Smashing Pumpkins Gish Album
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|Release information about the album|
Release Date: 05/01/1991
Tracks in Gish: I am One, Siva, Rhinoceros, Bury Me, Crush, Suffer, Snail, Tristessa, Window Paine, Daydream
Gish Album Tracklist:
- I Am One Lyrics
- Siva Lyrics
- Rhinoceros Lyrics
- Bury Me Lyrics
- Crush Lyrics
- Suffer Lyrics
- Snail Lyrics
- Tristessa Lyrics
- Window Paine Lyrics
- Daydream Lyrics
The best Pumpkins album by far! | Reviewer: Tyler | 11/18/2008
I know Im kinda lame and that the album gish has been out since 1991 but I am now just really listening to the whole album of which Ive never really heard before because like most people we are all still stuck on albums such as siamese dream and mellon collie and possibly even ava adore for the smashing pumpkins. gish really never got much credit or acclaim as far as Smashing pumpkins goes. But by far I think it is the best album by the Smashing Pumpkins and then Mellon Collie and Siamese Dream would probably end up in a tie for second place.
Billy Corgan and his band write all across the musical scale from heavy and energetic songs to a beautiful power ballad love song. Granted this album did come out in a time when bands like Guns 'N' Roses and Motley Crue and Poison and other such 80's hair bands ruled the music scene along side the then hugely popular grunge and thrash metal scene. So take all that and throw it into a basket and mix it up and what do you get?...
The Smashing Pumpkins album gish! They really covered The whole music scene not just one aspect of it.
And thats why The Smashing Pumpkins claimed their stake in the music business and have continued to do so. They continue to diversify their music by not sticking to just one genre of music but by blending the most popular or on the rise genres and even sorta creating their own genre.
Most notably they did this with their 'Adore' album by blending Industrial (which during 1998 when 'Adore' came out, was on the rise in popularity with band such as KMFDM, Rammstein, Static-X, & Fear factory) with alternative/grunge/metal to form a sorta industrial alternative or industrial grunge sound.
The Smashing Pumpkins always continue to stretch the boundaries of music and think outside the box. They continue create their music and think outside the box and never stick to anyone genre in particular despite that the current popular music or on the rise music could never catch on or just go out of style or their album entirely could never gain much popularity.
The music on gish never really caught on with the mainstream media and The Pumpkins never really got a break until 'Siamese Dream' but if your looking for pure raw Smashing Pumpkins or something from them other than just the popular albums, then 'gish' is it. If your new to the Smashing Pumpkins I would recommend buying this album first. Granted its not a popular Pumpkins album and most people wouldnt know who it was unless your a real fan of them and granted your friends may think your a bit wierd listening to an almost underground album and something that isnt popular but I personaly think that this album is as realative in todays music if not even more so than it was in 1991 when it was originaly released. I think had this album come out now or at least after 2000, it would have really been big and quite possibly could have landed the Smashing Pumpkins on such huge summer tours as Ozzfest, Family Values, Headbangers Ball, Projekt Revolution, Summer Sanitarium and other huge summer tours.
I give this album 5 stars and believe it's one of the best albums of the 90's. It's just a shame that it didn't get more acclaim and notice.
The Best 1 | Reviewer: JMGRAY | 8/12/2006
This one (Gish) and the EP out before it , titled "Lull", IMHumbleO, the top 2 releases then Siamese, then the work done on 'Singles" soundtrack
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