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Thursday, December 10, 2009
Smashing Pumpkins "A Song for a Son"
One down, 43 to go - The Smashing Pumpkins have begun the process of releasing their entire new album for free on the internet.
“A Song for a Son” is the first song from the band's upcoming album Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, a 44-song release that band mastermind Billy Corgan says will be issued one song at a time, for free, via the internet.
An epic track, “A Song for a Son” has more in common with Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" and Cat Stevens' Tea for the Tillerman than it does with heavier notes in Pumpkins history, despite a heaping of mid-song fuzz that reverberates with a sonic rumble reminiscent of the band's earlier daze.
To read Corgan's thought on the track - and the album - please click here.
Paul Gargano is the National Music Examiner for eXaminer.com.
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