Late last year in mid-December, Billy Corgan sat down with Matt Pinfield to discuss the reissue of The Smashing Pumpkins’ career-defining 1995 double album, Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness, and the band’s seventh studio release, 2012’s hauntingly brilliant Oceania.
Originally released October 24, 1995, it doesn’t get much bigger than Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness when it comes to the Pumpkins’ catalogue as it has earned Diamond certification by the RIAA for sales of 10,000,000 copies.
Released in June of 2012, Oceania has been called Mellon Collie’s distant cousin. The tour supporting Oceania found Corgan and his new band on the road opening their shows by performing the release from beginning-to-end.
Hosted by Matt Pinfield, “From Mellon Collie to Oceania” finds Corgan discussing both releases, focusing on life during the Mellon Collie-era and the juxtaposition of Oceania along The Smashing Pumpkins timeline.