The Smashing Pumpkins  

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The Smashing Pumpkins are an American alternative rock band that formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1988. Disavowing the punk rock roots shared by many of their alt-rock contemporaries, the Pumpkins have a diverse, densely layered, and guitar-heavy sound, containing elements of gothic rock, heavy metal, psychedelic rock, arena rock, shoegazer-style production and, in later recordings, electronica.




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