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ReleasedNovember 5, 1991
Recorded1991, except "Bye June" (1989)
GenreAlternative rock
LabelCaroline, Virgin
ProducerBilly Corgan, Butch Vig
The Smashing Pumpkins chronology
Peel Sessions

Lull is an EP by The Smashing Pumpkins, released on November 5, 1991.[1] It was originally intended as the "Rhinoceros" single but later reformed into an EP.[2] An identical promotional version on cassette was also released under the name 4 Titles.[3]

Background[edit | edit source]

Gish's "Rhinoceros" (feedback ending is cut) is the opening track, followed by B-sides "Blue" and "Slunk", all of which from the same Gish studio sessions. "Blue" would later appear on Pisces Iscariot[4] and a live version of "Slunk" appeared on Vieuphoria and its soundtrack album Earphoria.

"Bye June" is a recording from the Summer 1989 Reel Time sessions, originally released on the Moon Demo.

The liner notes include partial lyrics for the song "Obscured", written in cake frosting like the album cover. The song would eventually be released as a B-side on the single for "Today" in 1993 and then on the B-side collection Pisces Iscariot in 1994. "Obscured" was originally intended by Billy Corgan to be on Lull but was dropped for reasons that are unclear.[5]

In the liner notes for Pisces Iscariot, Corgan wrote:[5]

Track listing[edit | edit source]

All tracks are written by Billy Corgan.

4."Bye June"2:09
Total length:14:17

Release history[edit | edit source]

Released Label Catalog ID Format Country External sites
November 5, 1991 Hut Recordings HUT CD10 CD UK Discogs MusicBrainz [1]
November 5, 1991 Hut Recordings HUTT 10 12" UK Discogs [1]
November 5, 1991 Caroline CAROL 1465-2 CD US Discogs MusicBrainz [1]
1991 Caroline CAROL 1465-4 Cassette US Discogs [1]
1994 Hut Recordings • EMI • Virgin 8922752 • 8922752 • 8922752 CD Australia Discogs MusicBrainz [1]
February 21, 1992 Caroline • Virgin VJCP-14039 • VJCP-14039 CD Japan Discogs MusicBrainz [1]

More releases: DiscogsMusicBrainz

Personnel[edit | edit source]

The Smashing Pumpkins

Charts[edit | edit source]

Chart (1991) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[6] 74

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Lull - Smashing Pumpkins | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
  4. "Pisces Iscariot - Smashing Pumpkins | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Pisces Iscariot - Booklet Notes". Virgin Records America. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
  6. Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010 (pdf ed.). Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. p. 257.