On The Flippity-Flop: Smashing Pumpkins Turn Blue

Apr 10th, 2007 // 10 Comments

sp.jpgWelcome to “On The Flippity-Flop,” where your Idolators spotlight unjustly ignored B-sides, bonus tracks, compilation contributions, and EP cuts. Send your suggestions to tips@idolator.com.

ARTIST: Smashing Pumpkins
SONG: “Jackie Blue”
FIRST APPEARANCE: Super Fantastic Mega Smash Hits!, 1995
WHY IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN AN A-SIDE: Thanks to the tipster who reminded us of Super Fantastic Mega Smash Hits!, which compiled indie-rock remakes of songs from the K-Tel era. Red Red Meat, Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet, and Uncle Tupelo all had standout tracks, but we’re partial to the Smashing Pumpkins’ heady take on the Ozark Mountain Blue Devils’ “Jackie Blue,” if only because its closing guitar freak-out takes us back to the days before Billy Corgan shaved his head and James Iha became a fashionista:

Smashing Pumpkins – Jackie Blue [MP3, link expired]
SUPER FANTASTIC MEGA BONUS TRACK: Uncle Tupelo – Movin’ On [MP3, link expired]
Smashing Pumpkins [MySpace]


  1. Babydangler

    I think you guys mean “Ozark Mountain Daredevils.”

  2. Xenu

    It works! RAWK!

    God bless The Smashing Pumpkins. The real Smashing Pumpkins, that is. They would be Billy, James, D’Arcy, and Jimmy. Not Billy, James, Jimmy, and Melissa. Not just Billy and Jimmy. Anything but the original four is just something else. The Dashing Pumpkins. The Smashing Butternut Squashes. (And the group that’s playing this summer? Please, Billy. Zwan by any other name…)

  3. coreyander

    Wow! I haven’t heard Jackie Blue for like ten years. Thanks for the memories.

    Almost makes me want to smear on some black eye makeup, throw on a Zero t-shirt and get in a heated debate over whether ‘Not Worth Asking’ is a better b-side than ‘Apathy’s Last Kiss’. (its not)

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