the Pumpkins
made the stupid mistake changing their music to crappy
techno-metal, which sounded like crap. At least we have
this great work of art to listen to. I honestly can't
think of a word worthy enough to describe the greatness
of this album. It has so many different felling and
emotions expressed by the band. I wanted to talk about
more of the songs but I think it is long enough already.
Anyway if you do not have this album go and buy it right
now it is great it has everything you could possibly
want in an album. It can go from soft to heavy in an
instant. It will blow you away like I said it literally
changed my life in more ways than I know of right now.
I can find absolutely nothing wrong with this album
it is by all means one of the greatest pieces of music
I have ever heard. The twenty-eight songs contained
on these two discs are each perfect and flawless this
piece of work is something you should treasure and be
thankful that it exists.