The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream

EMI is getting ready to reissue the first (and almost certainly best) two albums from the Smashing Pumpkins, fleshing Gish and Siamese Dream out with absurd numbers of bonus tracks. Right now, four of those bonus tracks are streaming at the website of the Seattle radio station 107.7 The End, and all four are demo versions of stone-classic Pumpkins tracks from those two LPs. Head over here to hear demo versions of “I Am One,” “Today,” and “Rocket,” as well as a perfectly lovely acoustic (though not exactly lo-fi) mix of “Disarm.”

Those Gish and Siamese Dream reissues are out 11/29 in North America and 12/5 internationally, via EMI.

Comments (7)
  1. “demo” and “lo-fi” are not synonymous.

  2. Speaking as a longtime Pumpkins fan, I really don’t think “Gish” is one of their best albums. I always thought it sounded awfully amateur for the most part.

    • Agreed. I think Adore is vastly underrated, and Pisces Iscariot is almost on par with Siamese Dream for me. I was always amazed at how many songs were left off the main albums that could actually comprise an entirely new album which was almost as good as the A-sides.

    • you guys are so cool for deciding not to mention mellon collie at all

  3. Siamese dream was an amazing, inspiring, soundtrack to my 7th grade life.

  4. Siamese is my favorite album of the 90s. Gish doesn’t have the best songwriting, but it’s them at their most psychedelic and it rocks. I prefer it sound-wise to post-Siamese (and Pices) stuff.

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