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Band Members & Albums


Founding Members:

Billy Corgan
Name:
Billy Patrick Corgan, Jr.
Date of Birth: 17 Mar 1967
(Saint Patrick's Day)
Raised in: Elk Grove, Chicago, Illinois
Education: High School Diploma
(Glenbard North)
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Guitarist
Pre-SP Band: The Marked
Post-SP Band: Zwan
Fact: Corgan is left-handed, but plays guitar right-handed.

James Iha
Name:
James Yoshinobu Iha
Date of Birth: 26 Mar 1968
Raised in: Chicago, Illinois
Education: High School Diploma, some college
(Loyola)
Occupation: Guitarist and Songwriter
Pre-SP Band: Snake Train
Current Band: A Perfect Circle

 

D'arcy
Name:
D'arcy Elizabeth Wretzky-Brown
Date of Birth: 01 May 1968
Raised in: Michigan
Education: High School Diploma
(LC Mohr)
Occupation: Bass Guitarist
("fired" in Sept 1999)
Pre-SP Band: Dan Reed Network
Current Occupation: unknown

 

Jimmy Chamberlin
Name: Jimmy Joseph Chamberlin
Date of Birth: 10 Jun 1964
Raised in:  in Joliet, Illinois
Education: High School Diploma,
(NIU is a "fabricated" story)
Occupation: Percussionist
("laid off" in summer 1996, rehired in 1998)
Pre-SP Band: Sushi Cowboys
Post-SP Band: Zwan

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Other Recognized Members: Matt Walker, Matt Cameron, Joey Waronker, Kenny Aronoff and Melissa Auf der Maur

Good Links: Wikipedia & RockontheNet

Related Section: Member Chronology



LP Discography:
(* marks singles or
videos; † marks songs included on
Rotten Apples)


Album Title:
Gish
Release Date: May 1991
Produced by: Butch Vig
Tracklisting:

Sold 800,000+ copies


Album Title:
Siamese Dream
Release Date: 27 Jul 1993
Produced by: Butch Vig and Billy Corgan
Tracklisting:

Awarded 3 Stars (70%) by Rolling Stone Magazine
Sold 4.3+ million copies in the U.S.

 


Album Title:
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Release Date: 23 Oct 1995
Produced by: Flood, Alan Moulder and Billy Corgan

Tracklisting (Dawn to Dusk):

Tracklisting (Twilight to Starlight):

Awarded 3 Stars (60%) by Rolling Stone Magazine
Motifs: references day and night, celestial objects, "one and only"
Sold 9+ million copies in the U.S.

 


Album Title:
Adore
Release Date: 02 Jun 1998
Produced by: Billy Corgan and Brad Wood (and others?)

Tracklisting:

Awarded 3 Stars (70%) by Rolling Stone Magazine
Motifs: references to car crashes, perfection and mercury
Sold 3+ million copies worldwide
Debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200

 


Album Title:
MACHINA/the machines of God
Release Date: 29 Feb 2000
Produced by:
Flood and Billy Corgan

Tracklisting:

Awarded 3 Stars (70%) by Rolling Stone Magazine
Awarded 7/10 (70%) by Spin Magazine
Motifs:
references to death, glass, ghosts, machines and spiders
Sold 500,000+ copies in the U.S.
Debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200

 


Other Notable Works:

  • Pisces Iscariot (1994): b-sides and songs cut from the Gish and SD eras
  • Earphoria (1994): musical companion to Vieuphoria, live performances along with an odd lot of b-sides
  • The Aeroplane Flies High (1997): 5 disc set containing the five MCIS singles along with many b-sides)
  • Machina II: The Friends and Enemies of Modern Music (2000): 2 disc collection of studio outtakes and demos--some of the last recordings from the band, freely downloadable here
  • Judas O (2001): companion to Greatest Hits, contains the more popular and rare b-sides

* marks singles or videos; † marks songs included on Rotten Apples

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