The Smashing Pumpkins have created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history having sold more than 30 million albums, and won multiple Grammy Awards in the process. The pivotal group's many hits defined the alternative music era and continue to resonate on modern rock radio, influencing a whole new generation.
Formed in Chicago in 1988, they released Gish, their influential and platinum debut in 1991, which was followed by albums including the four-time platinum Siamese Dream, the nine-time platinum Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness as well as the platinum certified 1998 album. Adore. In June 2012, the band released the critically acclaimed album Oceania which entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4; earned the #1 spot on the Independent Albums Chart; and Rolling Stone hailed it as one of the best albums of the year.
Monuments to an Elegy is the ninth studio album by the Smashing Pumpkins. Band leader Billy Corgan has noted thatsimilar to the band's previous release, Oceaniathe album will be part of the ongoing project, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope. Playing drums throughout Monuments to an Elegy is Tommy Lee. The album's first single is "Being Beige."
Billy Corgan says of the 2014 album: "For those interested in sound, think 'guitars, guitars, guitars, and more guitars' but more so on the epic side of things than say grossly metallic." He continues: "Manning the boards is producer Howard Willing, with whom I first had the pleasure of working with during the Adore sessions."
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2. Being Beige
4. One and All (We Are)
6. Drum + Fife