SMASHING PUMPKINS – Shiny and Oh So Bright Vol 1 (Album Review)

SMASHING PUMPKINS – Shiny and Oh So Bright Vol 1 (Album Review)

Ok, Ok, so it’s not quite the full title of the album on the header but it is quite a mouthful. The album that is fully titled Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol 1/LP No Past. No Future. No Sun sees original members Jimmy Chamberlain (drums) and James Iha (guitar) return to the fold. Unfortunately, there is no sign of either of the bands former fantastic female bass players D’arcy Wretsky or Melissa Auf der…

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Chicago Rock – Ep297

Chicago Rock – Ep297

DBG VIP and past guest Joe Becht joins the guys this week for a talk about Chicago Rock. The Windy City may be steeped in jazz and blues history but it would be foolish to sleep on its contributions to the history of rock music. In this long-form music and discussion episode, Joe shares his memories of growing up in Chicago, his experiences at different city venues and how a number of great rock acts…

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25 Albums Turning 25 That Don’t Suck

25 Albums Turning 25 That Don’t Suck

1991.  Was that really 25 years ago? I was a sophomore in college. About to be dumped by my girlfriend who in hindsight was a total bitch.  And of course going to spend a large amount of my time and disposable income in music stores.  The year started with the thankfully brief Gulf War.  Which motivated Yoko Ono to gather a bunch of celebrities and her son to record a rendition of “Give Peace A…

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