Tuesday, January 4, 2011

smashing fantastic

this is the fantastic song "today" by the smashing pumpkins, released as a single and on the album siamese dream from 93. i've loved this song since first i heard it, which was actually on mtv 120 minutes sometime in 95. i remember cos it was at my then boyfriend's house. my parents didn't want to pay for extra channels back then so i just had the ones that were for free, which was 3 and no music. thank god for video recorders!

the album, siamese dream, is on my list of the best albums of all time, a list that's been in the making for as long as i can remember, and doesn't seem to ever make the light of day. we'll see.

enjoy the 90s when it was at its best: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHUd896Sur0 (embedding disabled by request)

1 comment:

  1. like they were my words.
    ("no extra channels" thing aside.
    In Italy, before MTV arrived, there was this free italian channel called VideoMusic)
    one of my favourite single (& album) ever.
    (and... no, I've not compiled my own personal "best albums of all time" list yet)
    and the video?
    sheer careless color explosion.
    my 90s, me and my mood and my heart going up & down, like "Today"'s alternation of Kermit-like voice whispering on jingling arpeggios and merciless vertical roaring humming buzzing guitars.

    happiness is being 18 when "Siamese dream" comes out.