Collective Soul Smash Pumpkins

Imagine our surprise, when we got wind of the fact that

the Collective Soul track "Smashing Young Man" from their self-titled album is

actually an anti- Smashing Pumpkins anthem. (Hey, we can't know everything.) We

called Collective Soul's label, and they confirmed the fact--but couldn't come

up with a reason for the vituperous musical attack on Billy Corgan and company.

Collective Soul has never been on tour with Smashing Pumpkins and as far as we

can tell, the platinum rockers from Atlanta have never even met the Pumpkins.

Listen to the words and you decide what's

up.