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This one is for Zombyboy.

Screaming Trees - I Nearly Lost You
I first heard Screeming Trees on the soundtrack to Singles. They were part of that whole Seattle scene and I still think they had more talent than Kurt Cobain.

[listen here]

Any other requests?

Did you hear the distant cry
Calling me back to my sin
Like the one you knew before
Calling me back once again
I nearly, I nearly lost you there
And it's taking us somewhere
I nearly lost you there
Let's try to see now
Drag me far enough to know
I'm blind every mile that you burn
There's a rider that's fallen and
It's clear there's no time to return
I nearly, I nearly lost you there
And it's taking us somewhere
I nearly lost you there
Let's try to see now
Did you hear the distant lie
Calling me back to my sin
Like the one you knew before
Calling me back once again
I nearly, I nearly lost you there
And it's taking us somewhere
I nearly lost you there
Well let's try to see now
I nearly lost you there....

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Comments

Great song, michele. Thank you for the link. I haven't heard that one in a while.

Thanks for the reminder that when I moved to Seattle/Oly from Boston it was in the heyday of Seattle music when the Boston scene was winding down. Now it's Tardville. Go figure, and I own a house here now. At least I have my protective sheild and tons of tunes...

I have a request: "Drown" from the Singles soundtrack. I still think it's the best song Smashing Pumpkins ever did.

Thanks, Michele. You're awesome.

[/end ass-kissing]

I always loved the Lovemonger's (aka Heart) rendition of the "Battle of of Evermore" off the Singles soundtrack.

Sorry, Dan. Best Pumpkins song is "Rhinoceros", off of Gish.

"Billy Corrigan. Smashing Pumpkins."
"Homer Simpson. Smiling politely."

I beg to differ. Best Pumpkins song is Mayonaise.

Interesting how the Screaming Trees vocalist was hired as the replacement for Vince Neil in Motley Crue... Not that it lasted long.

Wow. I had forgotten about this song.

Still prefer Alice in Chains, though. :-)

Cool -- thanks -- I have that song on a cd -- or I did (I lose track of my cds, especially when I trade them in at the cd store). But I still have it on one of my frequent-play car tapes.

Man, I'm gonna get marked as a weirdo for this, but "Blank Page" off of Adore (which is my favorite Pumpkins album).

How about something by Vast (or is it supposed to be V.A.S.T.?) Or something by the Cure, or Bauhaus?

Not that I don't have all of that stuff already on vinyl or cd. Yes, I'm a Sad Old Goth.

Andrea, no you're not sad. An old Goth, maybe.....but Old Goth is waaaaay cooler than Neo-Goth, and at least good! All is still a regular on the olde technophile media in this olde howse:)

The best pumpkins song is Today. Silly people.

Keith, dude, I love you, but you're high. Mark Lanegan was never the lead singer for Motley Crue. He does lead vocals for Queens of the Stone Age (along with Josh and Nick), he did vocals for Mad Season, he has five solo CDs out, and has guested on everything from The Walkabouts to Masters of Reality. Killer voice.

Sam, I'm with you. Today was a great song.

Michele, I'm now very very indebted to you. Thanks lots. Big hug.

And, Michele, I agree, far more talented than Nirvana. Of course, I'm biased, and I know it.

Man, this brings back memories. As a bass player, learning that bass solo was one of my biggest accomplishments 10 years ago. Thanks for making me feel old!

:-)

My fave Pumping Smashkins tune?

Beautiful, from Melon Collie. I'm not a fan of Corgan's nasal whine when he's trying to be Black Sabbath, but merge it with an actual melody and a sweet sentiment and you get a damn near perfect pop song.