Smashing Pumpkins: Tales of a Scorched Earth

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Helter Skelter Pub., 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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Initially contemporaries of Nirvana and Pearl Jam, Billy Corgan’s Smashing Pumpkins outgrew and outlived the grunge scene with hugely acclaimed commercial triumphs like Siamese Dream, which legitimised heavy metal, and number one album Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness. Unlike many of their contemporaries, the Pumpkins were able to withstand internal problems and keep selling records, emerging as the longest-lasting and most successful alternative band of the early ’90s. Though drugs and other problems led to the band’s final demise, Corgan’s recent return with Zwan is a reminder of how awesome the Pumpkins were in their prime. Seattle-based Hanson has followed the band for years and this is the first in-depth biography of their rise and fall.

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\A freelance writer and author Amy Hanson is a regular contributor to the All Music Guide, and Goldmine and Experience Hendrix magazines, for whom she has written extensively on subjects ranging from disco and funk to grunge and punk.

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