The Smashing Pumpkins have been a part of the collective musical conscious for an entire generation. Despite the band's tumultuous history, their sound, especially front man Billy Corgan's voice, is instantaneously recognizable, whether it be the soft opening guitar of "Today" or the dropped snare of the drums on the beginning of "Suffer." As part of the band's 20th anniversary of their debut album, they have decided to give the deluxe re-issue treatment to their first two efforts, Gish and Siamese Dream.
In a recent video, Corgan sits down to discuss the recording process and reception of these seminal albums. From people telling the band that they were too polished to dealing with the pressures of the music business, Corgan gives an insider's take on all that happened (plus some snippets of popular Pumpkins songs done acoustically). Check out what Corgan has to say, smile politely, and pick up the re-issues featuring B-sides, outtakes, and DVDs.