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Another Round: The Smashing Pumpkins – “1979”

on March 08, 2011, 5:15pm

What was so great about this video is how it glamorized teenage boredom, making it seem rather epic. When I think back to my misspent youth, first kisses, driving idly, stupid parties, and mischief are now what make my teenage years seem worthwhile. Corgan and company knew this, and generated a video that they knew the masses could connect with. They basically showed us the joys of being young, with one of their most finely crafted songs (which won a Grammy, by the way), and opened our eyes to realize that the things we complained about so much back then would be what we long for later in life. And that’s what good art is supposed to do…open our eyes.

-Ted Maider

Read the full article at Consequence of Sound.

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