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Old School Facts, 1991 - 1991-??-??

http://bystarlight.org/interviews/old-school-facts-1991/
(lookup on archive.org)

This text is from a short interview with the Smashing Pumpkins in 1991 filled with interesting information and facts about the band.

ORIGIN OF NAME: Gene Simmons came to us in a dream and said: "Joe Strummer is a pumpkin, drunken and smashed."
FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE: Billy and James in a Polish bar called Track, 1988.
FIRST BROADCAST: WNUR Radio, Chicago, 1988.
DISCOGRAPHY-SINGLES: "I Am One", 1990 (Limited Potential), "Tristessa", March 1991 (Sub Pop), "Siva", August 1991 (Hut), "Lull", January 1992 (Hut), "Peel Sessions", June 1992 (Hut), "I Am One", August 1992 (Hut)
ALBUMS: "Gish", May 1991 (Caroline). Re-released by Hut in August 1991.

NAME: William Patrick Corgan
BAND POSITION: Vocalist and guitarist
BORN: Chicago, 1967
OTHER OCCUPATIONS: Poet, philosopher, box maker, bricklayer
MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Salvador Dali, Walt Disney
FAVOURITE SINGLES: The Sweet: "Action", Gene Clark: "So You Say You've Lost Your Baby", Santa & Johnny: "Sleepwalk"
FAVOURITE ALBUMS: Beatles :"Rubber Soul", Black Sabbath: "Master of Reality"
FAVOURITE BANDS: My Bloody Valentine, Chainsaw Kittens, Skunk, Mercury Rev, Thin Lizzy
FAVOURITE SONGWRITERS: David Bowie, Marc Bolan, Phil Lynott
FAVOURITE FILMS/TV SHOWS: "Citizen Kane", "8 ". I don't watch television.
BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON CAREER: Pain, violence, love
RESIDENCE: Chicago, Illinois, USA
MAKE OF INSTRUMENTS: Rigole TTO

NAME: James Jonas Jaded Iha
BAND POSITION: Guitarist, chess player, trombonist
BORN: Chicago, March 26 1968
MUSICAL CAREER: Astro and The Go Go Girls, Snake Train
OTHER OCCUPATIONS: Student dog owner, domestic specialist
MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Syd Barrett, Big Star, Rolling Stones, Gram Parsons, Neil Young, Morricone
FAVOURITE SINGLES: Courtney Love: "Highlights", Rolling Stones: "Tumbling Dice", Byrds: "Chestnut Mare", Sonic Youth: "Starpower"
FAVOURITE ALBUMS: Beatles: "White Album", Pussy Galore: "Sugar Shit Sharp", My Bloody Valentine: "Isn't Anything"
FAVOURITE BANDS: Rolling Stones, Big Star, Hole, Queen, Byrds
FAVOURITE SONGWRITERS: Kevin Shields & Bilinda Butcher, Gram Parsons, Neil Young, Kurt Cobain, Lennon & McCartney
FAVOURITE FILMS/TV SHOWS: "The Thing", "Manhattan", "Star Trek: The Next Generation", "Fawlty Towers"
BIGGEST INFLUENCES ON CAREER: Snake Train, Smashing Pumpkins
RESIDENCE: Chicago, Illinois, USA
MAKE OF INSTRUMENT: Gibson, Marshall

NAME: Darcy
BAND POSITION: Bass guitarist
BORN: Michigan, May 1 1968
EDUCATION: Got no education
MUSICAL CAREER: Classical violin and oboe player
FAVOURITE SINGLES: Flaming Lips: "Everyone Wants To Live Forever"
FAVOURITE ALBUMS: Beatles: "White Album", Jesus And Mary Chain: "Psycho Candy", Nirvana: "Bleach"
FAVOURITE BANDS: Beatles, Pussy Galorem Nirvana, Stooges, Queen, Rolling Stones
FAVOURITE SONGWRITERS: Billy Corgan, Syd Barrett, Lennon/McCartney, Kurt Cobain
FAVOURITE FILMS/TV SHOWS: "Star Trek", and bad B movie up to the Seventies
BIGGEST INFLUENCES ON CAREER: People I hate
RESIDENCE: Chicago, Illinois, USA
MAKE OF INSTRUMENTS: Fender P Bass

NAME: Jimmy Chamberlin
BAND POSITION: Drummer
BORN: Chicago, June 10 1964
EDUCATED: Joliet Catholic High School, Northern IL.
MUSICAL CAREER: JP & The Cats, Eddie Korosa's Polka Party
OTHER OCCUPATIONS: Carpenter
MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Any Big Band Jazz (Ellington, Goodman)
FAVOURTIE SINGLES: Turtles: "Happy Together", Beastie Boys: "Funky Boss".
FAVOURITE ALBUMS: Benny Goodman: "Sextet", Buddy Rich: "Big Band Machine", Jazz Crusaders: "Tough Talk", Beastie Boys: "Check Your Head"
FAVOURITE BANDS: Pantera, Helmet, Squeeze, Crowded House, Pixes, Red Hot Chili Peppers
FAVOURITE SONGWRITERS: Difford & Tilbrock, Tim Finn
RESIDENCE: Chicago, Illinois, USA
MAKE OF INSTRUNMENT: Yamaha drums, Zildijan, Vic Firth sticks

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Many thanks to the wonderful Kathleen for typing out this interview!



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