Daily Archives: April 20, 2009

Article: How to Make Good ’n’ Cheesy Pop

By | April 20, 2009

1. Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha and Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger meet in Chicago in the early nineties. A few years later, when FOW’s self-titled debut is released, the now arena- huge Pumpkins (above) take the fledgling band on the road with them. Iha and Schlesinger eventually co-found Scratchie Records. 2. In 1997, Schlesinger… Read More »

Article: Tinted love: The Hanson-Smashing Pumpkins-Fountains of Wayne-Cheap Trick get-together

By | April 20, 2009

Supergroups are predictable. It’s almost always some bunch of folkies (Crosby, Stills & Nash) or blues cats (Cream) or ’70s burnouts (the Firm, Asia, Bad English) doing exactly what’s expected. The results can be awesome (see “Deja Vu”). Or lame (BadEnglish’s “When I See You Smile,” anyone?). But rarely are they shocking. Shocking would be… Read More »