Smashing Pumpkins Essentials
Driven by the snarling vocals of Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins defined the early ‘90s alt-rock scene with a powerful blend of dream pop, grunge, and prog. Formed in Chicago in 1988, the group built a huge student following with 1991's Gish before hitting the mainstream with the Butch Vig-produced Siamese Dream. 1995's GRAMMY®-nominated Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness spawned several MTV hits, while electro-tinged followup Adore further showcased their depth. Five years after their 2000 split, Corgan revived the Pumpkins with an almost entirely new lineup.