SMASH HITS

BILLY COR­GAN re­cently teased plans to reis­sue old and un­heard PUMP­KINS’ ma­te­rial. JIMMY tells us more…

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“We ba­si­cally recorded ev­ery­thing we ever did from day one. There’s our first-ever re­hearsal, when I showed up with my ba­nana-yel­low Gretsch drum kit! That prac­tice is prob­a­bly pretty cool-sound­ing. There’s stuff we did early on in the UK – that acous­tic show at [leg­endary Soho strip club] Paul Ray­mond’s Re­vue­bar, where we did a ver­sion of David Bowie’s Kooks and cov­ered Syd Bar­rett’s Ter­rapin. There’s early shows at [fa­bled Chicago venue] the Metro, where we’re play­ing Crys­tal Ship by The Doors and Venus In Furs by The Vel­vet

Un­der­ground… There’s so much that there’s at least a year’s worth of lis­ten­ing to be done, to cherry-pick the best of that stuff. There’s tons of ver­sions of the Machina songs that never came out. There’s lots of cool ex­per­i­men­ta­tion that we did, too. For the fan who’s will­ing to go deep, there’s a lot of buried trea­sure there.”

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