While Smashing Pumpkins fans welcome this almost-reunion of the original lineup, the exclusion of bass player D’Arcy Wretzky still rankles. It ain’t the original Pumpkins of all the original players ain’t there.
This report from Alternative Nation isn’t going to make you feel any better about things.
On Saturday, original Smashing Pumpkins bassist D’arcy Wretzky left comments on Alternative Nation’s article from last month where she shared her text message conversations with Billy Corgan.
“he never asked me how i wanted to be involved .
You really should read all of the texts over again very carefully.
you will see that I said
I want to be involved in everything.
all of it.
and he told me not to come to the studio. He told me on the phone that he’d already gotten a different bass player and i had no matter what happened, i had no opportunity to be the bass player on the tour.”
D’arcy also responded to many fans, thanking them for their support and also responding to comments from others. She even gave advice to one fan on how to recover from an injury.
timmy hendero commented, “unless i read that wrong looks like Billy is trying to accommodate?”
D’arcy responded, “yes. you read it wrong-
and apparently you did not read the whole thing
Billy comes right out and says that ‘he James,Jimmy, and Jeff’
need to do everything perfectly or the band will never make it out of the country .”
Fans will need to read the rest. D’Arcy addresses a lot more.