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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."
"Geek U.S.A." is eighth track off of The Smashing Pumpkins' sophomore studio album Siamese Dream. It reworked from an earlier song by called "Suicide Kiss". Beloved for its high-energy and guitar and percussion virtuoso, it ranked at #13 in the 2012 Rolling Stone reader's poll of the best Smashing Pumpkins songs and at #54 in Guitar World's list of the 100 greatest guitar solos of all time, while Jimmy Chamberlin's drum performance ranked among the greatest of all time by Stylus magazine. A live performance of the song also appears on the band's official Greatest Hits Video Collection.
- ...that the Siamese Dream booklet was supposed to be by an outsider artist, but after disagreements with the label, Corgan was forced to step in at the last minute? On the day after their wedding, he and his wife scrambled to put something together, using photos of strangers and Corgan's family with lyrics handwritten on top.
- ...that a music video was recorded for "I Am One" in 1992, but because the band was unhappy with the results, it wasn't released until 2001 on the Greatest Hits Video Collection?
- ...that the song "Siva" was originally called "Shiva" in reference to Indian/Asian folklore, and the band still pronounces it "Shiva"?
- ...that Billy Corgan briefly worked with basketball superstar and rapper Shaquille O'Neal? Corgan began work on a track loosely inspired by Dr. Dre, but the collaboration fell through. The drumbeats that survived were used in "Eye", which appeared on the Lost Highway soundtrack.
- ...that briefly there was belief that one of the girls on the cover of Siamese Dream was actually former bassist Nicole Fiorentino? The actual girls were later found and reunited in 2018.
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- In a IGTV post, Billy Corgan hints at the possibility of a jam-style reincarnation of Zwan, billed again as The Djali Zwan, that would include at least Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin. It is just an idea at this stage.
September 18, 2021
- Madame ZuZu's announces eight solo Storytellers-style Billy Corgan shows for October. Tickets sell out in around 10 minutes.
September 17, 2021
Today in history
- 1990: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Blind Pig (Champaign, IL); Champaign, IL, US
- 1996: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Saddledome; Calgary, AB, CA
- 1998: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Chum City Building; Toronto, ON, CA
- 2007: (The Smashing Pumpkins) UCCU Center; Orem, UT, US
- 2012: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Cain's Ballroom; Tulsa, OK, US