The Idolator Request Line Is Open, And Paging Billy Corgan

May 18th, 2007 // 4 Comments

pumpkinscover.jpgSo the new Smashing Pumpkins song, “Tarantula” was played on KROQ this morning; Deaf Indie Elephants has a radio rip, but surely someone out there has a high-quality MP3 version? If so, let us know at

UPDATE: We never got a good MP3, but you can at least stream it here.


  1. Axl Rosenberg

    I think Billy Corgan and Chris Cornell should have a cage match to the death, and the winner gets to be killed.

    This song is AWFUL. Smashing Pumpkins didn’t get back together – Zwan just got a better name. Unfortunately, Billy seems to have forgotten how to write a decent song.

  2. PengIn

    That’s a solid “meh” right there.

  3. Xenu

    “Tarantula” doesn’t suck out loud, but it’s more Zwan – or at least half-assed Machina-era Pumpkins – than the real deal. That little tiny flicker of hope that thought maybe, just maybe, we’d get long overdue installment of Gish’s Adorable Siamese Infinite Sadness has officially been extinguished.

  4. Xenu

    I hate to revisit this, but the more I listen to this, the more I’m conviced the only way a music video could truly do “Tarantula” justice is to include Tawny Kitaen on the hood of a Trans Am.

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