“Billy and I are going to start working every day like we used to, but I don’t think we will make records again,” Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlain was quoted in a BuzzNet post..
The idea seems to be to exploit the trend going back to singles as fans buy more individual songs and fewer long playing albums. Since their contract with Reprise is done, the Smashing Pumpkins seem to be watching Radiohead and NIN and have adjusted their own plan accordingly.
“People just don’t buy records anymore. Anyone under the age of twenty-four just buys songs. It’s just in our best interest to release blocks of songs. And I think what we’ll do – not to let the cat out of the bag too much – is to create the framework where we can release a number of songs and maybe create a title.”
Given Billy Corgan’s penchant for vast themes that veers on wankery, does it make sense to go the singles route?
BTW, maybe they should concentrate on redesigning that awful website of theirs. Sheesh!
Classic Pumpkins single: