Smashing Pumpkins- Gish Review
Original Author: VinceG
Artist: Smashing Pumpkins
Year Of Release: March, 1991
Album Review: 94%
Smashing Pumpkins have dominated the music world for the last 15 years now. Creating many classic hit songs like Tonight, Tonight, Ava Adore, and Disarm just to name a few. Gish is there first full length release and its nothing short of amazing. From the classic formula of hard and soft crashing chords by the almighty Corgan, to his life-like full of emotional solo's parade this album.
First off, lets dive in to the most heart warming, psychedelic, and energetic guitar work in grunge music. Gish is full of them. From Siva to Rhinoceros to Window Paine. Corgan and James are famous for there heavy use of different effects pedal to facilitate the imaginations in there head. Corgan can also deliver some very monstrous solo's that none can imitate. James and Corgan works together well like dare I say Marty and Mustaine.
The bass, well its there. D'arcy did a great job on bass. Her job is not hard but the notes are always spot on.
The drums are very energetic and it keeps the whole sound together. Jimmy may not be the fastest drummer but he can really add a mood to the whole album.
Lyrics are amazing to say the least. Corgan really put his heart and soul into everything that he do. He makes things more poetic and meaningful and not make it sound like hes whining like Cobain. His lyrics in this album are from his past painful memories and he shares it all without giving a hint on what it really is.
The vocal part of Gish sets this album apart from any Grunge release in the 90's. Corgan delivers an astounding performance here. You feel it.
Overall, this is one of the most important releases in rock history. Too bad, this album never sold as much as Siamese Dreams or Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness. For all the Pumpkins fan, this should be in your collections by now. For everyone else, well Gish never sees to amaze me on how good it is. I think anyone can appreciate this album may you be a metal fan or blues.
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