Adore – Track 11 – Annie-Dog
The recording of Annie-Dog that appears on Adore is actually the demo, which also appears on the Adore Demos 1 bootleg that floated around Pumpkinland for a while.
The song is probably one of the most hated among Pumpkin fans. I even found a thread on a Smashing Pumpkins fansite where fans were arguing whether Annie-Dog is the worst SP song or not.
I don’t mind the track. I would much rather have heard Blissed and Gone as track 11 instead, but we’re left with Annie-Dog, a song about a woman who uses love to obtain power, according to Corgan.
The song floats on a quiet piano progression, and Corgan gives one of his most relaxed vocal deliveries. It’s an interesting song, on an album full of unique choices for the Smashing Pumpkins.
Listen to Annie-Dog
Listen to Blissed and Gone