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Gish is the debut studio album by The Smashing Pumpkins. Frontman Billy Corgan has variously described Gish as a "very spiritual album" and "an album about spiritual ascension". Gish received positive reviews from critics, and was eventually certified platinum (one million copies shipped) by the RIAA. On April 1, 2019 Rolling Stone magazine ranked Gish the 32nd greatest grunge album of all time.
"Gossamer" is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins that was an Zeitgeist outtake. No studio recording has been made available, but it was performed regularly during the summer leg of the Zeitgeist tour, and a common feature of the band's live sets up to 2010. Its debut at the first Paris show in 2007 indicates that it was written during the Zeitgeist sessions, but this is not confirmed. The song duration typically ranges from 15 to 35 minutes. It was recorded live at the Fillmore and was released on the DVD If All Goes Wrong.
- ...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 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."
- ...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 Sharon Osbourne briefly managed The Smashing Pumpkins in late 1999?
- ...that "The Crying Tree of Mercury" had an online interactive music video directed by Billy Corgan that was released by MTV?
November 20, 2022
- The Rubano Tapes Vol. 2 is announced, with sales through Madame ZuZu's available starting November 25.
November 18, 2022
November 16, 2022
- A "special acoustic performance" by Billy Corgan at Los Angeles' KROQ-FM studio is announced for November 22.
November 13, 2022
- Following Billy Corgan's vocal troubles at the Seattle show, he is diagnosed with laryngitis and The Smashing Pumpkins are forced to cancel the date at Portland.
November 3, 2022
Today in history
- 2000: "Untitled" was released in the US (CD)
- 2011: Gish was released in the US (CD (remastered), DVD)
- 2011: Siamese Dream was released in the US (2 CD, DVD)
- 1991: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Aragon Ballroom; Chicago, IL, US
- 1996: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Freeman Coliseum; San Antonio, TX, US
- 2000: (The Smashing Pumpkins) United Center; Chicago, IL, US – The Smashing Pumpkins' penultimate show
- 2008: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Pearl Concert Theater; Las Vegas, NV, US
- 2011: (The Smashing Pumpkins) PalaFabris; Padova, IT