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Album of the week

SmashingPumpkins-PeelSessions.jpg Peel Sessions is an EP from The Smashing Pumpkins, featuring songs recorded live on September 8, 1991 for John Peel's Radio 1 show, though minor overdubbing was later added. According to the Pisces Iscariot liner notes, the band was two hours late due to a technical misunderstanding, limiting the amount of material they were able to record. Three songs were recorded, including "Siva" and the previously unreleased songs "Girl Named Sandoz" and "Smiley". "Girl Named Sandoz" is a cover of The Animals, and is a reference to Sandoz Laboratories, where LSD was invented. The EP was released under Hut Records in the UK in June 1992.

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 original concept for the "Tonight, Tonight" video was for a Busby Berkeley theme, with "people diving into champagne glasses", but Red Hot Chili Peppers did a similar video for "Aeroplane", almost identical to what the band wanted to do?
  • ...that a music video was recorded for "I Am One" in 1992, but because the band was unhappy with the results, it wasn't released until 2001 on the Greatest Hits Video Collection?
  • ...that a cheat code in the game Doom is a reference to a 1993 Usenet joke called Smashing Pumpkins Into Small Piles Of Putrid Debris (SPISPOPD), and this is reason the Doom explosion sound was sampled in "Where Boys Fear to Tread"?
  • ...that a live recording of the first show as a full band was given away for free at the last show (pre-2007), both at the same venue?
  • ...that the arrangements for TheFutureEmbrace followed an unusual process of splitting melodies into four parts based on their pitch, and the production team would program synths in each voicing and combine them into a multitrack recording?

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  • The Smashing Pumpkins are inviting fans to submit covers of Adore songs to mark the 22nd anniversary of its release. Winners will have their videos featured on official social channels and receive a merch prize pack or credits for the online store. [1]

June 1, 2020

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