Wednesday 15 April Friday 17 April Saturday 18 April Sunday 19 April Monday 20 April Tuesday 21 April Wednesday 22 April Thursday 23 April Friday 24 April Saturday 25 April Pennies - The Smashing Pumpkins - Zero (CD) Sunday 26 April Monday 27 April Tuesday 28 April Wednesday 29 April Thursday 30 April Friday 1 May Saturday 2 May Sunday 3 May Monday 4 May Tuesday 5 May Wednesday 6 May Thursday 7 May Friday 8 May Saturday 9 May Sunday 10 May Monday 11 May Tuesday 12 May Wednesday 13 May Thursday 14 May Friday 15 May Saturday 16 May Sunday 17 May Monday 18 May Tuesday 19 May Wednesday 20 May Thursday 21 May Friday 22 May Saturday 23 May Sunday 24 May Monday 25 May Tuesday 26 May Wednesday 27 May Thursday 28 May Friday 29 May Saturday 30 May Sunday 31 May Monday 1 June Tuesday 2 June Thursday 4 June Friday 5 June Saturday 6 June Sunday 7 June Monday 8 June Tuesday 9 June Monday 15 June Tuesday 16 June Wednesday 17 June Friday 19 June Saturday 20 June Sunday 21 June Monday 22 June Tuesday 23 June Wednesday 24 June Thursday 25 June Friday 26 June Saturday 27 June Sunday 28 June Monday 29 June Tuesday 30 June Wednesday 1 July Thursday 2 July Friday 3 July Saturday 4 July Sunday 5 July Monday 6 July Tuesday 7 July Wednesday 8 July Thursday 9 July Friday 10 July Saturday 11 July Sunday 12 July Monday 13 July Tuesday 14 July Wednesday 15 July Thursday 16 July Friday 17 July Saturday 18 July Sunday 19 July Monday 20 July Tuesday 21 July Wednesday 22 July Thursday 23 July Friday 24 July Saturday 25 July Sunday 26 July Monday 27 July Tuesday 28 July Wednesday 29 July Thursday 30 July Friday 31 July Saturday 1 August Sunday 2 August Monday 3 August Tuesday 4 August Wednesday 5 August Thursday 6 August Originally designed to create a rough draft for the record, the rehearsal space sessions ended up yielding much of the new album's rhythm section parts.
Corgan said, "Working like that kept the whole process very interesting—kept it from becoming a grind. Corgan sought to eliminate the tension that permeated the Siamese Dream recording sessions. Corgan said regarding the problems with recording Siamese Dream"[T]o me, the biggest offender was the insidious amounts of time that everyone spends waiting for guitar parts to be overdubbed.
There were literally weeks where no one had anything to do but sit and wait. This tactic allowed Corgan to work on vocals and song arrangements in one room while recording was done in the other.
The big change is that Billy is not being the big 'I do this—I do that'. It's much better. The band arranged a lot of songs for this record, and the song writing process was organic.
The circumstances of the last record and the way that we worked was really bad. Following the rehearsal space sessions, the band recorded overdubs at the Chicago Recording Company. The songs of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness are intended to hang together conceptually, with the two halves of the album representing day and night. Musically, the album has been described as featuring alternative rock  grunge alternative metal and art rock.
All guitars on the album were tuned down a half-step in order to "make the music a little lower", according to Corgan. There was a greater variety to the number of guitar overdubs utilized than on previous albums.
Iha said, "[I]n the past, everything had to be overdubbed and layered—guitar overkill. That wasn't really the train of thought this time, although we did that too. It's got to be attack-style. I put on the headphones and stand one foot away from the amp.
I turn the amp up so loud that I literally have Pennies - The Smashing Pumpkins - Zero (CD) play harder than the feedback, because if I stop playing even for an instant, the whole thing explodes. All but two songs on the album were written by Corgan. The closing track from the first disc, "Take Me Down", was written and sung by Iha, while the album's final track, "Farewell and Goodnight", features lead vocals by all four band members and, according to the BMI database, was written solely by Iha,  despite being credited on the album liner notes as being written by both Iha and Corgan.
Iha wrote additional songs during the making of the album, but they did not make the final cut. Corgan said in a Rolling Stone interview, "[T]here are some B sides that James did that are really good.
They just don't fit in the context of the album. And part of me feels bad. But over the seven years we've been together, the least uptight part of the band has been the music.
The artwork and visual design was borne by John Craig b. A collage artist, Craig had spent most of his career doing editorial commissions for magazines; here, he worked from Corgan's scribbled notes and crude sketches, most of which arrived via fax. Craig made other illustrations that appear throughout the album's packaging — animals smoking pipes, celestial bodies with faces, wayward children walking eerie dreamscapes — all with a vaguely antique quality.
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness was released on October 24, The night before, the band played a release party show at the Riviera Theater in Chicago and took part in a live FM broadcast across the United States.
Later re-pressing led up to 23, pressed but unnumbered copies. Ina remastered 4xLP vinyl edition was repressed. The album received critical acclaim. Christopher John Farley of Time called the album "the group's most ambitious and accomplished work yet". Farley wrote, "One gets the feeling that the band [ Corgan presents himself as one of the last true believers: someone for whom spewing out this much music results in some sort of high art for the ages.
He doesn't seem concerned with persistent alterna-rock questions of 'selling out', and good for him: He's aiming for something bigger and all-conquering. That said, it's not just music, but a work of art. Rolling Stone gave the album three out of five stars. Reviewer Jim DeRogatis praised the album as "one of the rare epic rock releases whose bulk is justified in the grooves".
Edmunds wrote, "[Corgan's] lyrics appear to be the repository for the worst aspects of his most treasured influences. He writes with a Pennies - The Smashing Pumpkins - Zero (CD) metal aptitude for wordplay and an inflated prog-rock conviction of its worth, a deadening combination.
But there's a sliver of distance in his rage-mongering now that comments as well as expresses. The album spawned five singles. While Corgan considered issuing "Jellybelly" as the album's first single, he told Chart it was passed over in favor of " Bullet with Butterfly Wings " because "'Bullet's one of those songs where, you know, it's easy to sing along to and [he affects a drawl] ya gotta sell them records.
All three of these singles were certified gold by the RIAA. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness earned the Smashing Pumpkins nominations in seven categories at the 39th Annual Grammy Awardsthe second-highest number of nominations that year. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness was intended as a two-record set.
The CD and cassette versions of the album are divided into two discs, entitled Dawn to Dusk and Twilight to Starlight. The vinyl release also features two bonus songs "Tonite Reprise" and "Infinite Sadness"and a completely rearranged track order.
In the album was remastered and re-released as a 6 disc edition, with 3 bonus discs of music and a DVD Pennies - The Smashing Pumpkins - Zero (CD) also on 4 Vinyl LPs which contained the regular CD track order instead of the original LP order. As part of EMI Music's extensive reissue campaign, a special edition of the album was released on December 4, The 5-CD disc set consists of 64 bonus tracks of previously unreleased material, demos and alternate versions of Mellon Collie era songs—including full versions of tracks notably featured as parts of the "Pastichio Medley" from the Zero EP—as well as six new mixes of original album songs.
The bonus content and special features were curated from the band's archives by Corgan, and have been remastered from the original master tapes by Bob Ludwig. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
The Smashing Pumpkins album. The Smashing Pumpkins would use violins and cellos for some of their songs and "Tonight, Tonight" would be one of their most famous for using this style. Sample of "", the second single from Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness The band's biggest hit and a precursor to their change in style, featuring a drum machine accompaniment to Chamberlin's drums and sampled vocal effects.
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