|Sue Kohler||1975-1978||Hockey, Swimming, Lacrosse|
|Bret Steidle||1972-1975||Football, Wrestling, Lacrosse|
|Laura Robinson||1978-1982||Hockey, Swimming, Lacrosse|
|Brendon Walsh||1977-1981||Football, Basketball, Golf|
|Bonnie Rosen||1984-1988||Hockey, Basketball, Lacrosse|
|Karen McKeel||1974-1977||Cross Country, Swimming, Lacrosse|
|Sally Schofield||Hockey, Swimming, Lacrosse|
|Peter Scott||1976-1979||Boys Lacrosse|
|Maura Walsh||1978-1979||Girls Swimming|
|Dave Lewis||1984-1987||Cross Country, Indoor Track, Swimming|
|Merit Lentz||1963-1966||Boys Basketball|
|Marny Fornwalt||1971-1974||Gymnastics, Hockey, Lacrosse|
|Liz Sommers||1977-1980||Hockey, Basketball, Lacrosse|
|Susan Taylor||1989-1992||Tennis, Basketball|
|Cherie Greer||1986-1990||Basketball, Lacrosse|
|Dawn Anthony||1973-1976||Hockey, Basketball, Lacrosse|
|Sue Darwin||1974-1977||Hockey, Basketball, Lacrosse|
|Craig Brown||1975-1978||Soccer, Swimming, Baseball|
|Susan Oaks||1971-1974||Gymnastics, Hockey, Lacrosse|
|Greg Cirello||1976-1979||Boys Swimming|
|Susan Talucci||1983-1987||Volleyball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Cheerleading|
|Susie Wynn||Figure Skating|
|Ward Steidle||1976-1979||Football, Wrestling, Lacrosse|
|Joyce Delacuur||1976-979||Girls Track|
|Julie Plazak||1984-1987||Field Hockey, Swimming, Lacrosse|
|Jodi Bell||1983-1987||Tennis, Swimming, Lacrosse|
|Joe Gallagher||1976-1979||Football, Wrestling, Lacrosse|
|Robert V. Donato, Jr.||Athletic Director, Head Basketball Coach|
|Anita Corl Huntsman||1966-1969||Field Hockey, Lacrosse|
|Theodore Copeland||Boys Soccer Coach|
|Sally Henn||Head Girls Tennis Coach|
|Sandy Phillips||Boys Lacrosse Coach|
|Anita Deasey||Head Girls Field Hockey Coach, Head Girls Lacrosse Coach|
|William Zimmerman||Head Wrestling Coach, Head Girls Tennis Coach|
|Sally Volpe||Head Field Hockey Coach, Gymnastics Coach, Tennis Coach, Lacrosse Coach|
|Norton Seaman||Head Lacrosse Coach|
|Carolyne Doubman||1989-1992||Cheerleading, Field Hockey, Swimming, Diving, Lacrosse|
|Nicholas Settanni||Director of Athletics|
|Richard Wilmot||1990-1993||Soccer, Lacrosse|
|Jim Adams||1966-1969||Wrestling, Soccer|
|Richard A. Buchanan||1960-1964||Football, Basketball, Baseball|
|Geoff O’Donnell||1970-1973||Football, Wrestling, Lacrosse|
|William “Billy” Pincus||1973-1976||Wrestling|
|Ronald Bell||1983-1986||Swimming, Soccer, Lacrosse|
|Hank McElwee||1965-1968||Football, Wrestling, Lacrosse|
|Rich Pocock||1965-1968||Football, Wrestling, Lacrosse|
Teddy Molineaux, Harriton @TeddyMolineaux @harritonramsfb – PA Football News
Written by: Billy Splain on Sunday, June 21st, 2020
Tailback, Outside Linebacker
Ht 5’9” Wt 175
2 Forced Fumbles
Baseball, Basketball, Indoor Track
Central League HM 2019
Harriton HS Athlete of the Year 2018, 2019, 2020
Who Is Teddy???
Why do you play football?
Football, or sports in general, have always been something that I just cant stay away from. When I was younger, I used to think about people who didnt play sports and just think to myself, “What, are they crazy?”. But for football more specifically, the energy and the hype around every single game just gives me a feeling like no other.
Who is your favorite sports star and why?
Hands down, Conor McGregor. A lot of people hate on him for the way he goes about his matches, but the attitude and confidence he has is just so impressive to me. In my mind, he is just a straight dog when it comes to competition and he doesn’t fear anyone, even after defeat.
Do you have a favorite play you remember the most? Explain:
My favorite play of all time was in our rivalry game against Lower Merion. There were about 11 seconds left in the half, and they were punting. I was back to return it, but the punt wasn’t catchable and it bounced and rolled away from me. But instead of picking it up, the LM guys kind of surrounded it waiting for someone else to do something. I saw my chance, and I ran in, picked it up, and sprinted the other way towards the endzone. After a massive block (Seth Fliszar, #12) and 65 yards, I strolled into the endzone. But my favorite part about the play was not the actual touchdown: It was looking back into our student section and seeing a full set of bleachers roaring and shouting, while the other side of the bleachers was dead silent.
What game, yours, college or pro, was your favorite game and why?
My favorite game to watch is the Army-Navy game. Not a specific game, but the energy in that stadium with all the cadets and midshipmen is unlike anything I’ve ever been near.
What is your favorite Pro team, any sport?
My favorite pro team is the New York Yankees. Some people call me a bandwagon, but I kind of chose them at a young age to have a competitive relationship with my dad, a Mets fan, and mt godfather, a Red Sox fan.
What cartoon character do you think your head coach most resembles.
Coach Mellor definitely resembles Peter Griffin just because of how relaxed and funny he is.
If your mom and dad are screaming at you from the stands, what is it they usually yell?
It’s either my dad screaming “Go Teddy go” as loud as possible, or my mom screaming something I dont understand.
Who is your mentor, the person you want to be like?
Someone who really inspires me is my older brother Nicholas. Even though he gets mad at me 95% of the time we are together (sometimes for no reason, in my opinion), he is always trying to make me better at whatever we are doing.
Name a sport you’d love to play but can’t:
I would love to competitively box or do MMA, but my mom would never let that happen.
Tell everyone something about you that would make them laugh out loud:
I know all the lyrics to multiple T-Swift songs.
What is your favorite football memory to date?
I will never forget beating Lower Merion 20-0.
What is your favorite play to run?
95 Rose/Linda, Halfback Screen
What scares you the most?
Not achieving my goals.
Music of choice: Country music or hip hop
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Sidlowski, Garnet Valley dig deep to rout Harriton – PA Prep Live
Garnet Valley played long ball, hitting six home runs in an 18-0 Central League softball victory over Harriton on Friday.
Annie Bechtold went deep twice and drove in five runs. Emily Orsini stroked two homers and knocked in four runs. Morgan Mesaros (four RBIs) and Kate Dugey also homered.
Anna Sidlowski tossed the first no-hitter of her career. She fanned seven and walked one in four innings. She also went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBis.
O’Hara 6, Penncrest 4 >> Defense helped O’Hara rally from a 3-0, third-inning deficit. The left side of the infield recorded 10 outs to keep O’Hara in the contest.
Caitlin Jordan blasted two doubles and drove in three runs to lead the comeback. Meredith Hannigan was 3-for-4 and knocked in a run. Leah DiGiadomenico added two runs scored and an RBI. Pitcher Eliana Guerrieri fanned eight and went 2-for-4 with two runs scored for Penncrest.
Nate Diamond’s three goals and three assists powered Ridley to an 11-8 victory over Harriton. Anthony Laber added three goals and an assist while Reece Millison pitched in with a hat trick.
Brynn Ammerman, Sydney Wilson, Cale Parsells and Carly Wilson all had hat tricks as Agnes Irwin rolled over Germantown Academy in the Inter-Ac League, 20-3.
Ammerman also had three assists. Wilson had two helpers. Parsells recorded three draw controls and Wilson had four draw controls.
In the Ches-Mont League:
W.C. East 17, Sun Valley 4 >> Carli Komorowski led the Vanguards with two goals. Riley Purfield and Riley Basht added one goal each.
In nonleague action:
Upper Darby 17, Conwell-Egan 2 >> Twins Joira and Curran Penot powered the Royals. Moira Penot was excellent in goal while Curran paced the offense with four goals.
Olivia Pierucci contributed two goals and two assists. Gia Castro, Erin Colsher and Lauren Stokes added two goals apiece.
Garnet Valley 14, York Catholic 6 >> Kate Stankavage collected four goals, five draw controls and three ground balls to lead the Jags.
Kait Henning chipped in with three goals and one ground ball. Sydney Pyon added two goals, one assist and three ground balls. Maddie Kalish also scored twice and goalie Sierra McLaughlin made 14 saves.
In the Central League Thursday:
Penncrest 16, Lower Merion 6 >> Eight players scored for the Lions, led by Mia George and Kate Stanton with four goals each. Katherin Harding had seven draw controls and goalie Sophie Pasnak made seven saves.
Lower Merion’s Vik Miller and Justin Minerva, Conestoga’s Peter Auslander and Harriton’s Ethan Carr advanced to the semifinals of the Central League singles tournament.
Miller defeated Strath Haven’s Justin Bi (6-0, 6-0) and Harriton’s Jacob Kerstein (6-0, 6-1) to reach the semifinals. Minerva beat Penncrest’s Cameron Fawthorp (6-0, 6-0) and Strath Haven’s Sawyer Bock (6-0, 6-0). Auslander knocked off Marple Newtown’s Billy Mills (6-0, 6-0) and Radnors’s Ariston Fonseca (6-0, 6-1), while Carr topped Haverford’s Wenyu Huangpu (6-0, 6-1) and Conestoga’s Justin Xu (2-6, 6-0, 10-6).
In Central League action Thursday:
Strath Haven 5, Penncrest 2 >> R.J. Steinke and Gabriel Ball scored a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 victory at first doubles to pace the Panthers. Strath Haven took three of the four doubles matches, while Sawyer Bock and John Zhou won at singles.
Benjamin Chang was a 6-1, 6-1 winner at second singles for the Lions.
In the Inter-Ac League:
Haverford School 6, Malvern Prep 1 >> Mat Ferraci and Damian Ferraro helped the Fords sweep the doubles in straight sets with a 6-3, 6-0 victory at first doubles. Christian Crowder dropped just one game at second singles. Ethan Chan did the same at third singles.
Billy Beggs’s Men’s Lacrosse Recruiting Profile
My name is William Beggs. I am a defenseman at Archbishop John Carroll High School in Pennsylvania. I have been playing lacrosse since third grade. I love playing lacrosse and more specifically defense because of the physical aspect of the game. I love working together with my teammates and building bonds with new teammates that I have not played with before such as school transfers or underclassmen. The game of lacrosse helps me develop my physical and mental skills. Playing lacrosse in college would help me further develop those skills such as quick thinking, self-discipline, and physical strength. I am a very coachable player. I listen when coaches or other players give me advice and constructive criticism. I also try to give advice to my teammates to help them develop their game. I try to act as a leader off the field as well as on it. One of my goals for my junior year is to be named a captain of my high school team. I always try my best to set an example for the underclassmen and for my own friends and classmates. I want to study Aerospace Engineering in college and want to work at NASA after college. Overall, I feel as if lacrosse prepares you for the real world by, most importantly, increasing your teamwork skills which are an important factor when it comes to jobs, relationships, and the rest of your life.
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High School Information
- High School:
- Archbishop John Carroll High School
Yes. Honors 3D Sol Model,
Honors Eng Lang Arts III,
Honors Faith in Action 11,
Honors French III,
Honors Mod Am His/Cul,
Honors Eng Lang Arts II,
Honors US Government,
Honors Algebra II,
Honors French II,
Honors Theology II,
Honors Eng Lang Arts I,
Honors World History,
Honors French I,
Honors Theology I
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
Awards, Achievements and Activities
- Chappell Culpeper Foundation Scholarship
Sentry-Heritage Academic Scholarship
Knights of Columbus Council # 4129 Scholarship
Sophomore year First Honors
Freshman year Second Honors
- Marple Friends & Neighbors magazine January 2021 Student of the Month
- Archbishop Carroll’s annual PatrioTHON
- Archbishop Carroll’s Community Service Corps
- Native Lacrosse volunteer
Sherlock Holmes | Harriton Theater Company
Harriton Theater Company in the Black Box Theater at Harriton High School
William Gillette and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sherlock Holmes is a fictional creation of Arthur Conan Doyle. First appearing in print in 1887’s A Study in Scarlet, the character’s popularity became widespread with the first series of short stories in The Strand Magazine, beginning in 1891; additional tales appeared from then until 1927, eventually totaling four novels and 56 short stories. The character of Sherlock Holmes was inspired by the real-life figure of Joseph Bell, a surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, whom Conan Doyle met in 1877. Like Holmes, Bell was noted for drawing broad conclusions from minute observations.
Recognizing the success of the character, Conan Doyle decided to create a play based on Holmes. The script was later rewritten with the help of American stage actor, William Gillette. Gillette visited Conan Doyle to request permission not only to perform the role but also to rewrite the play.
The play itself drew material from Conan Doyle’s published stories “A Scandal in Bohemia”, “The Final Problem” and A Study in Scarlet, while adding much that was new as well. Doyle was credited as a co-author, even though Gillette actually wrote the play. It premiered on Broadway in 1899, and has seen unending success ever since.
Sherlock Holmes has a profound and lasting effect on mystery writing and popular culture as a whole, with the original tales, as well as thousands written by authors other than Conan Doyle, being adapted into stage and radio plays, television, films, video games, and other media for over one hundred years.
McTague Angelina DeMonte
Sir Edward Leighton
Count von Stalburg
Ashley Sydnor, Wendy Kelly, Cori Mastin
Sean Connolly* with John Bezark*
Musical Direction by
Kat Bowman* with Aidan Todd
Julia McGinty and Dinah Day-Booth
Kim Fogarty*, Ana-Isabela Navarro, Rowen Murphy-Usher, and AmaRa Pedreros-Montes
Sam Gerike and Noah Shelanski
Emma Deutsch and Ben Newman
Hair and Makeup Design
Taylor Fagan and Sydney Klein
Ashley Young and Dylan Teaford
Katie Federman, Sarah Liez, and Homa Mirzai
Student from Lower Merion writes play about a school shooting
Next week, a citywide playwriting program for young people will present its first professional production of a full-length play.
“Candles,” written by a high school freshman and presented by Philadelphia Young Playwrights, is about a tragic shooting at a high school. It premieres next week at the Arden Theatre in Old City with a professional director and union actors, making it eligible for a Barrymore Award.
The play takes place entirely in a classroom of a fictional high school called Edgewater, where the student newspaper club meets and spends most of its time goofing around.
The students bicker, banter, and find reasons to procrastinate.
“Can you guys stop being idiots for five seconds?” says an older student and mentor, played by Ang Bey, trying to quiet the rowdy room. She tells them that the paper is under threat: unless they shape up, the school board will no longer support student journalism.
But then tragedy hits. A shooter rampages through the school, killing 12 students and two teachers.
The rest of the play follows the emotional roller coaster of the survivors as they attempt to cope with grief and rage.
“They argue a lot. I really wanted to make this as authentic as possible,” said playwright Angelina DeMonte, a sophomore at Harriton High School in Lower Merion. She wrote much of “Candles” as a freshman.
“I’m a teenager. I go to high school. I know in that situation there would be a lot of arguing. Figuring out how to go about this, I wanted to include what the real journey would be for them,” she said.
Angelina DeMonte wrote “Candles,” a play about the aftermath of a school shooting. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)
DeMonte started writing “Candles” two years ago, immediately after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people.
She was just in junior high at the time. Like many young people, DeMonte felt frustrated by feelings of futility. What could an eighth grader do about national gun violence?
“It’s something I struggled with. I feel really voiceless when it comes to what I can do about it,” she said. “Playwriting has given me an outlet to say what I need to say and have my voice be heard. ”
DeMonte was accepted into the residency program at Philadelphia Young Playwrights, or PYP. That provided her with a dramaturge and writing mentor to guide her through the process of writing a full-length script. The play runs about an hour and 15 minutes.
It’s a more ambitious script than PYP usually presents. The program partners with area schools to create writing projects in the classroom. Every year, it accepts submissions for its annual monologue and short-play festivals.
Though “Candles” is the first time PYP will give full production treatment to one of its students’ scripts, it is certainly not the first time it has produced a script about a school shooting.
“We received through our annual playwriting festival over 650 submissions for consideration for production. Easily 30 dealt with school shootings,” said executive director Lisa Nelson-Haynes. “We do not tell students what to write about. It’s very telling that it is so top-of-mind for so many of our kids. For them, it’s not if, but when.”
For DeMonte, writing “Candles” has been a passion project. Her characters rise to the moment, using their talents for journalism, poetry, and music to memorialize the dead and fight for change.
DeMonte even wrote a final song: a poem set to music that enables the students to move on from their grief.
“There’s nothing like it, being able to see everything in my head scribbled on a piece of paper, coming to life before my eyes,” she said. “Seeing what other people can bring to it to make it that much better.”
Billy Corgan – zxc.wiki
Billy Corgan on June 11, 2005 in Cologne
William “Billy” Patrick Corgan (* 17th March 1967 in Chicago , Illinois ) is an American musician , record producer , songwriter , lyricist and band leader of the alternative rock – band Smashing Pumpkins and wrestling -Unternehmer.
life and work
Childhood and youth
Billy Corgan was born in Chicago as the son of blues and rock music guitarists William Corgan Sr. and Martha Lutz . After their parents’ divorce in 1970, Corgan moved to live with his father and stepmother in Glendale Heights , where he grew up with his brother and half-brother. Corgan said he was beaten by his stepmother.
During his school days Corgan played in a variety of different bands and after graduating from school decided to pursue a career as a musician. His first major band was The Marked. The band’s name alluded to the striking moles of Corgan and drummer Ron Roesing. Disappointed with the Chicago music scene, Corgan and his band moved to Saint Petersburg , Florida in 1985 , but soon returned to Chicago after the band broke up.
The Smashing Pumpkins
In Chicago, Corgan founded the band The Smashing Pumpkins together with guitarist James Iha , with whom he worked in a record store, and they released their first demo tapes. Soon after, bassist D’arcy Wretzky and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin joined them. Corgan sang, played guitar and wrote most of the songs.
The first album Gish was released in 1991 , the big breakthrough followed two years later with Siamese Dream . The album went platinum several times in the US, and the singles Today and Disarm became hits worldwide. The 1995 album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness even topped this success: The record was nominated for seven Grammys and the song in 1979 became the band’s most successful single to date. In 1996 the band temporarily separated from Chamberlin after he became addicted to heroin. The band released the album Adore in 1998 and Machina / The Machines of God in 2000 , a concept album, which, however, could not follow on from their earlier successes. Wretzky left the band while recording the latter album and was replaced by bassist Melissa Auf der Maur .
Soon after, the band announced that they would split up that same year. The album Machina II / The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music was released for free purchase on the Internet.
Zwan and solo career
After the dissolution of the Smashing Pumpkins, Corgan founded the band Zwan in 2001 with Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin . In 2002, Corgan and Zwan contributed a large part to the soundtrack of Jonas Åkerlund’s film Spun , in which he also had a brief cameo as a doctor. In 2003 Zwan’s first and only album, Mary Star of the Sea, was released . But the band broke up in the same year: With Zwan, Corgan and Chamberlin could not build on their immense success with the Smashing Pumpkins.
After Zwan broke up, Billy Corgan was mainly active as a solo artist and began to write about his life on a blog . Here Corgan also writes of very private details, such as his broken relationship with his parents, suicidal thoughts or disputes between the Smashing Pumpkins. In 2004 his first book, the poetry volume Blinking With Fists , was published by the British publisher Faber & Faber . Corgan also documented the writing process on his blog. Blinking With Fists managed immediately on the bestseller list of the New York Times , but met with mixed reviews.
On June 20, 2005, Corgan’s first solo album was released with the title The Future Embrace and the first single Walking Shade . From June to August 2005 he was on a world tour with final concerts in Tokyo with a band consisting of Matt Walker, Linda Strawberry and Brian Liesegang . In 2007 Billy Corgan was a guest singer on the song The Cross by the Scorpions .
Smashing Pumpkins Revival
Corgan announced on his website and a full-page ad in the Chicago Tribune on June 22, 2005 that he missed his old band the Pumpkins were trying to bring back to life, and he described the breakup as the worst decision of his life. In 2006 the Smashing Pumpkins reunited, but with the new band members Ginger Pooley on bass and guitarist Jeff Schroeder instead of Wretzky and Iha. In July 2007, the band released the album Zeitgeist , which received mixed reviews. In 2012 the new album Oceania followed , which was largely positively received by music critics. Oceania is also an “album within an album” as part of Corgan’s music project Teargarden by Kaleidyscope .
In 2009 Corgan founded the band Spirit in the Sky , initially to play a tribute concert for the rock and roll singer Sky Saxon .
Solo albums as William Patrick Corgan
Corgan also worked as a solo artist while working with the now reunited Smashing Pumpkins. On October 13, 2017, the album Ogilala was released under his real name William Patrick Corgan (abbreviated to WPC on the cover). The songs on the album, which Corgan produced with Rick Rubin , are based primarily on acoustic guitar and sparing instrumentation. Corgan hired session musicians from Nashville for the double album Cotillions , released on November 22, 2019 , which led to a sound that is strongly oriented towards country and bluegrass .
In 2011 Corgan founded the indie wrestling league Resistance Pro Wrestling . In 2012 he also opened Madame Zuzu’s Tea House in his hometown of Highland Park . In April 2015 Corgan joined Total Nonstop Action Wrestling , where he was employed as a senior producer. Corgan had invested a total of $ 1.8 million in TNA to fund two taping marathons and the Slammiversary PPV. The deal called for him to receive a $ 900,000 bonus on repayment. A few days before the agreement, Corgan had an exchange on Twitter with TNA and Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corporation, because his money was not returned to him immediately after the judge’s verdict. From August 2016 through November 15, 2016, Corgan was the President of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Corgan sued TNA. He agreed with Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corporation that he would be paid his $ 2.7 million. Thus the dispute was settled. Corgan then left TNA.
Top ranking, total weeks, awardChart placementsChart placements
(Year, title, rankings, weeks, awards, notes)
|2005||The Future Embrace||
DE67 (1 week)
CH82 (1 week)
UK89 (1 week)
US31 (3 weeks)
as Billy Corgan
CH86 (1 week)
US183 (1 week)
as William Patrick Corgan
as William Patrick Corgan
Top ranking, total weeks, awardChartsChart placements
(Year, title, album , rankings, weeks, awards, notes)
The Future Embrace
UK74 (1 week)
With The Smashing Pumpkins
- ↑ Billy Corgan’s blog
- ^ Corgans Blog – Poetry
- ↑ http://www. Pitchfork: Billy Corgan opens Tea Shop
- ↑ Big update: TNA and Anthem agree with Billy Corgan! – Smashing Pumpkins frontman leaves and Dixie Carter stays! – What does the future of the company look like? wrestling-infos.de. Retrieved November 17, 2016
- ↑ a b Chart sources: DE CH UK US
90,000 Biography The Smashing Pumpkins – Hazzen
In 1988, Chicago clubs were completely swept by the house music tide that had literally blown up the city two years earlier. Meanwhile, in one of the Polish bars in Chicago, located near the city center, a new movement in music was born. The lanky guitarist and his friend turned the audience on to jazz-punk music. 18 months later, the two men began calling themselves the Smashing Pumpkins. By signing with Virgin Records, the band went from provincial to one of the most famous alternative bands in the world, mixing iron guitar with psychedelic and jazz without any problems.Their creation – “Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness” – became the largest double-CD sales, while the total sales of all records exceeded 10 million.
Of all the alternative rock bands of the early nineties, the Smashing Pumpkins were the least influenced by the traditional rock underground. Guitarist and songwriter Billy Corgan created a blend of progressive, heavy metal, gothic and psychedelia to create a layered, powerful sound. In fact, the Smashing Pumpkins became a model for a successful alternative group – Nirvana was too destructive and Pearl Jam shied away from success.Billy Corgan was already involved in music from childhood, as his father was a jazz guitarist and earned a living playing in small mediocre bands. There was always music in the Korgan house: Hendrix, Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, Muddy Waters. This was Billy’s first exposure to music. They lived in the suburbs of Chicago, and at 19, Billy left home to move to Florida with his fledgling gothic band, The Marked. But the team failed and he returned to Chicago in 1988.
At the shop where he settled, Billy meets James Iha, a strikingly handsome American Japanese player then playing in college, in a group called Snake Train, with whom they began recording using drum machines as drums. Playing guitars and writing songs, Corgan and Iha finally wrote enough material to make their live debut at the Polish Bar in Chicago. Corgan played the role of bass guitarist and drummer. By that time Corgan already had some experience of playing in a group. Prior to that, he played in a Florida metal band called Marked. Thanks to Corgan’s talent for generating the sound of bands like Zepp / Floyd / Queen, Iha’s first performance at one of the Chicago clubs, the Polish Bar, followed.
Shortly after performing in Chicago, Corgan heard about a group called the Dan Reed Network, or rather a woman named D’Arcy. She played guitars. Corgan immediately found her and asked if she would like to play bass in his and James’s band. Billy left her his phone number, and soon she became the third member of the group.
Progressing and growing, the Pumpkins finally secured the trust of the local club owner and were soon invited to open for Jane Addiction, but they didn’t have a drummer or drum kit, but they soon came along. Jimmy Chamberlain at the time specialized more in jazz than alternative music, but still got caught up …. With Chamberlain, the Pumpkins finally became a full quartet. But in 1996, Jimmy was fired for drug use and for causing the death of keyboardist Jonathan Melvoin.
The band’s next step towards fame was the recording of Iha and Corgan’s only song “I Am One”, which would later be included on the band’s first album, “Gish”.
This is how Pumpkins began work on their debut album, named after the heroine of one of the films (Lillian Gish).”Gish” was recorded by Butch Vig at his Smart Studios, and was released in May 1991. It was clear that the band began to develop after the addition of acoustic guitars. “Siva” and “Bury Me” are classics for the Pumpkins of the time – pounding bass and pyrotechnic guitars. The songs “Daydream” and the quasi-psychedelic “Rhinoceros” were unlike anything else and became key for the group over the next five years. In fact, the song “Rhinoceros” became one of the most talented rock pieces of the 90s. The album was named one of the best-selling and most popular albums of the year, based on the fact that the popular Nirvana album “Nevermind” was also recorded by Vig and was released in the same. The album combined so many different musical styles that it was difficult to categorize. Billy’s musical tastes were influenced by such bands as Black Sabbath, Bauhaus, The Cure, Jimi Hendrix and Cheap Trick. And it worked … 700,000 copies of Gish have been sold worldwide.
In May 1991 the band toured with the album “Gish”, which lasted 18 months.It was the beginning of the Smashing Pumpkins’ transformation into a soap opera. At first Iha and D’Arcy dated, but the pair fell apart during the tour. But all these events never influenced the musical mood of the collective, but emotionally the whole collective experienced it. After the end of the tour, Corgan fell into depression and was on the verge of committing suicide. Then Chamberlain announced that he was sick with alcoholism and drug addiction, and he needed to be treated. All this happened after a successful tour, it seemed that they should be at the height of fame, but instead were on the verge of collapse.The Pumpkins’ popularity grows with the release of the soundtrack to the hit film Singles, featuring their song “Drown”.
In 1993 Corgan entered the Triclops Sound studio to record the new album “Siamese Dream”. The relationship between the band left much to be desired, and Billy Corgan, spitting on Iha and D’Arcy, played almost all the guitar and bass parts. But that didn’t stop Corgan and Vig from finishing the album a month before the due date. The album represents, as it were, two aspects of the band’s creativity.For example, songs like “Silverfuck” and “Geek USA” are harsh and harsh in sound, while “Disarm” and “Soma” are melodic and calm.
In the summer of 1993, the album took fourth place, after which the Pumpkins went on another tour. Pumpkins’ second album sold 3 million copies.
In the group, the passions have not yet calmed down, but musically the Pumpkins have finally established themselves as a collective. And in 1994, they received almost the highest award that an alternative group can receive – they were invited to perform in the front ranks of the Llollapalooza tour that year.
Immediately after Lolapalooza the band flew to Chicago and Corgan rushed to write material for the new album. Before the new songs were recorded, a collection of old songs appeared that were not included in any album. The collection appeared in October 1994 and was called “Pisces Iscariot”.
“Collecting” material for the new album, Corgan “got together” to the point that he decided not to fool himself and others, but to release a double album with 28 songs. When work on “Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness” began, the relationship in the band warmed significantly.Korgan managed to rest, and D’Arcy and Iha began to carry out their direct duties, that is, to play their instruments. But, as before, Corgan rushed around the studio, wanting to bring the sound to perfection. Working this time with Flood and Alan Moulder, Corgan managed to find new ways of sounding, significantly improving the sound of The Smashing Pumpkins’ music.
Many doubted that the double disc, especially with such a stupid name, would be a success. However, the album was on the first line of the charts.More than 4 million copies were sold in the States, as a result of which the disc became multi-platinum. “Pumpkins” gathered entire stadiums and were at the peak of their popularity when problems began again in the group. On July 12, the band’s keyboardist, Jonathan Melvin, died of a heroin overdose. Chamberlin miraculously managed to digest the same dose, but he was kicked out of the team. The Smashing Pumpkins spent two months looking for a new drummer. In August, it was announced that Matt Walker would be the band’s touring drummer and Dennis Flemion’s touring keyboardist.
This was followed by a tour in support of the new album. The tour was extremely successful … And in the spring of 1997, the Smashing Pumpkins recorded two soundtracks (The Beginning Is The End Is The Beginning and The End Is The Beginning Is The End) for the Batman & Robin “.
And, in 1998, the Pumpkins begin work on a new album “Adore”. But something happened with the sound, and the album turned out, to put it mildly, pop. And although they worked with Flood this time, but nothing like ” Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness ”failed.
In the spring of 1998, the Pumpkins embark on a tour in support of “Adore”. The tour was called “The Arising”.
Then Jimmy Chamberlain returns to the group, and, according to the stories of “eyewitnesses”, Jimmy got down to business … But, it seems, the group is again in full force. However, in the fall of 1999 the permanent bassist D’Arcy leaves the group …
And in 2000 the final chord from The Smashing Pumpkins follows – the album “Machina / The Machines Of God”.
A short time later, Corgan announced his decision to disband the group.With former Hole bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur instead of D’Arcy, the Smashing Pumpkins began their farewell tour in 2000. On December 2 in Chicago they gave their final concert. In 2001, Corgan, together with Chamberlin, muddied a new project “Zwan”, and Iha and Auf Der Maur began to play “The Virgins”.
In 2005, Billy Corgan publishes an advertisement in a Chicago newspaper about the desire to revive The Smashing Pumpkins – to which drummer Chamberlin responds. At the end of 2006, Corgan announced the recording of a new album; from the previous line-up of the group, only Chamberlin is in the case, the names of the other musicians were not disclosed.On February 7, 2007 at 7 hours 7 minutes, a message appears on Corgan’s blog with the title and release date of the album: Zeitgeist (German “Spirit of Time”), the sixth studio album, will be released on July 7, 2007 (07.07.07). Later, eight European festival dates for the band are announced ahead of the album’s release (May 28 – June 17) …
Billy Corgan – vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards
Jimmy Chamberlin – drums (1988-1996, 1999-2000 and since 2005)
Jeff Schroeder – guitar
Ginger Reyes – bass, vocals
Lisa Harriton – keyboards
Former band members
James Iha – guitar (1988-2000)
D’Arcy Wretzky – bass guitar (1988-1999)
Melissa Auf Der Maur – bass guitar (1999-2000)
Matt Walker – drums (1996-1997)
Pisces Iscariot (1994)
Zero EP (1996)
Airplane Flies High (1996)
Siamese Dream (1993)
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (1995)
MACHINA / The Machines of God (2000)
MACHINA II / The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music ( 2000)
Official site The Smashing Pumpkins
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The Smashing Pumpkins on MySpace
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.. What are The Smashing Pumpkins?
The Smashing Pumpkins ( IPA: [ˈsmæʃɪŋ pʌmpkɪns]) is an American alternative rock band formed in Chicago in 1988. Although its line-up has changed several times, Billy Corgan (guitar / vocals), James Iha (guitar / backing vocals), Darcy Recki (bass / backing vocals) and Jimmy Chamberlain (drums) were the main members of the band during the period. her musical activity. The current line-up includes guitarists Billy Corgan and Jeff Schroeder, drummer Mike Byrne and bass player Nicole Fiorentino.
Denying the influence of punk rock, the band created a very extended, dense, heavy guitar sound, combining elements of gothic rock, heavy metal, dream pop, psychedelic rock, progressive rock, shoegazing, and electronics  . Corgan is the group’s primary songwriter: his great musical ambitions and relaxing lyrics have created albums that have been described as “compassionate, offensive messages of Billy Corgan’s earthly nightmares”  .
The band broke into the music mainstream with the release of their second album Siamese Dream in 1993. The band built their audience through active touring and a 1995 double album titled Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness , which peaked at # on Billboard 200 . Having sold nearly 19 million albums in the US   , The Smashing Pumpkins became one of the most commercially successful and established bands of the 90s.However, internal fights, drug use, and a drop in record sales led to the band’s disbandment in 2000.
In 2006, Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin resumed work to record the new album Zeitgeist . The group toured with occasional lineups ranging from five to nine musicians throughout most of 2007 and 2008 with new member Jeff Schroeder, after which Chamberlain left the group in early 2009. He was replaced by drummer Mike Byrne and bass player Nicole Fiorentino, who established themselves in the new lineup along with Corgan and Schroeder, touring for much of 2010 and 2011. The lineup has currently released a new album titled Oceania and is also continuing to record new material for Teargarden by Kaleidyscope .
Early years (1988 – 1992)
Following the disbandment of gothic rock band The Marked , singer and guitarist Billy Corgan leaves the city of St. Petersburg, Florida to return to his homeland in Chicago, where he wanted to get a job in a record store and create a new band called The Smashing Pumpkins  .While working there, he met guitarist James Iha. Adorned with paisley and other psychedelic trappings, they began writing songs together (using a drum machine), heavily influenced by bands such as The Cure and New Order  . The duo first performed on stage on July 9, 1988 at a Polish bar located at Chicago 21 . The performance took place only with the participation of Korgan, Iha and drum machine  . After the show Dan Reed Network , Corgan met D’arsi Rezki, with whom he discussed the achievements of the group   . After learning that Rezki was playing bass, Corgan recruited her, and the newly formed trio played a gig at the nightclub Avalon  . After that show, owner of Cabaret Metro Joe Shanahan agreed to book the band’s show on the condition that they replace the drum machine with drummer  .
Corgan’s friend advised to take jazz drummer Jimmy Chamberlin  into the group. Chamberlin knew little about alternative music, so almost immediately changed the sound of the nascent band.From the memories of Corgan:
| We were totally in sad rock like The Cure . It took two or three practice sessions before I realized that there was something about his powerful drumming that allowed us to play harder than we could ever imagine.
Billy Corgan 
On October 5, 1988, the full band took to the stage for the first time at Cabaret Metro  .
In 1989, the band’s recordings first appeared on a compilation album Light Into Dark , which also featured several alternative Chicago bands  . In 1990, on the local label Limited Potential , the band released their first single, I Am One  . After selling the single, the band at Sub Pop released the song Tristessa , after which they signed a contract with Caroline Records  .In 1991, under the direction of producer Butch Vig, the band recorded their debut studio album, Gish  , at Smart Studios for $ 20,000. In order to get the cohesion that Corgan desired, he often played all musical instruments, while retaining the drum parts that created tension in the  sound. The music combines heavy metal, psychedelia and dream-pop, comparing the sound of the band Jane’s Addiction  . Gish was a minor success with the single Rhinoceros , which is receiving airplay on some alternative rock radio  . Following the release of the EP Lull in October 1991 via Caroline Records , the band officially signed with Virgin Records , a division of Caroline  . Following the recording, the band embarked on a tour to support the album, which opened with bands such as Red Hot Chili Peppers , Jane’s Addiction and Guns N ‘Roses  .During the tour, Iha and Rezki experienced a difficult breakup with each other, Chamberlain became addicted to drugs and alcohol, and Corgan became deeply depressed, writing several songs for a new album in the garage where he lived at the time  .
Break into the mainstream (1992 – 1994)
With alternative rock breaking into the American mainstream due to the popularity of grunge bands such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam , The Smashing Pumpkins were poised for major commercial success.During this time, the band was constantly mixed with the grunge movement, despite Corgan’s protest: “Now we have gone from Jane’s Addiction to Nirvana , now we are the next Pearl Jam ”  .
Amid intense internal pressure, the band moved to Marietta, Georgia in late 1992 to break through to widespread popularity to begin work on their second album with Butch Vig as producer  .The decision to record this far away from hometown was motivated in part by the group’s desire to avoid friends and strife, but in large part due to a desperate attempt to isolate Jimmy Chamberlin from his known drug ties  . The recording process for the album Siamese Dream was severely overshadowed by divisions within the band  . As with the album Gish , Corgan and Vig decided that Corgan should play almost all the guitar and bass parts on the album, thus causing resentment in the group   .The modern music press began to portray Corgan as a tyrant  . Meanwhile, Corgan’s depression reached the point where he was already contemplating suicide, but he managed to pull himself together by actually living in studio  . Meanwhile, Chamberlin quickly managed to find new connections and began to often be absent from the studio for several days  . In all, the recording took four months and had a budget of over $ 250,000 90,086  90,087.
Despite all the problems during the recording, Siamese Dream debuted at number ten on Billboard 200  , and sold over four million copies in the US  .Along with the increased influence of the group in the mainstream, the collective gained a reputation as careerists among its former colleagues, with whom relations subsequently deteriorated  . Indie rock group Pavement in the lyrics of their song Range Life from 1994 openly mocks the group, and Stephen Malkmus, lead singer of the group Pavement , said: “I never understood their music, but fairly speak about their status.”  . Former member of Hüsker Dü Bob Mold called them the grunge band The Monkees  , and Chicago musician and producer Steve Albini wrote a derogatory letter in response to a commendable article about the group, mockingly comparing them to the band REO Speedwagon and convinced of their insignificance  . The opening song and single Cherub Rock ” from the album Siamese Dream is directly related to Corgan’s feud with the indie world  .
In 1994, Virgin released compilation Pisces Iscariot , which peaked at No. 4 on Billboard 200  . A videotape was also released, titled Vieuphoria , which was a mix of live and off-screen footage  .After continuing to tour in support of the album, including headlining festivals Lollapalooza and Reading in 1994 and 1995 respectively, the band took a break to record their next LP,  .
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (1995 -1997)
Billy Corgan on tour Mellon Collie with shaved head and tank top Zero
Corgan worked nonstop for the next year and wrote about fifty-six songs for the next album  .After a period of intense creativity, the band returned to the studio with producers Flood and Alan Moulder to work on what Corgan called “The Wall for Generation X”  .
The result was Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness , a double album of twenty-eight songs lasting over two hours (the vinyl version of the album contained three LPs, two additional songs and another tracklist)  . The songs were connected to each other by one idea – the cycle of life and death  .Praised by Time Magazine Time as “the most ambitious and accomplished work of a band ever”  , Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness album debuted at number one on Billboard 200 in October 1995  . Even more successful than Siamese Dream , the new album was certified platinum  nine times in the United States and is by far the best selling double album of the decade  .He also received seven Grammy nominations in 1997, including Album of the Year  . The band won the award only for “Best Hard Rock Performance” of the single Bullet With Butterfly Wings  . The album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness spawned five singles: Bullet With Butterfly Wings , 1979 , Zero , Tonight, Tonight and Thirty-Three , the first three of which went gold and that’s it. except for the song Zero entered the Top 40  .The remaining songs, which were not included in the album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness , were released as B-sides to the singles, and eventually made the compilation The Airplane Flies High  . As proof of the band’s popularity, Virgin Records initially sold a limited edition of 200,000 copies of the album, but due to increased demand, the company released significantly more records than previously estimated  .
In 1996, the band embarked on a massive world tour in support of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness .During this period, Corgan’s appearance – a shaved head, a long-sleeved black shirt with the word Zero on it and silver trousers – became the hallmark of  . In the same year, the group also appeared in an episode of the series The Simpsons Homerpalooza  . Thanks to its wide rotation on MTV, major music industry awards and the sale of T-shirts in malls bearing the Zero sign, The Smashing Pumpkins was considered one of the most popular bands of the time   .However, this year has not been entirely positive for the group. In May, the band played a gig at The Point Theater in Dublin  . Despite repeated requests from the band to stop the mosh, a 17-year-old female fan named Bernadette O’Brien was crushed to death  . Due to the incident, the concert ended early, and the band’s next night performance in Belfast was canceled in deference to the deceased  . However, while Corgan claimed that “the time of the mosh has come and gone,” the band would have continued to demand open concerts during the remainder of the  tour.
On the night of July 11, 1996, the band suffered personal tragedy when concert keyboardist Jonathan Melvoin and drummer Chamberlin took too much heroin in a New York hotel room at  . Melvoin died and Chamberlin was arrested for drug possession  . A few days later, the group announced that Chamberlin had been fired as a result of the drug incident  . The band decided to end the tour and hired drummer Matt Walker and keyboardist Denis Flemion  .Corgan later stated that continuing to tour was the worst decision the band ever made, damaging  ‘s music and reputation. At the same time, after the release of Mellon Collie , the band gave an interview in which they stated that the disc will be the last regular recording of The Smashing Pumpkins  and that rock has become stale  . James Iha stated at the end of 1996: “The future is electronic music  . It seems really boring to play only rock music. ”  .
Adore , Machina and decay (1998-2000)
After the release of the album Mellon Collie , the band released many songs on various compilations. Released in early 1997, the song Eye was based solely on electronic instruments and marked an abrupt transition in the band’s sound. At this time, Corgan announced his idea to “re-adjust the focus and move away from the classic rock format”  . In the same year, the band released the soundtrack The End Is the Beginning Is the End for the movie “Batman and Robin”  .The song, featuring new drummer Matt Walker, had a heavy sound similar to Bullet With Butterfly Wings ” but heavily influenced by  electronic instruments. The song later won a Grammy in 1998 for Best Hard Rock Performance at  .
Recorded following the death of Corgan’s mother and his divorce in 1998, the album Adore represented a significant change in the band’s style, moving from early guitar rock to electronica. The recording, cut with session drummers and drum machines, was imbued with an even darker aesthetic than the band’s early work. In addition, the group changed their image, changing their informal look to a more understated appearance. Although Adore received positive reviews from critics and received a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Performance, at the end of the year only 830,000 copies of the album were sold in the United States, which was viewed by the music industry as bad luck  .However, three times as many copies of the album were sold overseas. In support of the album Adore , the band embarked on a seventeen-day charity tour of fifteen cities in North America. At each stop during the tour, the band donated 100 percent of their ticket proceeds to a local charity. The tour expenses were fully funded by the group’s own funds. During the tour, the band donated over $ 2.8 million to charity 9086  .
In 1999, the band surprised fans with the return of Jimmy Chamberlin to the main lineup for a short-term tour called The Arising , featuring both new and classic material. The line-up proved to be short-lived, however, and the band announced Rezki’s departure in September while working on the album Machina / The Machines of God  . For the Sacred and Profane tour, former Hole bassist Melissa Of Der Mauer was invited to support the album, and she appeared in the video with the band.Released in 2000, the album Machina was originally touted as “the band’s return to traditional rock sound with the release of the gothic and electronic disc Adore ”  . The album debuted at number three on Billboard , but quickly disappeared and in 2007 received only gold certification    . Music journalist Jim Derogatis, who described the album as “one of the strongest in the band’s career,” noted that the stalled sales of Machina compared to teenage teen pop “is concrete evidence that a new wave of young pop fans – the music went deaf in relation to alternative rock ”  .
On May 23, 2000, in an interview and live on radio KROQ-FM , Billy Corgan announced his decision to disband the band later this year following an additional tour and recording of the album  . The band’s last album, Machina II / The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music, , was released before disbanding as a limited edition on vinyl in September 2000 with permission and guidelines for free online distribution by fans at  . Only twenty-five copies were disassembled, each of which was numbered and given to friends of the group, including members  .Released under the auspices of Corgan’s Constantinople Records , the album consisted of one double LP and three dozen singles  . The band originally asked Virgin to provide the album Machina II for free download to all those who bought the first part. When the label refused, Corgan decided to release the material himself  .
December 2, 2000 The Smashing Pumpkins played their farewell concert at The Metro , where their successful career began twelve years ago  .The nearly five-hour show consisted of 35 songs that spanned the band’s entire career, followed by a recording of their first live show Cabaret Metro 10-5-88  . Single Untitled , which coincided with the farewell show, was commercially successful  .
The Smashing Pumpkins (2001 – 2004)
In 2001, the compilation Rotten Apples was released. The limited edition two-disc version of the album included a compilation titled Judas O .At the same time, a DVD titled The Greatest Hits Video Collection was also released, which included all the promo videos from Gish to Machina along with unreleased material  . In 2002, the album Vieuphoria was released on DVD as a soundtrack to Earphoria , released exclusively for radio stations in 1994.
Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin reunited in 2001 as members of Corgan’s supergroup Zwan .The band’s only album, Mary Star of the Sea , was released in 2003. After canceling several shows, Corgan announced the band’s disbandment in 2003. Also in 2001, Corgan toured with the band New Order and was featured on their album Get Ready . In October 2004, Corgan released his first book, a collection of poems Blinking with Fists  . In June 2005, he released the solo album TheFutureEmbrace , which Corgan described as “a picking up the strings of work in progress Smashing Pumpkins ”  .The album received mixed reviews from critics and had meager sales of 90,086  . Only one single was released in support of the album – Walking Shade .
In addition to being in the band Zwan , Jimmy Chamberlin formed an alternative rock / jazz fusion group called Jimmy Chamberlin Complex . In 2005, the band released an album titled Life Begins Again . As a guest, Corgan took part in the recording of the track Lokicat .James Iha, following the disbandment of Smashing Pumpkins , became guitarist for A Perfect Circle , appearing on the Thirteenth Step tour and on the eMOTIVe album in 2004. James has also been involved in other projects such as Team Sleep led by Chino Moreno and Vanessa and the O’s . He continues to work for his own label as well as Scratchie Records . D’arcy Rezki, other than a 2009 interview, has not made any public statements or performances since leaving Smashing Pumpkins in 1999.On January 25, 2000, she was arrested after allegedly acquiring three bags of cocaine, but after a successful drug education program ordered by the court, the charges were dropped  .
During this time period, Corgan claimed that he would not reanimate the group Smashing Pumpkins , however, when Zwan broke up, he stated, “I think my heart was in Smashing Pumpkins … It would be naive to think with my side that I could find what would mean so much to me. ”  .In 2005, Corgan stated, “I never wanted to leave the Smashing Pumpkins . This was never part of the plans. ”  . On February 17, 2004, Corgan posted a post on his personal blog, calling Rezki a “dastardly drug addict” and blaming James Iha for the breakup of Smashing Pumpkins  . On June 3, 2004, Corgan added that “the depth of my pain (from James) matches the depth of my gratitude”  . In 2005, James Iha responded to Corgan’s claims, stating, “No, I did not disband the group.The only person who could do this is Billy. ”  .
Reunion and Album
Zeitgeist (2005 – 2008)
At the end of 2006, Corgan announced the recording of a new album. From the previous line-up, only Chamberlain participates in the recording of the album, the names of the other musicians were not disclosed. On February 7, 2007 at 7:07 minutes, he publishes the name and release date of the new album on the band’s blog – the sixth studio album Zeitgeist (German: Zeitgeist) will be released on July 10, 2007 (a different date was announced earlier – 07.07.07, but due to the fact that albums are usually released on Tuesdays, it had to be changed). Later, the band announced 8 European festival shows leading up to the album’s release, from May 28 to June 17, 2007.
The single Tarantula went online in June 2007, and fans calmed down a bit – Smashing Pumpkins sounds like the good old Smashing Pumpkins. And their track Doomsday Clock sounds on the official soundtrack of the Transformers movie (film)
Teargarden and Oceania (2009 – present)
On March 20, 2009, it was announced on the band’s official website that Jimmy Chamberlain had left the band, and Billy Corgan was going to start working in the studio on a new album.
On June 19, 2012 the new album The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania was released via EMI Label Services. 
Style, influence and heritage
Members of the group
- Current composition
- Former Members
- Former band members on tours
- Eric Remskneider – cello (1992 – 1994)
- Jonathan Melvoin – keyboards (1995-1996)
- Matt Walker – drums, percussion (1996 – 1997)
- Dennis Flemion – keyboards (1996 – 1997)
- Kenny Aronoff – drums, percussion (1998 – 1999)
- Dan Morris – percussion (1998 – 1999)
- Stephen Hodges – percussion (1998 – 1999)
- Mike Garson – piano, keyboards (1998 – 1999, 2000)
- Chris Holmes – keyboards, vocoder (2000)
- Lisa Harriton – keyboards (2007 – 2009)
- Ginger Reis – bass guitar, backing vocals (2007 – 2010)
- Mark Thulin – bass guitar (2010)
- Former temporary band members on tours
|Date of issue||Disc name||Label|
|28 May 1991||Gish||Caroline Records|
|July 27, 1993||Siamese Dream||Virgin Records|
|24 October 1995||Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness 2CDs: Dawn to Dusk, Twilight to Starlight||Virgin Records|
|2 June 1998||Adore||Virgin Records|
|February 29, 2000||Machina / The Machines of God||Virgin Records|
|5 September 2000||Machina II / The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music||Constantinople Records|
|10 July 2007||Zeitgeist||Reprise Records|
|December 8, 2009||Teargarden by Kaleidyscope||Martha’s Music / Rocket Science|
|19 June 2012||Oceania||EMI / Martha’s Music|
- Pisces Iscariot (1994)
- Airplane Flies High (1996)
- Zero (1996)
- The Greatest Hits – Rotten Apples (2001)
- Judas O (2001)
- Earphoria (2002)
- Rarities And B-Sides (2005)
- I Am One 7 “(1990, Limited Potential, Limited edition)
- Tristessa 7 “(1990, Sub Pop)
- Tristessa 7 “(1990, Sub Pop, pink vinyl)
- Tristessa 7 “(1990, Sub Pop, gray vinyl)
- Tristessa 12 “(1990, Sub Pop, UK)
- Gish LP (1991, Hut)
- Peel Sessions 12 “(1991, Hut)
- Siva, Girl Named Sandoz, Smiley
- Siva 12 “(1991, Hut)
- Lull 12 “(1991, Caroline, US)
- Lull 12 “(1991, Hut, UK)
- I Am One 10 “(1992, Hut)
- Siamese Dream LP (1993, Hut)
- Cherub Rock 7 “(1993, Hut, Limited edition clear vinyl)
- Cherub Rock 12 “(1993, Hut)
- Today 7 “(1993, Hut, Limited edition red vinyl)
- Today 12 “(1993, Hut)
- Disarm 12 “(1993, Hut)
- Disarm 7 “(1994, Hut, Limited edition purple vinyl)
- Rocket 7 “(1993, Hut, Limited edition peach vinyl)
- Siamese Singles (1994, Hut, Limited edition)
- Pisces Iscariot LP + 7 “(1994, Limited edition)
- Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness LP (1996, Hut)
- 1979 / Bullet with Butterfly Wings 7 “(1996, Virgin)
- 1979 12 “(1996, Hut)
- 1979 Mixes 12 “(1996, Hut)
- Smashing Pumpkins – Greatest Hits Video Collection (EMI Video, 2001)
- Vieuphoria Live (Virgin Records Us, 2002)
- If All Goes Wrong (Coming Home Media, 2008)
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- ↑ THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Reveal ‘Oceania’ Album Artwork & Track Listing
90,000 Mellon Collie and Endless Sorrow
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (abbreviated as MCIS ) is Smashing Pumpkins’ third regular studio album after two regular studio albums and a compilation of B-sides.The musical style is varied and changes between thrash metal, melodic, baroque-style pop-songs, art-rock, grunge and acoustic ballads.
MCIS was recorded from March to August 1995 at various studios in Chicago. In addition to the 1993 album Siamese Dream, with which the group made an international breakthrough, this album is considered by critics to be the most versatile of all. MCIS has also been very successful commercially. After publication, it peaked at number one on the US Billboard charts and by May 2005 had sold a total of 9.4 million copies in the United States and 16 million copies worldwide.
Billy Corgan joined MCIS after touring extensively for previous albums. According to his own data, he wrote 56 songs in a year. Originally planned as a concept album, he said it would be “The Wall of the 90s”. A double disc with 28 songs has finally been released. The great success of this recording was partially reflected in the Grammy nominations; In total, 7 nominations were received, including also for the album of the year.
However, in addition to these successes, there were also rains for the group.A fan was crushed to death at a concert in Dublin during the 1996 MCIS tour. Billy Corgan said he was considering leaving the group after this incident. At another concert in July 1996, touring keyboardists Jonathan Melvoin and Jimmy Chamberlin were discovered to have overdosed on heroin. Melvoin died from this; Chamberlin survived but was kicked out of the group for continued drug use.
After all these incidents, Corgan announced MCIS as the band’s last real rock album.He said that rock music is dead because the lack of experimentation has made it static.
Title list and chart placement
CD 1: Sunrise to Sunset
- Mellon Collie and Endless Sorrow – 2:52
- Tonight, tonight – 4:14
- Jellybelly – 3:01
- Zero – 2:41
- No reason here – 3:45
- Bullet with butterfly wings – 4:18
- Forgive – 4:17
- Ode to Nobody – 4:51
- Love – 4:21
- Cupid de Locke – 2:50
- Galapogos Islands – 4:47
- Muzzle – 3:44
- Porcelain of Boundless Oceans – 9:21
- Take me away – 2:52
CD 2: From Dusk to Starlight
- Where Boys Are Afraid to Step – 4:22
- Bodies – 4:12
- Thirty three – 4:10
- In the arms of sleep – 4:12
- 1979 – 4:25
- Tales of Scorched Earth – 3:46
- Through the Eyes of Ruby – 7:38
- Stumbleine – 2:54
- XYU – 7:07
- We only leave at night – 4:05
- Nice – 4:18
- Lily (My Only) – 3:31
- Starlight – 4:48
- Goodbye and good night – 4:22
All songs were written by Billy Corgan except Take Me Down (James Iha) and Farewell and Goodnight (Corgan / Iha).
LP version consisted of 3 sound carriers; the pages were titled “ Dawn” , “ Tea Time” , “ Twilight” , “ Twilight” , “ Midnight” and “Starlight ” . The LP version also featured two bonus tracks: The Infinite Sadness and Tonite Reprise . The following were released as singles: Bullet With Butterfly Wings , 1979 , Tonight, Tonight , Zero and Thirty-Three .
- ↑ Rick Reger, Mellon Collie and Infinite Sadness . In: Jim DeRogatis and Carmel Carrillo (ed.) Hall of Shame. The Greatest Mistakes in Rock and Roll History , Rogner & Bernhard, Berlin, 2006, pp. 358 and 363.
- ↑ Mellon Collie and Infinite Sadness in the German charts on OfficialCharts.de
- ↑ Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness on the Official UK Charts (English)
- ↑ USA Charts