Thursday, July 31, 2008

Billy Corgan on ‘Watchmen’ trailer


Billy Corgan spoke to the L.A. Times about the use of the Smashing Pumpkins’ song “The Beginning Is the End Is the Beginning” in the Watchmen trailer, a pairing that the paper said “earn[ed] accolades.” (The reporter apparently did not talk to Jesse Steinchen.)

The fact that Corgan looks like a grouchy, unshaven Dr. Manhattan in the photo is not helped by quotes like “I don’t really keep up on what the world is doing or saying anymore” and “My fans seem to be confused when the outside world appreciates our work, so I can only imagine this terrifies them.”

And if Dr. Manhattan were to write a rock song, I imagine he would give it a title much like “The Beginning Is the End Is the Beginning.” Don’tcha think?


Rob said...

He wrote that song for the "Batman and Robin" soundtrack in 1997. The evocation of that piece-of-shit movie is the only thing that tarnishes an otherwise FLAWLESS presentation. Perfect trailer, and perfect song.

Rob said...

Whoops. Hadn't realized I was scooped by Jesse on this. Apologies...