Smashing Pumpkins: Influences

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Smashing Pumpkins: Influences

Billy Corgan's Smashing Pumpkins helped define the sound and attitude of alt-rock in the '90s. The band's ragged edge came from guitar heroes like Jimi Hendrix and J Mascis, but they also took cues from Bauhaus' sense of drama, New Order's clean lines, and even Queen's high camp—a mixture that made them one of the alternative scene's most versatile bands.