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Album of the week

Gish is the debut studio album by The Smashing Pumpkins. Frontman Billy Corgan has variously described Gish as a "very spiritual album" and "an album about spiritual ascension". Gish received positive reviews from critics, and was eventually certified platinum (one million copies shipped) by the RIAA. On April 1, 2019 Rolling Stone magazine ranked Gish the 32nd greatest grunge album of all time.

Song of the day

"Drum + Fife" is the third single from The Smashing Pumpkins' ninth studio album Monuments to an Elegy. The track was premiered through NME on November 21, 2014. Corgan had originally written it as a folk song, but drummer Tommy Lee helped shift it into rock territory. The song was well-received by critics, with Consequence of Sound describing it as "a melodic, yet rallying rocker", and Corgan's vocals as "tenacious".

Did you know...

  • ...that the Siamese Dream booklet was supposed to be by an outsider artist, but after disagreements with the label, Corgan was forced to step in at the last minute? On the day after their wedding, he and his wife scrambled to put something together, using photos of strangers and Corgan's family with lyrics handwritten on top.
  • ...that Matt Sweeney's (of Zwan) former band Skunk helped inspire the composition that became "Frail and Bedazzled"?
  • ...that the song "Siva" was originally called "Shiva" in reference to Indian/Asian folklore, and the band still pronounces it "Shiva"?
  • ...that the "Siva" song title long predates the song, and Billy Corgan considered naming the band Siva instead of The Smashing Pumpkins?
  • ...that Billy Corgan was the original bassist for The Smashing Pumpkins? Their very first show included Corgan on bass, Iha on guitar, and a drum machine.

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