Smashing Pumpkins - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Smashing Pumpkins - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Billy Corgan Says Radiohead’s Success Is Due To “Pomposity”

by Andrew Tijs on June 13, 2012

in News

Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins has raged against a pompous music scene that values Radiohead in an interview.

Smashing Pumpkins - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Smashing Pumpkins - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Yes, that Billy Corgan, the one who recently released a 44-track concept album titled Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, has stuck it to musical pomposity that says Radiohead are better than Deep Purple in an interview with Antiquiet.

Corgan praised Weird Al Yankovic, and himself, for pissing on rock, saying , “Obviously there’s a level of reverence, but there’s also a level of intelligence to even know what to piss on. ‘Cause I’m not pissing on Rainbow. I’m not pissing on Deep Purple. But I’ll piss on fuckin’ Radiohead, because of all this pomposity. This value system that says Jonny Greenwood is more valuable than Ritchie Blackmore. Not in the world I grew up in, buddy. Not in the world I grew up in.

He continued, “So I find myself defending things. Is Ritchie Blackmore a better guitar player than me and Jonny Greenwood? Yes. Have we all made contributions? Yes. I’m not attacking that. I’m attacking the pomposity that says this is more valuable than that. I’m sick of that. I’m so fucking sick of it, and nobody seems to tire of it.”

Corgan will be in Australia for Splendour In The Grass next month, as well as doing some sideshows.

Check him out performing a twelve-minute version of ‘Oceania’ below.

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