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Throwback Thursday: Were The Smashing Pumpkins Generation X's Pink Floyd?

The Smashing Pumpkins have had a checkered past swirling with drug addiction, depression, lineup changes, and death. Yet the band has soldiered on -- remarkably, the band is set to release its seventh album, Oceania, on June 19. Billy Corgan is the only remaining member in a band that oscillated between shoegaze, grunge, alternative, electronica, heavy metal, and everything in between, now supposedly flirting with psychedelia.

Yet through all of the weirdness and animosity, Smashing Pumpkins are one of the greatest bands of the '90s, the band that charmed us with "1979," when Corgan still had hair and pushed the boundaries of rock radio with electronica-tinged goth pop and industrial machinery.

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