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I guess it comes down to what era of music you spent your youth. Although I know some of their popular songs and have dabbled with a few , I would not pay any more than market value if owned by the average joe.
 

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I'm a pretty big pumpkins fan; mostly the stuff from Gish, Mellon collie, and Siamese dream. Some pretty solid stuff on those albums, with Siamese dream being Billy's brain child. I'd love to own one of his strats, but they'd probably fetch a pretty penny since those were his career defining guitars.

After Melon Collie and the infinite sadness, Billy got weird though. The guy is seriously not level and is the reason the band imploded. Last I heard he was running a wrestling franchise.
 

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I'm a pretty big pumpkins fan; mostly the stuff from Gish, Mellon collie, and Siamese dream. Some pretty solid stuff on those albums, with Siamese dream being Billy's brain child. I'd love to own one of his strats, but they'd probably fetch a pretty penny since those were his career defining guitars.

After Melon Collie and the infinite sadness, Billy got weird though. The guy is seriously not level and is the reason the band imploded. Last I heard he was running a wrestling franchise.
Band didn't implode. Billy has always been the driving force of the pumpkins, and as a result the other members maybe felt they wanted more input into the music.
his later work is amazing as well, Zeitgeist and Oceania specifically. Worth listening to.
 

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SP has always been one of my favorite bands out of the 90's. Was fortunate enough to catch them on the Mellon tour and a few times afterwards. But like a few other bands, Corgan is the Pumpkins and whomever plays with him does what they are told. He is not the best person to work with. One of my favorite quotes regarding him was from Sharon Osbourne when she briefly managed them.

“It was with great pride and enthusiasm that I took on management of the Pumpkins back in October, but unfortunately I must resign due to medical reasons – Billy Corgan was making me sick!”
 

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Our singer wants in on this. Bye bye band hello SP gear hahaha.
 

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I'm with the majority here. Gish, Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie were fantastic. Former me, the latter especially.
One of the reasons I love big Marshalls and fuzz.
Great band.
 

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Would be cool to pick up one of his Big Muff's, but can't imagine that they will be anywhere close to affordable
 

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I've always been a bit of a Corgan fanboy. Loved his tones with marshalls and muffs, Orange OR50s and such, ADA pre amps and huge marshall power. They all brought great tone. I've always wanted to be able to play as loud as they must have to get his amazing controlled feedback.

And man, the CROWDS then. Not an iphone in sight, and a sea of people all jumping as one. Im getting old...

There are some great full concerts on YouTube if you guys are fans.
 

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One of my favorite quotes regarding him was from Sharon Osbourne when she briefly managed them.

“It was with great pride and enthusiasm that I took on management of the Pumpkins back in October, but unfortunately I must resign due to medical reasons – Billy Corgan was making me sick!”
Rod Stewart used that on Carmine Appice when asked why Appice left the band: "He was getting sick - to my stomach" (ouch!)
 
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