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"The most frequently asked question about '1979' is, 'What is the 'ooh-ahh-ahh' sound at the end of every phrase?' Flood and I were tracking the song, and I started humming the 'oohs' like a melody line. I sang them to tape, we sampled the pertinent ones, electronically manipulated them, and looped them against the drum beat. One of my favorite songs from the album." -BC (Guitar World 1/97)



shakedown 1979
cool kids never have the time
on a live wire
right up off the street
you and i should meet
junebug skipping like a stone
with the headlights pointed at the dawn
we were sure we'd never see an end to it all
and i don't even care
to shake these zipper blues
and we don't know
just where our bones will rest
to dust i guess
forgotten and absorbed
into the earth below
double cross the vacant and the bored
they're not sure just what we have in store
morphine city slippin' dues
down to see
that we don't even care
as restless as we are
we feel the pull
in the land of a thousand guilts
and poured cement
lamented and assured
to the lights and towns below
faster than the speed of sound
faster than we thought we'd go
beneath the sound of hope
justine never knew the rules
hung down with the freaks and the ghouls
no apologies ever need be made
i know you better than you fake it
to see that we don't even care
to shake these zipper blues
and we don't know
just where our bones will rest
to dust i guess
forgotten and absorbed
into the earth below
the street heats the urgency of now [written: sound]
as you can see there's no one around


Mar - Aug 1995 - Chicago Recording Company
Aug 1995 - Village Recorder


Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (x3)   (buy [])
1979   (buy [])
1979 Mixes (x4)   (buy [])
The Aeroplane Flies High (x3)   (buy [])
Greatest Hits (Rotten Apples)   (buy [])
Rarities and B-Sides (x3)   (buy [])
American Gothic   (buy [])
1979 / Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (promo)
1979 (promo)
1979 Mix (promo)
(Promotional Music Video Tapes) (promo)
The Smashing Pumpkins 1991-1998 (promo)
1979 (New Originals 1799 Remix) (promo) (x2)
Retail Reel & Tour Dates
As Featured on MTV
Greatest Hits Video Collection: 1991-2000 (x2)   (buy [])
The Videos (promo)
Video Loop
1997 Grammy Nominees   (buy [])
Live at the Viper Room 1.15.98
The Crystal Method - Community Service II   (buy [])
Mikey Beats - Buzz Clippin'
A Gothic Industrial Tribute to the Smashing Pumpkins   (buy [])
Midnight In The Patch : Tribute to the Smashing Pumpkins   (buy [])
The Killer In You   (buy [])
A Very Special Tribute to Smashing Pumpkins   (buy [])
Guitar Tribute to the Smashing Pumpkins   (buy [])
Shot Full of Diamonds: A Tribute to The Smashing Pumpkins
Ghost Children/Friends and Enemies
String Quartet Tribute to Smashing Pumpkins   (buy [])
Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Smashing Pumpkins   (buy [])
Karaoke in the Style of Smashing Pumpkins (x2)   (buy [])
MySpace Smashing Pumpkins Tribute
Albanopumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Power
Dirty Vegas - Days Go By   (buy [])
Jacksoul - mySOUL   (buy [])
Guitar Hero World Tour   (buy [])
Rocksmith 2014   (buy [])

Acousticollie And The Infinite Outtakes
The Aeroplane Flies High
The Aeroplane Flies Underground
Another 17 Seconds
Atomic Energy
Benefit With Beautiful People
The Berlin Bullet
California Nightmare
Despite All Our Rage, We're Just Like Rats In A Cage
Do The Riot Thing
Electronic Overload
Exit Mellon Collie
Fallin' Out Of Sleep
Festive (x2)
The GM Place (x2)
Kick Start 96
Knock on Wood
KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas
Live at Budokan
Live at the Viper Room
Live Bait
The Live Divine
Live in Hamburg
Live in Tokyo
May We Have A Record Contract, Please?
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Ga Ga Goo Goo
Mellow, Jolly And The Infinite Madness
NPA (x2)
Radio Love Transmission
Rockin' You Like A Hurricane (x2)
Sad Thoughts - Live Sounds
The Second To Last Gig Ever!
Secret Destroyers
Secrets Of Your Dreams
SlapHead's Revenge
Squashed Zucchini
Thank You For Participating (x2)
Transmission (x2)
Tune in, Turn On, Rawk Out (x3)
Turpentine Kisses
Turtles on Drugs
The Viper Room Debut
(We Salute You) Naked Man
The World Is A Vampire - (Diverse)
Zero Gravity

total: 113 (51 on official releases, 62 boots)

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