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26 April 2013 - 07:29 AM[I absolutely love people who assume I haven't heard the MCIS-era live version of Silverfuck before. Keep it up some more, please]
That's why I said "if you haven't heard it check it out" because I figured you MIGHT have heard it. I just wanted to point out to some people (not just you, but other people who might not be so familiar with every live SP recording ever made) who think the live Silverfuck track might just be an overly extended rehash of the Siamese version, that it is actually a completely new, wonderully performed song, written during the MCIS era and therefore completely appropriate for the Aeroplane reissue. I was mostly commenting on my own excitment for this song, and hoping to get some other people excited too if they weren't already. But since you know all about it, and already decided that you're disappointed with it, I'll just leave it alone.
I bet it'll suck and be too expensive anyways, right people?
26 April 2013 - 06:09 AMI realize now this was posted in the wrong thread. Whoops.
Yes, I liked the earlier version of SFAS as well. But there was a part in the 2012 version where Mike came off his drums, and played keys, the band all sang together, there was a completely different time signature and it was vastly different from any version I had heard to date, including the live versions from 2008. But yeah, all live versions trump the Teargarden volume 1 version.
26 April 2013 - 05:55 AMIt's a shame that the DVD doesn't include the Oceania tour version of Song for a Son. I know the early Teargarden material is controversial among fans to say the least, but the version they played in Toronto last year was quite beautiful, and I thought a big improvement over the studio version.
26 April 2013 - 05:23 AMbut casual fans definitely want a 34 minute-long version of Silverfuck, right?
Speaking of which...I get that that it is coming from an important concert. but the more I think of it, the more downright wrong it seems to me to release a 34 minute version of Silverfuck as a bonus track to TAFH.
Making a Siamese Dream-era song the centerpiece to your TAFH-era bonus materials just feels illogical.
Anybody who is familiar with the Infinite Sadness tour version of Silverfuck knows that it bares no resemblance to the version you're familiar with on Siamese Dream. You are basically going to get 6 or 7 completely new and mostly unheard compositions, within one song, that showcase the original lineup at their most aggressive, most creative and at the height of their success. This is what the archive project is all about, documenting the history and evolution of the Smashing Pumpkins.
I enjoy listening to just a crappy fan recording of the 1996 version of Silverfuck so I feel like a mastered, soundboard recording of a 35 minute version is one of the most valuable tracks that we will have on these re-issues. Forget "Bagpipes Drone", "screeching Ruby sound", "just strings Tonight Tonight" and "backward Pastichio Medley clip". If those are the best "unheard" material that they have to offer on their mainstream reissues, then this is a huge step up in quality.
I would take this live version of Silverfuck over some half finished studio jam that wasn't worth pursuing. And I would DEFINITELY prefer more bonus material like this instead of another "same same but different" demo of Zero or a 2012 mix of Last Song (read; slight reverb, almost clipped) or something equally superfluous.
This is a good fhing. And if you haven't heard 1996 Silverfuck yet then I suggest searching it out.
26 December 2012 - 04:33 AMThey wouldn't remaster the entire album just to skip it.