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Smashing Pumpkins FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about Smashing Pumpkins.

This FAQ about Smashing Pumpkins was compiled and written by Mike Hamilton michaelh@ualberta.ca with numerous contributions by others.

-0. Legal Disclaimer (Smashing Pumpkins FAQ)
The Smashing Pumpkins FAQ is copyright (c) 1999 by ...
-1.1 Who are these Smashing Pumpkins?
The Smashing Pumpkins are perhaps one of the most successful ...
-1.2 General newsgroup/list info (alt.music.smash-pumpkins)
The Smashing Pumpkins newsgroup, alt.music.smash-pumpkins, and ...
-1.3 Getting on and off Listessa (alt.music.smash-pumpkins)
First, make sure the list is operational. You can do this by checking ...
-1.4 General netiquette (alt.music.smash-pumpkins)
First off, read news.announce.newusers, taking special note at the ...
-1.4a Flamewars and crossposting (alt.music.smash-pumpkins)
On Usenet, be sure to check the Newsgroups: line if something ...
-1.4b Posting pictures/sounds (binaries) in Discussion Groups (alt.music.smash-pumpkins)
This is a huge breach of netiquette. DO NOT, under any ...
-1.5 Appropriate Subject lines (alt.music.smash-pumpkins)
Use appropriate subject lines whenever starting a new thread. It's ...
-1.6 Acronyms, abbreviations, and common definitions (alt.music.smash-pumpkins)
Common SP-related/song acronyms: ...
-1.6a "Singles" - radio vs CDS/7" etc. (Smashing Pumpkins)
Most people seem to forget that there is a difference between a radio'...
-1.7 "ObSP" - obligatory on-topicness (alt.music.smash-pumpkins)
Since most people prefer to read messages that are on-topic, off-...
-1.8 Things NOT to ask or bring up/threads which go nowhere (alt.music.smash-pumpkins)
The following questions should not be asked: ...
-1.9 Validity of information (alt.music.smash-pumpkins)
Don't believe everything you read. Especially if it involves ...
-2.1 Short discography (Smashing Pumpkins)
Gish (1991) - single for I Am One, 'Lull' EP for Rhinoceros ...
-2.2 Finding lyrics (Smashing Pumpkins)
At this time, there is no completely comprehensive (and original) ...
-2.3 Guitar/bass tablature (Smashing Pumpkins)
Guitar tablature can be found at various SP web sites. The site with ...
-2.3b Piano score (Smashing Pumpkins)
Piano scores of songs like Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness,...
-2.4 Cover songs (Smashing Pumpkins)
Songs that have been covered by SP and which appear on official ...
-2.5 Unreleased songs (Smashing Pumpkins)
Recent songs that have not been released, and perhaps never will be,...
-2.5b 'Mashed Potatoes' box set (Smashing Pumpkins)
During the past year, the 'Mashed Potatoes' box set has been one of ...
-2.6 Where to find given songs (Smashing Pumpkins)
Check the bootlists at either Jackboot (http://www.starla.org/jackboot/)...
-2.7 Short guide to radio songs (Smashing Pumpkins)
The following is a short guide to songs you're likely to hear on ...
-2.8 Songs sung by other members (Smashing Pumpkins)
Billy doesn't sing -every- song... Those featuring James on lead ...
-2.9 "Secret" messages/sounds (Smashing Pumpkins)
Sometimes you can hear weird noises that probably shouldn't be there, ...
-2.10 Song/album meanings (Smashing Pumpkins)
Discussing the meaning of songs is sometimes an interesting topic, ...
-2.11 Vieuphoria/Earphoria - extra/unreleased songs (Smashing Pumpkins)
Vieuphoria contains several songs unavailable elsewhere, which are as ...
-2.12 Differences between releases (Smashing Pumpkins)
Most releases have several versions available. Special versions, ...
-2.12a Gish - original/remastered (Smashing Pumpkins)
The original release of Gish was on Caroline Records, has the cover ...
-2.12b Siamese Dream - clean/explicit version, import (Smashing Pumpkins)
Certain versions of Siamese Dream have the titles listed on the back,...
-2.12c Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness - 3LP (Smashing Pumpkins)
Mellon Collie was released on vinyl in March of 1996. This came out on ...
-2.12d Adore - Japanese version (Smashing Pumpkins)
The Japanese version of Adore includes a bonus track, Once in a While,...
-2.12e Ava Adore - 7" vinyl (Smashing Pumpkins)
The UK Ava Adore 7 was supposed to be limited to 5000 copies. But,...
-2.12f Earphoria - promo/bootleg (Smashing Pumpkins)
The promo for Vieuphoria, entitled Earphoria, exists as a promo (rare)...
-2.12g Import/domestic singles (Smashing Pumpkins)
Differences in singles are quite common- generally US and UK singles ...
-2.12h Vinyl - variant B-sides (Smashing Pumpkins)
The B-sides (and C-sides, where they exist) of vinyl releases ...
-2.13 Common/recurring lyrics (Smashing Pumpkins)
Billy has been known to use a few words or phrases several times, so ...
-2.14 Photos/Cover art (Smashing Pumpkins)
Since some people wonder where all those pictures come from in all ...
-2.15 mp3s (Smashing Pumpkins)
Recently, this has been one of the most commonly asked questions....
-3.1 Origin of name (Smashing Pumpkins)
Most answers to this question are only semi-serious, as they've heard ...
-3.2 First appearance (Smashing Pumpkins)
Billy and James first appeared in a Polish bar called Track in 1988....
-3.3 Short Bios (Smashing Pumpkins)
Since everyone MUST know their birthdays, here they are: ...
-3.4 Recording sessions (Smashing Pumpkins)
As you may have heard, most of the recording for Siamese Dream was ...
-3.5 Is Billy left-handed or right-handed? (Smashing Pumpkins)
Billy is left-handed. He writes with his left hand. However, he ...
-3.6 Equipment (Smashing Pumpkins)
I'm not an equipment expert (I don't even have an electric guitar), so ...
-3.6a Special effects (Smashing Pumpkins)
One of the cool effects I -can- explain is the 'reverse echo' used on ...
-3.6b EBow (Smashing Pumpkins)
An EBow (electronic/electromagnetic bow) is a small, hand-held ...
-3.7 Personal info for the prying fan (Smashing Pumpkins)
I'm not about to invade their privacy, but here's what they (apparently)...
-3.9 Silly rumors (Small Wonder, Sea Monkeys, etc.) (Smashing Pumpkins)
Every once in a while, someone will resurrect a really stupid rumor (...
-3.10 SP Fan Club (Smashing Pumpkins)
The fan club started when the Siamese Dream liner notes included ...
-3.11 Contacting the band (Smashing Pumpkins)
Send all meaningful mail to the address listed above. Try to hold ...
-4.1 Pricing/finding rarities (Smashing Pumpkins)
Since prices vary from area to area, and everything changes over time, ...
-4.2 Books (Smashing Pumpkins)
There are several books available on SP. Here's the info: ...
-4.3 T-Shirts (Smashing Pumpkins)
NOTE: If you have any official tour shirts that are not listed here, ...
-4.4 Videos (Smashing Pumpkins)
There are videos out for the following songs: Siva; Rhinoceros; ...
-4.5 "Bootlegs" (Smashing Pumpkins)
A bootleg can refer to one of two things: 1) an audience recording,...
-4.6 Trading (Smashing Pumpkins)
The best way to trade is to have your list available on the web, and ...
-4.7 Tape Trees (Smashing Pumpkins)
Recently, the Smashing Pumpkins Live Recording Association (SPLRA) ...
-5.1 Brief history/landmark events (Smashing Pumpkins)
1988/89- band forms, plays around Chicago, releases demo tapes ...
-5.2 Double Door info (Smashing Pumpkins)
In February of 1995, the Pumpkins played 4 shows (21, 22, 27, and 28) ...
-5.3 The keyboard/drummer events (Smashing Pumpkins)
In the summer of '95, the Chicago Reader ran an ad by the Pumpkins,...
-5.4 Tour info (Smashing Pumpkins)
Tour dates are kept current at the Smashing Pumpkins Live ...
-5.5 IRC info (Smashing Pumpkins)
There are several IRC channels for pumpkin-heads: #smashing_pumpkins ...
-5.6 Web links for cool stuff (Smashing Pumpkins)
Since there are hundreds of web sites devoted to SP, it may be difficult,...
-5.7 Other recommended sources (Smashing Pumpkins)
Frequently Wondered Questions - written as a supplement to this FAQ ...
-6.1 '666' Bootleg Video (Smashing Pumpkins)
A completely new FAQ has been created for this subject. Please ...
-6.2 Starchildren (Smashing Pumpkins)
The Starchildren is a side-project band consisting of Billy and ...
-6.3 Catherine (Smashing Pumpkins)
Catherine is, unfortunately, usually thought of as D'Arcy's husband'...
-6.4 The Frogs (Smashing Pumpkins)
The Frogs are a Milwaukee-based band that Billy is both a fan of ...
-6.5 Scratchie Records (Smashing Pumpkins)
Scratchie Records is a label co-owned by James Iha & D'Arcy, as well ...
-6.7 Cabal (...) / Junta (...) (Smashing Pumpkins)
Although scarcely mentioned nowadays, the Cabal (there is no Cabal) ...
-7.1 Acknowledgments (Smashing Pumpkins FAQ)
This work could not have been made possible without the ...
-7.2 Disclaimer (Smashing Pumpkins FAQ)
Anything that you think should be included in this FAQ should be ...









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