The Smashing Pumpkins - "A Song for a Son"

by Allison Taich

8 December 2009


In his latest efforts to sustain the good name of the Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Corgan has been hyping the late 2010 release of Teargarden by Kaleidyscope. Teargarden will consist of 44-songs, all of which will gradually be released for free on the . Ultimately the album will be compiled into 11 four-song EPs, and sold as a box set. The first taste of Teargarden was released online on 7 December. The track is called “A Song for a Son”, which is an opus of dramatic build-ups and a whirlwind of organ and guitar.

, “I think it’s got something to do about not having any kids and thinking about why I don’t have any kids. And then also kind of thinking about my relationship with my father—there’s some kind of connection there, but it’s not overt. I didn’t set out to write that, it just rolled out of me.”

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