One of the turning points for Smashing Pumpkins was its Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness album. This two CD set was a favorite among critics and fans alike. It was released in 1995 and the following year, it won several MTV awards. The song “Tonight, Tonight” was nominated for eight awards by at the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards and it won six of those nominations, including Video of the Year, Best Direction in a Video, Breakthrough Video, Best Cinematography in a Video and others. The song “1979” from the same album won Best Alternative Video the same year. Whether you’ve recently found the brilliance of this iconic band or if you’ve been in love with them from the beginning, wear your Smashing Pumpkins t-shirts with pride!