The Smashing Pumpkins (album)
|The Smashing Pumpkins|
|Demo album by|
|Released||March 28, 1989|
|Producer||Quentin Sanabria, Billy Corgan|
The Smashing Pumpkins is a 1989 self-released demo tape by The Smashing Pumpkins sold at early shows. There were about 500 copies made with handwritten labels. Two songs, "Sun" and "Spiteface", were originally songs performed by Billy's previous band, The Marked.
Background and recording[edit | edit source]
The Smashing Pumpkins first live show with bassist D'arcy Wretzky occurred at The Avalon on August 10, 1988. The sound engineer at the club was Paul Chabala, who also owned a recording studio called Schwa Productions. It was at this show that Chabala and Billy Corgan met.
Recordings at Schwa Productions were done on an 8-track reel-to-reel over the course of three days (which may not have been consecutive), at the rate of $20 an hour. All band members were present and recorded their own instruments, except for "Nothing and Everything" which did not feature guitar from James Iha. The master reels have apparently been lost, as they are no longer in the band's possession. Consequently, the release on the 2012 Pisces Iscariot reissue was remastered from an original demo cassette.
Track listing[edit | edit source]All tracks are written by Billy Corgan.
|1.||"Jennifer Ever"||Early 1989 – Schwa Productions||3:42|
|2.||"East"||Early 1989 – Schwa Productions||4:08|
|3.||"Nothing and Everything"||Early 1989 – Schwa Productions||5:52|
|4.||"Sun" (remix)||Late 1988 – Reel Time Studios||5:26|
|5.||"She" (live)||Early 1989 – Schwa Productions||4:16|
|6.||"Spiteface"||Early 1989 – Schwa Productions||4:38|
Release history[edit | edit source]
|Released||Label||Catalog ID||Format||Country||External sites|
|March 28, 1989||Self-released||Cassette||US|||
|July 18, 2012||Self-released||Digital|||
|July 17, 2012||Self-released||Cassette||US|||
Personnel[edit | edit source]
- Billy Corgan – vocals, guitar, programming, artwork, production
- D'arcy Wretzky – bass
- James Iha – guitar
- Jimmy Chamberlin – drums, percussion
- Quentin Sanabria – production
- Paul Chabala – engineering
References[edit | edit source]
- "The Smashing Pumpkins: Pisces Iscariot (Deluxe Edition)". PopMatters. August 1, 2012. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
- The spelling "Sanbria" J-card is a misprint