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We currently have 3,978 articles, detailing 1,252 songs across 142 albums, 85 studio sessions and 1,997 live shows.

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Album of the week

SmashingPumpkins-Earphoria.jpg Earphoria is a live album by The Smashing Pumpkins that is the soundtrack of the band's Vieuphoria video. The CD was initially released as a limited number (under 1000) of promo copies in 1994, and was subsequently heavily bootlegged. It was not until 2002 that Earphoria finally earned a commercial release. The album was well-received by critics and fans. Amy Hanson of AllMusic opined "With such heavy-hitting material to proffer, it's no wonder that the Smashing Pumpkins transcended every genre and pigeonhole they were shown, cruising past their peers with reinvention and pluck and forever leading where others could only dream of following."

Song of the day

"X.Y.U." is one of the heaviest songs from The Smashing Pumpkins' third studio album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. The song was recorded in one take, live for the record with drum and vocal overdubs added later. The title means "Ex, Why You?", but is also a play on the spelling of Russian obscene word "хуй" (pronounced "hu:i") that is translated as "penis". Other versions of the song exists, such as "X.Y.U. (Take II)", and the extended "X.Y.U. Medley" performed on October 31, 1998 which bundled in teasers of "The Ethers Tragic", "Where Boys Fear to Tread" and "Never Say Never" (by Romeo Void).

Did you know...

  • ...that Billy Corgan was the original bassist for The Smashing Pumpkins? Their very first show included Corgan on bass, Iha on guitar, and a drum machine.
  • ...that the "Siva" song title long predates the song, and Billy Corgan considered naming the band Siva instead of The Smashing Pumpkins?
  • ...that the In Ashes animated series was named after Sumerian Records CEO, Ash Avildsen? The joke was that by signing with Sumerian Records, The Smashing Pumpkins and Sumerian are "going to go up in flames … and end up in ashes."
  • ...that the song "Siva" was originally called "Shiva" in reference to Indian/Asian folklore, and the band still pronounces it "Shiva"?
  • ...that Zeitgeist was the first Smashing Pumpkins album Jimmy Chamberlin helped produce? Regarding the aggressive drumming, he said "the world is ready for something with some balls behind it."

In the news

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December 20, 2021

  • Billy Corgan announces that the first copies of the Live at the Viper Room archive release are shipping out now, adding that fans should "be excited about what's coming in 2022".

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