HOME RUN DERBY reports that Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan last night dropped a wrecking ball on Eddie Vedder’s Cubs-themed song “All The Way!“, which was released just before the Dodgers dispatched the North Siders in an embarrassing three-game sweep.
(Eddie Vedder, Billy Corgan slapfight for Bull Durham’s affection)
Chicagoan Corgan, during a break in his show last night at the Chicago Theater said,
If … If … IF … the Cubs did have a chance this last year that just passed … F—in’ Eddie Vedder killed that sh– dead. Last I checked Eddie ain’t living here, Okay?
Eddie ain’t living here to write a song about my f—in’ team.
Vedder’s song, which has since been released and sold online, seemed more like a pathetic attention grab than a heartfelt tribute by a long-suffering Chicagoland inhabitant (which he currently isn’t, as duly noted by Corgan).
So it was all the more appropriate that Lou’s troops soon collapsed after Pearl Jam’s main man marketed the (attemped) anthem.
What seems more genuine to you, Corgan’s frustrated f-bombs about the Cubs’ demise, or Vedder cooking up the song once the Cubs were on top of the standings and then charging his kooky, Kool-Aid drinking fans?
Reminds me of the types who put out greatest hits albums and attach one new song on it to get the diehard fans to buy the whole thing. Thank god for iTunes!