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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 Corgan originally intended for "Jellybelly" to be the first single from Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness?
- ...the drowning Statue of Liberty on the Zeitgeist cover was meant to portray global warming and the eminent demise of many founding United States ideals? There are six editions of the album in different colors and with varying bonus tracks.
- ...that The Smashing Pumpkins single "Untitled" was chosen to be the end credit song for Shrek, but the offer was withdrawn and given to Smash Mouth instead?
- ...that the cover song "Never Let Me Down Again" was recorded in 1993 at BBC Radio One by request of bassist D'arcy Wretzky?
- ...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"?
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