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"Where Boys Fear to Tread" is the opening track to the Dawn to Dusk half of Smashing Pumpkins' diamond-selling Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. The song samples an explosion sound from the computer video game Doom. It began with a 1993 Usenet joke where it was proposed that the next Doom computer game be called Smashing Pumpkins Into Small Piles Of Putrid Debris (SPISPOPD). The software company responded with adding the cheat code "idspispopd", and the Pumpkins nodded to it by sampling the explosion sound. "Where Boys Fear to Tread" was performed extensively during the Infinite Sadness tour and sporadically ever since, where it is sometimes titled "The Bomb" on the setlists.