Listen to Demos of Smashing Pumpkins’ “Today,” “I Am One”


Ah, the early ’90s. Overalls were in fashion. Baby boomers were griping about Generation X instead of Millennials. Billy Corgan still had hair, didn’t have conspiracy theories about swine flu, and wasn’t hanging out with Jessica Simpson or Tila Tequila. And, perhaps as a result, it wasn’t even faintly embarrassing to like the Smashing Pumpkins. Now, probably because all of pop culture is conspiring to take us back to that simpler time, EMI is re-releasing the Pumpkins’ first two, era-defining albums, Gish and Siamese Dream on November 29th. The reissues will be packed with bonus tracks, and Seattle radio station 107.7 The End is streaming four of them: demo versions of “I Am One,” “Today,” and “Rocket,” as well as a particularly lovely acoustic mix of “Disarm” that accentuates the strings. Hear them at The End’s blog and tell us how you think they stack up to the finished versions. [via Stereogum]