Siamese Dream

Label
Virgin Records America
Release date
5 Apr 2005
Running length
13 tracks
Running time
61:59

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock 4:58 161,499
2 The Smashing Pumpkins - Quiet 3:41 259,350
3 Smashing Pumpkins - Today 3:21 213,583
4 The Smashing Pumpkins - Hummer 6:55 250,196
5 The Smashing Pumpkins - Rocket 4:05 262,163
6 Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm 3:17 196,512
7 The Smashing Pumpkins - Soma 6:38 238,511
8 The Smashing Pumpkins - Geek U.S.A. 5:12 149,598
9 The Smashing Pumpkins - Mayonaise 5:47 280,321
10 The Smashing Pumpkins - Spaceboy 4:27 219,218
11 The Smashing Pumpkins - Silverfuck 8:41 196,737
12 The Smashing Pumpkins - Sweet Sweet 1:38 203,412
13 The Smashing Pumpkins - Luna 3:19 215,134

About this album

Siamese Dream is the second studio album by the American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins, released on July 27, 1993 on Virgin Records. The album fused diverse influences such as shoegazing, dream pop, classic heavy metal, and progressive rock.

Despite recording sessions fraught with difficulties and tensions, Siamese Dream debuted at number ten on the Billboard charts, sold over four million copies in the U.S. and over six million worldwide, cementing The Smashing Pumpkins as a major force in the alternative rock movement. Siamese Dream released four hit singles including “Cherub Rock”, “Today”, “Disarm”, and “Rocket”.

The Smashing Pumpkins formed in Chicago in 1988. Their debut album, Gish, was released on Caroline Records in 1991 to unexpected success and acclaim. After the release of Nevermind later that year, The Smashing Pumpkins were hyped as “the next Nirvana”. The band was signed to Caroline Records parent Virgin Records and began recording a follow-up album. Frontman Billy Corgan felt “this great pressure to make the next album set the world on fire.” The immense pressure to succeed intensified an already problematic situation: drummer Jimmy Chamberlin was undergoing an increasingly severe addiction to heroin, guitarist James Iha and bassist D’arcy Wretzky had recently ended their romantic relationship, and Corgan, aside from battles with weight gain and suicidal depression, was suffering from his worst-ever bout of writer’s block.

Siamese Dream was recorded mainly between December 1992 and March 1993. The band relocated to Triclops Studios in Marietta, Georgia for the album sessions, so they could avoid local friends and distractions, and to cut Chamberlin off from his known drug connections.

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