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Album of the week

SmashingPumpkins-Gish.jpg 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.

Song of the day

"Siva" is the first single from The Smashing Pumpkins' debut album Gish, and was written by Billy Corgan. "Siva" was also the first music video filmed by the band. Corgan originally titled the song "Shiva", referring to the Tantric concepts of Shiva and Shakti as opposing masculine and feminine forces, ignorant of any further implications of the name. Upon realizing that the name was more readily connected with the Hindu god Shiva, he removed the letter "h" from the title to lessen this association. In January 2008, the song was made available as downloadable track for the video game Rock Band.

Did you know...

  • ...that the arrangements for TheFutureEmbrace followed an unusual process of splitting melodies into four parts based on their pitch, and the production team would program synths in each voicing and combine them into a multitrack recording?
  • ...that the original idea for the "Cherub Rock" music video was for the band to play for "metal kids", with angels swinging from ropes, and Billy Corgan dressed as Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th?
  • ...that months prior to Zeitgeist's release, two thieves broke into the band's rehearsal space, stole photographs of the album booklet artwork and leaked them online? They were arrested by Chicago Police and charged with felony burglary.
  • ...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."
  • ...that the cover song "Never Let Me Down Again" was recorded in 1993 at BBC Radio One by request of bassist D'arcy Wretzky?

In the news

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February 1, 2023

  • The Smashing Pumpkins announce that The World Is a Vampire festival will see the band return to Australia for the first time since 2015 for a 10-date run.

Today in history


  • Happy 55th birthday to the one and only James Iha!

Live shows

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