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We currently have 4,208 articles, detailing 1,305 songs across 145 albums, 85 studio sessions and 2,124 live shows.
Album of the week
Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music is the sixth and final pre-breakup studio album by the The Smashing Pumpkins. Originally intended to be a double album including Machina I material, it is based on a loose concept telling the story of "a rock star gone mad". It was released for free on the internet on September 5, 2000 through Corgan's own label, Constantinople Records. Only 25 vinyl copies were made, a few of which were shipped to prominent fans with instructions to rip and redistribute it on the internet. AllMusic stated that "As a high-class artifact and a gift to a loyal fan base, Machina II is a winner," while the Michigan Daily called it "some of the best Pumpkins material to date."
Song of the day
"Loki Cat" is a song by Jimmy Chamberlin Complex from their debut album, Life Begins Again. It features Billy Corgan on vocals, and Jimmy's older brother, Paul Chamberlin, on additional drums.
Did you know...
- ...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 girls on the cover of the "Today" single are D'arcy Wretzky's sister and a family friend?
- ...that former touring Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Mark Stoermer was an additional executive producer on the live action music video for "Wyttch"?
- ...that the cost of recording Siamese Dream was $250,000 over budget? Virgin Records grew impatient with the costs and being behind schedule, but the band refused to cut corners if it meant they had to compromise the sound.
- ...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
May 30, 2023
- Madame ZuZu's announces the next archive release, Neath The Darkest Eves, including four unreleased tracks, to be released on June 13, 2023.
May 29, 2023
- Billy Corgan plays a surprise show at Madame ZuZu's.
May 14, 2023
- Billy Corgan is interviewed on the Mystic Mix Tape podcast. The episode has not yet been released.
May 10, 2023
- Billy Corgan is interviewed on the Zach Sang Show, and in Rock On Magazine.
May 7, 2023
- It is announced that Billy Corgan will have a cameo in the upcoming The Muppets Mayhem comedy musical series, debuting on Disney+ on May 10.
Today in history
- 2019: "Into Happiness" by Phantogram was released in the UK, Europe, US (Digital)
- 1998: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Olympia Theatre; Dublin, IE
- 2003: (Zwan) Sjöhistoriska Museet; Stockholm, SE [Stockholm Calling festival]
- 2007: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Parc del Fòrum; Barcelona, ES [Primavera Sound festival]
- 2019: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Gröna Lund; Stockholm, SE
More fan sites
- SPFC (Smashing Pumpkins Fan Collaborative) – One of the oldest and most comprehensive databases. Much of the data on SPCodex was imported from SPFC.
- SP Freaks – The de facto official museum for The Smashing Pumpkins.
- SPLRA (Smashing Pumpkins Live Recording Association) – A wiki dedicated to documenting live performances.
- The Smashing Pumpkast – A bi-weekly Smashing Pumpkins podcast hosted by Frank Garcia-Hejl and Pat O'Brien.
- SPFam – Facebook-based mental health and wellness peer support group.
- Landslide Omnipedia – Unique encyclopedic content and host for Act IV.
- Netphoria – A very active discussion forum for all things Smashing Pumpkins.