But something never clicked. A lot of my friends dug them, and I tried. I really tried. I bought some of their albums. Siamese Dreams. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. But it was all just for show. Because I never really...got them. Ya know?
I mean, their songs would play on the radio and my first reaction would be to turn that shit up. And then it would all just go to shit and I never figured out why. Then the other day I heard "Cherub Rock" on XM Radio and the same thing happened. I cranked it up. I love the beginning of "Cherub Rock"! But then Billy Corgan started singing and it hit me.
I can't stand Billy Corgan.
I mean, I don't know the guy personally and I can appreciate a certain amount of talent on his part. But I hate his singing. It ruins every single song that they have ever recorded. I'm sure I'm in the minority with this opinion, judging by the band's album sales and loyal following. But I really just can't stand his singing style.
Check out "Cherub Rock" below and see what you think. It starts out strong and then it all goes to crap. And that's pretty much how it goes for all of their songs. For me, at least.
Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. And he kinda looks like a douche. Right?