Peel Sessions

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Peel Sessions
SmashingPumpkins-PeelSessions.jpg
EP by
ReleasedJune 1992
Studio sessionsSeptember 8, 1991 – Maida Vaile Studios
GenreAlternative rock
Length12:02
LabelHut
ProducerDale Griffin
The Smashing Pumpkins chronology
Lull
(1991)
Peel Sessions
(1992)
Siamese Dream
(1993)

Peel Sessions is an EP by The Smashing Pumpkins, released in 1992.[1] The songs were recorded live on September 8, 1991 for John Peel's Radio 1 show, with exception of some minor overdubbing. All recordings later appeared on Rarities and B-Sides,[2] and all but "Smiley" were included in the deluxe reissue of Gish.[3] "Girl Named Sandoz", originally performed by The Animals, later appeared on 1994's Pisces Iscariot.[4] The title is a reference to Sandoz Laboratories, where LSD was invented.[5]

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,[6] but added that this in turn forced the band to give a more powerful performance:

The album's cover photo was taken by James Iha.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Siva"Billy Corgan4:53
2."Girl Named Sandoz"Eric Burdon, Vic Briggs, John Weider, Barry Jenkins, Danny McCulloch3:38
3."Smiley"Billy Corgan3:31
Total length:12:02

Release history[edit | edit source]

Released Label Catalog ID Format Country External sites
June 22, 1992 Hut Recordings HUTT 17 12" UK Discogs MusicBrainz [1]
June 22, 1992 Hut Recordings HUTCD 17 CD UK Discogs MusicBrainz [1]
June, 1992 Hut Recordings HUT 17C Cassette UK Discogs [1]
More releases: DiscogsMusicBrainz

Personnel[edit | edit source]

The Smashing Pumpkins
Production
  • Dale Griffin – producer
  • Mike Engles – engineer
  • Robin Marks – engineer

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Peel Sessions – Smashing Pumpkins | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
  2. "BBC – Radio 1 – Keeping It Peel – 08/09/1991 Smashing Pumpkins". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-01-15.
  3. "Smashing Pumpkins Pack 'Gish,' 'Dream' Reissues With Rarities | SPIN". Spin. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
  4. "Girl Named Sandoz - Smashing Pumpkins | Song Info | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
  5. Goldberg, Raymond (2009-05-18). Drugs Across the Spectrum. Cengage Learning. ISBN 0495557935.
  6. Billy Corgan. Pisces Iscariot liner notes.

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