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Teargarden by Kaleidyscope is not technically an album, but a collection of two EPs along with Oceania and Monuments to an Elegy. It was originally conceived as an ambitious 44-song concept album loosely inspired by the Tarot, with each song being released individually as a free download. Billy Corgan said he considers the sound a return to the Pumpkins' "psychedelic roots", and told MusicRadar it found him "looking past, present and future all at the same time and trying to have that perspective". After 34 tracks were released, the project was abandoned. Nonetheless, all components had decent chart success, especially Oceania which peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200.
- ...the drowning Statue of Liberty on the Zeitgeist cover was meant to portray global warming and the eminent demise of many founding United States ideals? There are six editions of the album in different colors and with varying bonus tracks.
- ...that the guitar solo on "Siva" is the band's first use of the Big Muff pedal that was famously used on Siamese Dream?
- ...that Gish was named after silent film icon Lillian Gish? In an interview, Corgan said his grandmother told him "one of the biggest things that ever happened was when Lillian Gish rode through town on a train".
- ...that the song "Siva" was originally called "Shiva" in reference to Indian/Asian folklore, and the band still pronounces it "Shiva"?
- ...that a live recording of the first show as a full band was given away for free at the last show (pre-2007), both at the same venue?
October 6, 2021
- In an IGTV post, Billy Corgan said that a reissue of the When a Man Falls in the Forest could occur in tandem with the Zeitgeist reissue.
September 23, 2021
September 22, 2021
September 20, 2021
Today in history
- 2001: Get Ready was released in the US (CD)
- 1991: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Oscar Mayer Theater; Madison, WI, US
- 1993: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Oz; Seattle, WA, US
- 2000: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Halle Tony Garnier; Lyon, FR
- 2007: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Orpheum Theatre (Boston); Boston, MA, US
- 2010: (The Smashing Pumpkins) The Big Top; Milsons Point, NSW, AU
- 2012: (The Smashing Pumpkins) 1stBank Center; Broomfield, CO, US
- 2015: (Roger Waters featuring Billy Corgan) DAR Constitution Hall; Washington, D.C., US
- 2018: (The Smashing Pumpkins) SSE Arena, Wembley; London, UK