Smashing Pumpkins’ Adore

Episode 16

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Join Mark and Thom for the next hour to dive deep in to the Smashing Pumpkins 1998 album Adore.

Welcome back for a shiny new episode of Once Every Two Weeks. This week, Mark & Thom start off with a catchup, Mark talking about his nephew named after Billy Corgan, seeing MC Hammer live, and Mark’s brother John rubbing in that he saw the Counting Crows with Dashboard Confessional and how great DC was, before diving into the enigmatic and often misunderstood sixth studio Smashing Pumpkins album, Adore.

Show note

00:01:18 – Catchup
00:01:40 – Happy Birthday, Billy Ricks!
00:02:16 – Mark sees MC Hammer
00:04:57 – Mark tells Thom how much cooler his brother John is than Thom because when he saw the Counting Crows, Dashboard Confessional played and it was awesome.
00:05:31 – Mark & Thom’s Smashing Pumpkins history
00:07:28 – Adore drops
00:09:46 – Jim Kraszinski and Paul Thomas Anderson influence how we talk about albums
00:10:55 – Where Billy Corgan’s background and where he was during the Adore years
00:13:59 – Forming of the Smashing Pumpkins and introducing James Iha, D’arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin, and Jonathan Melvoin.
00:18:57 – Jonathan Melvoin’s death and Jimmy Chamberlin’s exit lead to a the Pumpkins going full-circle
00:35:29 – To Sheila
00:41:15 – Ava Adore
00:43:45 – Perfect
00:46:54 – Daphne Descends
00:48:07 – Once Upon a Time
00:49:52 – Tear
00:50:54 – Crestfallen
00:52:10 – Apples + Oranjes
00:53:28 – Pug
00:54:52 – The Tale of Dusty and Pistol Pete
00:55:21 – Annie-Dog
00:56:05 – Shame
00:57:35 – Behold! The Night Mare
00:59:27 – For Martha
01:00:24 – Blank Page
01:02:06 – 17
01:04:46 – Reflections & final thoughts
01:05:45 – Thom’s top 3
01:06:07 – Mark’s top 3

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Mark is the creative director and co-founder of Burro Borracho Records. After high school he spent a few years working as a manager with Wherehouse Music. He occasionally plays drums and has been in such non-productive go nowhere band start ups that no one has ever heard of like The Unsex, Avenue C, The Reaganauts, and Next Time I See Murphy (which also saw him play some guitar and take on vocal duties). He was the original drummer for Quiet Morning & the Calamity but left the band to pursue a degree in Motion Graphic Design.
During his college years, as photo editor of his school newspaper, his review of Radiohead's Kid A won first prize for Critical Review in a California statewide collegiate journalism contest. After graduating with his degree he filled in back on drums for QM&TC's first national tour in support of their debut EP Son of the Sad Soul, which features the song Gambling On Old Tires which Mark co-wrote.
Thanks to the influence of his mother who spent all her years playing guitar and singing folk songs, as well as three older brothers with drastically differing musical tastes, Mark has always known the important role music can and should play and has been a music fan all his life but he's only been a stubborn overly opinionated asshole about the superiority of his on musical tastes since his early teenage years. At the last count he had about 1,200 compact discs. Yes, he still collects cds.

Thom's a digital marketer by day and armchair theologian, podcaster, writer, amateur home chef, and beer aficionado by night. When not working, he's a typical family man with a propensity to create.

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