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The 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 being Corgan and rhythm guitarist Jeff Schroeder.

Disavowing the punk rock roots of many of their alt-rock contemporaries, they 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, Corgan and 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 with a rotating lineup of musicians entitled Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, which encompassed the release of stand-alone singles, compilation EP releases, and two full albums that also fell under the project's scope—Oceania in 2012 and Monuments to an Elegy in 2014. As of 2016, Corgan and Schroeder remained the band's only official core members, though Corgan began working with prior members gradually as well, including Chamberlin as a touring drummer since 2015 and Iha in some guest appearances in concerts in 2016. By mid-2016, Corgan stated that they were considering reforming the band's original lineup, though no concrete plans have been revealed.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Gish Smashing Pumpkins 3.8 25
1993 Siamese Dream The Smashing Pumpkins 4.25 19
1994 Pumpkin Seeds The Smashing Pumpkins 4 1
1995 Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness The Smashing Pumpkins 4.2 12
1998 Adore The Smashing Pumpkins 3.5 9
2000 MACHINA/the machines of God The Smashing Pumpkins 3.5 6
2000 Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music The Smashing Pumpkins 3 4
2007 Zeitgeist Smashing Pumpkins 3 10
2012 Oceania The Smashing Pumpkins 2.5 6
2014 Monuments to an Elegy The Smashing Pumpkins 4

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Pisces Iscariot Smashing Pumpkins 3.65 8
1994 A la Mode, Volume 1 The Smashing Pumpkins 1
1994 Mashed Potatoes The Smashing Pumpkins 1
1994 Ultra Rare Trax The Smashing Pumpkins 1
1995 Early 1989 Demos The Smashing Pumpkins 1
1996 The Aeroplane Flies High The Smashing Pumpkins 4 4
1997 Greatest Hits The Smashing Pumpkins 1
1999 The Smashing Pumpkins 1991–1998 The Smashing Pumpkins 1
2000 The Smashing Pumpkins The Smashing Pumpkins 1
2000 The Friends and Enemies of Modern Music The Smashing Pumpkins 1
2001 Greatest Hits: Rotten Apples The Smashing Pumpkins 3.5 7
2001 1991-2000: Greatest Hits Video Collection The Smashing Pumpkins 2
2005 Rarities and B-Sides The Smashing Pumpkins 1
2006 The Mother of All Unplugged Collections The Smashing Pumpkins 1
B-sides Collection The Smashing Pumpkins 1
Cessations of Grandeur The Smashing Pumpkins 1
Forgotten Songs The Smashing Pumpkins 1
Gish Sessions The Smashing Pumpkins 1
Greatest Hits 2000 The Smashing Pumpkins 1
Knock on Wood The Smashing Pumpkins 1
Mellon Collie Disc Three The Smashing Pumpkins 1
Millennium Hits The Smashing Pumpkins 1
Non Album Tracks The Smashing Pumpkins 1
Rafaelselection The Smashing Pumpkins 1
Smashing Covers The Smashing Pumpkins 1
Sounds of Turnips The Smashing Pumpkins 1
The Lost Songs: A Collection of Single B Sides and Other Rare Studio Stuff The Smashing Pumpkins 1
Ultimate Rarities Box Set The Smashing Pumpkins 1

Album + Compilation + Demo

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
The Original Demo Tapes The Smashing Pumpkins 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Drown The Smashing Pumpkins 1
1993 Fishing Blue The Smashing Pumpkins 2
1994 Earphoria The Smashing Pumpkins 3
1994 Acoustic Daze The Smashing Pumpkins 1
1994 Halloween Party The Smashing Pumpkins 1
1994 Halloween Tools The Smashing Pumpkins 1
1994 Mayonaise Dream The Smashing Pumpkins 1
1994 Unplugged: 100% Pure Acoustic Performances The Smashing Pumpkins 2
1994 Waiting For The Past The Smashing Pumpkins 1
1996 Disconnect The Smashing Pumpkins 1
1996 Tune In, Turn On, Rawk Out The Smashing Pumpkins 1
1998 Rhinocerous The Smashing Pumpkins 2
1998 Transmissions The Smashing Pumpkins 1
2002 Vieuphoria The Smashing Pumpkins 1
2015 Bruised Angel Wings The Smashing Pumpkins 2
Be My Whore The Smashing Pumpkins 1
Do the Riot Thing The Smashing Pumpkins 1
Eighty Nine The Smashing Pumpkins 1
Festive The Smashing Pumpkins 1
In the Belly of the Beast The Smashing Pumpkins 1
Mellow, Jolly and the Infinite Madness The Smashing Pumpkins 1
Rarities, Volume 1 The Smashing Pumpkins 1
The “SP” & “Moon” Demo Tapes The Smashing Pumpkins 1
The Covers & Rare Stuff Vol. 1 The Smashing Pumpkins 1
The Mellon Collie Demos The Smashing Pumpkins 1
The Rare Stuff Vol. 2 The Smashing Pumpkins 1
We Are From Another Planet The Smashing Pumpkins 1

Album + Demo

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Quiet and Other Songs The Smashing Pumpkins 1
1996 MCIS Demos I The Smashing Pumpkins 4
1996 MCIS Demos II The Smashing Pumpkins 3
1997 Adore Demos The Smashing Pumpkins 1
1998 Adore: Demos II The Smashing Pumpkins 1
1998 Machina Acoustic Demos The Smashing Pumpkins 2
2000 Billy's Gravity Demos I The Smashing Pumpkins 2
MCIS Demos III: Demos for D'arcy The Smashing Pumpkins 1
Reel Time Studios Sessions (Fall '89) The Smashing Pumpkins 1
Reel Time Studios Sessions (Summer '89) The Smashing Pumpkins 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 1989-03-16: WZRD Radio Show, Chicago, IL, USA The Smashing Pumpkins 2
1989 1989-10-31: Cabaret Metro, Chicago, IL, USA The Smashing Pumpkins 1
1992 1992-01-17: Vooruit, Gent, Belgium The Smashing Pumpkins 2
1992 1992-01-24: Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, Denmark The Smashing Pumpkins 1
1992 1992-02-05: Élysée Montmartre, Paris, France The Smashing Pumpkins 1
1992 1992-09-12: Town & Country Club, London, UK The Smashing Pumpkins 1
1993 1993-10-05: First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA The Smashing Pumpkins 2
1993 1993-12-11: Bogart's, Cincinnati, OH, USA The Smashing Pumpkins 2
1993 A Kiss of This The Smashing Pumpkins 1
1993 Black Sessions The Smashing Pumpkins 1
1993 Smashing the Puppets The Smashing Pumpkins 1
1993 Spaceboy The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1
1993 Tribute to BÖC The Smashing Pumpkins 2
1994 1993-10-26: Unbereable: Del Mar Fairground, Del Mar, CA, USA The Smashing Pumpkins 1
1994 1991-02-12: Party All Night: CBGB, Manhattan, NY, USA The Smashing Pumpkins 2
1994 1991-08-17: Out of Focus: I-Beam, San Francisco, CA, USA The Smashing Pumpkins 2
1994 1993-08-14: 3 Feet High: Metro, Chicago, IL, US The Smashing Pumpkins 1
1994 1994-02-25: Astoria '94: Astoria Theatre, London, UK The Smashing Pumpkins 2
1994 From the Mixing Desk The Smashing Pumpkins 1
1994 Man of Light The Smashing Pumpkins 1
1994 Spaceboy The Smashing Pumpkins 1
1994 Virgins The Smashing Pumpkins 1
1994 We Can Work It Out The Smashing Pumpkins 1
1995 1995-08-25: Wrapped Up in the Pleasures of the World: Reading Festival, Berkshire, UK The Smashing Pumpkins 1

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