Studio sessions

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The wild tales behind the studio sessions of The Smashing Pumpkins and associated acts.

Sections are organized by era for easier navigation. Sessions listed in bold were the primary sessions for a major release.

1988-1989: Pre-Gish[edit | edit source]

Year Session Producers
1988 Spring 1988 – River North
Fall 1988 – River North
Late 1988 – Reel Time Studios Billy Corgan
Late 1988 – Schwa Productions Quentin Sanbria
1989 March 16, 1989 – WZRD Studios
Summer 1989 – Reel Time Studios Billy Corgan
Summer 1989 – Reel Time Studios (acoustic) Billy Corgan
1989 – Solid Sound Studios Phil Bonnet
Fall 1989 – Eddy Street Billy Corgan

1990-1992: Gish[edit | edit source]

Year Session Producers
1990 1990 – Chicago home demos Billy Corgan
Summer 1990 – Smart Studios Butch Vig, Billy Corgan
December 1990-March 1991 – Smart Studios Butch Vig, Billy Corgan
1991 Winter 1991 – Smart Studios Butch Vig, Billy Corgan
Spring 1991 – Rehearsal Demos
September 8, 1991 – Maida Vaile Studios Dale Griffin
Fall 1991 – Billy's apartment Billy Corgan
1992 January 15, 1992 – VPRO Radio
March 1992 – Waterfront Studios
March 1992 – Smart Studios Butch Vig, Billy Corgan

1992-1993: Siamese Dream[edit | edit source]

Year Session Producers
1992 Spring 1992 – Billy's apartment Billy Corgan
Spring 1992 – Soundworks Billy Corgan, Kerry Brown
Fall 1992 – Broadway Rehearsal Studios
November 1992 – Broadway Rehearsal Studios
Winter 1992 – Sadlands
December 1992-March 1993 – Triclops Sound Butch Vig, Billy Corgan
1993 Spring 1993 – Soundworks Billy Corgan, James Iha, Kerry Brown
June 30, 1993 – VPRO Radio
September 12, 1993 – BBC Radio One Ted de Bono

1994-1996: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness[edit | edit source]

Year Session Producers
1994 March 15-16 1994 – Gravity Studios Flood, Alan Moulder, Billy Corgan
Fall-Winter 1994 – Sadlands Billy Corgan
Fall 1994 – Pumpkinland
1995 March 2-3, 1995 – Pumpkinland Flood, Alan Moulder, Billy Corgan
Spring 1995 – Sadlands Billy Corgan
March-August 1995 – Pumpkinland and Chicago Recording Company Flood, Alan Moulder, Billy Corgan
May 31, 1995 – Chicago Recording Company Flood, Alan Moulder, Billy Corgan
Summer 1995 – Sadlands Billy Corgan
July 25, 1995 – Chicago Recording Company Flood, Alan Moulder, Billy Corgan
August 1995 – The Village Recorder Flood, Alan Moulder, Billy Corgan
August 1995 – Bugg Studios James Iha, Kerry Brown
Fall 1995 – Pumpkinland and Soundworks Billy Corgan, Jeff Moleski
1996 March 1996 – Charing Cross Studios Billy Corgan, Martin White
June 1996 – Bugg Studios James Iha, Kerry Brown
June 1996 – Soundworks Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jeff Moleski

1996-1998: Adore[edit | edit source]

Year Session Artist Producers
1996 July 1996 – Chicago The Smashing Pumpkins
Summer 1996 – Soundworks Billy Corgan
1996 – Sadlands Billy Corgan
September 1996 – Penguin Studios and Chung King Billy Corgan
December 1996 – The Hit Factory Arif Mardin, Joe Mardin
1997 February 1997 – Chicago Recording Company Billy Corgan
March 1997 – Chicago Recording Company Nellee Hooper
Spring 1997 – Sadlands Billy Corgan
Summer 1997 - Bugg Studios James Iha James Iha, Jim Scott
August 1997 – Streeterville The Smashing Pumpkins Billy Corgan
August-September 1997 – Chicago Trax Recording Brad Wood, Billy Corgan
November 1997-March 1998 – Sunset Sound Billy Corgan
1998 March 1998 – Sound City Rick Rubin

1998-2000: Machina[edit | edit source]

Year Session Producers
1998 Late 1998 – Sadlands, Chicago Billy Corgan
1999 November 1998-September 1999 – Pumpkinland Flood, Billy Corgan
2000 November 2000 – Chicago Recording Company Billy Corgan, Flood

2001-2004: Zwan/TheFutureEmbrace[edit | edit source]

2005-2008: Zeitgeist[edit | edit source]

2009-2013: Teargarden[edit | edit source]

Year Session Producers
2009 Spring 2009 – Coldwater Studios Billy Corgan
September-December 2009 – Pumpkinland II Billy Corgan, Kerry Brown
2010 January-June 2010 – Pumpkinland II Billy Corgan, Kerry Brown
December 2010-February 2011 – Pumpkinland II Billy Corgan, Kerry Brown
February 2011 – Sweet 16 Studio Billy Corgan
May-September 2011 – Pumpkinland II Billy Corgan, Bjorn Thorsrud

2014-2015: Monuments to an Elegy/Day for Night[edit | edit source]

Year Session Producers
2014 March-April 2014 – Pumpkinland II Billy Corgan, Howard Willing, Jeff Schroeder
May 2014 – The Village Recorder and Pumpkinland II Billy Corgan, Howard Willing, Jeff Schroeder
June-July 2014 – Pumpkinland II Billy Corgan, Howard Willing, Jeff Schroeder
September-October 2014 – Pumpkinland II Billy Corgan, Howard Willing, Jeff Schroeder

2016-2019: Shiny and Oh So Bright[edit | edit source]

Year Session Artist Producers
2016 July and October 2016 – Shangri La Studios Billy Corgan Rick Rubin, Billy Corgan
2017 November-December 2017 – Blackbird Studios Billy Corgan
2018 January 2018 – The Village Recorder The Smashing Pumpkins Billy Corgan
January-February 2018 – Shangri La Studios Rick Rubin
April 2018 – Blackbird Studios Billy Corgan Billy Corgan
2019 March 2019 – Pumpkinland II The Smashing Pumpkins Billy Corgan
April-May 2019 – Pumpkinland II Billy Corgan