Catherine

In the early phases of their career, the Chicago-based group Catherine was frequently dismissed as being little more than a second-rate Smashing Pumpkins knockoff. The fact that Catherine drummer Kerry Brown was married to Pumpkins bassist D'Arcy did little to weaken this allegation, along with the notable point that the two bands would occasionally borrow members from one another in the recording studio. In hindsight, however, Catherine probably did not deserve to be pigeonholed in so simple a manner. Although their earlier releases did at times bear a resemblance to Billy Corgan's crew, Catherine eventually discovered their own sound as the '90s progressed, distancing themselves from strictly guitar-based alternative rock in favor of a more psychedelic-tinged indie pop feel toward the end of their existence.

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