Just a few months before grunge took over the 90s, Smashing Pumpkins were carving out their own space in rock music with an album that perfectly bridged the alt-rock and post-punk sounds of the 80s with the heavy shift that was just around the corner. On this episode we talk Pumpkins' debut album Gish, and discuss the album's perfect blend of psychedelic, shoegaze, and hard rock fuzz, with Billy Corgan's sweet and sour vocal delivery tying it all together. Meticulously crafted in the studio by an obsessive Corgan and masterfully produced by Butch Vig just months before Nevermind, this album is a perfect example of rock's transition into the 90s, and a taste of where Corgan would take the band's unique sound throughout the decade.


  1. Smashing Pumpkins - Rhinoceros
  2. Smashing Pumpkins - Bury Me
  3. Smashing Pumpkins - Crush
  4. Smashing Pumpkins - Daydream
  5. Altın Gün - Yolcu
  6. Whitest Boy Alive - Serious
  7. Smashing Pumpkins - I Am One

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