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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."
- ...that the Mellon Collie sessions were The Smashing Pumpkins' first to use computer technology. Pro Tools was ran on a Macintosh 8100, which has less computing power than mobile phones have today.
- ...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 "The Crying Tree of Mercury" had an online interactive music video directed by Billy Corgan that was released by MTV?
- ...that "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" was one of 165 songs strongly recommended to be pulled from radio following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks?
- ...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?
April 8, 2021
March 30, 2021
- Billy Corgan confirms the Archives releases will be vinyl-only and available by pre-order once vinyl manufacturing issue is figured out.
- Corgan expects the Mellon Collie/Machina sequel to be finished in 5 to 7 months, with a new song released before the end of the year.
March 22, 2021
- Sumerian Records releases "Ramona" to radio.
March 15, 2021
Today in history
- 1996: Tonight, Tonight was released in the UK (CD, Cassette)
- 2000: Billy's Gravity Demos I was released
- 1989: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Avalon; Chicago, IL, US
- 1994: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Kaplan Arena; Williamsburg, VA, US
- 1996: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Arena Berlin; Berlin, DE
- 1999: (The Smashing Pumpkins) 9:30 Club; Washington, DC, US
- 2000: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Aragon Ballroom; Chicago, IL, US – Corgan's father, William Corgan Sr. joins the band on "Blank Page" and "Walking the Dog"
- 2003: (Zwan) Bronco Bowl; Dallas, TX, US
- 2004: (Billy Corgan) The Temple; Chicago, IL, US
- 2016: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Palace Theater; Louisville, KY, US