Does Smashing Pumpkins’ James Iha know MMMBop?
Tom Porter, Wed 18 Feb 2009, 11:25 am UTC
The term ‘supergroup’ is often thrown around rather loosely, to say the least. Tinted Windows is the latest band to attract the moniker, and it probably does deserve it. Regardless of its eyebrow-raising lineup…
Former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, Cheap Trick drummer Ben E Carlos, Fountains Of Wayne bassist Adam Schlesinger and the medium-sized one from Hanson, Taylor Hanson. Yes, Hanson.
It’s easy to dismiss the 90’s version of the Jonas Brothers as blond one hit (hello, MMMBop) wonders. But, actually… Ok, let’s just go back to Tinted Windows, shall we?
It’s likely that Iha and Schlesinger got the band together because they co-own Scratchie Records and New York’s Stratosphere Sound Studios. Where, probably not coincidentally, the quartet recorded their debut album, which they’ll showcase at SXSW Festival and release in April.
I find it interesting that most of the write ups about this group I have found, all seem to focus on how Taylor is in it.