Billy Corgan - Record Club & Oceania Update

  • Published on Aug 21, 2011
  • Billy Corgan talks via webcam about the upcoming Smashing Pumpkins Record Club "SPRC" - Drown demo & Oceania studio update.
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Comments • 91

  • Tubenesser
    Tubenesser 4 years ago

    What happened to the Smashing Pumpkins Record Club (SPRC)?
    Why no High Resolution recordings in 24Bit 96kHz on DVD, if not as download?
    Boring to hear, how much better the masters in High Resolution quality would have been, as the reissues are now only available in CD-quality or MP3.
    I was able to do one comparison: The difference between the old and new CD-mastering of "The Aeroplane Flies High" wasn't a very big progress in sound quality.

  • TopazRocker
    TopazRocker 6 years ago

    Saw you guys in Houston, great show. Currently on vacation in Europe and might see you guys in Rome. Chao.

  • TheCaterinaz
    TheCaterinaz 6 years ago

    PLEASE... come in ITALY

  • Paul Chadbourne
    Paul Chadbourne 7 years ago

    Come to pittsburgh billy! we love you. sexy mofo.

  • Music Teacher Guy
    Music Teacher Guy 7 years ago

    I don't think so. I'm glad he didn't try to bleach off his birthmark like Michael Jackson tried to bleach himself.

  • The Albee Tapes
    The Albee Tapes 7 years ago

    id love to hear full versions of the Pistachio Medley stuff :)

  • Gilbert Soria
    Gilbert Soria 7 years ago

    new mexico, white sands at night?? I see you have to see it, its mystic!

  • macabrescott
    macabrescott 7 years ago

    yay billy ^.^

  • ZeroThirtyThree033
    ZeroThirtyThree033 7 years ago

    whats with billy and stripes?

  • Rose H
    Rose H 7 years ago

    billy needs a hugz X3

  • Tubenesser
    Tubenesser 7 years ago

    Would be nicer, if the highest made possible resolution format, 24bit/96khz, would not only be offered as a WAV-Download, but on Audio-DVD backed with an even better sounding SACD-Version as well. And how about Multichannel-Versions? It is frustrating to see the best sounding stuff not to be available for direct use on your HiFi but for the PC-squeakers! And the vinyls made sense 25 years ago when "digital" really sounded crappy, now it's for nostalgic folks, made on old worn out 70's machines.

  • jumpinjoe88
    jumpinjoe88 7 years ago

    He look way to tired... or way too... something...

  • Mitchell W
    Mitchell W 7 years ago

    Ive been listening to the live tracks and my mind is blown. This album is going to be amazing.

  • Mitchell W
    Mitchell W 7 years ago

    @therototube2 sent to drai---iai-aaaaaaannnn

  • Paul Moore
    Paul Moore 7 years ago

    wow I'm excited by this

  • rotospace
    rotospace 7 years ago


  • jsh020
    jsh020 7 years ago

    @booklearn theres a forum on the site not a contact us, i was just on it a second ago talking on the oceania board

  • jsh020
    jsh020 7 years ago

    @booklearn theres a whole freaking forum on the site, i dont know how you missed that? theres no need for a contact us tab cause the forum is for that

  • jsh020
    jsh020 7 years ago

    ITS FINISHED, he said they finished it last night on their twitter, gonna come out in november

  • BioShockisAWESOME
    BioShockisAWESOME 7 years ago

    STP is divine! and Silverfuck is THE love song! The Smashing Pumpkins 4 ever!

  • MrSimplejack09
    MrSimplejack09 7 years ago


  • zerosoma33
    zerosoma33 7 years ago

    It's a really old slurry tape version. Guitars sound "cuter", if you will, and billy's voice sounds higher. It's got lots of tape hiss though, I hope they clean it up. It's from Waterfront Studios, labeled Drown (demo,'92, Waterfront Studios).
    I don't remember how I got it. I used to trade boots back during the Machina era when everything was still on VHS and CD-R was the new thing.

  • Sammy Warm Hands
    Sammy Warm Hands 7 years ago

    Please please please release only ONE deluxe version of Oceania!!! Some of us had to hunt down multiple versions of Zeitgeist to find all the songs! The retailers can go to hell. Your fans want all the SP we can get!

  • conor browne
    conor browne 7 years ago

    BC out, or something like that...

  • FollowersofDamu
    FollowersofDamu 7 years ago

    @rph33 WTF???

  • jsh020
    jsh020 7 years ago

    @FilmPriest yes its a full album

  • jsh020
    jsh020 7 years ago

    @DBZstephawn hopefully, honestly whatever it sounds like im sure it will be great

  • Remy Gladden
    Remy Gladden 7 years ago

    billy..what happen to james and D'arcy?

  • willzer808
    willzer808 7 years ago

    Legend also has it that if you touch billy's fortune you will have a life of head (:

  • KanadianRavn
    KanadianRavn 7 years ago

    @Brown86Town i just kinda liked them better,not that i dont like this lineup..........

  • Sh0ckmaster
    Sh0ckmaster 7 years ago

    Can't wait for these re-issues. Lots of good albums coming my way for Christmas I think :D

  • romeosdistress
    romeosdistress 7 years ago

    @iseeumonkey not as much as he reminds me of Karl Pilkington

  • UbiquitousGeek
    UbiquitousGeek 7 years ago

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but a while back, didn't he offer completely free access to all the material if you'd signed up for the mailing list? I was under the assumption that those people would have all of the material released to this club, gratis.

  • iseeumonkey
    iseeumonkey 7 years ago

    Is it just me, but does Billie remind anyone of Lord Voldemort?

  • Your mom
    Your mom 7 years ago

    Thank you Billy, from the bottom of my heart. For everything.

  • Godraideen
    Godraideen 7 years ago

    Also...I don't know if you will ever see this question and I know you are most likely too busy to answer...but is there any chance we will see some Pistachio Medley stuff? Specifically Knuckles, Phang and Speed Racer. I still get chills when listening to them. Esp the distorted bass in Speed Racer...of the coolest things my ears have ever heard. It would be amazing to hear those riffs implemented as a full song.
    Anyway, thanks again Billy and co.

  • Austin Lohman
    Austin Lohman 7 years ago

    When/where can you sign up for the Record Club? anyone know?

  • Godraideen
    Godraideen 7 years ago

    Thank you Billy. Being a fan since 91', I will support you till the day I die. You have given so much of yourself in your music for such a long time now that the least we can do is support you in the one remote way we can, by purchasing your music.
    I am excited about the master stuff. I have a high fidelity set up at home and love listening to the Pumpkins on it. I used to sell Hi-Fi and used quite a few of pumpkins songs for demo material. It was amazing how many would ask about the artist. :D

  • Phuk Hue
    Phuk Hue 7 years ago

    I am so psyched for these reissues, especially Machina II + Mellon Collie.
    Keep on rocking in the free world!

  • itstherealone
    itstherealone 7 years ago

    @zerosoma33 where from?

  • kevman5
    kevman5 7 years ago

    unmastered siamese dream? OH man Id pay lots and lots of money to hear that...

  • Pedro Juarez
    Pedro Juarez 7 years ago

    You're my fuckin idol

  • zerosoma33
    zerosoma33 7 years ago

    I already have the demo version of Drown

  • SeekingNamelessly
    SeekingNamelessly 7 years ago

    *gets really really excited*

  • jomosapien
    jomosapien 7 years ago

    hahaha silver"___"

  • Phil Mckenna
    Phil Mckenna 7 years ago

    Sounds good to me.

  • Patrick Ryan
    Patrick Ryan 7 years ago

    This made my day..Billy needs some coffee..

  • Cyndi
    Cyndi 7 years ago

    Bill, how can you leave Australia out of your Oceania tour!! Come on mate.

  • camila chica
    camila chica 7 years ago

    @IncliningPizza So will i get marry with him ??!?!

  • Ghetto Barney
    Ghetto Barney 7 years ago

    make an interview with daniel tosh!

  • Dan Zor
    Dan Zor 7 years ago

    So excited for Siamese Dream!

  • Jay Sharp
    Jay Sharp 7 years ago

    Go on conan o brien's show!!

  • Karen Armstrong
    Karen Armstrong 7 years ago

    I love these updates! Thanks so much for including us!

  • Edward306
    Edward306 7 years ago

    Awesome. Just waiting for UK dates to be announced :D

  • christopher trimble
    christopher trimble 7 years ago

    Did he just say European tour??!!

  • buddybopper
    buddybopper 7 years ago

    Vinyl subscription service?

  • Hassa Alexis
    Hassa Alexis 7 years ago

    aaahh eeexxxcciittteedddd!

  • telegramsam
    telegramsam 7 years ago


  • SuperDeadstars
    SuperDeadstars 7 years ago

    So excited!

  • Sparky
    Sparky 7 years ago

    Billy you are the best.

  • Julius Caesar
    Julius Caesar 7 years ago

    The full version of Drown with the huge feedback solo, I Love you billy, not in a gay way lmao!

  • Ryan Porter
    Ryan Porter 7 years ago

    Karl Pilkingtons let himeself go lol cant wait for Oceania!! :D

  • Stacey Savage
    Stacey Savage 7 years ago

    This is an extremly exciting update :) can't wait for the re-releases

  • pmbear
    pmbear 7 years ago

    Teargarden as a complete album would be great too... You know we waaaaannnnt it

  • pmbear
    pmbear 7 years ago

    Thank you for this update… looking forward to the new album, buddy

  • Guillermo MN
    Guillermo MN 7 years ago

    Good times in Pumpkinland!
    You've got to work hard you'v got to work hard!!!! (ala Depeche Mode!)

  • systemC
    systemC 7 years ago

    Drown is going to get some well deserved attention

  • Francesca Sugarpills
    Francesca Sugarpills 7 years ago

    billy, marry me please.

  • Devon S
    Devon S 7 years ago


  • hellodon
    hellodon 7 years ago

    Call it "Four Winds Nothing"

  • Zachary Zach
    Zachary Zach 7 years ago

    Where do I insert my moneys?! I want the archival reissues now! : )

  • Cole
    Cole 7 years ago

    Love you Billy, keep up the good work. Can't wait to see you guys live in Boston!

  • JuhnaNemiko
    JuhnaNemiko 7 years ago

    Something I want to know is will the remasters of the new albums be made available on vinyl records? Ever since I got into records a few years back, I've been dying to hear Melancholy on vinyl, but the prices that people want for it are insane!

  • MegaNewsReader
    MegaNewsReader 7 years ago

    God bless you Billy. Much love to you.

  • Christy
    Christy 7 years ago

    love the update videos :) yay for the record club !! love youuuuu billy :)

  • wackattack180
    wackattack180 7 years ago

    One of my most favorite bands ever ! ! ! I remember when you first opened
    for Cheap Trick ! ! ! You got me at that point because I loved Cheap Trick
    sense I was a kid in the 1970's ! There is just to meny of your songs that are
    Awesome that never got air ! ! ! and that does piss me off ! ! !
    I do have every album you made before you split the band and your demo as well You remember (Bye June) love that song too
    Catch you later Billy ! ! !

  • EvoSchecter
    EvoSchecter 7 years ago

    Promises Promises, Billy! Tisk Tisk!

  • Andrees1979
    Andrees1979 7 years ago

    Please, Tour South America 2012!!!!

  • KanadianRavn
    KanadianRavn 7 years ago

    kinda wish u were still with d'arcy,chamberline,and iha

  • Zac6230
    Zac6230 7 years ago

    @IncliningPizza I'd rub is bald head in oil all over my body!

  • Gracie Storm
    Gracie Storm 7 years ago

    To add...Billy is fucking fantastical. WANT that drown demo.

  • Eric Lapp
    Eric Lapp 7 years ago

    Can't wait to see your Gish-era shows on the DVD!

  • link343
    link343 7 years ago

    Exciting Times as a Pumpkins fan.

  • Gracie Storm
    Gracie Storm 7 years ago

    OMG EXCITEMENT :D Definately doing this SPRC thing ay

  • IncliningPizza
    IncliningPizza 7 years ago

    @pluffnemesis Legend has it that if you touch Billy's head, you will have a life of fortune.

  • birde33
    birde33 7 years ago

    awesome!!! i love demos.

  • Eville Nick
    Eville Nick 7 years ago


  • camila chica
    camila chica 7 years ago

    Billy I want to touch your head O,O

  • Phillip O
    Phillip O 7 years ago


  • Marcos Spinelli
    Marcos Spinelli 7 years ago

    OMG!!!!!! \o/

  • Phillip O
    Phillip O 7 years ago

    This is sooo freaking cool I can't wait to hear this stuff !!! And I am sooooooo stoked for the VINYL !!!!!!