Superchrist

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"Superchrist"
Song by The Smashing Pumpkins
ReleasedNovember 4, 2008
Length7:05
Songwriter(s)Billy Corgan
Producer(s)Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, Kerry Brown

"Superchrist" is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins that was written during the Zeitgeist sessions. Frontman Billy Corgan opted against recording the track for the album, stating that he "didn't understand the song, and thought playing it on tour would help us sort it out."[1] "Superchrist" received its live debut on July 24, 2007 during their residency at The Fillmore, and would go on to become a staple of the bands' live shows by the time it was finally recorded in January 2008 at Sunset Sound.[2] Co-produced by Kerry Brown of the band Catherine (and also the ex-husband of former Smashing Pumpkins bassist, D'arcy Wretzky),[3] the song was highly publicized by the band, including a music video that debuted on MySpace on February 27, 2008; it was also notable for being the band's first release without a record label.[4] The song was initially available in a limited capacity on the compilation Fresh Cuts: Volume 2. Available solely in Guitar Center outlets, the album otherwise featured songs performed by Guitar Center employees.[1] A more general release was later given to the track digitally on the iTunes Store on November 4, 2008, packaged with "G.L.O.W." as a 'digital 45".'[5]

Music video[edit | edit source]

The official music video debuted on MySpace on February 27, 2008, directed and edited by Justin Coloma. It featured guest appearances by Gary and Sky Saxon from The Seeds on tambourine and bass, respectively. Linda Strawberry, Kristin Burns, Hanna Beth, Audrey Kitching, and Sasha Grey.

Official music video

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Evolution, disillusion, rise
One solution, one that takes you beyond
This love, and mine
For I, bleed time

Love his name
Love, love
Love is his play

Personnel[edit | edit source]

  • Billy Corgan – vocals, guitar, bass, production, mixing
  • Jimmy Chamberlin – drums/percussion, production, mixing
  • Kerry Brown – production, mixing
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Ysanne Spevack – violin

Availability

TitleNotesType
Fresh Cuts: Volume 2Compilation
G.L.O.W.Digital 45Single
If All Goes WrongThe Fillmore ResidencyVideo
Live Smashing PumpkinsLive

Tour stats

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Cohen, Jonathan. "Exclusive: New Pumpkins Song On Guitar Center CD". Billboard. 2008-02-14.
  2. Guitar Center Interviews Billy Corgan Archived January 2, 2012, at the w:Wayback Machine
  3. "Superchrist lives! Archived August 28, 2008, at the w:Wayback Machine". SmashingPumpkins.com 2008-01-09.
  4. "Artist Interviews: Billy Corgan Archived January 2, 2012, at the w:Wayback Machine". Guitarcenter.com 2008-02-28.
  5. G.L.O.W. + Superchrist available in the US iTunes store Archived February 18, 2012, at the w:Wayback Machine". SmashingPumpkins.com. 2008-11-04.

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