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Despite All His Rage Corgan Still A (Now Growing Welcomingly Predictable) Rat In A Cage

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 12, 2011 3:00PM

Photo via the band
Billy Corgan's Smashing Pumpkins™ are on tour and we suspect that all that time spent digging through unreleased material for their reissues has awakened some sort of nostalgia in The Bald One. The group's set in Las Vegas recently was steeped in golden oldies (and, c'mon, who out there is hoping that's still the case when the band comes through town this Friday at The Riv?) and their nascent Smashing Pumpkins Record Club is giving us glimmers of the nuggets we can expect from said reissue campaign. Last night Corgan released an early version of a classic Gish track, titled "Rhinoceros Version Two (Reel Time Sessions)," into the wild and it casts the guitar burner in a slightly different, organ dominated light.

MP3: The Smashing Pumpkins "Rhinoceros Version Two (Reel Time Sessions)"

The Smashing Pumpkins play October 14 at The Riv, 4746 N Racine, 7 p.m. $49 (?!), all ages