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Audiography: Episode 050: “Billy Corgan (of Smashing Pumpkins)”

on August 15, 2012, 12:00pm

In this edition of Audiography, we feature reviews of the newest albums by Dead Can Dance– their first release in over 16 years, Anastasis; Warm Nothing, the summery pop debut from So Many Wizards; and En Yay Sah, Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang’s dance record blending the native rhythms of Sierra Leone with the dance ethos of New York and Europe. We also feature an interview with Billy Corgan, leader of the Smashing Pumpkins.

As the band prepared to release their latest album, Oceaniaand head out on tour in support, Consequence of Sound caught up with Billy Corgan to talk about the legendary guitarist’s lengthy career, the band’s history, both good and bad, what went into the new album, the ninth in the band’s catalog, surviving this long despite all the naysayers, his involvement with professional wrestling, and what it’s like for the artist to actually be happy.

Featured Music:
01. So Many Wizards –  “Inner City” (excerpt), “Lose Your Mind” (excerpt)
02. Dead Can Dance – “Opium” (excerpt), “Amnesia” (excerpt)
03. Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang – “En Mane Ah” (excerpt), “Somebody” (excerpt)
04. Smashing Pumpkins – “Quasar” (Oceania)
05. Smashing Pumpkins – “Perfect” (Adore)
06. Zwan –  “Of a Broken Heart” (Mary Star of the Sea)
07. New Order – “Turn My Way” (Get Ready)
08. Billy Corgan – “To Love Somebody” (The Future Embrace)
09. Smashing Pumpkins – “Glissandra” (Oceania)

Audiography Episode 050 – ”Billy Corgan (of Smashing Pumpkins)”
Written and Produced by Len Comaratta, Alex Young, Chris Coplan, Michael Roffman, Harley Brown, Adam Kivel, Jake Cohen, Bryant Kitching, Caitlin Meyer, and Nick Freed

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AverageGrod
August 15, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Thanks a lot for this. Great interview. Nice to have a real fan asking questions going back through all the different periods of The Pumpkins. Thanks for asking about New Order and touching on Billy’s solo album and Zwan.

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