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PYHOF: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness by The Smashing Pumpkins

In 1995, The Smashing Pumpkins released a double-album representing day and night - "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness". It's one of the most successful albums during the '90s, which also spawned the most memorable and very creative videos in MTV history.

WHO: The Smashing Pumpkins
WEBSITE: http://www.smashingpumpkins.com/

Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness is split into two discs/cassette tapes: (1) Dawn to Dusk and (2) Twilight to Starlight. The vinyl version is split into three records, 2 sides each – (1 and 2) Dawn/Tea Time, (3 and 4) Dusk/Twilight, (5 and 6) Midnight/Starlight. Frontman Billy Corgan worked closely with graphic designer Frank Olinsky during the conceptualization of the album art.

What made the album so memorable was the variety of musical styles and instruments used – from the classic, melancholic melodies of the piano used in the title track, to the majestic orchestra in Tonight, Tonight, drum loops, guitar layers, and even salt shakers scattered all throughout the album’s twenty-eight tracks.

Tonight, Tonight


Bullet With Butterfly Wings

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  1. yeheii


    i miss the old smashing pumpkins

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  2. jbeischer


    amazing, love sp!

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  3. bubblylicious


    I uber <3 Smashing pumpkins! Good times! :)

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  4. tallgrrlrocks


    This album is a vital part of my Coming of Age Soundtrack

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  5. discodrew


    My favorite was Siamese Dream. Less polished than this album but all the better for it i think.

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