Thursday, July 17, 2014

No One Cares About Adore, Billy

Good God, Billy. They didn't care about Adore when you released it, and they're going to care even less when you put out a bloated 107 track version of it.

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has criticised Amazon for allegedly leaking the tracklisting for the reissue of his band's 1998 album, 'Adore'.

It has been revealed that the reissue, which is set for release on September 23, will comprise of 107 tracks on seven discs, featuring demos with Rick Rubin, home recordings, outtakes and live recordings. Corgan has written online that he wished to inform fans of the tracklisting, but has claimed that Amazon broke an agreement and posted the information on their website.

"Amazon decided to break an agreement and post track listing of ADORE first; despite assurances otherwise that asked us to wait," wrote Corgan on Facebook. "OBVIOUSLY I've had the 'Adore' tracklist for four months, and could have posted anytime." He went on to write a more lengthy piece at the official Smashing Pumpkins website, also laying into the current state of the record industry.

Now, to be fair to Billy--this is for the fans. They're not going to print up 500,000 of these and stack them inside of 2,000 Wal-Marts by the greeter. I get that. I wish there was a 107 track version of a lot of the albums I love. 

But for Adore?

Come on.

This is why I have laughed my ass off at the re-release of The Division Bell by Pink Floyd, and why I had a good laugh at the idea that their "latest album" would feature the discarded remains of the TDB sessions. 

Sometimes, the well runs dry. You can't keep milking mediocrity. Knowing when to go elsewhere for water, that's the trick.

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