by A Pop Life (Erwin Barendregt)
Smashing Pumpkins delivered on its promise with the release of Siamese Dream. A rich, heavy and at times moving album. The first of three masterpieces in a row.
Tags: Smashing Pumpkins
Paradiso, the ultimate concert venue of The Netherlands and surrounding countries of the world, turns 50 years old. A look back on its rich history and a tribute to 50 years of pop music in Amsterdam.
Tags: D'Angelo, Iggy Pop, Kraftwerk, LCD Soundsystem, Lenny Kravitz, Prince, Public Enemy, Ramones, Smashing Pumpkins, Specials, Underworld, Waterboys, Wendy & Lisa
In honor of the 1-year anniversary of my blog A Pop Life (My life with music), the list of best albums per year from 1966.
Tags: Amy Winehouse, Anderson .Paak, Anthony Hamilton, Arcade Fire, Beatles, Blood Orange, Bob Marley, Buddy Guy, Clash, D'Angelo, Dâm-Funk, David Bowie, Dead Kennedys, Discharge, Frank Ocean, Frank Sinatra, Genesis, Ice Cube, Japan, Jimi Hendrix, Kanye West, Lauryn Hill, LCD Soundsystem, Maria McKee, Marvin Gaye, Maxwell, Miles Davis, Neil Young, Parliament, Pavement, Plant Life, Prince, Prodigy, Public Enemy, Queens Of The Stone Age, Sly & The Family Stone, Smashing Pumpkins, Specials, Sufjan Stevens, Sugar, Thundercat, Underworld, Van Halen, Velvet Underground, Waterboys
After the greatest, now the ugliest albumcovers, including on not in my possession, expanded with visitors’ covers. Great watching!
Tags: Andre Hazes, Beach Boys, Beck, Malcolm McLaren, Michael Jackson, R.E.M., Rolling Stones, Smashing Pumpkins, Sufjan Stevens, Van Halen
Music and branding go together, more and more. Logos are a part of that. An inventory of the strongest & best known band & artist logos.
Tags: ABBA, Bauhaus, Crass, Dead Kennedys, Deadmau5, Kraftwerk, Motörhead, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, Pixies, Prince, Public Enemy, Public Image Ltd, Queen, Radiohead, Rammstein, Ramones, Rolling Stones, Simple Minds, Smashing Pumpkins, Van Halen, Weezer
Concert, Top 50
Coming after the album top 50, I present the 50 best concerts I witnessed before my 50th birthday!
Tags: Arcade Fire, Bruce Springsteen, Concert, Cure, D'Angelo, David Sylvian, Eels, Family Stand, George Clinton, Iggy Pop, Kraftwerk, Lauryn Hill, LCD Soundsystem, Lenny Kravitz, Morrissey, Nick Cave, Outkast, Paul McCartney, Prince, Public Enemy, Radiohead, Ramones, Rolling Stones, Roxy Music, Sezen Aksu, Smashing Pumpkins, Specials, Sufjan St, Top 50, U2, Underworld, Waterboys, Wendy & Lisa
On March 14th 2016 I turned 50. In honor of that occasion and to the music my top 50 best albums. Today numbers 25 to 11.
Tags: ABBA, Arcade Fire, Bob Marley, Clash, Cure, Fleetwood Mac, Japan, Neil Young, Public Enemy, Roxy Music, Sex Pistols, Smashing Pumpkins, Specials, Top 50, Van Halen, Waterboys
Album yearlist 1998
Tags: Lauryn Hill, Massive Attack, Outkast, Prince, Smashing Pumpkins
Album yearlist 1995
Tags: Bevis Frond, David Bowie, New Power Generation, Prince, Smashing Pumpkins
Album yearlist 1993
Tags: Björk, Neil Young, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, U2
4½/5: Favorite Smashing Pumpkins in a scorching Paradiso: extremely good!
4/5: New music by Smashing Pumpkins, of which Billy Corgan was really proud. And rightfully so: good show!
Please be advised that English is not my native tongue.
Whenever you come across clumsy sentences and/or sayings, due to insufficient knowledge of the English language, please accept my apologies and let me know. I will fix that as soon as possbile.
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