Smashing Pumpkins – Rock Acts that Embraced Electronic Music
Billy Corgan had flashed glimpses of his love for electronic music in the past -- a drum machine here, a tickle of synths there -- but it wasn't until the Smashing Pumpkins' 1998 release 'Adore' that he truly embraced his digital muse. And what a time to do it -- following their multi-platinum 'Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness,' 'Adore' was considered "one of the most anticipated albums of 1998" by MTV, and the recent departure of drummer extraordinaire Jimmy Chamberlin likely provided the push needed to break out the drum machine.
While 'Adore' didn't break any sales records, it was widely praised for its innovative melding of epic alt-rock and retro New Wave, with songs like 'Perfect' and 'Appels + Oranjes' bringing a definite New Order vibe to the proceedings.
Watch Smashing Pumpkins' Video for 'Perfect'