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Record Club’s second hidden track not too unlike its first 11:57 am // Saturday, September 10, 2011

Posted by jjb in news, record club, siamese dream.
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By waving your mouse in the vicinity of the image of a rat found at the bottom of the SmashingPumpkins.com homepage, you may find a download (in MPEG-4 format) of a track with the title “Barb Wire.”

Like the other song hidden on the page, this latest Smashing Pumpkins Record Club freebie is an alternate take on a Siamese Dream-era song known to fans by a different name. But whereas that first hidden track was an essentially instrumental version of the revered album cut “Geek U.S.A.,” the new track is an essentially instrumental version of an obscure song known to bootleg hunters as “Tulips.”

FILE FORMAT UPDATE (9/12): The “Barb Wire” download is now an MP3.

Comments

1. TheLoneCreature - 12:17 pm // Saturday, September 10, 2011

Like it. Sounds good :D Hope there are some songs that we’ve DEFINITELY NOT heard before to come out soon though

2. snowtrooper - 12:19 pm // Saturday, September 10, 2011

nobody likes wooden shoes anyhow….

3. snowtrooper - 12:27 pm // Saturday, September 10, 2011

….also – explicit

4. skullivan - 1:11 pm // Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sounds great, I’d love to hear more stuff like this. After over a decade of hearing about “Quiet and Other Songs” I only ever gave it a cursory listen when I got a copy because the quality was so bad.

If they start sneaking out high quality versions of Gravity Demos stuff I’d be pretty happy too.

5. Misery - 2:52 pm // Saturday, September 10, 2011

not so happy with the format as I really dislike using iTunes, but beggars can’t be tudors, as they say with no variation upon original phrase

6. susan - 2:55 pm // Saturday, September 10, 2011
7. Misery - 2:57 pm // Saturday, September 10, 2011

@susan
Media players like those are a dime a does them

8. gyang333 - 3:34 pm // Saturday, September 10, 2011

@Misery

VLC is one of the best media players out there….

9. Misery - 3:43 pm // Saturday, September 10, 2011

@gyang333
Sure aint no foobar

10. ddb - 3:58 pm // Saturday, September 10, 2011

Is there a more beautiful sound in all of nature than Jimmy Chamberlin’s snare?

11. wtf - 4:30 pm // Saturday, September 10, 2011

@Misery the phrase is “dime a dozen” not “dime a does them”

12. Misery - 5:47 pm // Saturday, September 10, 2011
13. redhandcorgan - 5:49 pm // Saturday, September 10, 2011

More stuff we already have…. how about a song we never heard before ever!!! in bootlegs that have spread!!!!!!! u billy same stuff over and over

14. Seb - 5:57 pm // Saturday, September 10, 2011

Can’t wait for the Gish-era demo “Dime a Does ‘Em”..

15. Woody - 7:02 pm // Saturday, September 10, 2011

@ddb +1

16. Woody - 7:07 pm // Saturday, September 10, 2011

I like how the artwork that appears in iTunes for Barb Wire gives it the id/catalogue no. of SPRC.0003 – in particular I’m thinking the fact that it’s four digits bodes well for plenty more where this came from

17. gsmamz - 7:18 pm // Saturday, September 10, 2011

Awesome! Love that classic SP sound!

18. Spag - 4:22 am // Sunday, September 11, 2011

Didn’t know that song, like it!

19. Graves - 5:46 am // Sunday, September 11, 2011

@redhandcorgan Many of us people that actually have lives have never heard this before.

20. Johnny - 8:46 am // Sunday, September 11, 2011

I doubt that any completely unheard, really high quality stuff is comming out for free, especially before the rerelease of the Gish/Siamese/Pisces albums. Once those are out, maybe they’ll start to exlpore more tracks that didn’t show up on any of those three bonus discs,

21. redhandcorgan - 10:28 am // Sunday, September 11, 2011

@Graves that dont even make sense LIVES your on this board what kind of life can you have if you take the time to come here to right that think about it……..anyway tulips was on youtube for ages im sure you use youtube once a wee if not more to check out music im i right yes NO LIFE!! GO GRAVES!!

22. THE FREAK - 12:49 pm // Sunday, September 11, 2011

^ Where are you from?

23. rapapapa - 4:10 am // Monday, September 12, 2011

Yeah, this is new to me too. so those woo have heard it, stop being egoistic bitches and think about others for once.

24. rapapapa - 4:10 am // Monday, September 12, 2011

egoistical*

25. afk - 9:41 am // Monday, September 12, 2011

I heard Tulips before but I like this version too. I don’t understand why people are complaining.

26. neverLOST - 10:30 am // Monday, September 12, 2011

Everyone always complains about everything! They’re free tracks. Pumpkin fans are so demanding. Billy can never do right no matter what he does. If he had released this on iTunes for fans to pay. Like other bands you guys wouldve complained too. Personally I’ll take anything he releases.

27. misterAUX - 11:25 am // Monday, September 12, 2011

would you take a 10sec clip of him coughing?

28. Misery - 2:07 pm // Monday, September 12, 2011

@misterAUX well yeah, actually. Breathing would be better. You could loop it and pretend he’s sleeping next to you.

29. Misery - 2:09 pm // Monday, September 12, 2011

I still ‘aint heard it, my internet died on me so I had no media player that could play the format. I think they should have an option of getting them in different formats or something. I mean not everyone uses iTunes or VLC or stuff like y’know :C

30. Misery - 2:10 pm // Monday, September 12, 2011

@redhandcorgan Have you been taking writing lessons from Courtney Love? That was the most fun I’ve had reading a comment on this board in weeks.

31. Is he one? - 2:15 pm // Monday, September 12, 2011

Redhandcorgan is a little kid. Give him a break. At least he can differentiate colors.

32. Misery - 2:18 pm // Monday, September 12, 2011

@is he one?
We’re all little kids, when the lights go out.

33. Is he one? - 2:35 pm // Monday, September 12, 2011

@misery
True that!

34. Misery - 2:39 pm // Monday, September 12, 2011

@is he one?
That and many other mantras can be found in my literary collaboration with Shaman Durek. I produce the rhythm, he the phrases.

35. afk - 2:44 pm // Monday, September 12, 2011

@misterAUX #27

No, but demos that provide some insight to the recording process as well as entertain different notions of the songs, (and even fully realized studio releases a la TGBK) get scoffed at and spit upon by fans. I really believe that the hardcore community has got their head so far up their ass that if SD never existed and was instead released today, they would decry it as terrible radio-friendly pop and ignore it.

36. Misery - 2:58 pm // Monday, September 12, 2011

@afk
Ja, but if it had followed on from Machina and Zeitgeist it would comparatively be radio-friendly.

37. skullivan - 5:51 pm // Monday, September 12, 2011

Flow of this comment thread:

Praise
Praise
Praise
Praise
Praise
Praise
Bitch
“Everyone always complains about everything! Pumpkin fans are so demanding.”

38. Exclaimed - 11:01 pm // Monday, September 12, 2011

I want to hear Machina-era demos of songs we’ve never heard. :X

39. rapapapa - 9:27 am // Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I want to hear ‘Signal to Noise’

40. Misery - 11:47 am // Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I like to think this change of format is due to me.

41. xforewarnedx - 5:07 pm // Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The TONE!!!! The tone of those guitars. Amazing. I know I know, I know what it is Big Muff, JCM 800 and so on but damn it’s nice. Listen to Barb Wire in headphones. Unreal.

42. noisybishop - 5:27 am // Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Love it!

Regarding format, you can always use winamp and mediamonkey, they have never let me down before!

43. rapapapa - 8:26 am // Wednesday, September 14, 2011

winamp doesn’t read it for me. but I’m bothered to convert, so it’s not a problem. MORE LOSSLESS FORMAT PLEASE! though 320kbps mp3s are nice too.

44. Misery - 3:34 pm // Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I don’t understand, if the archives are so big, how is one page going to hold all the tracks? The Horn-thing [forgot what it's called] and the Rat are pretty big icons, and I somehow doubt that even twenty more things could fit on that page. Even if more pages are made, the amount of pages will get into insane numbers, and nobody [beyond those that were there for the start of SPRC] will be able to keep up.
Maybe Billy’s gonna organise them in to album packages for easy download or something, I dunno.


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