mixtape memories

Smashing Pumpkins on Muppets Tonight

You wake up in the morning
Find some things for the pot

Wonder why the sun
makes the rocks feel hot

Draw on the walls, eat, get laid
Back in the good old days

Then some damn fool invents the wheel
Listen to the white-walls squeal

You spend all day looking for a parking spot
Nothing for the heart, nothing for the pot

Me Or Him · Roger Waters · Radio KAOS 1987

Official video for Smashing Pumpkins song Cherub Rock from the album Siamese Dream.

Untitled on We Heart It.

Untitled on We Heart It.

Billy Corgan on Today. 2011.

Corgan said that the plot of the video for Today was inspired by a memory he had of an ice cream truck driver who, upon quitting his job, gave out his remaining stock of ice cream to the neighborhood children. (via YouTube)

Official video for Smashing Pumpkins song Today from the album Siamese Dream .

I just thought it was funny to write a song that said today is the greatest day of your life because it can’t get any worse.
Billy Corgan (Rolling Stone interview, Oct 1993)

Billy Corgan on Rocket. 2011.

Bleed in your own light
Dream of your own life

I miss me
I miss everything
I’ll never be

Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumkins · Rocket · Siamese Dream (1993)

Official video for Smashing Pumpkins song Rocket from the album Siamese Dream .

There’s this line from the song Rocket: Bleed in your own light. I wanna fuckin’ bleed in my own light, not in Kurt Cobain’s, not in Perry Farrell’s. I wanna go down in my own fuckin’ ship. That’s what I’m about.
Billy Corgan (Tear-out Photo Book)

Billy Corgan talks Smashing Pumpkins Gish and Siamese Dream reissues. 2:47 for SD.

In 1992, with the weight of a perceived world on our shoulders, we disappeared into a parking garage to write the songs that would change the course of our lives forever. ‘Siamese Dream’ represents all of our dreams coming true, while the dreams of a happy band fell apart.
Proof sheet for The Smashing Pumpkins’ Siamese Dream (1993).

Proof sheet for The Smashing Pumpkins’ Siamese Dream (1993).