Who WAS that group, and how did they wind up on stage with Billy Corgan?
April 21, 2010 8:58 AM   Subscribe

I stayed up late and watched Leno last night. The Smashing Pumpkins were on....what I am wondering is-who was that group of people on stage with him???

They looked like a fundamentalist Christian family singing group-judging from clothing, hairstyles, demeanor....complete with two little girls standing in front of them singing.

I know nothing about the Smashing Pumpkins, and this was the first time I'd ever seen them (I mean, I know they are a wellknown group but that's about it.)

So, anybody have an idea what THAT was about?
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Here's video of the performance...
posted by Perplexity at 9:00 AM on April 21, 2010


Billy's managed to ditch the rest of the original band over the past several years. He now tours with a backup band under the name Smashing Pumpkins, but given the performance we saw a few years back here in Boston, there's little connection to the original band.

Instead, we were treated to an hour of bird noises, guitar noodling, and Billy yelling at the audience. This might have been on par for Classic Pumpkins, but at least they'd play Rat In A Cage, yanno?
posted by robocop is bleeding at 9:05 AM on April 21, 2010


Oh, he had regular musicians and singers with him on stage, but this...was weird.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 9:13 AM on April 21, 2010


My friend, a Pumpkins fanatic, is telling me that's Linda Strawberry's family. Linda Strawberry is the woman playing the piano in the clip.
posted by King Bee at 9:17 AM on April 21, 2010


I would LOVE some backstory on that!
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 9:18 AM on April 21, 2010


Googling around seems to suggest that it was Linda Strawberry's family. And her Twitter seems to confirm that.
posted by jrossi4r at 9:18 AM on April 21, 2010


at least they'd play Rat In A Cage, yanno?

Bullet with Butterfly Wings
posted by WinnipegDragon at 11:43 AM on April 21, 2010 [3 favorites]


I would LOVE some backstory on that!

Her wiki page makes it sound like she's been working with Billy Corgan and other 'Pumpkins for a while.
posted by filthy light thief at 4:54 PM on April 21, 2010


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