The Smashing Pumpkins - Sondz

Overview

The Smashing Pumpkins (or Smashing Pumpkins) are an American alternative rock band from Chicago. Formed in 1988 by frontman Billy Corgan (lead vocals, guitar), D'arcy Wretzky (bass), James Iha (guitar), and Jimmy Chamberlin (drums), the band has undergone many line-up changes. The current lineup features Corgan, Chamberlin, Iha and guitarist Jeff Schroeder.

Disavowing the punk rock roots of many of their alt-rock contemporaries, they have a diverse, densely layered, and guitar-heavy sound, containing elements of gothic rock, heavy metal, dream pop, psychedelic rock, progressive rock, shoegazing, and, in later recordings, electronica. Corgan is the group's primary songwriter; his musical ambitions and cathartic lyrics have shaped the band's albums and songs, which have been described as "anguished, bruised reports from Billy Corgan's nightmare-land".

The Smashing Pumpkins broke into the musical mainstream with their second a...

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NameRole(s)
Flood
FloodProducerEngineerMix
Alan Moulder
Alan MoulderMixProducer
Jeff Moleski
Jeff MoleskiEngineer (additional)EngineerMixRecording
Barry Goldberg
Barry GoldbergMix (assistant)
Howard Willing
Howard WillingProducerEngineerMix (assistant)Engineer (assistant)MixRecording
Butch Vig
Butch VigInstrument arranger (strings)ProducerMix
Bjorn Thorsrud
Bjorn ThorsrudEditorEngineer
Eric Remschneider
Eric RemschneiderCelloInstrument arranger (strings)
Claudine Pontier
Claudine PontierEngineerRecording
Bon Harris
Bon HarrisVocalProgramming (additional)Programming (drums (drum set))