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The Smashing Pumpkins – Widow Make My Mind (Single Review)

Posted in Music, Single Review with tags , , , , , on January 20, 2010 by Tickets There

In the year 1555 AD, the poet Dante Alighieri’s defining contribution to the literary world was released. The Divine Comedy told a story of Dante traveling through the seven circles of Hell before passing through Purgatory and eventually moving onto Heaven to culminate in a meeting with God. The poem is, for lack of a better word, amazing. The visions, imagery and complexity are astonishing and it gives mankind a window into the mindset of medieval religious beliefs and fears. However it seems Dante forgot or declined to mention one of Hell’s most torturous elements, a ‘song’ titled Widow Make My Mind that has recently been recorded and released by The Smashing Pumpkins.

Yesterday Tickets There had the unpleasant experience of hearing Billy Corgan’s latest efforts and it’s fair to say the Pumpkins are now lost forever. Describing the song would be completely and totally pointless because it’s so devoid of life that the only reason I’m writing this review is because I wanted to post that intro (thought of it in the shower and had a chuckle).

It’s just a pointless, useless, terrible excuse for a song from a man who once fronted one of the most influential and powerful bands in the world. Their last studio album, Zeitgeist was a complete commercial and critical disaster but it seems Corgan is intent on finding out of the Pumpkins can sink any lower and guess what, they have.

Well done Billy. Next time release a solo album instead and let the Pumpkin name retain some shred of its former credibility.

(NOTE: Tickets There refuses to point you in any direction that might let you hear this obnoxious piece of music.)