Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Smashing Pumpkins Vieuphoria Live|
Actor: Smashing Pumpkins
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
VIEUPHORIA - DVD Movie
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Music fan | Philadelphia, PA | 01/25/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am a HUMONGOUS Pumpkins fan and never saw them in concert, so buying this recently was a no-brainer.
I think Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness is the greatest album of all time.
Siamese Dream is definitely top 5 though.
It was such a pleasure seeing them perform live, especially 2 of my favorites in "Today" and especially "Soma", which was breathtaking.
Even more amazing was the "Lost Tapes" where they do "Hummer", among others, just great.
Also, they do another performance of "Soma" there which featured a violinist and added to the grandiose atmospherics of that AMAZING song.
My only complaint is with 2 of the songs, 2 of my favorites from the "Siamese" era....
"Disarm" and most especially "Mayonnaise".
They played "Disarm" in a hardcore version, which was impressive (especially Jimmy on drums) but lacked the intended and very effective mood of the acoustic album version, which was superb.
And "Mayonnaise" is the 2nd best Pumpkins song of all time (behind their watershed song "1979" which I feel is the best song ever recorded).
They played "Mayonnaise" acoustic and half heartedly in my opinion and that song in it's entirety on the "Siamese dream" record in it's original form is one of the most incredible songs you will ever hear, it was so emotional and my point is the performance on this DVD is very UNemotional with Billy even laughing at one point.
Don't get me wrong, I am a class A Pumpkinhead, but I have never seen "Disarm" or "Mayonnaise" live and thought I was getting them on here, other than that misstep, I loved it and will cherish it forever, although I hear that the Pumpkins are in fact reuniting to headline the Coachella festival in California next month.
No word yet on whether James or D'Arcy are "in" but the early indications are that James may be which would be enough for me.
Jimmy is already in and if D'Arcy is not, Melissa from Hole, who took over for D'arcy later on anyway, is ready to step in.
That news made my year !!!!!!!!!"
Absolute Ownage DVD for any fan of music
Bill Riddel | dallas | 12/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Forget even being a crazed out Pumpkins fan, if you kiddies like the rock and roll dished out via live concert footage, Vieuphoria is tops.
i.e. YOU MUST BUY THIS unless you are a complete moron, or just have no money.
good thing DVD's last a long time, this one is worth keeping until I am old and senile. : )
heck fire, maybe it will be EVEN better that way."