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Adore
Adore cover
Studio album by The Smashing Pumpkins
Released June 2, 1998
Recorded December 1997 – March 1998 at Sound City in Van Nuys, California
Genre Alternative rock
Length 72:51
Label Virgin
Producer Billy Corgan, Brad Wood, Flood
Professional reviews
The Smashing Pumpkins chronology
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
(1995)
Adore
(1998)
Machina/The Machines of God
(2000)
Alternate cover
U.S. vinyl edition
U.S. vinyl edition
Singles from Adore
  1. "Ava Adore"
    Released: May 18, 1998
  2. "Perfect"
    Released: September 7, 1998
  3. "Crestfallen"
    Released: December 2, 1998 (Promo Only)

Adore is the fourth studio album from Chicago alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. Virgin Records released the album on June 2, 1998 in the United States. Adore is the Pumpkins' only album not to feature original drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. Adore marked a change in sound for The Smashing Pumpkins; Greg Kot of Rolling Stone magazine noted that the album "isn't just a transitional record; it's a complete break with the past."[1] Their previously layered, guitar-oriented sound was largely replaced by a quieter and more electronic influenced sound, and incorporated drum machines and synthesizers. For the release, the band shed their alternative hipster image for a more subdued Gothic look. Smashing Pumpkins - Adore album cover This is an album cover. ... A studio album is a collection of studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... 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Despite being called "one of the most anticipated albums of 1998" by MTV,[2] Adore sold only 1.1 million copies in the U.S., far below the Pumpkins' previous albums Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. However, the album was well received by critics, and received a nomination for Best Alternative Music Performance at the 1999 Grammy Awards.[3] This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... Siamese Dream is the second album for alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. ... Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (sometimes abbreviated to Mellon Collie or MCIS) is a double CD and triple LP that was released on October 24, 1995 by The Smashing Pumpkins through Virgin Records. ... The Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album has been awarded since 1991. ... The 41st Grammy Awards were held on February 24, 1999. ...

Contents

Background

In January 1996 The Smashing Pumpkins released "1979", the band's only number one single on any chart[4] and their first foray into electronic music. The song marked a departure from the typically guitar-oriented alternative rock sound of Gish and Siamese Dream. Meanwhile, the band gave interviews stating that Mellon Collie would be the last conventional Pumpkins record,[5] and James Iha later remarked that "The future is in electronic music. It really seems boring just to play rock music."[6] Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness track listing In The Arms of Sleep (18) 1979 (19) Tales of a Scorched Earth (20) 1979 is an alternative rock song written by Billy Corgan from The Smashing Pumpkins and was the second single from their 1995 third album, Mellon Collie and the... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... Alternative music redirects here. ... Gish is The Smashing Pumpkins debut release. ... Siamese Dream is the second album for alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. ... James Yoshinobu Iha (Japanese: 井葉吉伸, Iha Yoshinobu or ジェームス・イハ, Jēmusu Iha) born March 26, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois, USA) is an American rock musician. ...


Unexpectedly, the band fired drummer Jimmy Chamberlin.[7] While on tour in support of Mellon Collie, Chamberlin and touring keyboardist Jonathan Melvoin shot heroin together on July 11.[7] Melvoin died of an overdose, and Chamberlin was arrested and charged for possession.[7] The band said in a statement days later that "we have decided to carry on without him, and we wish him the best that we have to offer."[7] is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Drug possession is the crime of having one or more illegal drugs in ones possession, either for personal use, distribution, sale or otherwise. ...


A year later, the Pumpkins released "The End is the Beginning is the End", a single for the Batman and Robin soundtrack, and "Eye", a single for the Lost Highway soundtrack. Both songs incorporated electronic elements, yet retained the hard rock elements of the band's previous material; one reviewer called the two singles "balls-out, full-energy chargers" and wrote off the Pumpkins' previous remarks that the upcoming album would "rock" less.[8] Following the release of the single, The Smashing Pumpkins began to record the follow-up to Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness; one of the best-selling albums of the 1990s.[9] The End Is the Beginning Is the End (or TEITBITE among fans) is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins. ... The film Batman and Robin, directed by Joel Schumacher, is considered by most to be less serious than the 1989 Batman movie and sequels Batman Returns (1992) and Forever (1995). ... Eye is a song by the band The Smashing Pumpkins which featured on the soundtrack of the David Lynch film Lost Highway. ... For the Bon Jovi album, see Lost Highway (album). ...


Recording

In August 1997, the remaining band members entered Chicago Trax Recording and Hinge in Chicago, with temporary replacement drummer Matt Walker and producer Brad Wood —with whom Corgan previously had worked in the early 1990s.[10] Unhappy with the sessions, Corgan scrapped the tapes, and relocated to Los Angeles. He felt Wood was unsuitable for the role, and later remarked that the producer "needs to work with someone like Liz Phair, whom he can mold, and I'm not the kind of person you can mold."[11] Wood was not asked to rejoin the Pumpkins in L.A., and previous producer Flood was brought in to serve as engineer and advisor on the album. As on Mellon Collie, Corgan allowed much more input from Iha and Wretzky, saying, "I think James and D'arcy have a better understanding of the big picture as far as the band is concerned, and they put a lot of energy into things that maybe a lot of other people wouldn't consider important."[12] However, Corgan would later characterize the sessions differently in his online Confessions, claiming their playing was not good enough for live, full-band recording, and they were largely uninterested in contributing otherwise.[13][14] Matt Walker was the drummer for Filter and The Smashing Pumpkins. ... Brad Wood is a record producer from Rockford, Illinois. ... Liz Phair (born Elizabeth Clark Phair on April 17, 1967 in New Haven, Connecticut) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... Mark Ellis, better known as Flood, is a British post punk/alternative rock record producer whose work often blends synthetic and organic elements. ...


Before the move to L.A., the band had made a number of live appearances, during which several new tracks were debuted. The shows included Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit,[15][16] a surprise gig opening for Jane's Addiction[17] and two shows opening for The Rolling Stones.[18] Attendees were treated to several new songs, including "Ava Adore", "Behold! The Night Mare" and "To Sheila". The second date with The Stones was to be the final show with Matt Walker, as he left the band to pursue a career with The Cupcakes.[19][20] This article is about the musician. ... The Bridge School Benefit is an annual non-profit charity concert held in Mountain View, California every October at the Shoreline Amphitheatre. ... Janes Addiction was an American rock band featuring Perry Farrell (vocalist), Eric Avery (bassist), Dave Navarro (guitarist), and Stephen Perkins (percussionist). ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... Adore track listing To Sheila (1) Ava Adore (2) Perfect (3) Ava Adore is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins. ...


In December 1997, recording began at Sound City in Van Nuys, California, with ex-Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron,[21] while Beck drummer Joey Waronker was called in to contribute drum tracks.[22] Sessions were wrapped up early in 1998. By post production, thirty songs were being considered for inclusion on the album, and at one point, it looked to be set to be a double album.[23] Of those, only 16 made the final cut. Van Nuys is a district within the city of Los Angeles, California, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Soundgarden was an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1984. ... Matt Cameron (born Matthew D. Cameron, November 28, 1962, in San Diego, California) is an American musician renowned for being the drummer, back-up vocalist and occasional songwriter in the grunge rock bands Soundgarden (1986-1997) and Pearl Jam (1998-present). ... This article is about the musician. ... Joey Waronker (born, May 21, 1969) is an American drummer most notable for his work with Beck, but was also a session drummer on The Smashing Pumpkins album Adore and toured with R.E.M. between 1998 and 2002 (appearing on two albums in the process) after the departure of...


Music

Adore is different in approach and style from previous Pumpkins albums. Distorted guitars are rarely present on the album, only appearing dominantly in the guitar solo for "For Martha"[1] and "Ava Adore". Corgan explained the new sound by remarking that he was not "talking to teenagers anymore. I'm talking to everyone now. It's a wider dialogue. I'm talking to people who are older than me and younger than me, and our generation as well."[11] For Martha is an epic and highly acclaimed song by the Smashing Pumpkins, which appeared on their fourth studio album Adore. ... Adore track listing To Sheila (1) Ava Adore (2) Perfect (3) Ava Adore is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins. ...

Music samples:

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Sample of "Ava Adore", the first single from Adore (1998), which emphasizes the band's new electronic music-based sound via the use of drum machines and effects.

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Piano is present in many songs, and is the dominant melodic instrument in "Annie Dog", "For Martha", "Blank Page", "Crestfallen" and "17",[1] the latter of which is a brief instrumental borrowing the melody line from the outtake "Blissed and Gone," which later appeard on Still Becoming Apart and Judas O.[24] The track "Appels + Oranjes" is completely synthesized—performed entirely on electronic instruments apart from Corgan's vocals. "Tear" was a song that was left off the Lost Highway soundtrack in favor of the electronic song "Eye". Still Becoming Apart is an 5 track promotional release by The Smashing Pumpkins. ... Judas 0 is a collection of B-sides and rarities by The Smashing Pumpkins. ... For other uses, see Synthesizer (disambiguation). ... For the Bon Jovi album, see Lost Highway (album). ... Eye is a song by the band The Smashing Pumpkins which featured on the soundtrack of the David Lynch film Lost Highway. ...


Apart from being the first album without Jimmy Chamberlin, Adore was the first album to not include writing contributions from Iha.[25] Iha was at the time writing for his solo album Let It Come Down. However, he did contribute the track "Summer" to the "Perfect" single. Their perceived musical contributions still received praise, with critic Greg Kot noting that "Iha's quirky guitar accents and Wretzky's unflashy resolve [. . .] give Adore a warmth and camaraderie no other Pumpkins album can match."[26] Let It Come Down is James Ihas first and currently only solo album. ... Perfect is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins. ...


Promotion and release

A promotional photo of The Smashing Pumpkins circa 1998, showing a more Gothic-influenced look than before. Left to right: Iha, Wretzky, and Corgan.
A promotional photo of The Smashing Pumpkins circa 1998, showing a more Gothic-influenced look than before. Left to right: Iha, Wretzky, and Corgan.

The year prior to the album's release was marked by confusing and conflicting statements made by the band and its management in promotion of the album. Amid the release of the heavy-metal-guitar-and-electronica-driven "The End is the Beginning is the End" in summer 1997, Corgan remarked that the sound is "probably like what you would expect from us in the future."[27] A few months later, the band's management said the album would be all-acoustic.[28] Later that month, Corgan nuanced that assessment, calling the album "electric folk."[29] In January 1998, Corgan described the new album as "arcane night music."[30] Corgan later clarified: Image File history File links Smashing_pumpkins_1998_promo. ... Image File history File links Smashing_pumpkins_1998_promo. ... The End Is the Beginning Is the End (or TEITBITE among fans) is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins. ...

The people that say it's acoustic will be wrong. The people that say it's electronic will be wrong. The people that say it's a Pumpkins' record will be wrong. I will try to make something that is indescribable.[31]

In early 1998, Corgan debuted ten new songs in a short set at Johnny Depp's Viper Room in L.A.;[32] only two, "Blissed and Gone" and "Let Me Give the World to You", were not released on the final album. Iha also played a short set of songs from his new solo album, Let It Come Down. John Christopher Depp II[1] (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, best known for his frequent portrayals of offbeat and eccentric characters such as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy and the titular character of Tim Burtons Edward Scissorhands. ... The Viper Room The Viper Room is a nightclub located along the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California. ... Let It Come Down is James Ihas first and currently only solo album. ...


The band headed to London to film a video for the album's first single "Ava Adore". Their highest budgeted video yet, "Ava Adore" featured a large cast of extras and was filmed in one continuous shot. The three Pumpkins showed off a new image adopted for the new album—an almost Gothic look, featuring elegant robes and make-up. While in Europe, The Smashing Pumpkins began their tour for Adore just before the album's release with a performance on BBC's Later with Jools Holland.[33] This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Gothic fashion is a clothing style worn by members of the Goth subculture. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Later with Jools Holland is a contemporary music show hosted by Jools Holland. ...


Adore was released to most of the world on June 1, 1998 and in the U.S. on June 2. The video for "Perfect" was shot in Los Angeles in July of 1998.[34] Ultimately, "Perfect" was not quite as strong as the lead single, "Ava Adore", and the success of the album lagged. Corgan would later attribute the album's commercial failure to the confused promotion.[35] is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


An Evening with The Smashing Pumpkins

The Pumpkins embarked on the tour An Evening with The Smashing Pumpkins in support of Adore. Starting in Europe and eventually making their way around most of the world,[36] The Pumpkins played at what had been called an "eclectic mix of interesting venues",[37] among them the rooftop of a FNAC record store in Paris, France,[38] at the Cannes Film Festival,[39] and at an International Shipping Harbor in Sydney, Australia.[40] This article is about the capital of France. ... The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival de Cannes), founded in 1939, is one of the worlds oldest, most influential and prestigious film festivals. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ...


In America, the Pumpkins did not perform at unconventional venues as they had done on the European and Pacific legs of their tour. However, for the American tour, the Pumpkins donated 100% of the ticket proceeds to charity. In every city they performed, with the exception of Minneapolis, the only free U.S. date of the tour,[41] the Pumpkins would pick a local charity and designate it as the recipient of the night's concert. In the end, the Pumpkins, with the help of their fans, raised over $2.8 million for charity.[42]

The Smashing Pumpkins performing "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" live in 1998.

Kenny Aronoff, drummer for high profile acts like John Mellencamp and Melissa Etheridge, agreed to join the Pumpkins for their upcoming tour after Matt Walker's departure.[43] More musicians were announced to be joining the Pumpkins on tour, including violinist Lisa Germano,[44] percussionists Dan Morris and Stephen Hodges, and pianist Mike Garson.[45] Image File history File links Spadorebwbw. ... Image File history File links Spadorebwbw. ... Kenny Aronoff (born March 7, 1953) is an American drummer who is a noted session musician and has played with a wide array of rock bands. ... John Mellencamp, also known as John Cougar and John Cougar Mellencamp, (born October 7, 1951) is best known for being an American rock singer-songwriter. ... Melissa Lou Etheridge (born May 29, 1961, in Leavenworth, Kansas) is an Academy Award-winning and two-time Grammy Award-winning American rock musician and singer. ... Lisa Germano, promotional shoot for Happiness (1994). ... Mike Garson is a professional pianist, most notable for his work with Nine Inch Nails, David Bowie, Billy Corgan and The Smashing Pumpkins. ...


The new song set was made up mainly of Adore songs. Although some Adore songs were played every night or almost every night, others were played sparingly. No songs prior to Mellon Collie were performed, which eliminated some of the band's biggest hits including "Today" and "Disarm". Several songs from Mellon Collie, such as "1979", "Tonight, Tonight", "Bullet with Butterfly Wings", and "Thru the Eyes of Ruby", served as reminders of the band's earlier material.[46] Siamese Dream track listing Quiet (2) Today (3) Hummer (4) Today is a song by American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins, written by lead vocalist and guitarist Billy Corgan. ... This article is about a song. ... Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness track listing In The Arms of Sleep (18) 1979 (19) Tales of a Scorched Earth (20) 1979 is an alternative rock song written by Billy Corgan from The Smashing Pumpkins and was the second single from their 1995 third album, Mellon Collie and the... Tonight, Tonight is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins. ... Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness track listing Bullet with Butterfly Wings is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins. ...


Reception and aftermath

Public reception to Adore was lukewarm.[47] Adore entered the U.S. charts at #2 with 174,000 units of the album sold.[48] After eight weeks, it dropped out of the Billboard Top 40. Promotion for Adore finished by the end of 1998, a particularly short run for an album when considering the 2 year touring and promotion schedule for Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. It finished with merely two singles—a third, "Crestfallen", was released to radio stations but never released as a commercial single.[11] Billy Corgan would later remark that he "tried to take a progressive step with Adore and internally didn't get the support [he] needed."[49] He would also attribute the album's lack of success to himself, saying that he "made the mistake of telling people it was a techno record" and that if he "would have told everyone Adore was the Pumpkins' acoustic album we would have never had the problems that we had."[35] Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (sometimes abbreviated to Mellon Collie or MCIS) is a double CD and triple LP that was released on October 24, 1995 by The Smashing Pumpkins through Virgin Records. ... Crestfallen is a track on the Smashing Pumpkins 1998 album, Adore, that was scheduled to be the discs third single, but was aborted after disappointing sales of the album. ...


In comparison, critical reception was generally positive. Greg Kot of Rolling Stone magazine regarded Adore as "the most intimate album the Pumpkins have ever made and also the prettiest, a parade of swooning melodies and gentle, unfolding nocturnes."[1] Ryan Schreiber of Pitchfork Media described the album as "the Pumpkins' best offering since Siamese Dream."[8] Stephen Thomas Erlewine of All Music Guide described Adore as "a hushed, elegiac album that sounds curiously out of time," though he noted that the album "ultimately isn't a brave step forward."[50] Most recently, Adore was considered one of "an inspiring range of 25 classic alternative American albums" by The Guardian.[51] Pitchfork Media, usually known simply as Pitchfork, is a United States-based daily Internet publication devoted to music criticism and commentary, music news, and artist interviews. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... For other uses, see Guardian. ...


Adore's lyrics are generally seen as an improvement over the lyrics in previous Smashing Pumpkins albums. Jim DeRogatis of the Chicago Sun-Times, who in 1993 had criticized Corgan's lyrics as "too often sound[ing] like sophomoric poetry,"[52] said when reviewing the album, "Either the music on Adore is strong enough to outweigh the lyrics [. . .] and typically whiny singing, or those lyrics and singing have gotten better. Probably a little of both."[53] Later in 2000, DeRogatis told Corgan in an interview, "It's my contention that with Adore and [follow-up album] MACHINA, you took a big leap forward as a lyricist."[54] Ryan Schreiber of Pitchfork Media, who criticized Mellon Collie as "lyrical rock-bottom,"[55] called Adore's lyrics "poetic," particularly singling out "To Sheila".[8] Greg Kot of Rolling Stone said that the "lyrical imagery is packed with oblique, private longings and weighty, sometimes awkward conceits."[1] David Browne of Entertainment Weekly called the lyrics "unsettled and unsettling."[56] Jim DeRogatis (born 1964 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is a U.S. music critic. ... The Chicago Sun-Times is an American daily newspaper published in Chicago. ... Pitchfork Media, usually known simply as Pitchfork, is a United States-based daily Internet publication devoted to music criticism and commentary, music news, and artist interviews. ... Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ...


In terms of commercialism, Adore was not a success, especially when compared to the Pumpkins' previous albums Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. Despite this, Adore still remains a staple of The Smashing Pumpkins' catalogue. Songs from the album were still performed in subsequent tours for Machina/The Machines of God with Jimmy Chamberlin who rejoined the band in November 1998.[57] As of May 2005, Adore has sold 1.1 million units in the U.S., but has sold at least three times as many copies worldwide.[26] Adore was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in July 1998.[58] Siamese Dream is the second album for alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. ... Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (sometimes abbreviated to Mellon Collie or MCIS) is a double CD and triple LP that was released on October 24, 1995 by The Smashing Pumpkins through Virgin Records. ... Machina/The Machines of God is The Smashing Pumpkins fifth studio album, released on February 29, 2000. ... “Golden record” redirects here. ... RIAA redirects here. ...


Artwork

"Crestfallen" promotional single cover.
"Crestfallen" promotional single cover.

Art direction for the album is credited to Frank Olinsky, Billy Corgan, and Corgan's then-girlfriend and frequent collaborator Yelena Yemchuk.[25] The photography for the album and singles was shot by Yelena Yemchuk.[25] The cover of the album, and subsequent singles and radio promo singles all feature a woman in black and white. The vinyl release features a slightly different cover than the CD cover: a different photo of the model, more color and the absence of the album title (although some versions of the cover do show the title). In color, it is evident that the model is seated in a giant hibiscus flower, something not as apparent on the CD cover. This alternate album cover is similar to the artwork for the "Daphne Descends" promotional single. Image File history File links Spcrestfallen. ... Image File history File links Spcrestfallen. ... Yelena Yemchuk is a professional photographer, painter and film director, most notable for her work with The Smashing Pumpkins. ... Species Over 200 species Hibiscus, or rosemallow, is a large genus of about 200–220 species of flowering plants in the family Malvaceae, native to warm temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. ...


The artwork in the album booklet contains several photographs of the band, as well as a pictures of a goat, buildings (actually from the same Poland photo session that was used for The Aeroplane Flies High box-set booklet artwork), a lone tree, and someone in a window. The band members photos include a shot of them on a grassy hill beneath a bare tree, and a close-up of Corgan, while a photo of D'arcy wearing a sheer blouse reveals her breasts. All of the photos in the booklet are black and white, sometimes placed against a purple background.[25] The Aeroplane Flies High was a 5 disc boxed set by The Smashing Pumpkins. ...


Track listing

All songs written by Billy Corgan.

  1. "To Sheila" – 4:40
  2. "Ava Adore" – 4:20 Audio sample 
  3. "Perfect" – 3:23
  4. "Daphne Descends" – 4:38
  5. "Once Upon a Time" – 4:06
  6. "Tear" – 5:52
  7. "Crestfallen" – 4:09
  8. "Appels + Oranjes" – 3:34
  9. "Pug" – 4:46
  10. "The Tale of Dusty and Pistol Pete" – 4:33
  11. "Annie-Dog" – 3:36
  12. "Shame" – 6:37
  13. "Behold! The Night Mare" – 5:12
  14. "For Martha" – 8:17
  15. "Blank Page" – 4:51
  16. "17" – 0:17

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Japanese bonus track

Exclusively in Japan, one bonus track, "Once in a While", was inserted as track 16, making "17" the seventeenth track.

  1. "Once in a While" – 3:33

Outtakes

The following songs are those that were written and recorded for Adore but did not make the final cut, were not complete or did not get past the demo stage.

  • "48 Chords": the working title for an instrumental piece in which the chord sequence did not uniquely repeat until 48 successive chords were played. The song has never been released in any form, including bootlegging, but was mentioned in one of Corgan's blog entries.[59]
  • "Because You Are" released in 2001, on Judas 0.[60]
  • "Blissed and Gone": released in 2000, on the Still Becoming Apart promotional CD, and on Judas 0.[60]
  • "Cash Car Star": re-recorded in 1999 and released in 2000 on Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music[61] and has been played live numerous times.[62]
  • "Chewing Gum": not available on any commercial release, but later considered a demo.[63]
  • "Czarina": released in 1998 as a b-side on the "Ava Adore" single.[64]
  • "Do You Close Your Eyes": Adore demo, never commercially released but circulating via bootleg.[63]
  • "Let Me Give the World to You": Re-recorded in 1999 and released in 2000 on Machina II.[61]
  • "My Mistake": released on Judas 0.[60]
  • "Once in a While": released as a bonus track on the Japanese pressing of the CD and as a B-side on the "Ava Adore" single[64] and was played live only once as a part of band's 2000 promo tour Resume the Pose, with Corgan playing piano.
  • "Saturnine": released on Judas 0,[60] and was later re-recorded and released in 2000 (as "Satur9") on Machina II.[61]
  • "Sparrow": released on Judas 0.[60]
  • "Summer": released in 1998 as a b-side on the "Perfect" single, and is the only song recorded for Adore which contains songwriting and lead vocals credited to James Iha.
  • "Waiting": released in 2000 on the promotional release Machina/Machines of God and on Judas 0.[60]

For other uses, see Bootleg. ... Judas Ø is a collection of b-sides and rarities by the Smashing Pumpkins. ... Still Becoming Apart is an 5 track promotional release by The Smashing Pumpkins. ... Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music is an album by The Smashing Pumpkins that was released for free on the Internet on September 5, 2000. ... Machina/Machines of God is a 7 track promotional release by The Smashing Pumpkins. ...

Personnel

  • Billy Corgan – vocals, guitar, piano, producer, mixing, art direction and design
  • D'Arcy Wretzky – bass, vocals
  • James Iha – guitar
  • Matt Walker – drums on Tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 10, 11, and 13
  • Joey Waronker – drums on "Perfect", additional drums on "Once Upon a Time" and "Pug"
  • Matt Cameron – drums on "For Martha"
  • Dennis Flemion – additional vocals in "To Sheila" and "Behold! The Night Mare"
  • Jimmy Flemion – additional vocals in "To Sheila" and "Behold! The Night Mare"
  • Brad Wood – additional production and engineering on Tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 13, and 15, additional vocals in "Behold! The Night Mare", organ in "Blank Page"
  • Flood – additional production, mixing
  • Bon Harris – additional programming on tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, and 13; additional vocals in "For Martha"
  • Bjorn Thorsrud – digital editing, engineer
  • Robbie Adams – engineer, mixer
  • Neil Perry – engineer, mixer
  • Chris Shepard – engineer
  • Howard C. Willing – engineer, mix assistant
  • Eric Greedy – mix assistant
  • Jay Nicholas – mix assistant
  • John Wydrycs – mix assistant
  • Jamie Siegel – mix assistant
  • Ed Tinley – recording assistant
  • Matt Prock – recording assistant
  • Steve Johnson – recording assistant
  • Ron Lowe – recording assistant
  • Chris Brickley – recording assistant
  • Jeff Vereb – recording assistant
  • Frank Olinsky – art direction and design
  • Yelena Yemchuk – photography, art direction and design
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • Andy Van Dette – digital editing and compilation

William Patrick Corgan, Jr. ... Darcy Elizabeth Wretzky (born May 1, 1968 in South Haven, Michigan), also known simply as Darcy, is a rock musician best known for her work as a bass player with the highly successful alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. ... James Yoshinobu Iha (Japanese: 井葉吉伸, Iha Yoshinobu or ジェームス・イハ, Jēmusu Iha) born March 26, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois, USA) is an American rock musician. ... There is more than one article on people named Matt Walker: Matt Walker, a hockey player in the NHL. Matt Walker, a drummer. ... Joey Waronker (born, May 21, 1969) is an American drummer most notable for his work with Beck, but was also a session drummer on The Smashing Pumpkins album Adore and toured with R.E.M. between 1998 and 2002 (appearing on two albums in the process) after the departure of... Perfect is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins. ... Matt Cameron (born Matthew D. Cameron, November 28, 1962, in San Diego, California) is an American musician renowned for being the drummer, back-up vocalist and occasional songwriter in the grunge rock bands Soundgarden (1986-1997) and Pearl Jam (1998-present). ... Dennis Flemion is a founding member, with his brother Jimmy, of controversial independant rock band The Frogs. ... Brad Wood is a record producer from Rockford, Illinois. ... Mark Ellis, better known as Flood, is a British post punk/alternative rock record producer whose work often blends synthetic and organic elements. ... Vaughan Bon Harris hails from Chelmsford, Essex, England and now resides in Los Angeles. ... For Martha is an epic and highly acclaimed song by the Smashing Pumpkins, which appeared on their fourth studio album Adore. ... Bjorn Thorsrud is a music producer and audio engineer. ... Yelena Yemchuk is a professional photographer, painter and film director, most notable for her work with The Smashing Pumpkins. ... Howie Weinberg is a music mastering engineer who has worked with numerous bands. ...

Chart positions

Album

Year Album Chart positions
Australian Album Chart[65] New Zealand Album Chart[66] US
Billboard 200
[67][68]
Canadian Album Chart[68] UK
Album Chart
[69]
Australian Highest Selling Albums[70]
1998 Adore 1 1 2 2 5 47

The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The UK Albums Chart is a chart of the sales positions of albums in the United Kingdom. ...

Singles

Year Song Chart positions
US
Modern Rock
[4][71]
US
Mainstream Rock
[4][71]
Canadian Singles Chart[71] UK
Singles Chart
[69]
Australian Singles Chart[72] US
Hot 100
[4][71]
US
Adult Top 40
[71]
1998 "Ava Adore" 3 8 9 11 34 42
"Perfect" 3 33 13 24 54 31

Modern Rock Tracks is a music chart in the United States that has appeared in Billboard magazine since September 10, 1988. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock (that is, alternative) stations, which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... The ARIA charts is the main Australian music sales chart issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the main U.S. singles popularity chart used by Billboard magazine. ... Adult Top 40 is a another variation on the Top 40 format, in which this genre is more geared towards an adult audience who are not into Rock music teen Pop, Dance music, Hip-Hop, Modern Rock or slower Adult Contemporary fare. ... Adore track listing To Sheila (1) Ava Adore (2) Perfect (3) Ava Adore is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins. ... Perfect is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins. ...

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