SMASHING PUMPKINS CHANGE “FREAK” TO “FREAK USA”

Published On November 17, 2010 | By Brett Buchanan | Featured, Smashing Pumpkins

The above photo is from Store.SmashingPumpkins.com, the song “Freak” is retitled “Freak USA.”  It could be in reference to the old Pumpkins song “Geek USA.”

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Bio: Brett hosted the BWR podcast from 2004 to 2009, interviewing pro wrestling, MMA, and entertainment stars like Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Rob Van Dam, Christian, Danny Bonaduce, and DDP. Brett opened GrungeReport.net in May 2009. The site changed its name to AlternativeNation.net in June 2013. Brett also owns Concertfy.com. Reach out to Brett at; brett (at) alternativenation.net

11 Responses to SMASHING PUMPKINS CHANGE “FREAK” TO “FREAK USA”

  1. Anth says:

    Quit living in the past, William!

  2. Scott says:

    WHO CARES! – Why don’t you post news about Janes Addiction that came out a couple of months ago and the 2 shows they’re doing in December – Why are you so infatuated with Billy Corgan?.. he’s a joke and your starting to do the same to this site…How old is the writter of this site?

  3. STPCHUCK says:

    WHO CARES! – Why don’t you post news about Janes Addiction -DVD-that came out a couple of months ago and the 2 shows they’re doing in December – Why are you so infatuated with Billy Corgan?.. he’s a joke and your starting to do the same to this site…How old is the writter of this site?

  4. Doug says:

    I prefer this title more, its more… Pumpkinish disregarding his earlier use of “USA” with “Geek USA”

  5. GrungeJunkie says:

    I love Geek USA!

  6. Matt from DC says:

    Bump to scott

    Where is Jane’s addiction? or the other bands that influenced the grunge bands like the pixies, killing joke, bad brains, Black flag, THE MELVINS!!! There are a million other bands out there that are not on this site, but we keep reading about every single inconsequential thought that Billy Corgan has. Fine if you want to keep SP on here but there really needs to be more bands on here.

  7. GrungeJunkie says:

    Janes should be on this site for sure

  8. CagedTiger says:

    Yeah it would be cool to have Jane’s news on here, I didn’t even know about their new DVD until yesterday when I noticed it on Amazon…

  9. Chuck says:

    REPLY ^^^
    ———-
    Oh Brett, you’re 18…I’ll take it easy on you, as i appreciate your efforts on doing a site on a -once in a lifetime – era in music… Perry is a joke now? you make mention of a crappy song he’s done in defence of Billy Corgan -have you not heard everything Billy’s done in the past 8 years..most of it sucks..Perry\s put out some weird stuff thats not considered good, but the guys a drug addict and does weird stuff, but all of his Jane’s Addiction work is brilliant…you weren’t even born when the “grung/alternative” Rock movement happenedm so you can’t fully inderstand why these guys should have a place on this site…they were very much a part of that scene..also have you ever heard of lalapalooza?..ya, Perry’s creation… I’m 32 and started my teenage years with grunge, so I can’t get pissed at an 18 year old (no offence)..I love music and will keep visiting your site for news but will never post again…posting them will also bring more visitors to your site and more revenue from your ads…

    Cheers,

    Chuck

  10. Craigory52 says:

    “Geek USA” is an awesome Pumpkins song. However, they should he should just leave the title “Freak” if they are referencing “Geek USA”. “Freak” is a decent song but in no way compares to “Geek USA”.

  11. Brett says:

    Chuck, I’ll do a Jane’s poll to see if people think they’d fit in on here. Trust me I’d love to cover them, I’m a bigger Jane’s fan than Pumpkins fan at this point. I love Porno For Pyros, Deconstruction, and Dave Navarro’s solo album too. The only reason I’m hesitant is because I’ve never seen Jane’s called a Grunge or Grunge era band.

    I’m not defending Corgan, I almost got banned on the official board for bashing the guy about a year ago. The fact is both he and Perry are jokes at this point. Corgan for his dumb quotes, firing Jimmy, and crappy new songs and Perry for releasing total crap for the last 3-4 years and making a joke out of himself with the DJing and crap he does with his wife like their reality show.

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