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Thread started 08/21/18 12:39am

Circler

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Prince jammed with Smashing Pumpkins?

Forgive me if this is old news or has already been posted...

https://blog.thecurrent.o...o-st-paul/

While there were no Prince covers, Corgan did take a minute to tell a quick story about meeting the late Minnesota icon, who shared with Corgan that he “really liked ‘1979.’” He also joked that Prince used to sit in on Pumpkins shows at the 7th St Entry, but “no one was there to see it.”

So... wow. Of course Jonathan Melvoin would be the common link, but it never occurred to me that Prince would have traded licks with Billy Corgan.

I’m not soliciting for a boot, but I will say that if any tapes exist I’d love to hear them. cool
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Reply #1 posted 08/21/18 1:42am

TheFman

Imagine a duet in the time of Mellon Collie, written by Corgan and sung by both (with Corgan the first part), that would have been tremendous.

'while there were no Prince covers' is a good thing. One thing Corgan can't do, are covers. They are horrible first till last.

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Reply #2 posted 08/21/18 3:26am

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TheFman said:

Imagine a duet in the time of Mellon Collie, written by Corgan and sung by both (with Corgan the first part), that would have been tremendous.

'while there were no Prince covers' is a good thing. One thing Corgan can't do, are covers. They are horrible first till last.


hmm, 'landslide' and 'dancing in the moonlight' were pretty good imo cool

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Reply #3 posted 08/21/18 4:14am

nosajd

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Yea, I'm with you, I think Corgan can do covers... He just really makes them his own.

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Reply #4 posted 08/21/18 5:43am

CatB

Prince and James collaborating would've been dope.
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Reply #5 posted 08/21/18 6:02am

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IstenSzek said:



TheFman said:


Imagine a duet in the time of Mellon Collie, written by Corgan and sung by both (with Corgan the first part), that would have been tremendous.



'while there were no Prince covers' is a good thing. One thing Corgan can't do, are covers. They are horrible first till last.




hmm, 'landslide' and 'dancing in the moonlight' were pretty good imo cool



I like those, too. And Stairway To Heaven sounded surprisingly good in Chicago last Tuesday, as well.
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Reply #6 posted 08/21/18 6:03am

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TheFman said:

Imagine a duet in the time of Mellon Collie, written by Corgan and sung by both (with Corgan the first part), that would have been tremendous.

'while there were no Prince covers' is a good thing. One thing Corgan can't do, are covers. They are horrible first till last.

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I liked their version of "Destination Unknown" by Missing Persons it was super random and not in their usual style.

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Reply #7 posted 08/21/18 7:19am

TheFman

well i'm all for people defending Corgan biggrin

The problem i have with his/their covers, is his signing. We all know that Corgan is more to Dylan then he is to Mercury, but for his/their own work it fits just perfect. For covers though, there's no-one original version he can beat (and most of them sound quickly boring. Like his covers of Bowie or The Doors, amongst others)

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Reply #8 posted 08/21/18 11:16am

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Circler said:

Forgive me if this is old news or has already been posted... https://blog.thecurrent.o...o-st-paul/ While there were no Prince covers, Corgan did take a minute to tell a quick story about meeting the late Minnesota icon, who shared with Corgan that he “really liked ‘1979.’” He also joked that Prince used to sit in on Pumpkins shows at the 7th St Entry, but “no one was there to see it.” So... wow. Of course Jonathan Melvoin would be the common link, but it never occurred to me that Prince would have traded licks with Billy Corgan. I’m not soliciting for a boot, but I will say that if any tapes exist I’d love to hear them. cool

I think the word "joked" is a clue here - by the time "1979" was released the Pumpkins were playing arenas. If that's when they met, then Prince couldn't have "sat in" at First Avenue.

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Reply #9 posted 08/21/18 12:20pm

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StrangeButTrue said:

TheFman said:

Imagine a duet in the time of Mellon Collie, written by Corgan and sung by both (with Corgan the first part), that would have been tremendous.

'while there were no Prince covers' is a good thing. One thing Corgan can't do, are covers. They are horrible first till last.

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I liked their version of "Destination Unknown" by Missing Persons it was super random and not in their usual style.


i like that one too nod


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Reply #10 posted 08/21/18 3:48pm

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Big Corgan fan, i know he covered the cross recently.

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Reply #11 posted 08/21/18 11:18pm

Circler

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TwiliteKid said:



Circler said:


Forgive me if this is old news or has already been posted... https://blog.thecurrent.o...o-st-paul/ While there were no Prince covers, Corgan did take a minute to tell a quick story about meeting the late Minnesota icon, who shared with Corgan that he “really liked ‘1979.’” He also joked that Prince used to sit in on Pumpkins shows at the 7th St Entry, but “no one was there to see it.” So... wow. Of course Jonathan Melvoin would be the common link, but it never occurred to me that Prince would have traded licks with Billy Corgan. I’m not soliciting for a boot, but I will say that if any tapes exist I’d love to hear them. cool


I think the word "joked" is a clue here - by the time "1979" was released the Pumpkins were playing arenas. If that's when they met, then Prince couldn't have "sat in" at First Avenue.



Oh. Yeah... neutral I guess it makes sense when you parse the statement like that. And I was so hopeful. The Pumpkins did play 7th St Entry in 1990, but as you said “1979” was from 1995 and they were in arenas then. I guess I had invisioned something like a secret aftershow where they played incognito and Prince sat in with them dressed as Tora Tora or the old man from the “Come On” video... but now when I say that in my own head it sounds utterly implausible.

Billy Corgan Punk’d me. Dammit.
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Reply #12 posted 08/22/18 7:00am

renfield

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I liked their take on Alice Cooper's "Clones (We're All)" too.

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Reply #13 posted 08/22/18 9:05am

Wolfie87

I could hear Prince doing "La Dolly Vita" from Pisces Iscariot with extended guitar solo. music music
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Reply #14 posted 08/22/18 1:05pm

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I was at the show. Billy’s story about meeting Prince (inside a tent in a club) seemed genuine, but the 7th Street Entry story was definitely a joke.

TwiliteKid said:



Circler said:


Forgive me if this is old news or has already been posted... https://blog.thecurrent.o...o-st-paul/ While there were no Prince covers, Corgan did take a minute to tell a quick story about meeting the late Minnesota icon, who shared with Corgan that he “really liked ‘1979.’” He also joked that Prince used to sit in on Pumpkins shows at the 7th St Entry, but “no one was there to see it.” So... wow. Of course Jonathan Melvoin would be the common link, but it never occurred to me that Prince would have traded licks with Billy Corgan. I’m not soliciting for a boot, but I will say that if any tapes exist I’d love to hear them. cool


I think the word "joked" is a clue here - by the time "1979" was released the Pumpkins were playing arenas. If that's when they met, then Prince couldn't have "sat in" at First Avenue.

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