Check out Billy Corgan’s latest blog entry on the Smashing Pumpkins MySpace page which gives a somewhat cryptic update of how the new album is coming along. The post starts off like this:
“Dear Beautiful Souls, Happy New Year to you! May 2007 prove to be a blessed year in every respect and every way…I send you every ounce of love I have in my heart…May the grace of Mother be with you…This year for us will see a new album of songs and a world tour of tears, and we truly look forward to playing again for fans young, old, and missed…So yes, tunes are being dusted off, while others are being asked to kindly submit to an upstart millennia and all it’s asking…”
Thanks Billy. May your New Year be great and the grace of Mother be with you too (grace of Mother?). Anyway, it confirms we will definitely be seeing and hearing a new Smashing Pumpkins album this year. As you may have read in a previous post regarding the actual need for such an album, there were many issues which were pointed out about the band, their music, and their attitudes which frankly…bugged the living crap outta me. But this next part of Billy’s post sort of made me believe that he is ready to put his ego aside and ROCK.
“God has absolutely blessed us in every respect…for many years there were private laments about opportunities missed and hearts so broken, but no more…we have turned the page and moved on, from places and faces, names and games…this age calls for resolve and certitude, and the fire within to burn ever bright…if that fire should be connected to absolutely deafening guitars, thundering drums, and the melodies of snakes, then so be it!”
I’m sure there are many skeptics out there like us here at Top 40 Music Sucks that are of the mindset “I’ll believe it when I see it” but there are 10 times as many hard core Smashing Pumpkins fans anxiously awaiting this album.
Ok Billy, you did it…you got me backing down wanting to see, hear, and believe again. Turn it up to 11 and let’s see what you got. Oh, when the hell are you going to actually announce who’s in the band besides you and Jimmy?