The band showed up two hours late to the sessions due to a technical misunderstanding. Billy Corgan spoke lowly of the experience, citing the poor treatment by the production crew, but added that this in turn forced the band to give a more powerful performance:
Recorded for our first bbc session, we were led like lambs to the slaughter by a bored ex-rock star (who was assigned to us as session producer) and his chief assistant (a cockney who hated our too-loud sound). we were mocked for asking any question, and each and every request to change a sound was met with a fake turning of the knobs; to which i yelled "do you think i'm deaf and can't hear you haven't done anything?" the upside from this charade was that in anger we played with ferocious might; one of the few documents we have in studio that captures the way we were meant to destroy music and each other be exalting in its ad infinitum power.