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Teargarden by Kaleidyscope is not technically an album, but a collection of two EPs along with Oceania and Monuments to an Elegy. It was originally conceived as an ambitious 44-song concept album loosely inspired by the Tarot, with each song being released individually as a free download. Billy Corgan said he considers the sound a return to the Pumpkins' "psychedelic roots", and told MusicRadar it found him "looking past, present and future all at the same time and trying to have that perspective". After 34 tracks were released, the project was abandoned. Nonetheless, all components had decent chart success, especially Oceania which peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200.
- ...that "Thru the Eyes of Ruby" contains approximately 70 guitar tracks, while "To Forgive" consists of only one live guitar take?
- ...that Billy Corgan briefly worked with basketball superstar and rapper Shaquille O'Neal? Corgan began work on a track loosely inspired by Dr. Dre, but the collaboration fell through. The drumbeats that survived were used in "Eye", which appeared on the Lost Highway soundtrack.
- ...that Billy Corgan was the original bassist for The Smashing Pumpkins? Their very first show included Corgan on bass, Iha on guitar, and a drum machine.
- ...that the guitar solo on "Siva" is the band's first use of the Big Muff pedal that was famously used on Siamese Dream?
- ...that the "Siva" song title long predates the song, and Billy Corgan considered naming the band Siva instead of The Smashing Pumpkins?
October 6, 2021
- In an IGTV post, Billy Corgan said that a reissue of the When a Man Falls in the Forest could occur in tandem with the Zeitgeist reissue.
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Today in history
- 2001: Get Ready was released in the US (CD)
- 1991: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Oscar Mayer Theater; Madison, WI, US
- 1993: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Oz; Seattle, WA, US
- 2000: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Halle Tony Garnier; Lyon, FR
- 2007: (The Smashing Pumpkins) Orpheum Theatre (Boston); Boston, MA, US
- 2010: (The Smashing Pumpkins) The Big Top; Milsons Point, NSW, AU
- 2012: (The Smashing Pumpkins) 1stBank Center; Broomfield, CO, US
- 2015: (Roger Waters featuring Billy Corgan) DAR Constitution Hall; Washington, D.C., US
- 2018: (The Smashing Pumpkins) SSE Arena, Wembley; London, UK