Category Archives: tinted windows

Tinted Windows added & help needed

By | January 26, 2017

Based on popular vote on our twitter poll, Tinted Windows tour dates have been added to the tour archive for 2009 and 2010. If you know of any that might be missing, email and we will get them added. Setlists & Tickets have been added for the shows that we had them for, but many… Read More »

Tinted Windows Review

By | May 9, 2009

James Iha of Smashing Pumpkins/A Perfect Circle, Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne, Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick and Taylor Hanson of Hanson (WTF?) together again for the first time! What are the results from this Super Group with over 75 years of combined experience? Pure power pop greatness! Believe it or not, the… Read More »

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 »

Article: Fourteen Hanson Songs for Tinted Windows Converts

By | April 2, 2009

Earlier this month, when it was announced that Tinted Windows—an ostensibly-super-group featuring Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger, The Smashing Pumpkins’ James Iha, Cheap Trick’s Bun E. Carlos and Taylor Hanson (for whom my inner twelve-year old still carries a brooding, awkward torch)—didn’t just exist but indeed had songs and a MySpace and SXSW dates (you… Read More »

By | March 25, 2009

As you are probably aware, I am not posting everything about Tinted Windows as first and foremost I run a Hanson site and this is a Hanson blog. While there is a Hanson in Tinted Windows – I’m just not following them as closely as I follow Hanson. That being said – I would like… Read More »