Limited double 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered edition of this 1998 album from the Alt-Rock superstars. ADORE, the follow up to the band's mega-successful 1995 double album MELLON COLLIE AND THE INFINITE SADNESS, offered a new entrance to the band's career as Corgan experimented with and without the band.
1. To Sheila 2. Ava Adore 3. Perfect 4. Daphne Descends 5. Once Upon A Time 6. Tear 7. Crestfallen 8. Appels + Oranjes
LP2 1. Pug 2. The Tale of Dusty & Pistol Pete 3. Annie - Dog 4. Shame 5. Behold! The Nightmare 6. For Martha 7. Blank Page 8. 17
1991's Gish is the debut album by alt-rock pioneers the Smashing Pumpkins. Produced by Butch Vig, Gish not only put the band and their guitar-centric, layered sound on the map, but it also served as one of the earliest releases of what would be deemed the alt-rock movement. Epic cuts like "I Am One," "Siva" and "Rhinoceros" flash a unique and promising potential that would become fully realized two years later with their breakout genre-defining album Siamese Dream.
Smashing PumpkinsGishTrack Listing:
1. I Am One 2. Siva 3. Rhinoceros 4. Bury Me 5. Crush 6. Suffer 7. Snail 8. Tristessa 9. Window Paine 10. Dayream
Limit one per customer when ordering. Limited four vinyl LP pressing. Digitally re-mastered edition of the Alt-Rock quartet's 1995 career-defining double album. Originally released October 24, 1995, the album would debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified 9x platinum by the RIAA. It yielded major hits like "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" the band's unlikely first Top 40 hit the exquisite "1979" and epic "Tonight, Tonight" as well as a thoroughly inspired series of videos. Produced by Billy Corgan, Flood and Alan Moulder, the album would also earn a Grammy Award (1996 Best Hard Rock Performance for "Bullet with Butterfly Wings") as well as seven nominations. Beyond the more obvious hits, though, Mellon Collie is a song cycle of unusual depth and considerable range. It is a collection of stunningly beautiful moments when everything lined up-a moment in time that's still here to be treasured.
Originally released in 1993,Siamese Dreamis the breakthrough second album from theSmashing Pumpkinsand one of the finest to ever come out of the alt-rock movement. Co-produced withButch Vigand instrumentally recorded almost entirely by bandleaderBilly Corganhimself, the guitar-heavy affair generated no less than four hit singles in "Cherub Rock," "Today," "Disarm" and "Rocket."
Built on rich, layered sonics and inherent dynamic tension,Siamese Dreamstands alongside Nirvana'sNevermindand Soundgarden'sSuperunknownas the defining albums of the decade and alt-rock's Mount Rushmore.
"Siamese Dreamwas loaded with melodies, from 'Luna' to the scorched overdrive of 'Cherub Rock,' Corgan’s raised middle finger to the independent-rock scene that never embraced him. The feeling was mutual. Corgan wrote his share of clunky lyrics ('Life’s a bummer when you’re a hummer') but they spoke with a directness that Cobain’s more poetically inclined words sometimes lacked. Corgan was a stoop-shouldered suburban misfit from a splintered household, much like many in his audience, andSiamese Dreambecame a soundtrack for a significant portion of his generation." --Greg Kot,Chicago Tribune, November 28, 2011