Cover Stories: Smashing Pumpkins, ‘Siamese Dream’
Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love.
Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts.
Album Pick. Stream or buy on:. Track Listing.
Cherub Rock. Billy Corgan. The Smashing Pumpkins. Geek U.
Show #111: The Smashing Pumpkins’ Siamese Dream
Sweet Sweet. Cherub Rock Billy Corgan. Quiet Billy Corgan. Today Billy Corgan. Hummer Billy Corgan.
Rocket Billy Corgan. The band was upgraded from Caroline Records to the parent Virgin Records and high expectations for this this sophomore record put immense pressure on the band.
Show # The Smashing Pumpkins’ Siamese Dream | WRUW
Further complicating things was a severe heroin addiction by drummer Jimmy Chamberlin , which was the motivating factor for the band relocating to Triclops Studios in Marietta, Georgia for the album sessions, so they could Chamberlin off from his known drug connections. Corgan took on ever-increasing roles in the studio, often overdubbing or re-recording tracks by his band mates if he felt he can improve on them.
This move only served to put more stress on Corgan, who would not let the company cut corners if it meant compromising the sound. However, the song never really gets to any satisfactory destination.
Beginning with quiet picked notes which give way to full-fledged grunge riff topped by a catchy and melodic melody. While topically upbeat, the song contains dark lyrics which Corgan wrote the song about a day in which he was having suicidal thoughts, supplying great contrast between the grim subject matter and bouncy tune which brought the band popularity through widespread radio airplay.
The song contains about 40 overdubbed guitar parts, demonstrating the meticulous production techniques. The latter part of the album is less even and less heralded.