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According to various interviews with lead singer Billy Corgan, the lyrics of this song are an ironic attack on the 'Indie' credibility in Chicago's music scene that he was feeling frustrated with - the old complaint about bands going to major labels becoming sell-outs. (thanks, Quinn - Sechelt, Canada)
Smashing Pumpkins performed this on Saturday Night Live on October 30, 1993. (thanks, John - Colorado Springs, CO)
Neal Smith - "I'm Eighteen"
With the band in danger of being dropped from their label, Alice Cooper drummer Neal Smith co-wrote the song that started their trek from horror show curiosity to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The top Contemporary Christian artist of all time on song inspirations and what she learned from Johnny Carson.
Dean Friedman - "Ariel"
Dean's saga began with "Ariel," a song about falling in love with a Jewish girl from New Jersey.