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The Smashing Pumpkins 1991-2000 On Track

Every album, Every song

Matt Karpe
UK retail price: £15.99
US retail price: $22.95

The Smashing Pumpkins rose to fame during the grunge movement of the early nineties. However, the Chicago quartet's soaring guitar-driven anthems and beautifully crafted ballads instantly set them apart from their Seattle contemporaries. Possessing not one but two magnum opuses in their extensive back catalogue – the moody and reflective Siamese Dream and the sprawling double-disc, diamond-certified Mellon Collie and theInfinite Sadness – found the band, once tipped to be the next Nirvana, entirely in a league of their own.

The Pumpkins' career has been meticulously orchestrated by Billy Corgan, a songwriter for the ages who has never shied away from exploring and expanding the boundaries of alternative rock. Without his immeasurable creativity and irrefutable desire, The Smashing Pumpkins would never have achieved the successes which came their way.

The Smashing Pumpkins On Track revisits the band's triumphant first decade, uncovering the stories behind the songs on their six studio albums released during this period, as well as standalone singles, movie soundtrack entries, EPs and a whole host of B-sides and rarities. Also acting as a detailed biography, this book is an essential guide to the music of one of the biggest rock bands the nineties had to offer.

The Author

An avid music fan, author and journalist, Matt Karpe has written for multiple online and print magazines over the last decade, including Powerplay Rock & Metal and the punk and hardcore publication Down For Life. This is Matt's ninth book overall, with other titles covering the Nu Metal movement, Korn, Tool and Faith No More. He lives in March, Cambridgeshire, UK.

Number of Pages: 160
Number of colour pictures: 39
ISBN: 9781789522914
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UK retail price: £15.99
US retail price: $22.95


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