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Marquis in Spades

"The band never really liked this song. They were always snickering at it, but I always liked its sheer brutality. It was recorded live on my 8-track cassette recorder, on which I've done almost all my demos since before Gish." -BC (Guitar World 1/97)



["Rolling..." "I was just on another planet for a sec..."
"Run it back, Mole... (amp on) ...fucker..."]

and i'd love you to notice
i'm devoted
to destroy for no one
now it's that time again to take revenge
on all the debutantes and their friends
the bitter charlemagnes so self-absorbed
the bodily remains such a bore

hey, yeah
was i good enough to break you
hey, yeah

and all i see is empty
'cause now i'm one of them
so adored
the slink of impotence
that money can afford
we know who you are and where you live
is your innocence all that you can give

hey, yeah
was i good enough to break you
hey, yeah

in the back of the car
the angel dust was given back to the stars

hey, yeah
was i good enough to break you
hey, yeah

and in this fall from grace
we'll meet again
another time another place
i've been down deep in you and me
let's see where we can go
yeah yeah yeah
angels, barbed wire
fuck you, desire

Alt. Titles/Lyrics

Glamey Glamay
Marquis in Spades   (8trk demo)


Fall 1994 - Sadlands (Billy's house)
Fall 1995 - Soundworks
1994 - Gravity Studios


Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (x2)   (buy [])
Zero   (buy [])
The Aeroplane Flies High (x2)   (buy [])
Greatest Hits (Rotten Apples)   (buy [])
Rarities and B-Sides   (buy [])

The Aeroplane Flies High
Billy's Gravity Demos I
Billy's Home Demos
MCIS Demos I
Mellon Collie Disc Three
Rare Stuff Vol. 2
Rarities Vol. 1

total: 15 (7 on official releases, 8 boots)

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Billy Corgan



Other than a ~1% speed difference, the "BT 2012 mix" on the MCIS deluxe re-issue is nearly indistinguishable from the original single release.

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