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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

"For Martha" by The Smashing Pumpkins

I am posting on behalf of Josh Horowitz today.  Here's his song:

Following up the highly successful and masterful Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, the Pumpkins released the lesser known single disc album, Adore. This album marked a change for Pumpkins as long time drummer, Jimmy Chamberlain, was no longer with the band and was replaced by a drum machine. The music also took a turn away from the hard rocking anthems of Melon Collie into a softer tone. This album is littered with gems, but my favorite song from it is "For Martha". This song, written by Billy Corgan, is about the passing of his mother Martha. The song itself is simply beautiful. It portrays a heartfelt love that Billy felt for his mother and how she will surely be missed. The song starts with a slow, melodic piano that sets a haunting mood for the song.  This song compliments Billy's singing style very well as it is very dark and beautiful. This song is a must listen for any Pumpkins fan and it would be hard for me to exclude this from any Smashing Pumpkins greatest hits album.

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