Throwback Thursday: Remember When Smashing Pumpkins Were Goth?
Since Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan (who, by the way, recently told fans his name is not Billy; it's William) recently called the future of the band "murky," we started feeling all misty-eyed and nostalgic. So we went digging into the band's early days just for kicks.
But today's video isn't just from the Pumpkins' early days -- it's from the days just after the band was formed back in 1988. The above video features the song "My Eternity," a very British-goth song, complete with bass drenched in chorus, chimey guitars and all-hope-is-lost vocals about a departed lover who leaves poor William alone for, well, an eternity.
"My Eternity" eventually ended up on Pisces Iscariot, the Pumpkins' collection of B-sides and leftovers. It's actually a pretty good song, although it doesn't really seem to fit in with the music the band started making after they turned their guitar amps up and soaked them in fuzz pedals.
And we'd like to take a moment to point out drummer Jimmy Chamberlin's odd sweater and mini-mullet. We understand it was the '80s, so maybe he gets a pass on the haircut. But we're going to still question that sweater.