The Rubano Tapes Vol. 1

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The Rubano Tapes Vol. 1
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Live album by
ReleasedJune 18, 2022
LabelMartha's Music
The Smashing Pumpkins chronology
Live at Kawasaki 2.24.92
(2022)
The Rubano Tapes Vol. 1
(2022)
ATUM
(2023)

The Rubano Tapes Vol. 1 is a live album by The Smashing Pumpkins documenting 18 songs from early live shows ranging from 1988 to 1991. It is the third archive release by the band, and as the name implies, the first of multiple volumes of The Rubano Tapes. Rubano refers to Billy Corgan's close friend, Mike Rubano (known to the band as "Cuz"), that accompanied the band and recorded their live shows and rehearsals from 1988 to 1991.

The album was available for presale on April 4, 2022. 2,000 units were pressed on ice blue vinyl and first made available for purchase in-store at Madame ZuZu's on June 18, 2022.[1] Online purchases started shipping in August, with the autographed copies some time afterward.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

All tracks are written by Billy Corgan, except where noted.
No.TitleWriter(s)SourceLength
1."Honeyspider" 1990-05-25 
2."Not Worth Asking" 1989-06-24 
3."Ball and Chain"James Iha, Billy Corgan1989-11-18 
4."Slunk" 1991-06-22 
5."My Eternity" 1988-10-02 
6."Bleed" 1988-09-28 
7."Blue Light" 1990-03-30 
8."Over You" 1990-04-06 
9."C'mon" 1989-12-29 
10."365" 1990-04-07 
11."Salt" 1989-10-29 
12."Armed to the Teeth" 1988-10-29 
13."Morning Jam" 1990-02-19 
14."Vanilla" 1990-01-18 
15."Daughter" 1989-05-27 
16."Siva" 1991-06-22 
17."Nothing and Everything" (†) 1988-09-28 
18."Try to Try" 1990-04-07 

† "Nothing and Everything" is mislabeled as "The Vigil".

Release history[edit | edit source]

Released Label Catalog ID Format Country External sites
June 18, 2022 Martha's Music MMLP-A003 2×LP US Discogs MusicBrainz [1]

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