Hanson, Smashing Pumpkins FINALLY Form Supergroup
|This is what happens when you let Xzibit pimp your band name|
It was announced this week that SXSW will be getting yet another addition to its already fruitful lineup: Tinted Windows. The band consists of Taylor Hanson (Hanson, duh), James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins), Bun E. Carlos (Cheap Trick) and Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne). It's an eclectic group, that's for sure, and if you leave out Taylor Hanson, the group formed by the remaining members kind of makes sense. As well, if you leave out Taylor Hanson, you'll lose about 75 percent of any fans you had a chance of getting. The supergroup isn't a brand new concept, by any means, so why should this one deserve special attention?
Only time (and their set at SXSW) will tell what the future holds for Tinted Windows. As it stands now, they are a band featuring Taylor Hanson with a less-than-inspired name. Honestly, as long as it's not Damn Yankees, I will be okay with whatever Tinted Windows ultimately becomes.