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The Smashing Pumpkins
The Smashing Pumpkins on May 24, 2007, at "den Atelier", Luxembourg. Left to right: Ginger Reyes, Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin (back), Jeff Schroeder
The Smashing Pumpkins on May 24, 2007, at "den Atelier", Luxembourg. Left to right: Ginger Reyes, Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin (back), Jeff Schroeder
Background information
Origin Chicago, Illinois, USA
Genre(s) Alternative rock
Years active 1988–2000, 2006–present
Label(s) Caroline, Virgin, Constantinople, Reprise
Associated
acts
Starchildren, Zwan, The Marked,
Jimmy Chamberlin Complex
Website www.smashingpumpkins.com
Members
Billy Corgan
Jimmy Chamberlin
Jeff Schroeder
Ginger Reyes
Lisa Harriton
Former members
James Iha
D'arcy Wretzky
Melissa Auf der Maur

The Smashing Pumpkins are an American alternative rock band that formed in Chicago in 1988.[1] While the group has gone through several lineup changes, The Smashing Pumpkins consisted of Billy Corgan (vocals/guitar), James Iha (guitar/vocals), D'arcy Wretzky (bass/vocals), and Jimmy Chamberlin (drums/percussion) for most of the band's recording career. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3648 × 2736 pixel, file size: 2. ... is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Ginger A. Reyes (also known as Ginger Sling, born in Long Beach, California) is an American rock musician, and is the bassist and a backing vocalist for the reformed Chicago alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. ... William Patrick Corgan, Jr. ... 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Disavowing the punk rock roots shared by many of their alt-rock contemporaries,[2] the Pumpkins have a diverse, densely layered, and guitar-heavy sound, containing elements of gothic rock, heavy metal, dream pop, psychedelic rock, progressive rock, shoegazer-style production and, in later recordings, electronica. Frontman Billy Corgan is the group's primary songwriter—his grand musical ambitions and cathartic lyrics have shaped the band's albums and songs, which have been described as "anguished, bruised reports from Billy Corgan's nightmare-land".[3] Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Gothic rock (sometimes called goth rock or simply goth) is a genre of rock music that originated during the late 1970s. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... Dream pop is a type of alternative rock that originated in Britain in the early 1980s, when bands like Cocteau Twins, The Chameleons UK, The Passions, Dead Can Dance, Dif Juz, Lowlife and A.R. Kane (to whom the term has been attributed) began fusing post-punk experiments with bittersweet... Psychedelic rock is a style of rock music that attempts to replicate the mind-altering experiences of hallucinogenic drugs. ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... Shoegazing (also known as shoegaze or shoegazer; practitioners referred to as shoegazers) is a genre of alternative rock that emerged from the United Kingdom in the late 1980s. ... Electronica refers to a wide range of contemporary electronic music designed for a wide range of uses, including foreground listening, some forms of dancing, and background music for other activities; but unlike electronic dance music, is not specifically focused on the dance floor. ...


The Smashing Pumpkins broke into the musical mainstream with their second album, 1993's Siamese Dream. The group built their audience with extensive touring and their follow-up, 1995's double album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, debuted at number one on the Billboard charts. With approximately 18.3 million albums sold in the United States alone as of 2006,[4] The Smashing Pumpkins were one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands of the 1990s.[5] However, internal fighting, drug use, and diminishing sales hampered the band and led to a 2000 break-up. In April 2006, the band officially announced that they were reuniting and recording a new album. Returning members Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin were joined by new additions Jeff Schroeder (guitar/vocals), Ginger Reyes (bass/vocals), and Lisa Harriton (keyboard/vocals) in 2007 to tour in support of their new release, Zeitgeist. Siamese Dream is the second album for alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. ... A double album is an audio album of sufficient length that two units of the medium in which it is sold (especially records and compact discs) are necessary to contain the entirety of it. ... 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. ... It has been suggested that Billboard be merged into this article or section. ... Jeff Schroeder is an American rock musician, who became a guitarist with the Grammy-award winning alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins in 2007. ... Ginger A. Reyes (also known as Ginger Sling, born in Long Beach, California) is an American rock musician, and is the bassist and a backing vocalist for the reformed Chicago alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. ... Lisa Harriton is a British rock musician, who became a keyboardist and back-up vocalist with the Grammy-award winning alternative rock band, The Smashing Pumpkins in 2007. ... Zeitgeist is the sixth commercially-released studio album by American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. ...

Contents

History

Early years: 1988–1991

The Smashing Pumpkins in a 1990 promotional photo. Left to right: James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin.
The Smashing Pumpkins in a 1990 promotional photo. Left to right: James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin.

At the age of nineteen, singer and guitarist Billy Corgan left his native Chicago, Illinois, moving to St. Petersburg, Florida with his gothic rock band The Marked. The band had limited success and quickly broke up. Corgan returned to Chicago, taking a job in a record store. While working there, he met guitarist James Iha. Adorning themselves with paisley and other psychedelic trappings, the two began writing songs together (with the aid of a drum machine) that were heavily influenced by The Cure and New Order.[6] Corgan met bassist D'arcy Wretzky in 1988 after a show by the Dan Reed Network where they argued the merits of the band. After finding out Wretzky played bass, Corgan stated his band's need for a bassist and gave Wretzky his telephone number. Wretzky soon joined the band, and she and Iha later had a short-lived romance.[7] The first performance of The Smashing Pumpkins was on July 9, 1988, at the Polish bar Chicago 21. This performance included only Corgan and Iha with a drum machine.[8] On August 10, 1988, the band played for the first time as a trio at the Avalon Nightclub.[9] After this show, Cabaret Metro owner Joe Shanahan agreed to book the band on the condition that they replace the drum machine with a live drummer. Jazz drummer Jimmy Chamberlin was recruited for the band after a recommendation from a friend of Corgan's.[9] Chamberlin was at first an unlikely match, as he knew nothing of alternative rock at the time. As Corgan recalled of the period, "We were completely into the sad-rock, Cure kind of thing. It took about two or three practices before I realized that the power in his playing was something that enabled us to rock harder than we could ever have imagined."[6] On October 5, 1988, the complete band took the stage for the first time at the Cabaret Metro.[9] Although not an official member of the band at this point, Chamberlin would soon be announced as such, and the complete four-person lineup from this first show at the Metro would be unchanged for the next seven years. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... James Yoshinobu Iha (Japanese: 井葉吉伸, Iha Yoshinobu or ジェームス・イハ, JÄ“musu Iha) born March 26, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois, USA) is an American rock musician. ... 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. ... William Patrick Corgan, Jr. ... James Joseph Jimmy Chamberlin (born June 10, 1964, Joliet, Illinois) is a musician best known as the drummer for the rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City 234. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... For other uses, see St. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Gothic rock (sometimes called goth rock or simply goth) is a genre of rock music that originated during the late 1970s. ... This article or section needs to be wikified. ... Paisley wallpaper Paisley or Paisley pattern is a droplet-shaped vegetal motif of Persian origin, similar to half of the Yin yang symbol, or the leaf of the Indian bodhi tree or the mango tree. ... A Boss DR-202 Drum Machine A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument designed to imitate the sound of drums and/or other percussion instruments. ... This article is about the band. ... This article is about the alternative rock/electronic band New Order. ... The Dan Reed Neywork is a funk rock/funk metal band formed by Dan Reed in 1984. ... is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... The Metro Metro is a concert hall in Chicago, Illinois that plays host to a variety of local, regional and national emerging bands and musicians. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see 5th October (Serbia). ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ...

Music sample:

"Rhinoceros" Image File history File links Smashing_Pumpkins_Rhinoceros. ...

Sample of "Rhinoceros", taken from the band's debut album Gish (1991) and also featured on the Lull EP (1992). An early fan favorite, it has been described by a reviewer as "a bit of a microcosm of the entire Gish album: slow, heavy, dreamy, and psychedelic all at once".[10]

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In 1989, the group had recorded a handful of demo tapes, which appeared later on the bootleg release Early 1989 Demos. The Pumpkins made their first appearance on vinyl that same year on the compilation album Light Into Dark, which featured several Chicago alternative bands. They released their first record, a limited edition single of "I Am One", in 1990 on local Chicago label Limited Potential. The single sold out and they released another single, "Tristessa", on Sub Pop, after which they signed to Caroline Records.[11] The Smashing Pumpkins recorded their 1991 debut album Gish with producer Butch Vig at his Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin, for $20,000.[12] In order to gain the consistency he desired, Corgan often played all instruments save drums, which created tension in the band. The music fused heavy metal guitars, psychedelia and dream pop, garnering them comparisons to Jane's Addiction.[13] Gish became a minor success, with the single "Rhinoceros" receiving some airplay on modern rock radio. After releasing the Lull EP in October 1991 on Caroline Records, the band formally signed with Virgin Records, which was affiliated with Caroline.[11] The band supported the album with a tour that included opening for bands such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane's Addiction, and Guns N' Roses. During the tour, Iha and Wretzky went through a messy breakup, Chamberlin became addicted to narcotics and alcohol, and Corgan entered a deep depression,[14] writing some songs for the upcoming album in the parking garage where he lived at the time.[15]
Early 1989 Demos refers to a series of cassette only demo by The Smashing Pumpkins which they sold at early shows in Chicago. ... Light Into Dark is a compilation album of alternative rock artists from Chicago, Illinois featuring the first vinyl recordings from The Smashing Pumpkins. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... I Am One is also the name of a song by W.A.S.P. on the album The Crimson Idol. ... Tristessa is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins (known at the time as simply Smashing Pumpkins). ... Sub Pop is a record label in Seattle, Washington that achieved fame in the 1990s for first signing Nirvana, Soundgarden, Mudhoney and many other bands from the local Seattle music scene. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Gish is The Smashing Pumpkins debut release. ... Butch Vig (born Bryan David Vigorson, August 2, 1957 in Viroqua, Wisconsin) is both a record producer and the drummer of the popular rock band Garbage. ... Smart Studios is a recording studio located on East Washington Avenue in Madison, Wisconsin. ... For other uses, see Madison (disambiguation). ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... Psychedelia is a term describing a category of music, visual art, fashion, and culture that is associated originally with the high 1960s, hippies, and the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, California. ... Dream pop is a type of alternative rock that originated in Britain in the early 1980s, when bands like Cocteau Twins, The Chameleons UK, The Passions, Dead Can Dance, Dif Juz, Lowlife and A.R. Kane (to whom the term has been attributed) began fusing post-punk experiments with bittersweet... Janes Addiction was an American rock band featuring Perry Farrell (vocalist), Eric Avery (bassist), Dave Navarro (guitarist), and Stephen Perkins (percussionist). ... Rhinoceros is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins (at the time, known as just Smashing Pumpkins) released on their debut album, Gish. ... Modern rock is term commonly used to describe a rock music format found on American commercial radio. ... Lull is an EP released in 1991 by The Smashing Pumpkins. ... Virgin Records was a British recording label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Nik Powell in 1972. ... Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983. ... Guns N Roses is an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ... In everyday language depression refers to any downturn in mood, which may be relatively transitory and perhaps due to something trivial. ...


Mainstream success: 1992–1994

With the breakthrough of alternative rock into the American mainstream due to the popularity of grunge bands such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam, The Smashing Pumpkins were poised for major commercial success. At this time, and amid their protests, the Pumpkins were routinely lumped in with the grunge movement. In a Halloween night interview on MTV's 120 Minutes in 1993, Corgan remarked, "We've graduated now from [being called] 'the next Jane's Addiction' to 'the next Nirvana,' now we're 'the next Pearl Jam.'"[16] The group nevertheless contributed the song "Drown" to the platinum-selling soundtrack of the 1992 movie Singles, a film set in the Seattle grunge music scene. Grunge redirects here. ... This article is about the American grunge band. ... This article is about the rock group. ... This article is about the holiday. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... 120 Minutes logo 120 Minutes was a television show dedicated to alternative music on MTV and MTV2 from 1986-2003. ... Singles (1992) is a film written and directed by Cameron Crowe. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ...

The band in concert in 1993, as shown in the Greatest Hits Video Collection (2001). They performed "Geek U.S.A." live with fifty professional clowns onstage after they were told they would be presented however they wished on tour.[17]

Corgan said that in the wake of Nirvana's landmark 1991 album Nevermind, "We felt a great pressure that if we didn't come up with a record that was huge, we were done. It was that simple in our minds. We felt like our lives depended on it."[6] Corgan's depression deepened to the point where he contemplated suicide.[18] To counteract his depression, Corgan worked overtime, saying he practically lived in the studio for the 1993 follow-up album, Siamese Dream. The album was recorded at Triclops Sound Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, mostly between December 1992 and March 1993. The band lived in Marietta during the sessions, as Butch Vig reprised his role as producer. The decision to record so far away from their hometown was motivated partly by the band's desire to avoid local friends and distractions during the recording, but largely as a desperate attempt to cut Chamberlin off from his known drug connections.[6] In this respect, the strategy failed, as Chamberlin quickly managed to find new connections and often was absent without any contact for days at a time.[6] Image File history File linksMetadata Smashing_Pumpkins_live_seattle. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Smashing_Pumpkins_live_seattle. ... Greatest Hits Video Collection DVD The Smashing Pumpkins - Greatest Hits Video Collection (1991-2000) is a video containing all official Smashing Pumpkins videos, from Siva to Try, Try, Try. ... Clowning redirects here. ... For other uses, see Nevermind (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Suicide (disambiguation). ... Siamese Dream is the second album for alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... Historic Downtown Marietta Marietta is a city located in central Cobb County, Georgia GR6, and is its county seat. ...


The recording environment was very difficult, and the band fought constantly. The contemporary music press portrayed Corgan as a tyrant during the recording sessions. Corgan admitted there was some truth to the accusations, though he felt the press misunderstood the situation.[19] Rumors circulated that he had recorded all the guitar and bass parts himself. It was never confirmed exactly how much each member participated on the album; Corgan did say he performed a majority of the guitar work, but only because he could record tracks and parts in far fewer takes.[20] In 2007, Corgan would finally clarify the nature of the band's recording habits, stating "ninety-seven percent of what you would hear off of any Smashing Pumpkins record is, pretty much, just Billy and Jimmy."[21]


In all, it took over four months to complete the record, with the budget exceeding $250,000.[20] Despite all the problems in its recording, Siamese Dream debuted at number ten on the Billboard charts,[22] and sold over four million copies in the U.S. alone.[23] MTV put the videos for the songs "Today" and "Disarm" into heavy rotation, garnering the Pumpkins international attention. Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... 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. ...


While the Pumpkins were successful, they were not universally adored by the alternative rock community. Participants in the indie scene had derided the band as careerists since their early days.[8] Indie rock band Pavement's 1994 song "Range Life" refers to the band with the lines "I don't understand what they mean/And I could really give a fuck", which have been widely interpreted as an insult (although Stephen Malkmus, lead singer of Pavement, has stated "I never dissed their music. I just dissed their status.").[24] Former Hüsker Dü frontman Bob Mould called them "the grunge Monkees",[6] and fellow Chicago musician/producer Steve Albini wrote a scathing letter in response to an article praising the band. He countered that the Pumpkins were no more alternative than REO Speedwagon and said they were created "by, of and for the mainstream" and "stylistically appropriate for the current college party scene, but ultimately insignificant".[25] Others such as Courtney Love of Hole (who dated Corgan before marrying Nirvana's Kurt Cobain) were vocal supporters of the band. Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... Pavement was an influential American indie rock band in the 1990s. ... Stephen Malkmus (born May 30, 1966 , Santa Monica, California) is an indie rock musician and a former member of the band Pavement. ... This article is about the rock band called Hüsker Dü. For other uses, see Husker Du. ... Bob Mould (born October 16, 1960, in Malone, New York) is an American musician, principally known for his work as guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for influential rock bands Hüsker Dü in the 1980s and Sugar in the 1990s. ... The Monkees were a pop-rock quartet created and based in Los Angeles in 1965 for an NBC American television series of the same name. ... Steve Albini (born July 22, 1962, Pasadena, California) is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, audio engineer and music journalist. ... REO Speedwagon is an American rock band which grew in popularity in the Midwestern United States during the 1970s and peaked in the early 1980s. ... Courtney Love[1] (born Courtney Michelle Harrison on July 9, 1964) is an American rock musician. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – c. ...


In 1994, Virgin released the B-sides/rarities compilation Pisces Iscariot which outperformed Siamese Dream by reaching number four on the Billboard charts.[26] Also released was a VHS cassette titled Vieuphoria featuring a mix of live performances and behind-the-scenes footage. Following relentless touring to support the recordings, including headline slots on the 1994 Lollapalooza tour and at Reading Festival in 1995, the band took time off to write the follow-up album.
In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles have been released since the 1950s. ... Pisces Iscariot is a compilation album of B-sides, demos, and outtakes released in 1994 by The Smashing Pumpkins through Virgin Records. ... Vieuphoria was a part of a live CD/VHS (with Earphoria) released in 1994 (and rereleased as a CD/DVD set on November 26, 2002) by The Smashing Pumpkins. ... Lollapalooza is an American music festival featuring rock, alternative rock, hip hop, and punk rock bands, dance and comedy performances, and craft booths. ... The Reading and Leeds Festivals are a pair of annual music festivals that take place in Reading and Leeds in England. ...


Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness: 1995–1997

Corgan worked nonstop over the next year and wrote, according to statements in interviews, about fifty-six songs for the next album.[27] Following this spell of concentrated creativity, the Pumpkins went back into the studio with producers Flood and Alan Moulder to work on what Corgan described as "The Wall for Generation X",[28] a comparison with Pink Floyd's famous two-LP concept album. Mark Ellis a. ... Alan Moulder (born 11 June 1959) is one of Britains premier alternative rock record producers. ... For other Pink Floyd works based around this album, see The Wall (Pink Floyd). ... For other uses, see Generation X (disambiguation). ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that initially earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their progressive rock music. ... In popular music, a concept album is an album which is unified by a theme, which can be instrumental, compositional, narrative, or lyrical (Shuker 2002, p. ...

Music samples:

"Bullet with Butterfly Wings" Image File history File links BulletWithButterflyWings. ...

Sample of "Bullet with Butterfly Wings", the first single from Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (1995) and winner of the 1997 Grammy award for Best Hard Rock Performance.

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"1979" Image File history File links 1979. ...

Sample of "1979", the second single from Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (1995). The band's biggest hit and a precursor to their change in style, featuring a drum machine accompaniment to Chamberlin's drums and sampled vocal effects.

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The result was Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, a double album featuring twenty-eight songs and lasting over two hours (the vinyl version of the album contained three records, two extra songs, and an alternate tracklisting). The songs were intended to hang together conceptually as a symbol of the cycle of life and death.[8] Praised by Time as "the group's most ambitious and accomplished work yet",[29] Mellon Collie debuted at number one on the Billboard charts in October 1995.[30] Even more successful than Siamese Dream, it was certified nine times platinum in the United States[31] and became the best-selling double album of the decade to date.[32] It also garnered seven 1997 Grammy Award nominations, including Album of the Year. The band won only the Best Hard Rock Performance award, for the album's lead single "Bullet with Butterfly Wings". The album spawned five singles—"Bullet with Butterfly Wings", "1979", "Zero", "Tonight, Tonight", and "Thirty-Three"—of which the first three were certified gold and all but "Zero" entered the Top 40. Many of the remaining songs that did not make it onto Mellon Collie were released as B-sides to the singles, and were eventually compiled in The Aeroplane Flies High box set. As a testament to the band's popularity, Virgin Records originally intended to limit the set to 200,000 copies, but produced more after the original run sold out due to overwhelming demand.[33] 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. ... A double album is an audio album of sufficient length that two units of the medium in which it is sold (especially records and compact discs) are necessary to contain the entirety of it. ... “TIME” redirects here. ... The 39th Grammy Awards were held on February 26, 1997. ... The Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance has been awarded since 1990. ... Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness track listing Here Is No Why (5) Bullet with Butterfly Wings (6) To Forgive (7) Bullet with Butterfly Wings is one of the most popular and well-known songs by The Smashing Pumpkins. ... 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... Zero is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins. ... Tonight, Tonight is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins. ... Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness track listing Bodies (16) Thirty-Three (17) In the Arms of Sleep (18) Thirty-Three is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins. ... The Aeroplane Flies High was a 5 disc boxed set by The Smashing Pumpkins. ...

Billy Corgan onstage during the Mellon Collie tour, featuring a shaved head and his iconic "Zero" shirt.
Billy Corgan onstage during the Mellon Collie tour, featuring a shaved head and his iconic "Zero" shirt.

In 1996, the Pumpkins embarked on an extended world tour in support of Mellon Collie. Corgan's look during this period—a shaved head, a longsleeve black shirt with the word "Zero" printed on it, and silver pants—became iconic.[34] That year, the band also made a guest appearance in an episode of The Simpsons, "Homerpalooza". With considerable video rotation on MTV, major industry awards, and "Zero" shirts selling in many malls, the Pumpkins were considered one of the most popular bands of the time.[35][36] But the year was far from entirely positive for the band. In May, the Smashing Pumpkins played a gig at The Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. The venue was overcrowded and despite the band's repeated requests for moshing to stop, a seventeen-year-old fan named Bernadette O'Brien was crushed to death. The concert ended early and the following night's performance in Belfast was cancelled out of respect for her.[37] However, while Corgan maintained that moshing’s “time [had] come and gone,” the band would continue to request open-floor concerts throughout the rest of the tour.[38] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (547x800, 415 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): The Smashing Pumpkins Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (547x800, 415 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): The Smashing Pumpkins Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Simpsons redirects here. ... Homerpalooza is the twenty-fourth episode of The Simpsons seventh season and originally aired on May 19, 1996 as part of the season finale. ... For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see pedestrian street or promenade. ... The Point Theatre (originally dubbed The Point Depot, and often referred to simply as The Point) is a concert and events venue in Dublin, Ireland. ... Audience members at a Dillinger Escape Plan concert moshing in front of the stage. ...


The band suffered a personal tragedy on the night of July 11, 1996, when touring keyboardist Jonathan Melvoin and Chamberlin overdosed on heroin in a hotel room in New York City. Melvoin died, and Chamberlin was arrested for drug possession. A few days later, the band announced that Chamberlin had been fired as a result of the incident.[39] The Pumpkins chose to finish the tour, and hired drummer Matt Walker and keyboardist Dennis Flemion. Corgan later said the decision to continue touring was the worst the band had ever made, damaging both their music and their reputation.[6] Meanwhile the band had given interviews since the release of Mellon Collie stating that it would be the last conventional Pumpkins record,[40] and that rock was becoming stale. James Iha said at the end of 1996, "The future is in electronic music. It really seems boring just to play rock music."[41] is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Jonathan Melvoin (December 6, 1961 - July 12, 1996) was the touring keyboardist for The Smashing Pumpkins during their worldwide tour for the album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. ... For other uses, see Heroin (disambiguation). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Matt Walker was the drummer for Filter and The Smashing Pumpkins. ... Dennis Flemion is a founding member, with his brother Jimmy, of controversial independant rock band The Frogs. ...


Adore, Machina, and breakup: 1998–2000

The Smashing Pumpkins as a trio in 1998. The band adopted a darker, more subdued look to accompany the release of their fourth album, Adore.
The Smashing Pumpkins as a trio in 1998. The band adopted a darker, more subdued look to accompany the release of their fourth album, Adore.

After the release of Mellon Collie, the Pumpkins contributed multiple songs to various compilations. Released in early 1997, the song “Eye” relied almost exclusively on electronic instruments and signaled a drastic shift from the Pumpkins’ previous musical styles. At the time, Corgan stated his "idea [was] to reconfigure the focus and get away from the classic guitars-bass-drum rock format”.[42] Later that year, the group contributed "The End is the Beginning is the End" to the soundtrack for the film Batman & Robin. With Matt Walker on drums, the song featured a heavy sound similar to "Bullet With Butterfly Wings" while still having strong electronic influences. The song later won the 1998 Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance. Though Corgan announced that the song represented the sound people could expect from the band in the future,[43] the band’s next album would feature few guitar driven songs. Recorded following the death of Corgan's mother and his divorce, 1998's Adore represented a significant change of style from the Pumpkins' previous guitar-based rock, veering into electronica. The record, cut with assistance from studio drummers and drum machines, was infused with a darker aesthetic than much of the band's earlier work. The group also modified its public image, shedding its alternative hipster look for a more subdued appearance. Although Adore received favorable reviews and was nominated for Best Alternative Performance at the Grammy Awards, the album had only sold about 830,000 copies in the United States by the end of the year, which lead the music industry to consider it a failure.[44] The album nonetheless sold three times as many copies overseas.[6] On June 30, 1998, the band embarked on a seventeen-date, fifteen-city charity North American tour in support of Adore. At each stop on the tour, the band donated 100 percent of tickets sales to a local charity organization. The tour's expenses were entirely funded out of the band's own pockets. All told, the band donated over $2.8 million to charity as a result of the tour.[45] Image File history File links Smashing_pumpkins_1998_promo. ... Image File history File links Smashing_pumpkins_1998_promo. ... Eye is a song by the band The Smashing Pumpkins which featured on the soundtrack of the David Lynch film Lost Highway. ... The End Is the Beginning Is the End (or TEITBITE among fans) is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins. ... A film soundtrack is the music that is from or inspired by a feature film. ... For the 1949 serial Batman and Robin, see Batman and Robin (serial). ... Matt Walker was the drummer for Filter and The Smashing Pumpkins. ... The 40th Grammy Awards were held on February 25, 1998. ... The Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance has been awarded since 1990. ... Alternate cover U.S. vinyl edition Singles from Adore Released: May 18, 1998 Released: September 7, 1998 Adore is the fourth studio album from Chicago alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...

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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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Sample of "The Everlasting Gaze" from Machina/The Machines of God (2000), the first single from the album. A return to the dense, guitar-heavy sound of previous records.

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In 1999, the band surprised fans by reuniting with a rehabilitated Jimmy Chamberlin for a brief tour dubbed "The Arising", which showcased both new and classic material. The lineup was short-lived, however, as upon the completion of the album Machina/The Machines of God, the band announced the departure of Wretzky in September.[46] Former Hole bassist Melissa Auf der Maur was recruited for the "Sacred and Profane" tour in support of the album and appeared in the videos accompanying its release. Released in 2000, Machina was initially promoted as the Pumpkins' return to a more traditional rock sound, after the more gothic, electronic-sounding Adore.[47] The album debuted at number three on the Billboard charts,[48] but quickly disappeared and as of 2007 has only been certified gold.[49][50] Music journalist Jim DeRogatis, who described the album as "one of the strongest of their career", noted that the stalled sales for Machina in comparison to teen pop ascendant at the time "seems like concrete proof that a new wave of young pop fans has turned a deaf ear toward alternative rock."[51] Machina/The Machines of God is The Smashing Pumpkins fifth studio album, released on February 29, 2000. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Melissa Gaboriau Auf der Maur (born March 17, 1972) is a Canadian rock musician of Franco-Swiss ancestry, who currently resides in Montreal, Quebec. ... Jim DeRogatis (born 1964 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is a U.S. music critic. ... Teen pop is a genre of music which is marketed, but not exclusively, to preteens and teenagers. ...

The band's touring lineup in 2000 with Chamberlin back on drums and Melissa Auf der Maur replacing Wretzky on bass.
The band's touring lineup in 2000 with Chamberlin back on drums and Melissa Auf der Maur replacing Wretzky on bass.

On May 23, 2000, in a live radio interview on KROQ-FM (Los Angeles), Billy Corgan announced the band's decision to break up at the end of that year following additional touring and recording.[47] The group's final album before the break-up, Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music, was released in September 2000 in a limited pressing on vinyl with permission and instructions for free redistribution on the Internet by fans. Only twenty-five copies were cut, each of which was hand numbered and given to friends of the band along with band members themselves. The album, released under the Constantinople Records label created by Corgan, consisted of one double LP and three ten-inch EPs.[52] This is the only Smashing Pumpkins studio album that is not under an EMI-owned record label. Originally, the band asked Virgin to offer Machina II as a free download to anyone who bought Machina. When the record label declined, Corgan opted to release the material independently.[53] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (891x643, 263 KB) License This work is a copyrighted publicity photograph. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (891x643, 263 KB) License This work is a copyrighted publicity photograph. ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... KROQ-FM is a commercial radio station located in Los Angeles, California, broadcasting on 106. ... 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. ... Constantinople Records is an upstart record label created by Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins. ... For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ...


On December 2, 2000, The Smashing Pumpkins played a farewell concert at The Metro, the same Chicago club where their career had effectively started twelve years earlier. The four-hour-long show featured 35 songs spanning the group's career, and attendees were given a recording of the band’s first concert at The Metro, Live at Cabaret Metro 10-5-88.[53] The single "Untitled" was released commercially to coincide with the farewell show. is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Live at Cabaret Metro 10-5-88 is a live CD of the Smashing Pumpkins. ... Untitled is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins. ...


Post-breakup: 2001–2004

In 2001, the compilation Rotten Apples was released. The double-disc version of the album, released as a limited edition, included a B-sides/rarities collection called Judas Ø. The Greatest Hits Video Collection DVD was also released at the same time, which compiled all of the Pumpkins promo videos from Gish to Machina along with unreleased material.[54] Vieuphoria was released on DVD in 2002, as was the soundtrack album Earphoria, previously released solely to radio stations in 1994. Rotten Apples is a greatest hits compilation album by the rock band the Smashing Pumpkins. ... Judas Ø is a collection of b-sides and rarities by the Smashing Pumpkins. ... Greatest Hits Video Collection DVD The Smashing Pumpkins - Greatest Hits Video Collection (1991-2000) is a video containing all official Smashing Pumpkins videos, from Siva to Try, Try, Try. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... Earphoria is a live CD soundtrack of the Smashing Pumpkins Vieuphoria. ...


Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin reunited in 2001 as members of Corgan's next project, the shortlived supergroup Zwan. Their only album, Mary Star of the Sea, was released to generally positive reviews but, after cancelling a few festival appearances, Corgan announced the demise of the band in 2003 under cloudy circumstances. During 2001, Corgan also toured as part of New Order and provided vocals on their comeback album Get Ready. In October 2004, Corgan released his first book, Blinking with Fists, a collection of poetry. In June 2005, he released a solo album, TheFutureEmbrace. It was greeted with generally mixed reviews and lackluster sales. Only one single, "Walking Shade", was released in support of the album. “Supergroup” redirects here. ... Zwan was a short-lived indie supergroup that was formed by The Smashing Pumpkins lead singer Billy Corgan in 2001. ... Mary Star of the Sea is Zwans only album, released on January 28, 2003. ... This article is about the alternative rock/electronic band New Order. ... Get Ready was New Orders first album in 8 years, following on from 1993s Republic. ... Blinking with Fists is the debut book of poetry by former Smashing Pumpkins and Zwan frontman, Billy Corgan. ... TheFutureEmbrace is the first solo album by Billy Corgan, of The Smashing Pumpkins and Zwan. ...


In addition to drumming with Zwan, Jimmy Chamberlin also formed an alternative rock/jazz fusion project band called The Jimmy Chamberlin Complex. They released an album in 2005 titled Life Begins Again. Corgan provided guest vocals on the track "Lokicat". James Iha served as a guitarist in A Perfect Circle, appearing on their Thirteenth Step club tour and 2004 album, eMOTIVe. He has also been involved with other acts such as Chino Moreno's Team Sleep and Vanessa and the O's. He continues to work with his own record label as well, Scratchie Records. D'arcy Wretzky has not made any public statements or appearances nor given any interviews since leaving the band in 1999. On January 25, 2000, she was arrested after she allegedly purchased three bags of crack cocaine, but after successfully completing a court-ordered drug education program, the charges were dropped.[55] Jazz fusion (or jazz-rock fusion or fusion) is a musical genre that merges elements of jazz with other styles of music, particularly pop, rock, folk, reggae, funk, metal, country, R&B, hip hop, electronic music and world music. ... Jimmy Chamberlin Complex in Studio The Jimmy Chamberlin Complex is an alternative rock/ jazz fusion band, founded by Jimmy Chamberlin and Billy Mohler. ... Life Begins Again is the debut album by the Jimmy Chamberlin Complex (side project band of the Smashing Pumpkins/ Zwan drummer Jimmy Chamberlin). ... A Perfect Circle (often referred to as APC) was an alternative rock supergroup, formed by guitarist Billy Howerdel. ... Emotive may refer to: eMOTIVe, a 2004 rock album by A Perfect Circle Emotive, a sociological term Similar spelling: emotiv, a company which develops mind-computer interfaces Category: ... Chino Moreno (born Camilo Wong Moreno June 20, 1973) is an American musician. ... Team Sleep is an experimental rock group led by singer/guitarist Chino Moreno, better known for fronting the Sacramento-based band Deftones. ... Vanessa and the Os formed in 2003 when James Iha (former guitarist and co-founding member of The Smashing Pumpkins) met Vanessa Contenay-Quinones (Espiritu) and Swedes Andreas Mattson (Popsicle) and Niclas Frisk (Atomic Swing) in New York in 2003. ... Scratchie Records is an independent record label founded in 1995 by James Iha and Darcy Wretzky (ex-Smashing Pumpkins), Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne, Ivy), Kerry Brown (ex-Catherine) and Jeremy Freeman. ... is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Cocaine is a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. ...


Corgan insisted during this period that the band would not reform, although when Zwan broke up he announced, "I think my heart was in Smashing Pumpkins [. . .] I think it was naive of me to think that I could find something that would mean as much to me."[56] On February 17, 2004, Corgan posted a bitter message on his personal blog calling Wretzky a "mean-spirited drug addict" and blaming Iha for the breakup of The Smashing Pumpkins.[57] On June 3, 2004, he added that "the depth of my hurt [from Iha] is only matched with the depth of my gratitude".[58] Iha responded to Corgan's claims in 2005, saying, "No, I didn't break up the band. The only person who could have done that is Billy."[59]
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Reunion: 2005–present

Billy Corgan's full-page Chicago Tribune ad, announcing his intention to reform The Smashing Pumpkins.
Billy Corgan's full-page Chicago Tribune ad, announcing his intention to reform The Smashing Pumpkins.

On June 21, 2005, the day of the release of his album TheFutureEmbrace, Corgan took out a full-page advertisement in the Chicago Tribune newspaper to announce that he planned to reunite the band. "For a year now," Corgan wrote, "I have walked around with a secret, a secret I chose to keep. But now I want you to be among the first to know that I have made plans to renew and revive the Smashing Pumpkins. I want my band back, and my songs, and my dreams."[60] While performing at various drum clinics across Europe in September 2005, Jimmy Chamberlin confirmed that a reunion tour was planned to begin the next February, with a new album possibly to follow.[61] In February 2006, MTV.com reported that Corgan and Chamberlin had signed a new management deal with Front Line Management, and Melissa Auf der Maur stated that the pair were currently working on an album of new material.[62] Image File history File links Billy_Corgan_-_Tribune_Ad_reduced. ... Image File history File links Billy_Corgan_-_Tribune_Ad_reduced. ... William Patrick Corgan, Jr. ... // The Chicago Tribune is a major daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois and owned by the Tribune Company. ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... TheFutureEmbrace is the first solo album by Billy Corgan, of The Smashing Pumpkins and Zwan. ... // The Chicago Tribune is a major daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois and owned by the Tribune Company. ...


On April 20, 2006, the band's authorized website, www.smashingpumpkins.com, confirmed the reunion stating, "It's official. The Smashing Pumpkins are currently writing songs for their upcoming album, their first since 1999."[63] The website later reported that the new album would be produced by Roy Thomas Baker, who produced many of Queen's albums, including A Night at the Opera.[64] According to a MySpace blog posting by Jimmy Chamberlin on October 20, 2006, they finished work with Baker and had also enlisted help from producer Terry Date, who has worked with Deftones, Pantera, and Soundgarden. is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Roy Thomas Baker is a English record producer who helped create a number of extremely popular pop and rock records in the 1970s and 1980s. ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ... A Night at the Opera is a 1975 album by English rock band Queen. ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ... is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Terry Date Terry Date is an American record producer and engineer, specialising in the rock and metal genres. ... Deftones are a Grammy award-winning experimental alternative rock band from Sacramento, California. ... For other uses, see Pantera (disambiguation). ... Soundgarden was an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1984. ...


Corgan and Chamberlin were verified as participants in the reunion, but there was question as to whether other former members of the band would participate. In April 2007, Iha and Auf der Maur separately confirmed that they were not taking part in the reunion.[65][66] Chamberlin would later state that Iha and Wretzky "didn't want to be a part of" the reunion.[67] The Smashing Pumpkins performed live for the first time since 2000 on May 22, 2007, in Paris, France. There, the band unveiled new members Jeff Schroeder and Ginger Reyes, who took over second guitarist and bassist duties, respectively, as well as Lisa Harriton on keyboards.[68] That same month, "Tarantula" was released as the first single from the band's forthcoming album. On July 7, the band performed at the Live Earth concert in New Jersey.[69] The band's new album, Zeitgeist, was released that same month on Reprise Records, entering the Billboard charts at number two.[70] Chamberlin has confirmed that the Pumpkins will be going back into the studio to record a new album at the completion of the current tour.[67] is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Jeff Schroeder is an American rock musician, who became a guitarist with the Grammy-award winning alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins in 2007. ... Ginger A. Reyes (also known as Ginger Sling, born in Long Beach, California) is an American rock musician, and is the bassist and a backing vocalist for the reformed Chicago alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. ... Lisa Harriton is a British rock musician, who became a keyboardist and back-up vocalist with the Grammy-award winning alternative rock band, The Smashing Pumpkins in 2007. ... Alternate cover iTunes release Tarantula is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins. ... is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Live Earth was a series of worldwide concerts held on 7 July 2007, that initiated a three-year campaign to combat climate change. ... The Live Earth concert for North America was held at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA (near New York City) on July 7, 2007. ... Zeitgeist is the sixth commercially-released studio album by American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. ... Reprise Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group, operated through Warner Bros. ...


Musical style and influences

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Sample of "Cherub Rock" from Siamese Dream (1993), which features layers of guitar overdubs influenced by arena rock and shoegaze, as well as repeated use of "the Pumpkin chord".

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The direction of the band is dominated by chief guitarist, lead vocalist, and principal songwriter Billy Corgan. Journalist Greg Kot wrote, "The music [of The Smashing Pumpkins] would not be what it is without his ambition and vision, and his famously fractured relationships with his family, friends, and bandmembers."[6] Melissa Auf der Maur commented upon news of the group's reunion, "Everyone knows Billy doesn't need too many people to make a Pumpkins record, other than Jimmy [Chamberlin]—who he has on board."[71] Many of Corgan's lyrics for the Pumpkins are cathartic expressions of emotion, full of personal musings and strong indictments of himself and those close to him.[6] Music critics were not often fans of Corgan's angst-filled lyrics. Jim DeRogatis wrote in a 1993 Chicago Sun-Times article that Corgan's lyrics "too often sound like sophomoric poetry",[72] although he viewed the lyrics of later albums Adore and Machina as an improvement.[73] Greg Kot has been the rock critic of the Chicago Tribune since 1990. ... The Chicago Sun-Times is an American daily newspaper published in Chicago. ...


The Smashing Pumpkins' distinctive sound up until Adore involved layering numerous guitar tracks onto a song during the recording process, a tactic that Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness coproducer Flood called the "Pumpkin guitar overdub army".[40] There were a few overdubbed parts on Gish but Corgan began to really explore the possibilities of overdubbing with Siamese Dream; Corgan has stated that "Soma" alone contains up to 40 overdubbed guitar parts.[74] While Corgan knew many of the songs would be difficult or impossible to replicate from their recorded versions in concert (in fact, some songs were drastically altered for live performance), he has explained the use of overdubbing by posing the question "When you are faced with making a permanent recorded representation of a song, why not endow it with the grandest possible vision?"[75] This use of multilayered sounds was inspired by Corgan's love of 1970s arena rock bands Queen, Boston, and Electric Light Orchestra,[74] as well as shoegaze, a British alternative rock style of the late 1980s and early 1990s that relied on swirling layers of guitar noise for effect. Mellon Collie coproducer Alan Moulder was originally hired to mix Siamese Dream because Corgan was a fan of his work producing shoegaze bands such as My Bloody Valentine, Ride, and Slowdive.[76] Arena rock, also called stadium rock or anthem rock, is a loosely-defined term describing a rock era. ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ... Boston is an American rock band that achieved its most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. ... ELO redirects here. ... This article is about the music group. ... Ride were a British shoegazing band. ... Slowdive // Slowdive were a shoegazing band formed in 1989, lasting until 1995. ...


Like many contemporary alternative bands, The Smashing Pumpkins utilized shifts in song dynamics, going from quiet to loud and vice versa. Hüsker Dü's seminal album Zen Arcade demonstrated to the band how they could place gentler material against more aggressive fare,[6] and Corgan made such shifts in dynamics central to the pursuit of his grand musical ambitions.[77] Corgan said he liked the idea of creating his own alternative universe through sound that essentially tells the listener, "Welcome to Pumpkin Land, this is what it sounds like on Planet Pumpkin."[78] This emphasis on atmosphere carried through to Adore (described as "arcane night music" in prerelease promotion)[79] and the Machina albums (concept records that tell the story of a fictional rock band).[6] Zen Arcade is the third full-length album from the American rock band Hüsker Dü, released in July 1984 on SST Records. ...


The Pumpkins drew inspiration from a variety of other genres, some unfashionable during the 1990s among music critics. Corgan in particular was open about his appreciation of heavy metal, citing Dimebag Darrell of Pantera as his favorite contemporary guitarist.[40][80] When one interviewer commented to Corgan and Iha that "Smashing Pumpkins is one of the groups that relegitimized heavy metal" and that they "were among the first alternative rockers to mention people like Ozzy and Black Sabbath with anything other than contempt", Corgan went on to rave about Black Sabbath's Master of Reality and Judas Priest's Unleashed in the East.[40] The song "Zero", which reminded Iha of Judas Priest, is an example of what the band dubbed "cybermetal".[81] Post-punk and gothic rock bands like Joy Division/New Order, Bauhaus, The Cure, and Depeche Mode were formative influences on the band, which covered such artists in concert and on record. Psychedelic rock was also referenced often in the band's early recordings; according to Corgan, "In typical Pumpkins fashion, no one at that point really liked loud guitars or psychedelic music so, of course, that's exactly what we had to do."[82] Corgan acknowledged that a chord he jokingly claimed as "the Pumpkin chord" (a G# octave chord at the eleventh fret of a guitar with the low E string played over it), used as the basis for "Cherub Rock", "Drown", and other songs, was in fact previously used by Jimi Hendrix.[74] Other early influences cited by Corgan include Cream, The Stooges, and Blue Cheer.[83] Dimebag redirects here. ... For other uses, see Pantera (disambiguation). ... Ozzy redirects here. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... Master of Reality is the third album by heavy metal band Black Sabbath, released in 1971 (see 1971 in music). ... For other uses, see Judas priest (curse). ... Unleashed in the East is Judas Priests live album that was recorded live in Tokyo, Japan during the Hell Bent for Leather tour in 1978. ... Post punk generally refers to the particularly fertile and creative period following the initial punk rock explosion. During the first wave of punk, roughly spanning 1976-1983, bands such as The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones and The Damned began to challenge the current styles and conventions of rock... This article is about the band. ... This article is about the alternative rock/electronic band New Order. ... Bauhaus are an English rock band formed in Northampton in 1978 by Peter Murphy (vocals), Daniel Ash (guitar), Kevin Haskins (drums) and David J (bass). ... This article is about the band. ... Depeche Mode (pronounced ) are an electronic music group formed in 1980, in Basildon, Essex, England. ... Psychedelic rock is a style of rock music that attempts to replicate the mind-altering experiences of hallucinogenic drugs. ... For other uses, see Octave (disambiguation). ... Cherub Rock is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins. ... Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ... Cream were a classic 1960s British rock band, which consisted of guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Blue Cheer is a San Francisco-based rock group of the late 1960s and early 1970s, who helped to pioneer heavy metal music. ...


Regarding the band's influence upon other groups, Greg Kot wrote in 2001, "Whereas Nirvana spawned countless mini-Nirvanas, the Pumpkins remain an island unto themselves."[6] Still, some artists and bands have mentioned the Pumpkins as an influence, such as Nelly Furtado[84] and members of My Chemical Romance. My Chemical Romance vocalist Gerard Way has said that they pattern their career upon the Pumpkins',[85] including music videos.[86] The members of fellow Chicago band Kill Hannah are friends with Corgan,[87] and lead singer Mat Devine has compared his group to the Pumpkins.[88] Nelly Kim Furtado (born December 2, 1978) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, and instrumentalist, who also holds Portuguese citizenship. ... My Chemical Romance are an American rock band formed in 2001. ... Gerard Arthur Way (born April 9, 1977) is the front man, lead vocalist and co-founder of the band My Chemical Romance; he is also elder brother to the bands bass player, Mikey Way. ... Kill Hannah is an alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, currently signed to Atlantic Records. ... Mathew Devine (April 16, 1974) is the lead singer, pianist and guitarist in the band Kill Hannah. ...


Music videos

For a complete list of the band's music videos, see The Smashing Pumpkins discography.
A scene from the "Tonight, Tonight" music video, winner of the MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year in 1996. Drawing heavy influence from Georges Méliès's A Trip to the Moon, the video was filmed in the style of a turn-of-the-century silent film using theater-style backdrops and primitive special effects.
A scene from the "Tonight, Tonight" music video, winner of the MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year in 1996. Drawing heavy influence from Georges Méliès's A Trip to the Moon, the video was filmed in the style of a turn-of-the-century silent film using theater-style backdrops and primitive special effects.[89]

The Smashing Pumpkins have been praised for being "responsible for some of the '90s' most striking and memorable video clips" and for having "approached videos from a completely artistic standpoint rather than mere commercials to sell albums".[90] MTV's 2001 anniversary special Testimony: 20 Years of Rock on MTV credited the Pumpkins, along with Nine Inch Nails, with treating music videos as an art form during the 1990s. Corgan has said, "We generally resisted the idea of what I call the classic MTV rock video, which is like lots of people jumping around and stuff."[91] The band worked with acclaimed video directors including Kevin Kerslake ("Cherub Rock"), Samuel Bayer ("Bullet with Butterfly Wings"), and, most frequently, the team of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris ("Rocket", "1979", "Tonight, Tonight", "The End is the Beginning is the End", and "Perfect"). Corgan, who was frequently heavily involved in the conception of the videos, said of Dayton and Faris, "I know my [initial] versions are always darker, and they're always talking me into something a little kinder and gentler."[92] Videos like "Today", "Rocket", and "1979" dealt with images taken from middle American culture, albeit exaggerated. The group's videos so often avoid the literal interpretation of the song lyrics that the video for "Thirty-Three", with images closely related to the words of the song, was created as an intentional stylistic departure.[93] The Smashing Pumpkins on May 24, 2007, at den Atelier, Luxembourg This is a discography of The Smashing Pumpkins, a Chicago, Illinois-based alternative rock group. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Smashing_pumpkins_tonight_video_02. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Smashing_pumpkins_tonight_video_02. ... The following is a list of MTV Video Music Awards winners for Video of the Year. ... Georges Méliès (December 8, 1861 – January 21, 1938), full name Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès, was a French filmmaker famous for leading many technical and narrative developments in the earliest cinema. ... A Trip to the Moon (French: ) is a 1902 French black and white silent science fiction film. ... A silent film is a film which has no accompanying soundtrack. ... Special effects (abbreviated SPFX or SFX) are used in the film, television, and entertainment industry to create effects that cannot be achieved by normal means, such as depicting travel to other star systems. ... Nine Inch Nails (abbreviated as NIN) is an American industrial rock band, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Kevin Kerslake is an American music video director. ... Samuel Bayer (born in 1962 in Syracuse, New York) is an American music video director. ... Dayton and Faris during the making of Little Miss Sunshine Jonathan Dayton (born 7 July 1957 in Alameda County, California) and Valerie Faris (born 20 October 1958 in Los Angeles County, California) are an award-winning team of music video directors who have also moved into directing theatrical films. ... Siamese Dream track listing Cherub Rock Quiet Today Hummer Rocket Disarm Soma Geek U.S.A. Mayonaise Spaceboy Silverfuck Sweet Sweet Luna Rocket is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins. ... Perfect is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins. ...


The band was nominated for several MTV Video Music Awards during the 1990s; in 1996, the '"1979" and "Tonight, Tonight" videos combined to win seven VMAs, including the top award, Video of the Year, for "Tonight, Tonight". The video was also nominated for a Grammy at the 1997 ceremony. Fans reacted with equal fervor. Of the "Tonight, Tonight" video, Corgan remarked, "I don't think we've ever had people react [like this]...it just seemed to touch a nerve."[94] The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. ...


Discography

Date of release Title Record label
May 28, 1991 Gish Caroline Records
July 27, 1993 Siamese Dream Virgin Records
October 24, 1995 Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Virgin Records
June 2, 1998 Adore Virgin Records
February 29, 2000 Machina/The Machines of God Virgin Records
September 5, 2000 Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music Constantinople Records
July 10, 2007 Zeitgeist Reprise Records

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See also

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References

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  • DeRogatis, Jim. Milk It!: Collected Musings on the Alternative Music Explosion of the 90's. Cambridge: Da Capo, 2003. ISBN 0-306-81271-1
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  • Kot, Greg. "Pumpkin Seeds". Guitar World. January 2002.
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Footnotes

  1. ^ Although frequently referred to as simply "Smashing Pumpkins", and credited as such on the covers of Gish, Siamese Dream, and Zeitgeist (and related singles), the band's name has more often been presented as "The Smashing Pumpkins", dating back to their first demo tape, and exclusively so between Mellon Collie (1995) and Earphoria (2002).
  2. ^ Rogers, Ray. "Smashing Pumpkins [interview]", Interview. February 1996 (available online). Retrieved on 2007-03-11
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  5. ^ There are differing reports on the Pumpkins's worldwide sales at the time of their breakup: Jim DeRogatis, in December 2000, reported a total of "twenty-two million copies sold". David Fricke, that same month, wrote of the band's "more than twenty-five million records sold worldwide". See DeRogatis, Jim. Milk It!: Collected Musings on the Alternative Music Explosion of the 90's. Cambridge: Da Capo, 2003; p. 89; Fricke, David (2000-12-22). Smashing Pumpkins Look Back in Wonder. RollingStone.com. Retrieved on 2006-10-25.
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  7. ^ "From Fighting to Smashing", Washington Post, 1993-11-19. 
  8. ^ a b c Kelly, Christina. "Smashing Pumpkins: The Multi-Platinum Band Is Over the Infighting But Can the Harmony Last?", US Weekly, 1995-12-01. 
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  29. ^ Farley, Christopher John. "A Journey, Not a Joyride". Time. November 13, 1995.
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  31. ^ Top 100 Albums. Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA.com). Retrieved on 2007-08-04. Sales for double albums are counted for each disc, thus 4.5 million copies of the double album package have been certified.
  32. ^ "Germ Warfare", Newsweek, 1996-10-14. 
  33. ^ Pumpkins' "Collectors" Set Has Mass Appeal. MTV.com (1996-12-16). Retrieved on 2006-08-30.
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  35. ^ Marks, Craig. "Zero Worship", Spin, June 1996. 
  36. ^ Violanti, Anthony. "Cool in Control Smashing Pumpkins Weathers the Storms of Celebrity", Buffalo News, 1996-06-30. 
  37. ^ Fan Crushed at Smashing Pumpkin's Show. MTV.com (1996). Retrieved on 2006-06-23.
  38. ^ Durando, Stu. "Wary of Injuries and Litigation, Concert Venues Take Extra Precautions to Deal with Moshing", St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1996-07-17. 
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  41. ^ Graff, Gary. "Smashing Pumpkins—Rave of the Future", Guitar World. December 1996.
  42. ^ Gundersen, Edna. "Smashing that Pumpkins stereotype Band shuns 'tragic' label", USA Today, 1997-02-26. 
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  45. ^ Smashing Pumpkins Raise Over $2.8 Million on Charity Tour. MTV.com (1998-09-22). Retrieved on 2006-08-30.
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  48. ^ Santana Still No. 1 Despite Strong Debuts. Billboard.com (2000-03-09). Retrieved on 2007-10-05.
  49. ^ Tarlach, Gemma. "Once-Sizzling Bands Grapple with Fading Fame", Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2000-04-11. Retrieved on 2006-09-27. 
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  54. ^ There is one notable omission, "The End Is the Beginning Is the End". This was excluded because the rights are owned by Warner Bros., who loaned out the band from their regular label, Virgin Records.
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