Adore – Track 16 – 17
17 is the final track on Adore. The recording is 17 seconds long, and the melody being played is the vocal line from Blissed and Gone. It’s an obscure piece of music, and is a strange, but creative way to close out an album that confused many mainstream Smashing Pumpkin fans.
I mentioned Blissed and Gone previously in the Annie-Dog blog post. Blissed and Gone is a song that I would have loved to see on Adore. Actually, there are few songs that I would have loved to see on Adore, not to mention, a multitude of b-sides that I would have loved to see included on MCIS. That’s one of the appeals of the Smashing Pumpkins for me. Corgan’s ability to write consistently good songs has led to an enormous catalog of unreleased songs.
So let’s walk through the many b-sides on Adore:
Blissed and Gone
“I remember playing the song for Rick Rubin (producer for Johnny Cash, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and every other enormous artist in the past 20 years) when he came to visit me in the studio, and he didn’t know what to say.” – Corgan in an EQ Magazine interview
Let Me Give the World to You
This is a song that was recorded for Adore, and produced by Rick Rubin. This recording eventually appeared on Machina II. I don’t believe this is the Rubin produced recording. Many thought this was the song that would have pushed Adore into the mainstream. I enjoy the song, but in my opinion, it’s one of the most over-hyped Pumpkins songs.
This is a great Adore-era song. It’s a pleasant little song that would have fit well into Adore.
Do You Close Your Eyes
Other Adore Demos:
Once in a While
Soot and Stars
Listen to 17