Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan is upset with Amazon.com for releasing details about the upcoming reissues of the group’s 1998 album “Adore,” and he’s not keeping his feelings to himself.
Corgan started with a Facebook page rant saying that “Amazon decided to break an agreement and post track listing of ‘Adore’ first; despite assurances otherwise that asked us to wait…OBVIOUSLY I’ve had ‘Adore’ track list for 4 months, and could have posted anytime. But we try to co-ordinate these releases to balance all…All I can say is that a/ never again will I trust such promises and that b/ for now on I’ll just do right by SP peeps first and foremost…AND btw, Amazon track list is WRONG. I’m just saying…”
In a subsequent posting on Smashing Pumpkins’ official web site, Corgan added that, “If you saw my comments earlier today, you already know that I’m very upset that an online retailer broke their agreement, posting up the tracks up before we could do it here first AS THEY’D ASKED. The irony being where do you think this kind of information comes from, if not for your truly [sic]?…Unfortunately on a day that started with so much excitement (the sharing of this info below), now I have to field through excuses to figure out what I can trust going forward. Not because I believe in some corporate logo that helps sell plastic, but because of what I’ve labored to put on that plastic.”
The “Adore” reissues is due out September 23 in a six-CD/DVD box set housing 107 tracks — including demos and live recordings — and a DVD featuring a complete live show from Atlanta in 1998. The set will also be available as a single CD, a two-disc vinyl package and a 90-track digital offering.
Smashing Pumpkins are currently working on two new albums for 2015, “Monuments To An Elegy,” for which Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee played drums, and “Day For Night.”