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From Mr. Corgan himself

Postby naciyethunders » Wed Oct 09, 2002 3:44 pm

I'm pleased to hear that Vieuphoria will be re-released. I have always liked the Pumpkins.. now it's confirmed.

Note from Billy Corgan that was posted on the Pumpkins site....
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>Ah, it's been such a long time...you know, relatively speaking, not too long I
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>suppose, but fortunately long enough...that's for you escher fans...in the
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>past, my posts have probably seemed a bit too obscure for most...so I will
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>keep this happily simple so no one can complain (yeah, right!...this being a
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>positive age, or at least one that begs for positivity, I will stay on the
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>'sunny side of street' and be the bearer of only good news...the zwan album is
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>just about done and we are all very excited and proud that we were able to
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>come together to make this possible...we've been having a lot of fun, working
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>like wizards under red lights here in the studio... and once a week we foray
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>into reality for jack sweeney's open mic nights at the hideout/chicago, who
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>were gracious enough to let us have their stage once a week to do as we wish,
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>and we've been lucky enough to be able to share the night with some of the
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>best artists chicago has to offer...everyone in zwan has worked very !
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>hard so we could make the first zwan record a reality by the end of this
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>year...and it looks like we will probably be playing some shows after
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>thanksgiving, so please come and check us out if you can...and now for some
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>really exciting news regarding the vieuphoria dvd that's coming out for
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>christmas...when we decided to finally put out vieuphoria on dvd, the idea to
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>put out some additional footage came up...unfortunately, a lot of the tapes
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>that made up the original version are missing...but we managed to find some of
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>them, and look for extra songs from the same concerts in the honest hope of
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>uncovering something fresh...unfortunately, a lot of what I saw really wasn't
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>that goose pimple worthy, and as only a few weeks ago the only extra on the
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>dvd was going to some in-studio footage on the making of siamese dream...to be
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>fair, the siamese studio footage is actually quite entertaining, but it didn't
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>really feel like we were adding that much to the original vieuphoria.......
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>Which brings me to the point of all this explaining...I had asked a friend who
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>works for us to look thru some of our stuff to see if we had our own copies of
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>the footage that was missing...he couldn't find what I had asked for, and in
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>frustration started digging around in some old cases seeing if anything had
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>been overlooked...these are old cases from the siamese dreams tours that we
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>keep in a storage locker...also in there is stuff from when bandmembers have
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>moved, you know, old lamps and couches and james' blacklight
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>paintings...anyhow, underneath some old tires he found a small cardboard box
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>with some unlabled videotapes...he brought these tapes here to the studio and
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>said I should look at them because it could be what I was looking for...so
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>when I put the tapes in, I really wasn't expecting much at all, certainly not
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>what he had found...I watched the tapes, and couldn't believe what I was
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>seeing...I had jimmy watch them with me, and we were so excited we asked
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>anyone aro!
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>und us, including matt, david, and paz to tell us what they thought...everyone
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>agreed that it was the most exciting and dramatic footage of the pumpkins that
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>we had ever seen from around the vieuphoria time period of 88-94...the tapes
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>are from 1994, and prior to finding them we didn't even know these tapes
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>existed...they are a little raw, but really do capture the spirit and
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>aggresion of the band back in the good old days...on a personal note, jimmy's
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>wife lori is about to have a baby, and all of the zwan family is waiting as we
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>speak to get the call to go up to the hospital to be with both of them, so
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>please send them your prayers...we really appreciate all the good energy,
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>support, and love that everyone has shown us over the past year and a
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>half...thanks a lot, and we look forward to seeing you all very soon, wherever
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>you are (this means you australia, and south america too)...all the best bc.
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