Zwan

Someone at work let me listen to his Zwan CD. If you don’t know, Zwan is the new band of Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins. Ok, my thoughts…

What the fuck kind of stupid name is Zwan anyway?! I rank the name right up there with such drivel as Limp Bizkit. You couldn’t come up with anything better than Zwan?! Muscially it is actually rather enjoyable. Sure it sounds a hell of a lot like the pumpkins but how can you avoid that when yr figurehead is the same singer/guitar player. Also, David Pajo is in the band, and he was in SLINT! That ups their property value right there, SLINT were fucking amazing! The artwork on this CD is pretty fucking ugly. It reminds me of something from The Electric Company TV show. Remember that show? It is this funky looking retro 70s looking artowork. In small doses this cd is good, but listening to an album’s worth of material at once, one song kind of blends into the next. So if yr a big fan of Smashing Pumpkins (I was an average fan), you’ll likely really enjoy this. I’m sure it will be a big hit with the Q101 crowd, and it is a step above most of the crap that gets played on that station.