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Check Out: The Smashing Pumpkins – "Lightning Strikes"

on March 17, 2011, 1:07pm

Part nine in The Smashing Pumpkins’ ongoing Teargarden By Kaleidyscope project comes in the form of “Lightning Strikes”. According to frontman Billy Corgan (via an issued press release), the track was originally written for California acid rockers The Electric Prunes, “but I found an element in it that suggested a bigger picture, and unfortunately I stole it back from them. The lyric in my mind combines the isolation of modern life with the need for a never ending romantic story.” Ironically, the release comes just weeks after The Electric Prunes’ bassist, Mark Tulin, passed away, and Corgan says it is dedicated both Tulin and the people of Japan.

“Lightning Strikes” can be downloaded for the next 24 hours at, after which it will be made available on the band’s website.

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