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Old 07-28-2005, 10:28 AM   #21
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people shouldn't buy tickets for his solo tour and expect smashing pumpkins songs. it's really that simple.

I completely agree.

That being said, Corgan shouldnt expect people to not want to hear SP songs. Honestly, he probably shouldnt expect anyone to want to hear anything other than SP songs.
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Old 07-28-2005, 10:37 AM   #22
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As much as he's entitled to want credit for his current work, rather than his past with the Pumpkins, he should know that you don't "get" credit - you earn it.

I was at a guitar clinic of Nuno Bettencourt a few months ago (anyone remember him? He used to with Extreme, they had the cheesy More than words song back in the day) and he came on stage cracking a joke about not wanting to hear any requests for that song...and of course some guy made the request anyway...

He just joked a bit with the guy back and forth and they he played the darned song, LOL and made us all sing along, he delayed the ending untill we were all sick of it, haha
Nuno is pretty cool. Too bad he wouldn't reunite on VH1 "Bands Reunited".

He's a wicked guitar player.
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I, too, understand the wanting to promote your solo stuff thing, too. At the same time, though, like others have said, people will remember your past work and will want to hear that as well-that's just how the public is sometimes, and besides, there are people who will come to a show who are just getting into the music and so far will only know the most well-known songs, naturally, they'll ask for them. I think it'd be perfectly fine to have a good mix of both past and present work in your repetoire.

And Billy probably could've handled that better.

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Old 07-28-2005, 02:38 PM   #24
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people shouldn't buy tickets for his solo tour and expect smashing pumpkins songs. it's really that simple.

i recently saw glen phillips here in philadelphia and while i hoped he would play a few toad the wet sprocket songs (which he in fact did) i did not go into the venue and start screaming for "all i want." in fact, no one there did. the only requests that were yelled out were for his solo material. interestingly enough my brother was able to talk with him after a show in tallahassee and glen revealed that he is rather self conscious about wanting to be seen as an artist himself and not as a former member of toad. he's out trying to "earn" the credit. i imagine billy feels the same way.

My cousin's met Glen a few times... one of the nicest and accomodating guys in music. And the fact that he still writes good music... I mean, "Fred Meyers," "Drive By," "Darkest Hour," "Duck and Cover," "Cleareyed" and still plays great stuff like "Fly From Heaven"... just yeah. That's the way to go solo.
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He has a point. It's horribly misguided. But at least he isn't like Ryan Adams and just storms of because he simply feels like it.
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My cousin's met Glen a few times... one of the nicest and accomodating guys in music. And the fact that he still writes good music... I mean, "Fred Meyers," "Drive By," "Darkest Hour," "Duck and Cover," "Cleareyed" and still plays great stuff like "Fly From Heaven"... just yeah. That's the way to go solo.
glad to see another fan. i just happened to notice winter pays for summer on itunes when it was released and went out and bought it on a whim. i'm glad i did. what a great cd. i don't know any of his other solo stuff but what i heard at the show i liked. i need to get his other albums.

also, he played a song about being raised a reform jew and having evangelical friends as a kid (he didn't give a title but i would guess it is something like "gabriel listen" or "gabriel didn't listen") and it was just amazing. it really touched me for personal reasons. he said it should be on the next album, can't wait to pick it up in a year or two.

i also appreciate a musician who isn't afraid to be openly liberal.
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I've heard a couple of Glen's songs on our adult alternative channel. Not bad .

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I've heard a couple of Glen's songs on our adult alternative channel. Not bad .

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i know that "thankful" was the first single but i don't know what has been on the radio after that. check out "duck and cover," "cleareyed," and one of my personal favorites from the album, "easier," if you get the chance. or hey, go pick up the album.
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Ooops. I saw Jimmy Chamberlin's band at the Troubadour in LA and Billy closed the show with the band. After the show, it got real quiet, then I started yelling Smashing Pumpkins requests. "I Am One", "Cherub Rock", and "1979". He clearly heard and ignored me. Now I feel like an asshole. But not like an asshole that storms off stage LOL.

I saw him on the solo tour a couple of weeks ago. Awesome stuff and he's an amazing performer. He's a great artist - and a psycho. Can't wait for the Pumpkins reunion.
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i know that "thankful" was the first single but i don't know what has been on the radio after that. check out "duck and cover," "cleareyed," and one of my personal favorites from the album, "easier," if you get the chance. or hey, go pick up the album.
I've heard "Duck And Cover" for sure-gets played on that channel I listen to. But I'll keep an eye out for his album-thanks for the recommendation .

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He a bitch regardless of the excuses for his act.
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Not a good move. Play 1979 and everyone leaves happy, and no "priss" press.

Neil Young ran into this on his Greendale tour. 2 hours of the new record. Some fans bitched. Some left. Some were actually told to F-off by Neil. He made everyone happy by playing 3 or 4 classics as an encore.
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Fuck, even Dave Gahan played DMode songs during his solo outing, without questions.
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Not a good move. Play 1979 and everyone leaves happy, and no "priss" press.

Neil Young ran into this on his Greendale tour. 2 hours of the new record. Some fans bitched. Some left. Some were actually told to F-off by Neil. He made everyone happy by playing 3 or 4 classics as an encore.
I saw the Greendale show. Twice. The first time I was not aware of the fact the CD was a story and was going to be 'performed'. And on the encore, he played some classics (Keep On Rockin' In The Free World,...). My husband said when they played Mr. Soul, right then and there it was worth the price of admission. On the 2nd night we caught Young (months later), Costello was opening this one show (that's why we went) and I enjoyed the theme-based show more. And he changed the encore slightly (No Mr. Soul). But still a great performer & performance...

Sorry, I digressed.
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I saw the Greendale show. Twice. The first time I was not aware of the fact the CD was a story and was going to be 'performed'. And on the encore, he played some classics (Keep On Rockin' In The Free World,...). My husband said when they played Mr. Soul, right then and there it was worth the price of admission. On the 2nd night we caught Young (months later), Costello was opening this one show (that's why we went) and I enjoyed the theme-based show more. And he changed the encore slightly (No Mr. Soul). But still a great performer & performance...

Sorry, I digressed.
I bought my Dad to see the Greendale show. All he wanted to hear was Powderfinger. Never heard it, but did his face light up when they played "Roll Another Number."
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I just wanted to see the 'hits' too, as I had never seen Neil before. I was pleasantly surprised. There was some song in the encore that sounded kinda punky - it would speed up & slow down (can't remember the name). The first night I went, I didn't get Cinnamon Girl (disappointed) but I got it on the show where Costello opened. I was a happy camper
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(God, what an awful album cover.)
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i don't see the problem with an artist wanting to be respected for his current work instead of his back catalog with a former band. perhaps he overreacted a little but i can see where he's coming from.
I can see his point too, however, he's allowed a couple of pricks (and yes I do think people who call out for songs they know the musician or band isn't going to play and does not want to play are pricks) to cut the show short for all the rest of the fans was even more prickish than the worst audience member.

He could have charmed most of the fans with some well placed jabs and funny comments at the offending parties while continuing the show he planned -- instead he chose to be a wanker.
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