Teargarden by Kaleidyscope is not technically an album, but a collection of two EPs along with Oceania and Monuments to an Elegy. It was originally conceived as an ambitious 44-song concept album loosely inspired by the Tarot, with each song being released individually as a free download. Billy Corgan said he considers the sound a return to the Pumpkins' "psychedelic roots", and told MusicRadar it found him "looking past, present and future all at the same time and trying to have that perspective". After 34 tracks were released, the project was abandoned. Nonetheless, all components had decent chart success, especially Oceania which peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200.
- ...that Sharon Osbourne briefly managed The Smashing Pumpkins in late 1999?
- ...that the Pumpkins' July 17, 1998 performance was a free show that drew upwards of 125,000 fans, and that the mayor declared July 17 "Smashing Pumpkins Day"?
- ...that the renowned Gish guitar (stolen in 1991 and returned to Corgan 27 years later), was sold to Corgan by Jimmy Chamberlin, even though it wasn't his to sell?
- ...that The Smashing Pumpkins contributed to a various artists compilation album that parodied the hideous 70's and 80's K-tel compilations? Each participating band was to cover an obscure 70s song. The Pumpkins went with "Jackie Blue" by Ozark Mountain Daredevils.
- ...that the song "Siva" was originally called "Shiva" in reference to Indian/Asian folklore, and the band still pronounces it "Shiva"?
October 6, 2021
- In an IGTV post, Billy Corgan said that a reissue of the When a Man Falls in the Forest could occur in tandem with the Zeitgeist reissue.
September 23, 2021
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September 20, 2021
Today in history
- 2001: Get Ready was released in the US (CD)
- 1991: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Oscar Mayer Theater; Madison, WI, US
- 1993: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Oz; Seattle, WA, US
- 2000: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Halle Tony Garnier; Lyon, FR
- 2007: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Orpheum Theatre (Boston); Boston, MA, US
- 2010: (The Smashing Pumpkins) The Big Top; Milsons Point, NSW, AU
- 2012: (The Smashing Pumpkins) 1stBank Center; Broomfield, CO, US
- 2015: (Roger Waters featuring Billy Corgan) DAR Constitution Hall; Washington, D.C., US
- 2018: (The Smashing Pumpkins) SSE Arena, Wembley; London, UK