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Rhinoceros

"Well, it's a horrible video, I'll start there. The concept was, originally we were supposed to play in a very, very small red room. And when we got to the set that day, it was a very, very large red room. And we were like, what're we supposed to do? So the video is basically like, us being bored, um, most of the video. Literally, like us being bored on camera. At one point the record company wanted to release it as a single, and we're like "But the song's 5 minutes long", & they were trying to figure out how to edit it. That's kinda what I mean by the band's naivete, I mean- now you would say, that's a pretty good pop song, "she knows, she knows, she knows", good cat- good hook. We had no consciousness about time or length, we just would write the songs, & if they were 5 minutes long, or 7 minutes long, that's how long they were. That song is actually somewhat inspired by my first LSD trip. I was tripping my brains out for the first time, and- I was probably 22? 21? And uh, I had this prophetic, you know, this beautiful, inspired moment, I thought, "I must write this down." So I scribbled on a piece of paper this great insight, & I woke up the next day & I was like, "What was that thing that I scribbled down?" & it said, "Open your eyes to these mustard lies." So I actually put the line in the song." -BC, Matt Pinfield interview, Nov. 2011

"Idealism hidden amongst the ruins of a sentimental smear. Pandas, balloons, ice cream kids and cones; a knowing girl bats her eyelashes at you across the fairground. You know her, but you know she knows. But what is it that she knows about you? Secrets are held up for instant review, then blasted across the stratosphere with happy hope. No one is there to catch your dreams where they fall. Your dreams are all mustard lies, you see. You must open your eyes now to what you don't want to see." -BC, Gish 2011 re-issue liner notes

 

Lyrics

panda show
trees and balloons
ice cream snow
see you in june

could have known
i would reveal
should have known
i would conceal your way

she knows
and she knows, she knows, she knows
and she knows, she knows, she knows
how's it she knows, she knows, she knows
and she knows, she knows

color show
after the moon
i should go
see you in june
your way

and she knows
and she knows, she knows, she knows
and she knows, she knows, she knows
how's it she knows, she knows, she knows
and she knows, she knows

open your eyes to these mustard lies
open your eyes to these mustard lies
the way

and she knows
and she knows, she knows, she knows
and she knows, she knows, she knows
how's it she knows, she knows, she knows
and she knows, she knows, she knows

  Studio

1989 - Reel Time Studios
Dec 1990 - Mar 1991 - Smart Studios (Gish recordings)

Availability

Moon Demo
Gish (x2)   (buy [amazon.com])
Lull   (buy [amazon.com])
Siamese Dream   (buy [amazon.com])
Greatest Hits (Rotten Apples)   (buy [amazon.com])
Rarities and B-Sides   (buy [amazon.com])
Gish (promo)
Rhinoceros (promo)
La Saga Racontee Par Max, De Fun Radio (promo)
The Smashing Pumpkins (promo)
(Promotional Music Video Tapes) (promo)
The Smashing Pumpkins 1991-1998 (promo)
4 Titles (promo)
23 Minutes
Greatest Hits Video Collection: 1991-2000   (buy [amazon.com])
The Videos (promo)
Flyin' Through Sunday
SPRC: SPRC downloads
A Gothic Industrial Tribute to the Smashing Pumpkins   (buy [amazon.com])
Midnight In The Patch : Tribute to the Smashing Pumpkins   (buy [amazon.com])
A Very Special Tribute to Smashing Pumpkins   (buy [amazon.com])
Guitar Tribute to the Smashing Pumpkins   (buy [amazon.com])
Ghost Children: A Tribute To The Smashing Pumpkins
MySpace Smashing Pumpkins Tribute

1997
3 Feet High
Acoustic Daze
The Aeroplane Flies Underground (x2)
A La Mode Vol. 1
A La Mode Vol. 2
The Black Sessions (Sangatte)
Black Sessions (Alley Kat)
Bury Me
Disarm the Pumpkins
Early 1989 Demos
Eightynine
Fishing Blue
The Forgotten Songs Pt. 1
From the Mixing Desk
The GM Place
Just Give Me What I Want
A Kiss of This
Live U.S.A.
Man of Light (x2)
Mashed Potatoes
Mayonaise Dream
May We Have A Record Contract, Please? (x2)
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Ga Ga Goo Goo
Party All Night
Pumpkin Seeds
Rawk
Reel Time Sessions I (x2)
Retrospective (x2)
Rhinoceros Daydreams
Rhinocerous
The Second To Last Gig Ever!
Shine
SlapHead's Revenge
Smashed
Smashing Pumpkins - Live
Sounds of Turnips
Spaceboy
Spaceboys
Sunshine of Your Love (x2)
Tribute to Blue Oyster Cult (BOC) - (Live Storm)
Tribute to Blue Oyster Cult (BOC) - (Sugarcane)
Turtles on Drugs
Unplugged (100% Pure Acoustic Performances)
Versions
Waiting For the Past
The World Is A Vampire - (Diverse) (x2)

total: 79 (25 official releases, 54 boots)

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