There are a lot of great tracks by The Smashing Pumpkins, and even tho this is likely the most commercially successful, it’s still the one I have to include as track of the week simply because of when it was released and what it meant to me at the time. I think a lot of people who were the same age as me when this track was released have the same relationship to it. Billy Corgan’s somewhat unpolished vocals coupled with heavy guitars and really grungy drums is such a fantastic combination.
I listened to a lot of rave in the mid 90s, which has stuck with me until today. One of the best rave acts was a German duo called RMB, and this is one of their absolute best tracks. The main sample is taken from a Swedish movie from 1984, and they use it very cleverly. What I like about all RMB tracks is how they layer them, making them interesting to listen to again and again.
I almost managed to miss posting this week’s track, due to the fact that I thought i had already posted it. Well, crisis averted! The track this week is from a duo that I sometimes catch myself thinking “I wonder what it is I like about these guys” about, and the I put on one of their tracks and it all comes back to me. The track I chose is not one of their bigger hits, but to me it’s one of their better.