That Smashing Pumpkins celebratory 20th Anniversary DVD, If All Goes Wrong, is out next week: The 2-disc set looks at SP’s 2007 19-show comeback tour, also dedicating an entire disc to live footage from their 2007 residency at the Fillmore, San Francisco. When they did their California stand, Billy Corgan explained it to Spinner:
The general idea of doing the residencies for us was to create an artistic opportunity … By being in the same bed every night, but yet being in the same community, it affords the opportunity to see the band really have their teeth sunk into a certain energy and vibe. As the old music business systems break down, a residency will create a sense of a moment in time that general touring no longer can.
That makes very little sense if you read it slowly more than once. Leading by example, though, here’s Billy with his acoustic guitar doing previously unreleased “99 Floors.” We’re told it’s a “studio” performance. Sink your teeth into the energy and vibe.
If All Goes Wrong is out 11/11 via Coming Home Media.
While we’re talking unreleased songs, it ought be noted SP performed a slew of covers during their two-set Halloween show in Columbus, Ohio. The audience got acoustic renditions of “Louie Louie,” “Wipeout,” “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida,” “Monster Mash,” etc. They also did “The Gambler” and “Hang On Sloopy.” The electric set was more Kimmel-like. They opened the following night in Cleveland with “99 Floors” and also did “Disarm,” sans Groban.