Billy Corgan Brings Back Two ‘Secret Weapons’ From 1993-2000 Era Smashing Pumpkins

Billy Corgan posted the following blog on


Pictured above are two notable secret weapons, and though you may not recognize them on sight you’d know the damage they do if you’ve listened to SP circa 1993-2000. Put together they make what I’d call a ‘supersonic sound,’ and we went looking for that texture today to blast up the middle of TIBERIUS.

TIBERIUS as a work, minus vocal, is there now, having been fitted with a Steiner-Parker Synthacon over the top of the geetars; my detuning driving us nuts; for what is ‘in tune’ when the whole worlds out of—?

Oh, and ghosted in some keys behind the middle-8 march after using the secret weapons, which Jeff and Howard insisted be powered by the ‘ol Bat Strat. ‘Twas a good day!

We figure to be finished with all tracking in 3 weeks.

Now that’s GOOD news for the wicked-weary-aggrieved-sun deprived-misanthropees…



    butt waffle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • nomad

    I was hoping his secret weapons would be D’arcy, James & Jimmy

    • Coma

      Fat chance…lead singers are gifted at two things–> singing and burning bridges.

  • Wam Meesly

    Its exciting to see the Bat Strat after BC got the Dimarzio/Fender sig, the sound became too easy, the Lace Sensors will make you work, I really hope this somehow, someway transfers into good music, or at least a few solos.