The Music Elitist

Tinted Windows…WTF?

Former Smashing Pumpkins/A Perfect Circle guitarist James Iha refused to reunite with the Pumpkins in 2007…but apparently he has no problem starting a supergroup with the most unlikely bandmates possible. In case you can’t recognize him (because the last time you saw him was in 1997, when he looked like a 12-year-old girl) that’s Taylor Hanson sitting up front with Iha. On the left is Ben E. Carlos from Cheap Trick and on the right is Adam Schlesinger from Fountains of Wayne. This ridiculous lineup calls themselves Tinted Windows.

Now, as tempted as I was to talk shit about this band simply based on the line-up, I had to at least listen to the song. I am thankful to report that I can now make fun of this band without any hesitation. The song is pretty awful. Its basically a Jonas Brothers song, but with Taylor Hanson singing.

I think the question on everyone’s minds here is…how the hell did this band get together? I somehow can’t picture these guys all hanging out together at some party and suddenly saying to each other “Hey…we should start a band!”. So if someone can tell me who is responsible for this unholy union, I would greatly appreciate it.


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I love the song. It’s fun and that’s all that I need sometimes, just music that make me feel good.

Comment by Kary

your taste in music is shit.

Comment by efm

Adam Schlessinger has been friends with Taylor since 1996. He had wanted to do a project with Taylor for many years and they talked about it but never had time. A few years ago, in 2006, Adam contacted Taylor and said let’s do this project.
You can see the story at Rolling Stone

Comment by Me

their music still sucks

Comment by themusicelitist

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