The Smashing Pumpkins were one of the most iconic bands to come out of the 90's alt-rock boom, and their music has stood the test of time, still beloved by fans the world over. Recently we picked up a small but fantastic collection of Rare Smashing Pumpkins items. Including 90's vinyl pressings, promo items, and many Authentic Autographed items. Below are just a few of the highlights that have been added to our store in the last few days
Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness - Fully autographed 1995 US 28-track picture disc 2-CD album set, housed in the US thick twin pack jewel case complete with the two illustrated credits & textured lyric booklets. Thefront picture inlay bears the signatures of the classic era line-up – Billy Corgan in black marker pen with 1998 date, D'arcy Wretzky in silver & James Iha & Jimmy Chamberlin in blue. Their sprawling masterpiece & fully signed!
Adore - Autographed 1998 US original 15-track three-sided double LP, released exclusively in MONO for a slightly darker sound on vinyl, although peculiarly the cover art opts for colour over the CD version. '17'was also left off the vinyl release & no booklet was ever included. The custom stickered gatefold sleeve displays the signatures of Billy & D'ary's in black marker pen, with Billy dating it '98 for a nice period release signature. What's more,the sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl looks barely played
Perfect - Fully Autographed 1998 3-track CD single, also including Summer & Daphne Descends. The front & back of the picture inlay bears a nice full set of signatures in black marker pen – Billy Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky & Jimmy Chamberlin – catching the group in a transitional phase. Billy has dated his signature '1998'. Although Jimmy did not appear on the recording, he was reinstated as the group's drummer in October that year. Hole's Melissa Auf der Maur has also signed the front. Whether this was penned before or after she took over from D'Arcy on bass is uncertain, as it's the same pen &, of course, she was a lifelong friend of the group's. A wonderful set of signatures from the final days of the imploding original line-up
For more fantastic Smashing Pumpkins rarities head to 991.com to see our latest arrivals