|Promotional single by The Smashing Pumpkins|
|Studio sessions||Summer 1989 – Reel Time Studios|
A longer version also recorded at Reel Time Studios was released on a 7" flexi disc to subscribers of the April 4, 1992 issue of Reflex magazine. The flexi disc is single-sided and contained only the one song. The song has never been widely released, as this magazine subscription single was pressed in very limited quantities. Since flexi discs are notoriously unreliable and this one saw limited distribution, this is among the rarest Smashing Pumpkins releases.
In the liner notes of the Moon demo, the song is credited as having been written by Billy Corgan and then-bassist D'arcy Wretzky, while the flexi disc attributes it only to Corgan. The verified Smashing Pumpkins Instagram account confirmed to SPCodex that the song is indeed written solely by Corgan. If the Moon demo credits were correct, it would make "Daughter" the only non-improvisational song by The Smashing Pumpkins with a songwriting credit to Wretzky.
The only known live performance of "Daughter" by the band took place on May 27, 1989 at the Avalon in Chicago. A recording from this show is to appear on the upcoming Rubano Tapes Vol. 1 archive release.
Lyrics[edit | edit source]
hands that offer
hands that take
taking me, take me away
in the water
just like a snake
hidden down, sleep away
and you feel you've been abused
for your life, your love, and truth
Track listing[edit | edit source]
Release history[edit | edit source]
|Released||Label||Catalog ID||Format||Country||External sites|
|April 4, 1992||Reflex Magazine||Flexi #22||7" flexi-disc||US|||
|Reel Time Sessions I||Bootleg • Demo|
|Moon Demo||1989 demo cassette||Demo|
|Early 1989 Demos||Bootleg|
|The Rubano Tapes Vol. 1||Live|
- Total plays:
- Only performance: The Smashing Pumpkins 1989-05-27 at Avalon, Chicago, IL, US