Former Smashing Pumpkins bassist D'arcy Wretzy was arrested today for not taking care of a ticket on "Animals Running at Large." That is, she got a ticket because her horses got out, ran amok in town and she did nothing about the summons. That is completely INSANE!
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Smashing Pumpkins - "You're All I've Got Tonight"
Actually, what's really crazy, is that she looks like a meth-head in her mug shot who's had some bad surgery done on her face. It's all pretty sad.
This cover of the classic track by The Cars, "You're All I've Got Tonight," was originally included on the "Bullet With Butterfly Wings" EP which was released as the band was peaking. At the height of their powers, Billy and his backing band were among alt-rock royalty in the mid-90s. For some, covering this song is excess. For me, this was the track that made me go beyond the raging on MTV and actually listen to the albums. I had no reason whatsoever not to like The Smashing Pumpkins. I was protesting just because I could.
"You're All I've Got Tonight" is a great song. Of course, you could gather four random, instrument playing monkeys to do "You're All I've Got Tonight" and it would be awesome. What's interesting is that on top the Pumpkins not changing much of the song, it fits the band's catalog, and is really, really good.
There's no way to tell if the end of the actual Pumpkins - yes, without the original four, the actual Pumpkins do not exist and never will again - is responsible for Wretzky's downfall. It would be nice if somebody could go pick her up though, because for somebody who did some really cool stuff that meant a lot to people, it's a damn shame that she could down like this. If you're not sure, take another look at that mugshot.
Buy "You're All I've Got Tonight," or the entire and gigantic Rarities and B-Sides which I'm sure is worth the $74.18, from Amazon. Or just buy the tracks you like. Also, buy The Cars self-titled debut from Amazon. Hopefully, you've already heard it. Several times.