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Album: Greatest Hits (Rotten Apples)
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Released: 1992
Length: 4:22
Plays (last 30 days): 3
No matter where you are
I can still hear you when you drown
You've traveled very far
Just to see you I'll come around

When I'm down
All of those yesterdays
Coming around

No matter where you are
I can still hear you when you dream
You traveled very far
You traveled far, like a star

And you are
All of those yesterdays
Coming around

Is it something someone said?
Was it something someone said?

Yesterday the sky was you
And I still feel the same
Nothing left for me to do
And I still feel the same

I wish, I wish I could fly
I wish, I wish I could lie
I will, I will try
I will, I will
Goodbye
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Those guitars are the soundtrack of my time fighting off adulthood. 
 idiot_wind wrote:
Isn't the lead singer  now a "professional wrestler"?

So much for the  integrity of the music  nonsense. 
   
 

This comment sent me to his Wikipedia page... Wow, Mr. Corgan is a perturbed man and wrestling is actually not the worse. Let's say he hasn't aged as well as his music.
 sjmorrison2 wrote:
Great song!  The guitar at the end of the song gets cut off on most play formats including RP (boo Bill) but is pure genius.  Listen and think on the song title; "Drown"
 
This version is off their Greatest Hits album, not the one off the Singles soundtrack, so it was likely the band's decision to cut off the original ending.
Ahhh...memories of plaid shirts, torn jeans, long unkept hair, Doc Martens and a walkman keep coming back while listening to this song. Sometimes I long for those uncomplicated days of being a college kid.
This song draws you into Smashing Pumpkins and makes you want to find more like it in their recordings.  It got harder.
Isn't the lead singer  now a "professional wrestler"?

So much for the  integrity of the music  nonsense. 
   
Golden. Sounds as great now as it did then. 
Great song!  The guitar at the end of the song gets cut off on most play formats including RP (boo Bill) but is pure genius.  Listen and think on the song title; "Drown"
 Clyde_Bedow wrote:
You know, I discovered this album, cranked up extra loud, just absolutely sizzles with energy in a way many bands wish they could replicate even slightly. Lyrically, not much depth IMO, but crank it up really loud and just rock out..... The whole thing. Yeah, louder. This is what high output car stereos are made for. Even louder. Blow out the speakers. Test the limits. Need a  bigger amp. 
Its just one of those albums.

And remember, at this point, young kids playing and recording in the parents garage for the most part. 

Too bad it got serious and artsy after Siamese Dream. It was never the same IMO.


LIke the way you talk.  To me, Gish and Siamese Dream are the band I love, and the rest is the Billy Corgan rock star show.
You know, I discovered this album, cranked up extra loud, just absolutely sizzles with energy in a way many bands wish they could replicate even slightly. Lyrically, not much depth IMO, but crank it up really loud and just rock out..... The whole thing. Yeah, louder. This is what high output car stereos are made for. Even louder. Blow out the speakers. Test the limits. Need a  bigger amp. 
Its just one of those albums.

And remember, at this point, young kids playing and recording in the parents garage for the most part. 

Too bad it got serious and artsy after Siamese Dream. It was never the same IMO.
 idiot_wind wrote:
(envision a baby crying)
 
That happens every time I read one of your never ending complaints.
Something VERY ELECTRIC about this... Rare talent, to be able to kick ass for so long on so many planes... One of THE COOLEST...
 idiot_wind wrote:
Wah. Wah. Wah. (envision a baby crying)

Egads...how's that a song? 

Hit that PSD!

{#Beat} 

DrLex wrote:
I would appreciate an option in the RP user profile: “hide every song comment containing the word ‘PSD’.”
{#Yes}
I'm with Dr.Lex on this one.
Wah. Wah. Wah. (envision a baby crying)

Egads...how's that a song? 

Hit that PSD!
 DrLex wrote:
I would appreciate an option in the RP user profile: “hide every song comment containing the word ‘PSD’.”
 

I would pay to have that functionality!!!


 bluematrix wrote:
What a cool song, one of their best. 

 
Agreed.
What a cool song, one of their best. 
Am I growing into RP, or is RP growing into me...
I'm feeling old and young again at the same time. I'm 40 now.
SWOON is a bit more like what I feel when this comes on, with its very well-done grunge, a la STP at its snarliest, and I STILL FEEL IT
Hearing this song took me right back to the movie "Singles" in 1992.
Fantastic tune from an amazingly talented band.  Their first few albums are incredible - Gish is legendary IMHO.
 idiot_wind wrote:
This really sucks. Same old, boring, monotenous,uninspired, whiny, thud and drone. Ugh. PSD quick!  

 
I would appreciate an option in the RP user profile: “hide every song comment containing the word ‘PSD’.”
 dduncan wrote:
Why does this even exist? 

 
For me, if not for you.
 
This really sucks. Same old, boring, monotenous,uninspired, whiny, thud and drone. Ugh. PSD quick!  
*Slides Singles into the DVD player*
 Proclivities wrote:

Are you the guy who saw that movie?

 
I just watched it again for the first time in over 20 years, and it was an OK experience.  Nice trip back to the Seattle grunge era, with many famous musicians and some quick hits from now famous actors including Jeremy Piven and Paul Giamatti.  And of course, the famous song from Westerberg (Dyslexic Heart) that polarized some 'Mats fans. 
                Small Talk
   Small letters and a matchbox
 Now I need an interpreter at long last.
 Crumblebum wrote:
Again with the Pumping of the Smashkins...? Can you cut the infinite annoyingness by throwing a brother a Dinosaur Jr track now and then?

 
ooh, Dinosaur Jr, now ya talking brother. 
Again with the Pumping of the Smashkins...? Can you cut the infinite annoyingness by throwing a brother a Dinosaur Jr track now and then?
Why does this even exist? 
Another one that pulls me across rooms to listen..
 lemmoth wrote:

IW - These guys, along with Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Nirvana, were the natural heirs to the "classic" hard rock sounds that Zep invented.

Dude - I am 57 and grew up with the great 70s rockers.  After the doldroms of the 80s I was so stoked by the reappearance of great rock in the 90s - something I could share with my son, who was a pre-teen when this began to happen.  We've shared many a moment since. 

Hey. I’m 57 and introduced grunge to my teenaged sons along with the likes of Zep, Neil Young and Punk. Good to see you have also got involved in some of the more important aspect of childcare.

 You don't like rugby do you?


 zepher wrote:


Trivia: what was the band's name in the movie "Singles"?



 
Are you the guy who saw that movie?
 idiot_wind wrote:
I get it...you play this thud and drone crap after a great Led Zep song to contrast bad from bad! 

 
IW - These guys, along with Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Nirvana, were the natural heirs to the "classic" hard rock sounds that Zep invented.

Dude - I am 57 and grew up with the great 70s rockers.  After the doldroms of the 80s I was so stoked by the reappearance of great rock in the 90s - something I could share with my son, who was a pre-teen when this began to happen.  We've shared many a moment since. 
Top 5 SP tracks, awesome.
Great song no matter what year
One of my favorite Pumpkins tracks! Any chance we can convince you to play the entire feedback-drenched outro?
 Middleton wrote:
coloradojohn wrote:
Got it CRANKED! Man, it sounds and smells just like '92 in here — and now I'm back in the same rad apt. complex I was living at then!

 
Chicago.  Singles.  Pumpkins at the Aragon Ballroom.  It was a pretty kick-ass year...

And, yes, CRANKED!!

 
Imagine being there for the 1988 Metro show. Or the secret Double Door show in 1997 in front of 200 people.
coloradojohn wrote:
Got it CRANKED! Man, it sounds and smells just like '92 in here — and now I'm back in the same rad apt. complex I was living at then!

 
Chicago.  Singles.  Pumpkins at the Aragon Ballroom.  It was a pretty kick-ass year...

And, yes, CRANKED!!
Loves Singles....Cornell was the cameo but this track was the highlight!!!
 
Got it CRANKED! Man, it sounds and smells just like '92 in here — and now I'm back in the same rad apt. complex I was living at then!
 ppopp wrote:
Energy-sapping, mood-descending dirge of no use to anyone not completely spaced-out on a strange, chemical cocktail drug.

 
Sweet...that's me!
I ask, what kind of cheese do they want? How big are the blocks of cheese to be? Will they be humongous size cheese blocks?  

You know, they need the cheese to go along with all their "whining".  
Energy-sapping, mood-descending dirge of no use to anyone not completely spaced-out on a strange, chemical cocktail drug.
I get it...you play this thud and drone crap after a great Led Zep song to contrast bad from bad! 
 zepher wrote:

Trivia: what was the band's name in the movie "Singles"?

 
Oh there was actually a film.  Felt more like a soundtrack with some footage tacked on I seem to recall.
This song reminds me my teenage days. I was sooo light...
 aspicer wrote:
Their first album was SO amazing - really displayed their talent. And yes they had quite a few other great albums too, perhaps Siamese Dream was the only other to compete with Gish.

 
On the strength of that comparative endorsement, I'm off to check out Gish. Thanks, aspicer!
 TerryS wrote:


I don't mind the song, but can do without the proselytizing.

 
ok, put your head back in the sand....maby it will get fracked.
still only playing half the song!
 midigitguy wrote:
It can only get worse if Bill follows this with another whiner.... Pearl Jam anyone?{#Headache}

 
Ha Ha!!! Bill pays attention.  Two great 90s songs in a row

Pearl Jam — Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town 
This is one of those songs that has a difficult-to-articulate emotional impact, at least for me; a song that would work well driving home from a week-long backpacking trip, wind wings open on the Chevy, listening to the radio and watching the road go by. Wish I could quantify that quality and reproduce it (or, hell, even describe it halfway articulately). 
Their first album was SO amazing - really displayed their talent. And yes they had quite a few other great albums too, perhaps Siamese Dream was the only other to compete with Gish.


Trivia: what was the band's name in the movie "Singles"?


Heard an extended version of this on the Singles movie soundtrack back in 92. The way the feedback plays out at the end of the song is awesome.
 midigitguy wrote:
It can only get worse if Bill follows this with another whiner.... Pearl Jam anyone?{#Headache}

 
I agree completely!  
I remember listening to this song on the late show on newly debuted "alternative" radio station 107.7 the End in Seatte. I was in high school. Their  broad sound is still pleasing. 
Bill -great run of songs!!! I feel so content.{#Kiss}
It can only get worse if Bill follows this with another whiner.... Pearl Jam anyone?{#Headache}
Man, this is so '92, isn't it?! and God, ain't it great?! all those priceless timeless connections then and now, and layers of fuzz in between.
 Dude, an "Office Space" reference! Didn't everybody have a boss like Lundberg at one point?
And by the way, "I'm gonna have to go ahead and ask you to come in tomorrow...." 


  toterola wrote:


Lundberg
Next you'll be saying: "I'll be honest with you, I love his music. I do. I'm a Michael Bolton fan. For my money, I don't know if it gets any better than when he sings "When a Man Loves a Woman".

Or asking about the TPS reports.

I'm gonna go ahead and disagree with you about Billy. He's almost as big an a-hole as Axl Rose, but The Pumpkins wouldn't have been the same without him.



 


Good Punkinage. {#Angel}
 Lazarus wrote: 

I don't mind the song, but can do without the proselytizing.
Nice crunch sound!

Everybody in my alien spacecraft loves this song...

What this song really needed was the mellifluous stylings of  Bob Dylan   at the mike.


 Barman wrote:
Wow. This sounded so new in 1992. It sure doesn't now.
 
"Greetings, my friend. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future..."
Such an excellent song. So many college and other memories surrounding the different sounds from this album.
Cut off again just so we could hear Big Head Todd? ick
moving on 
 Stingray wrote:
ROTTON TOMATOES, 23%
 
you mean rotten?
 Barman wrote:
Wow. This sounded so new in 1992. It sure doesn't now.
 
maybe that's because it isn't.
Wow. This sounded so new in 1992. It sure doesn't now.

marvelous...  love it...
 
 Zeito wrote:
Please play the whole song.  
 
Agreed. The feedback festival at the end of this song is so sick! {#Bananajam}
ROTTON TOMATOES, 23%
If only the singer had another voice...
..are we playing the whole song—in its complete, end-to-end entirety—yet?..just ck'ing..
 rdo wrote:


Yeah, I am not gonna let this matter drop.  I can understand chopping off long, drawn-out songs that are repetitive and already resolved.  This song is not resolved without the ending.  One of the classics of music in my opinion.  I think RP has it wrong on this one.  This song, in its full verion, is SP's best, hands down.  We need the full cut. Also, the full version was played on the radio stations I listened to when it was current.  It was one of the rare long plays I ever heard on the radio, a special exception was always made for this, even in the commercial radio playlists I listend to.
 
If you can play the entire Sucko-Barfo Bohemian Rhapsody, you can play the entire Drown. Please. It isn't too long, and isn't the same without the ending.
 Biscobret wrote:

I wholeheartedly agree!  Bill - play the FUCKING SONG!  We can handle it, really, we're grown ups!  This song is miraculous - nothing short of - in it's entirety.  A fucking masterpiece that should NOT be chopped or messed with in any way, shape, or form.  Shame on you!!!
 
sorry, I just ca,e in here to say "hey!  let the song play until it's done" and I saw that I had already done that - quite HARSHLY!  Oops - I just hate seeing art chopped up into useful bits :-)
Please play the whole song.  
 rdo wrote:


Yeah, I am not gonna let this matter drop.  I can understand chopping off long, drawn-out songs that are repetitive and already resolved.  This song is not resolved without the ending.  One of the classics of music in my opinion.  I think RP has it wrong on this one.  This song, in its full verion, is SP's best, hands down.  We need the full cut. Also, the full version was played on the radio stations I listened to when it was current.  It was one of the rare long plays I ever heard on the radio, a special exception was always made for this, even in the commercial radio playlists I listend to.
 
I wholeheartedly agree!  Bill - play the FUCKING SONG!  We can handle it, really, we're grown ups!  This song is miraculous - nothing short of - in it's entirety.  A fucking masterpiece that should NOT be chopped or messed with in any way, shape, or form.  Shame on you!!!
rememebering the undergrad years!... and the Singles soundtrack
 aspicer wrote:
Incredible band - the guitar work and drumming is awesome.  Their first two albums are killer!
 



Jimmy Chamberlin is a very underrated drummer. One of my favorites- jazz influenced and so powerful. He really put the Punch in their first 4 albums. I had always heard that Corgan and Chamberlin would jam together and that's where some of the song structures/ideas came from. Love P.I.,Gish, and S.D.
 Hannio wrote:


Aw man, and the tortured cat guitar is the best part. 
 

Yeah, I am not gonna let this matter drop.  I can understand chopping off long, drawn-out songs that are repetitive and already resolved.  This song is not resolved without the ending.  One of the classics of music in my opinion.  I think RP has it wrong on this one.  This song, in its full verion, is SP's best, hands down.  We need the full cut. Also, the full version was played on the radio stations I listened to when it was current.  It was one of the rare long plays I ever heard on the radio, a special exception was always made for this, even in the commercial radio playlists I listend to.
 lemmoth wrote:

The guitar squeal probably got a bit rough for Bill.  He went with the radio edit.

 

Aw man, and the tortured cat guitar is the best part. 
Incredible band - the guitar work and drumming is awesome.  Their first two albums are killer!
I'm not a big fan of the Smashing Pumpkins, but Billy Corgan's voice is awesome.
 lshinkawa wrote:
Good band, but I HATE Billy Corgan's voice. Listening to him sing is like listening to nails on a chalkboard. 
 

Lundberg
Next you'll be saying: "I'll be honest with you, I love his music. I do. I'm a Michael Bolton fan. For my money, I don't know if it gets any better than when he sings "When a Man Loves a Woman".

Or asking about the TPS reports.

I'm gonna go ahead and disagree with you about Billy. He's almost as big an a-hole as Axl Rose, but The Pumpkins wouldn't have been the same without him.


 sirdroseph wrote:


Understatement of the year.
 
Crazy. He's got one of the nicest twangs in rock music. And that breathy-ness... yum, yum, yum.
 lshinkawa wrote:
Good band, but I HATE Billy Corgan's voice. Listening to him sing is like listening to nails on a chalkboard. 
 

Understatement of the year.
 mcullers wrote:
If you love this song as much as I do, check out the rest of the Singles (1992 movie) soundtrack. The entire album is an excellent sample of the early 90's. The movie itself wasn't that great though.
 

with my sonos stereo system, I have a rhapsody subscription. so in addition to streaming music and our own catalogue we can access a pretty wide array of music which is quite the hit at poker night or parties....so i'm listenig to RP and realize this is not in my SP catalogue and hit rhapsody for the whole soundtrack thinking yeah...screaming trees, Jimmi, etc.....nope - one song available - crown of thorns

Luckily, I bought the soundtrack from CD exchange when I was 15....dusted that bad boy off today :)
If you love this song as much as I do, check out the rest of the Singles (1992 movie) soundtrack. The entire album is an excellent sample of the early 90's. The movie itself wasn't that great though.
Good band, but I HATE Billy Corgan's voice. Listening to him sing is like listening to nails on a chalkboard. 



still love this song...

 

love this and I love the pumpkins............they rock me world{#Bananajam}


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
Man- That's some good stuff there! {#Clap}
 teka04 wrote:
Classic pumpkins rocks!  melancholy and later didn't do it for me
  uh?  Mellon Collie is classic pumpkins


Classic pumpkins rocks!  melancholy and later didn't do it for me
Actual quote heard in a local Den of Iniquity:
"Billy C, you'se so full ot it and don't gots the voice for it neither"


I have loved the pumkins for years. Looking at the picture of the band on the greatests hits album, It just came across me of how young they were and I was listening to them in the early 90's.
This song is actually ok, cannot abide by that voice though. Downright criminal.{#Puke}
Love Billy's guitar licks.
I think this is the only Smashing Pumpkins song I like. 
 Zeito wrote:


The full version had been uploaded at some point.  Sadly it was rejected...
 
The guitar squeal probably got a bit rough for Bill.  He went with the radio edit.

hippiechick wrote:

I liked him back then, but now his voice is really annoying.

And I am obligated to like him, because he is a homie.


 boober wrote:

Hippie-
Grew up right in between Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi(Freehold and Sayreville NJ respectively)....I don't have one album from either one.
I respect both of them....they are my "Homies"...but I'm not obligated to like them.
Just saying.

 

Jeeze, if I felt obligated to like any homie of mine....

One of the bands that made the 90s memorable for music.
 parrothead wrote:
Pumpkins are good for nothing but target practice. Smashed pumpkins draw flies if they are not cleaned up quickly.
 

Very astute assessment.{#Clap}
 hippiechick wrote:

I liked him back then, but now his voice is really annoying.

And I am obligated to like him, because he is a homie.

 
Hippie-
Grew up right in between Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi(Freehold and Sayreville NJ respectively)....I don't have one album from either one.
I respect both of them....they are my "Homies"...but I'm not obligated to like them.
Just saying.

 romeotuma wrote:


This song came out in 1992...  still love it...

 
 
ditto.
 Cynaera wrote:

The song may have been uploaded that way.  If there's a longer, better version, upload it!  I've noticed there are some songs on the playlist that have several versions, so perhaps the version you like just hasn't been uploaded yet. *shrugs*  I'm still trying to get over that picture of Billy Corgan with hair.  {#Whistle}
 

It's not a different version,  it's the song as recorded which for some reason is being cut short.
Pumpkins are good for nothing but target practice. Smashed pumpkins draw flies if they are not cleaned up quickly.
 steventylersqa wrote:
Great Pumpkins song why did Billy have to get so full of himself...
 

Saw them last weekend. Was shocked that Billy, when he talked, wasn't a total jerk and was even a bit humble at times...


This song came out in 1992...  still love it...

 
The band is tight and all, but this song is the epitome of whiner rock.
Love this song!
Great Pumpkins song why did Billy have to get so full of himself...
 Cynaera wrote:

The song may have been uploaded that way.  If there's a longer, better version, upload it!  I've noticed there are some songs on the playlist that have several versions, so perhaps the version you like just hasn't been uploaded yet. *shrugs*  I'm still trying to get over that picture of Billy Corgan with hair.  {#Whistle}
 

The full version had been uploaded at some point.  Sadly it was rejected...


This song brings back some memories...  I can't remember what they are, but this song always makes me think of them...  love it...