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Re: Was anyone needing another reason to despise Billy Corga

Postby garthplinko on Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:52 am

Kind of an x-post from tech room but one could not expect Billy Corgan's Reverb store to be anything BUT what it actually is...

https://reverb.com/shop/the-official-bi ... everb-shop

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Re: Was anyone needing another reason to despise Billy Corga

Postby Major on Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:45 pm

Lots of dumb shit there, but this might be my favorite at a cool $6000:

This Crate GX15R is from the private collection of Billy Corgan.

Believe it or not, this little combo was responsible for the heavy distortion sounds on Machina. This is the Machina sound. Corgan would run out of the headphone jack or the speaker jack, similar to a DI. These little Crate combos were dimed, essentially becoming distortion pedals, and were routed out into the board.

The amazing thing about this little Crate amp is that it still has the strip of tape with Corgan's settings for the Machina album distortion sound on it – Gain and Level dimed, Overdrive on, Lows at 10 o'clock, Mids scooped to nothing, and Highs dimed, with no reverb. There is some tolex missing from the front bottom, and someone put black tape over the Crate logo.

The amp works perfectly. It is incredibly mean when thrown to the old Machina settings, and surprisingly expressive and dynamic when backed off to more traditional settings. A great practice or studio amp with incredible history behind it.


I mean, if you want to sound like shit, they tell you how to do so in the item description. Save yourself $5550 and buy a Crate off Craigslist.

https://reverb.com/item/6319279-crate-g ... -1-machina
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Re: Was anyone needing another reason to despise Billy Corga

Postby Anthony Flack on Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:04 pm

Extremely sour and bitchy interview with D'Arcy Wretzky: https://www.alternativenation.net/smash ... -20-years/

Sounds like she was a constant drama, he's even worse than you might imagine, James Iha is almost as bad, everybody is passive-aggressive and god help anyone who finds themselves trapped in this Huis Clos of a band.
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Re: Was anyone needing another reason to despise Billy Corga

Postby Bernardo on Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:56 pm

Am I the only one who thought "Norm Macdonald" after seeing recent Corgan photos?
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Re: Was anyone needing another reason to despise Billy Corga

Postby seanurban on Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:23 pm

Wow. I had some sympathy for her when I read those texts. Now she's just gossiping. "Billy went broke. He supports Trump. He has brain cancer (wtf!)"
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Re: Was anyone needing another reason to despise Billy Corga

Postby Anthony Flack on Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:33 pm

I don't think he has brain cancer. She just thinks he should get scanned for a brain tumor because of his increasingly erratic thoughts. She is referring to his recent claim to have encountered a shapeshifting alien or supernatural being. "He's always been insufferable" LOL.

But I suspect she was too.

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Re: Was anyone needing another reason to despise Billy Corga

Postby numberthirty on Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:12 am

I sat through this a couple of months back. Just how badly they actually come off in it was a bit of a shock as something I wasn't watching at the time. They just seem like suck a pack of jerks.

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Re: Was anyone needing another reason to despise Billy Corga

Postby Boombats on Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:54 am

numberthirty wrote:I sat through this a couple of months back. Just how badly they actually come off in it was a bit of a shock as something I wasn't watching at the time. They just seem like suck a pack of jerks.

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Re: Was anyone needing another reason to despise Billy Corga

Postby Angus Jung on Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:19 am

Despite all their rage, Smashing Pumpkins' tour isn't selling well.

The opening sentence of this article is Pulitzer-worthy:

Emptiness is loneliness, and loneliness is cleanliness, and cleanliness is godliness, and God is empty, just like thousands of seats for the upcoming Smashing Pumpkins reunion tour.
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Re: Was anyone needing another reason to despise Billy Corga

Postby yard barf on Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:31 pm

Angus Jung wrote:Despite all their rage, Smashing Pumpkins' tour isn't selling well.

The opening sentence of this article is Pulitzer-worthy:

Emptiness is loneliness, and loneliness is cleanliness, and cleanliness is godliness, and God is empty, just like thousands of seats for the upcoming Smashing Pumpkins reunion tour.


Hahaha! So great.
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Re: Was anyone needing another reason to despise Billy Corga

Postby Redline on Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:49 pm

How can anybody really know this? Half of the tickets were probably bought by robots and FrontRowTickets places. I really hate buying concert tickets now.
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Re: Was anyone needing another reason to despise Billy Corga

Postby Maurice on Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:25 pm

numberthirty wrote:suck a pack of jerks


I'm sure that's a typo, but I'm finding this phrase to be very useful.
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Re: Was anyone needing another reason to despise Billy Corga

Postby Gramsci on Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:57 am

Redline wrote:How can anybody really know this? Half of the tickets were probably bought by robots and FrontRowTickets places. I really hate buying concert tickets now.



It’s from the Onion
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Re: Was anyone needing another reason to despise Billy Corga

Postby MatthewK on Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:54 am

Despite being part of The Onion, the AV Club isn't satirical. Also the poor sales have been covered elsewhere: https://consequenceofsound.net/2018/02/smashing-pumpkins-reunion-tour-doesnt-appear-to-be-selling-very-well/
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Re: Was anyone needing another reason to despise Billy Corga

Postby Angus Jung on Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:35 pm

Article is not satire. Article also covers the bot issue.
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Re: Was anyone needing another reason to despise Billy Corga

Postby mrcancelled on Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:08 pm

Damn, sad when even the bots don't want anything to do with ya. Both humans and algorithms have deemed your tickets undesirable.
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Re: Was anyone needing another reason to despise Billy Corga

Postby numberthirty on Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:42 pm

Maurice wrote:
numberthirty wrote:suck a pack of jerks


I'm sure that's a typo, but I'm finding this phrase to be very useful.


It was indeed a typo.

Glad you are getting some mileage out of it.
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Re: Was anyone needing another reason to despise Billy Corga

Postby Anthony Flack on Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:29 am

I'm kinda surprised as they were a very popular band, but I guess 25 years of Billy Corgan has made it difficult even for fans of their old music to maintain enthusiasm.
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Re: Was anyone needing another reason to despise Billy Corga

Postby Gramsci on Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:23 am

MatthewK wrote:Despite being part of The Onion, the AV Club isn't satirical. Also the poor sales have been covered elsewhere: https://consequenceofsound.net/2018/02/smashing-pumpkins-reunion-tour-doesnt-appear-to-be-selling-very-well/



Even funnier.

Poor Billy.

The only option for them really is original lineup bashing out Siamese Dream for nostalgia. The rest of their catalogue is a waste of time.
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Re: Was anyone needing another reason to despise Billy Corga

Postby Anthony Flack on Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:29 am

Gramsci wrote:The only option for them really is original lineup bashing out Siamese Dream for nostalgia.


I thought that's what they were doing.
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