I spent a good part of my teens and twenties telling anyone within earshot that Siamese Dream is the best rock record ever made. Here are live versions of “Disarm” and “Cherub Rock,” both recorded at a show that I attended in Minneapolis: a show that remains in my top ten list of concerts experienced.
Disarm, Smashing Pumpkins (recorded live at First Ave, 10/3/93)
Cherub Rock, Smashing Pumpkins (recorded live at First Ave, 103/93)
Despite all the hip-hop on this site, Siamese Dream isn’t a terribly surprising choice for favorite album: especially if you consider that I’m from Chicago and went to college in the mid-nineties. But here’s where the story takes a surprising turn toward Fleetwood Mac. Continue reading