The alternative '90s boom owes a big thanks to the Pixies and their songs. The Boston, Mass. rockers, consisting of frontman Black Francis, guitarist Joey Santiago, bassist Kim Deal and drummer David Lovering, were a big influence on bands like Nirvana, and the late Kurt Cobain admitted they owed a huge debt to them. The Pixies disbanded in 1993 after Francis said in an interview that they were no more, unbeknownst to the rest of the members.
The modern rock boom in the early '90s wouldn't have been nearly as successful without Smashing Pumpkins' songs. Consisting of frontman Billy Corgan, guitarist James Iha, bassist D'arcy Wretzky and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, the outfit made their mark with 1991's 'Gish.' It wasn't until their second album, 'Siamese Dream,' that the Pumpkins became a household name.
Dresden Dolls singer Amanda Palmer made headlines when she raised over $1 million on Kickstarter to fund her new solo album. Backed by 24,883 fans and their wallets, Palmer headed to Melbourne, Australia to record the new disc and shoot the video for the first single, 'Want It Back.' Scroll down below to watch the NSFW clip.