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The Smashing Pumpkins

The Smashing Pumpkins (alternately known as simply Smashing Pumpkins) are an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1988. Formed by frontman Billy Corgan (lead vocals, guitar) and James Iha (guitar), the band included D'arcy Wretzky (bass guitar) and Jimmy Chamberlin (drums) in its original incarnation. It has undergone many line-up changes over the course of its existence, with the current lineup including Corgan, rhythm guitarist Jeff Schroeder and Chamberlin.

Disavowing the punk rock roots of many of their alt-rock contemporaries, the Pumpkins have a diverse, densely layered, and guitar-heavy sound, containing elements of gothic rock, heavy metal, dream pop, psychedelic rock, progressive rock, shoegazing, and electronica in later recordings. 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".

The Smashing Pumpkins broke into the musical mainstream with their second album, 1993's Siamese Dream. The group built its audience with extensive touring and their 1995 follow-up, the double album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart. With 20 million albums sold in the United States alone, The Smashing Pumpkins were one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands of the 1990s. However, internal fighting, drug use, and diminishing record sales led to a 2000 break-up.

In 2006, Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin reconvened to record a new Smashing Pumpkins album, Zeitgeist. After touring throughout 2007 and 2008 with a lineup including new guitarist Jeff Schroeder, Chamberlin left the band in early 2009. Later that year, Corgan began a new recording series entitled Teargarden by Kaleidyscope featuring a rotating lineup of musicians, that has resulted in the albums Oceania (2012), Monuments to an Elegy (2014), and a forthcoming album. Chamberlin rejoined, originally temporarily, in 2015 for The End Times Tour, but remained a member of the band afterwards. As of 2016, Corgan, Chamberlin & Schroeder are the sole permanent band members.

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Genres rock alternative rock acoustic hard rock grunge
Picks
  1. Rhinoceros
  2. Galapogos
  3. Zero
Top release Siamese Dream

Albums

  1. Gish
    1991
  2. Quiet and Other Songs
    1992
  3. 5.5
    Siamese Dream
    1993
  4. 3.0
    Pumpkin Seeds
    1994
  5. 5.5
    Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
    1995
  6. MCIS Demos I
    1996
  7. 2.0
    Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness Demos II
    1996
  8. Adore Demos I
    1997
  9. Adore: Demos II
    1998
  10. Machina Acoustic Demos
    1998
  11. Adore
    1998
  12. MACHINA/the machines of God
    2000
  13. Billy's Gravity Demos I
    2000
  14. MACHINA II/the friends & enemies of modern music
    2000
  15. Zeitgeist
    2007
  16. Oceania
    2012
  17. Monuments to an Elegy
    2014

Other releases

  1. Nothing Ever Changes
    1988
  2. Moon
    1989
  3. The Smashing Pumpkins
    1989
  4. 1989-03-16: WZRD Radio Show, Chicago, IL, USA
    1989
  5. The Smashing Pumpkins
    1989
  6. 1989-10-31: Cabaret Metro, Chicago, IL, USA
    1989
  7. I Am One
    1990
  8. Tristessa
    1990
  9. Siva / Window Paine
    1991
  10. Lull
    1991
  11. 1992-01-17: Vooruit, Gent, Belgium
    1992
  12. 1992-01-24: Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
    1992
  13. 1992-02-05: Élysée Montmartre, Paris, France
    1992
  14. Daughter
    1992
  15. Drown
    1992
  16. Peel Sessions
    1992
  17. 1992-09-12: Town & Country Club, London, UK
    1992
  18. Demo Cuts
    1993
  19. Black Sessions
    1993
  20. Spaceboy
    1993
  21. Smashing the Puppets
    1993
  22. Fishing Blue
    1993
  23. A Kiss of This
    1993
  24. Tribute to BÖC
    1993
  25. Drown
    1993
  26. Cherub Rock
    1993
  27. Today
    1993
  28. 1993-10-05: First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    1993
  29. 1993-12-11: Bogart's, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    1993
  30. Unplugged: 100% Pure Acoustic Performances
    1994
  31. A la Mode, Volume 1
    1994
  32. Mayonaise Dream
    1994
  33. 1994-02-25: Astoria '94: Astoria Theatre, London, UK
    1994
  34. Party All Night
    1994
  35. Siamese Singles
    1994
  36. Halloween Party
    1994
  37. Spaceboy
    1994
  38. Ultra Rare Trax
    1994
  39. Man of Light
    1994
  40. Mashed Potatoes
    1994
  41. Virgins
    1994
  42. From the Mixing Desk
    1994
  43. Rocket
    1994
  44. 3 Feet High
    1994
  45. We Can Work It Out
    1994
  46. 1993-08-14: 3 Feet High: Metro, Chicago, IL, US
    1994
  47. Halloween Tools
    1994
  48. Acoustic Daze
    1994
  49. Waiting For The Past
    1994
  50. Out of Focus
    1994
  51. Disarm
    1994
  52. 1993-10-26: Unbereable: Del Mar Fairground, Del Mar, CA, USA
    1994
  53. Earphoria
    1994
  54. Pisces Iscariot
    1994
  55. 1995-08-25: Wrapped Up in the Pleasures of the World: Reading Festival, Berkshire, UK
    1995
  56. Starlight
    1995
  57. Shoot Out the Lights
    1995
  58. Billy the Kid
    1995
  59. Early 1989 Demos
    1995
  60. The World Is a Vampire
    1995
  61. Blackout
    1995
  62. Exit Under Burning Skies
    1995
  63. Pluggelectric
    1995
  64. Live in Chicago 23.10.95
    1995
  65. Muzzle
    1995
  66. Bullet With Butterfly Wings
    1995
  67. 1996-05-15: Brixton Academy, London, UK
    1996
  68. Turpentine Kisses
    1996
  69. Twilight
    1996
  70. Secret Destroyers
    1996
  71. Redrum
    1996
  72. Live Divine
    1996
  73. Tune In, Turn On, Rawk Out
    1996
  74. 1996-04-07: Secrets of Your Dreams: Düsseldorf Easter Festival, Germany
    1996
  75. Mellon Collie at the Max
    1996
  76. Disconnect
    1996
  77. Vast Oceans
    1996
  78. (We Salute You) Naked Man
    1996
  79. Squashed Zucchini
    1996
  80. Freedom!
    1996
  81. 1979
    1996
  82. 1996-02-10: Moore Theater, Seattle, WA, USA
    1996
  83. Acoustic Melon Songs
    1996
  84. 1996-04-07: Philipshalle, Düsseldorf, Germany
    1996
  85. Tonight, Tonight
    1996
  86. Zero
    1996
  87. 1996-05-11: The Point, Dublin, Ireland
    1996
  88. Thirty-Three
    1996
  89. The Aeroplane Flies High
    1996
  90. The GM Place
    1997
  91. Greatest Hits
    1997
  92. 1997-01-08: 1997: The GM Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    1997
  93. Children of Gotham
    1997
  94. The End Is the Beginning Is the End
    1997
  95. 1997-06-27: Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, UK
    1997
  96. 17 Seconds
    1998
  97. 1998-05-16: Porto Antico, Genova, IT
    1998
  98. Transmissions
    1998
  99. Shhhh!
    1998
  100. Transmission
    1998
  101. Enter Adore
    1998
  102. Tivoli Stockholm
    1998
  103. Rhinocerous
    1998
  104. Daphne Descends
    1998
  105. Exit Mellon Collie
    1998
  106. 1998-01-15: Viper Room, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    1998
  107. Slaphead's Revenge
    1998
  108. Insincere & Insolent
    1998
  109. Ava Adore
    1998
  110. 1998-05-14: Spielbudenplatz, Hamburg, Germany
    1998
  111. 1998-06-09: Lycabettus Theater, Athens, Greece
    1998
  112. 1998-06-19: Secret Gig: International Shipping Harbor at Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia
    1998
  113. Perfect
    1998
  114. 1998-07-31: Orpheum Theater, Boston, MA, USA
    1998
  115. 1998-08-04: Fox Theater, Atlanta, GA, USA
    1998
  116. Crestfallen
    1998
  117. 1998-12-12: KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas: Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    1998
  118. 1988-08-10: Avalon, Chicago, IL, USA
    1999
  119. The Smashing Pumpkins 1991–1998
    1999
  120. 2000-05-01: Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    2000
  121. 2000-02-17: Tree Studio, Atlanta, GA, USA
    2000
  122. 2000-10-19: Palais Omnisport de Paris Bercy, Paris, France
    2000
  123. I of the Mourning
    2000
  124. The Smashing Pumpkins
    2000
  125. Stand Inside Your Love
    2000
  126. Still Becoming Apart
    2000
  127. The Friends and Enemies of Modern Music
    2000
  128. Sacred & Profane Tour (Soundboard Sampler)
    2000
  129. 2000-08-11: Molson Park, Barrie, ON, Canada
    2000
  130. Try, Try, Try
    2000
  131. 2000-11-29: United Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    2000
  132. Live at Cabaret Metro 10-5-88
    2000
  133. In Their Own Words
    2001
  134. The Original Demo Tapes
    2001
  135. Untitled
    2001
  136. Greatest Hits: Rotten Apples
    2001
  137. 1991-2000: Greatest Hits Video Collection
    2001
  138. Vieuphoria
    2002
  139. VH1 Storytellers
    2002
  140. 1998-01-06: Perfect Tears: Pinkpop Festival, Landgraaf, Netherlands
    2004
  141. True Power. True Faith.
    2005
  142. Rarities and B-Sides
    2005
  143. 1993-07-26: Live at Tower Records, Chicago, IL, USA
    2005
  144. The Mother of All Unplugged Collections
    2006
  145. Doomsday Clock
    2007
  146. Tarantula
    2007
  147. 2007-07-31: The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, USA
    2007
  148. That's the Way (My Love Is)
    2007
  149. 2007-11-15: Fox Theater, Atlanta, GA, USA
    2007
  150. The Black Sessions
    2008
  151. 2008-02-18: Brabanthallen, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
    2008
  152. American Gothic
    2008
  153. G.L.O.W.
    2008
  154. 10/31/08 Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH
    2008
  155. 2008-11-08: Borgata Resort Spa and Casino, Atlantic City, NJ, USA
    2008
  156. If All Goes Wrong
    2008
  157. 2008-11-18: Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL
    2008
  158. 2008-11-19: Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL
    2008
  159. 2008-12-07: Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL, USA
    2009
  160. FOL
    2009
  161. Bonus EP
    2009
  162. Widow Wake My Mind
    2010
  163. Astral Planes / A Stitch In Time
    2010
  164. Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, Volume 1: Songs for a Sailor
    2010
  165. Freak
    2010
  166. Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, Vol. II: The Solstice Bare
    2010
  167. Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, Volume 3
    2011
  168. Suicide Kiss (Geek No Vox)
    2011
  169. Have Faithe, Be Merrie
    2011
  170. Blissed
    2012
  171. The Celestials
    2012
  172. 2012-12-10: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA
    2012
  173. Oceania: Live In NYC
    2013
  174. Being Beige
    2014
  175. One and All
    2014
  176. Drum + Fife
    2014
  177. Cherub Rock Live
    2015
  178. Rock the Riviera (Live)
    2015
  179. Bruised Angel Wings
    2015