Gish

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Arriving several months before Nirvana's Nevermind, the Smashing Pumpkins' debut album, Gish, which was also produced by Butch Vig, was the first shot of the alternative revolution that transformed the rock & roll landscape of the '90s. While Nirvana was a punk band, the Smashing Pumpkins and guitarist/vocalist Billy Corgan are arena rockers, co-opting their metallic riffs and epic art rock song structures with self-absorbed lyrical confessions. Though Corgan's lyrics fall apart upon close analysis, there's no denying his gift for arrangements. Like Brian May and Jimmy Page, he knows how to layer guitars for maximum effect, whether it's on the pounding, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Arriving several months before Nirvana's Nevermind, the Smashing Pumpkins' debut album, Gish, which was also produced by Butch Vig, was the first shot of the alternative revolution that transformed the rock & roll landscape of the '90s. While Nirvana was a punk band, the Smashing Pumpkins and guitarist/vocalist Billy Corgan are arena rockers, co-opting their metallic riffs and epic art rock song structures with self-absorbed lyrical confessions. Though Corgan's lyrics fall apart upon close analysis, there's no denying his gift for arrangements. Like Brian May and Jimmy Page, he knows how to layer guitars for maximum effect, whether it's on the pounding, sub-Sabbath rush of "I Am One" or the shimmering, psychedelic dream pop surfaces of "Rhinoceros." Such musical moments like these, as well as the rushing "Siva" and the folky "Daydream," which features D'Arcy on lead vocals, demonstrate the Smashing Pumpkins' potential, but the rest of Gish falls prey to undistinguished songwriting and showy instrumentation.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/29/2011
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • EAN: 5099967928828
  • Catalog Number: 79288
  • Sales rank: 4,437

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Am One (4:06)
  2. 2 Siva (4:19)
  3. 3 Rhinoceros (6:30)
  4. 4 Bury Me (4:46)
  5. 5 Crush (3:33)
  6. 6 Suffer (5:08)
  7. 7 Snail (5:08)
  8. 8 Tristessa (3:32)
  9. 9 Window Paine (5:49)
  10. 10 Daydream (3:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Smashing Pumpkins Primary Artist
Jimmy Chamberlin Drums, Group Member
Billy Corgan Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
D'Arcy Bass, Vocals, Group Member
James Iha Guitar, Group Member
Technical Credits
Kerry Brown Reissue Producer
Billy Corgan Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
James Iha Composer
Bob Ludwig Remastering
Butch Vig Producer
David Wild Liner Notes
Dennis Wolfe Reissue Producer
David K. Tedds Reissue Producer
Noel Waggener Reissue Design, Layout
Michael Murphy Reissue Producer
Robert Knapp Cover Photo
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