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Corgan declares advent of “Smashing Pumpkins Record Club” 2:37 pm // Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Posted by susan in news, record club, releases.

Billy Corgan has tweeted that a “Smashing Pumpkins Record Club” is on its way, apparently to be an outlet for the band to release songs from its archives. Corgan says an unreleased demo from 1992 will be given free to anyone who signs up for a (free) membership. The band has also promised a video announcement from Corgan about the project. The Twitter account @sprecordclub has been in existence and operated by the band since February.

The Smashing Pumpkins have discussed many options for releasing archival music to their fans over the last several years, with a “fan club” model being announced as early as April 2009.

UPDATE: Those who have signed up to STAY INFORMED via SmashingPumpkins.com are supposed to receive a “Free [ed. (free)] Record Club Membership!” as well as a password that will help them access concert ticket pre-sales.


1. AreYouHe? - 2:49 pm // Wednesday, August 17, 2011

:) x 1000

2. Ron - 2:53 pm // Wednesday, August 17, 2011

It is starting to come together! Can’t wait to hear the demo!

3. gsmamz - 2:58 pm // Wednesday, August 17, 2011

It’s cool that this is in the works. I do think it’s important that the releases really be stuff that hasn’t been heard before, though. SP was prolific with demos, etc, and there’s so much that’s been readily available for a long time (Gravity, Reel Time, stuff like that….if it’s just better quality/mastered stuff like that, I still can’t really get excited about it). Hopefully it’s awesome “new” stuff.

4. scottytheoneandonly - 3:07 pm // Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I want the Oceania demos!

5. apm - 3:08 pm // Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Billy’s claimed there’s lots of “never-heard-before” material in the archives…but we’ll see what actually gets released.

6. snowtrooper - 3:47 pm // Wednesday, August 17, 2011

this is great to hear.

(i know i have a bit of a wait) but id like zwan plz.

7. Redhawk - 6:24 pm // Wednesday, August 17, 2011

How much does anybody want to bet that this never comes to happen?

8. Graves - 8:24 pm // Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I will bet a million dollars it does happen.

9. Seb - 8:24 pm // Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Turn towards Eye. Sign me up..

10. THE FREAK - 10:50 pm // Wednesday, August 17, 2011

If they just played soma, mayo, snail, frail, geek, ruby, porceliena, here is no why, etc.. and mixed in some new songs then there would be NO negativity towards the current incarnation of the band. I know it isnt 1993 anymore but my God, play what made you famous and play your best material. If Billy wants to put on a good show then he should play his best songs.

11. THE FREAK - 10:51 pm // Wednesday, August 17, 2011

sorry wrong place

12. magpie33 - 4:14 am // Thursday, August 18, 2011


….another announcement.

13. arpeggi - 5:08 am // Thursday, August 18, 2011

@magpie33 no, actually is another announcement for another announcement :D
but honestly the last time we didn’t had to wait too much for the announced billy-video

anyway looking forward to hear. I really hope they will surprise us with something seriusly never been heard, like gsmamz said

14. Johnny - 8:57 am // Thursday, August 18, 2011

…has anyone gotten their fan code/SPRC thing?

15. Roberto A Villarreal (@robalv3) - 9:02 am // Thursday, August 18, 2011

no emails received yet, huh??

16. thereitgoes - 11:14 am // Thursday, August 18, 2011

nope :(

17. Johnny - 11:42 am // Thursday, August 18, 2011

Monte’s blog Crestfallen was given the passwords. There will be no e-mail, so don’t wait. I just used them for my tix.
Las Vegas password-pool
D.C. password- Owata
all others save one are OCEANIA, I don’t remember the last.
Sorry folks, good luck!

18. Johnny - 11:43 am // Thursday, August 18, 2011

Kinda rubs me the wrong way that Billy would do that. Way to choose favorites for such important news. Oh well.

19. Is he one? - 11:57 am // Thursday, August 18, 2011

Pre-sale password for LA, Denver, Milwaukee, NYC, Road Island, Boston & Philadelphia is: OCEANIA

Pre-sale password for Oakland is: Dogwood

Pre-sale password for Las Vegas is: Pool

Pre-Sale password for Washington D.C.: Owata

20. cecil - 12:19 pm // Thursday, August 18, 2011

i heard the first download is going to be Robert Goulet singing spaceboy with the band.

21. apm - 1:01 pm // Thursday, August 18, 2011

Just got the email with the pre-sale passwords.

22. axelease - 1:19 pm // Thursday, August 18, 2011

I just got the email too, but the passwords are also posted on Monte’s blog. Sadly, no password for Detroit show…

23. chris - 1:42 pm // Thursday, August 18, 2011

@Is he one: “Road Island”? Copy/paste fail :)

24. Is he one? - 1:46 pm // Thursday, August 18, 2011

I don’t deny lol. I usually don’t make mistakes on proper names! :)

25. “Drown” demo coming first from Pumpkins’ “Record Club” « Hipsters United - 11:51 pm // Saturday, August 20, 2011

[…] a YouTube video released tonight, Billy Corgan describes his vision for the recently announced Smashing Pumpkins Record Club and provides an update on the progress of Oceania. A full transcript of his remarks: Hello […]

26. Smashing Pumpkins Give Away Rarities in New Record Club | Music - 1:45 pm // Thursday, September 1, 2011

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