According to a post on the Smashing Pumpkins’ official site, “plans are currently underway that will lead to the eventual release of a pre-Gish/Gish box set.” While I welcome any excuse to replace my scratched-to-hell disc from 17 years ago, I’m guessing that Billy Corgan’s motivations are a little more devious; delving into his back catalogue will probably produce sales results that are, at the very least, better than those achieved by Zeitgeist. (Although if he remakes any of the videos with certain brain-dead heiresses playing the role of James Iha, I am out.) But wait, there’s another way for Corgan to get the money out of his band’s Gish-era fanbase, who presumably on average have higher earning power than they did back in ’91:
What is to be included on here, no one knows for sure but it should be noted that its release is expected to coincide with the Gish tour sometime in 2008…
Yes, Billy and James and… those two new other people… are apparently ready to embrace the new trend of playing old, beloved albums in full in lieu of disappointing new material and embark on a Gish tour! Perhaps Courtney Love can open, since she loooooves “Rhinoceros,” which, to be honest, is never not worth posting:
Ahh, what the hell. More Gish videos! I’m so going to be at this show, I know it. Damn you, Corgan, for hitting my nostalgia sweet spot!