Adore (The Smashing Pumpkins album)
Adore is the fourth studio album by the Smashing Pumpkins. It was released on June 2, 1998 by Virgin Records. The album divided the fan base and sold only a fraction of the previous two albums. It became the third straight Pumpkins album to be nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Performance. A remastered and expanded version of the album was released in September 2014.
About Adore (The Smashing Pumpkins album) in brief
Adore is the fourth studio album by the American alternative rock band the Smashing Pumpkins. It was released on June 2, 1998 by Virgin Records. The album divided the fan base and sold only a fraction of the previous two albums. It became the third straight Pumpkins album to be nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Performance, and has gained a cult following. A remastered and expanded version of the album was released in September 2014 as a part of the band’s project to reissue their back catalogue from 1991–2000. The band also enlisted Joey Waronker, of Beck’s band, Matt Cameron, of Pearl Jam, and Bon Bon Harris of Nitzer Ebb to contribute electronic sounds to eight of the tracks. The song “The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music” was later re-recorded for the album’s fifth track, “Let Me Give Me the World to You”, but the song was left off the album. The Pumpkins released two new singles on movie soundtracks during the recording of Adore: “Eye” and “The End Is the Beginning Is the End” The album was recorded in Chicago with producer Brad Wood, but the band moved to Los Angeles after six weeks in Chicago and recorded in Sunset Sound, with Corgan now the de facto producer. In the absence of a drummer, the band had a slow-moving and heavily technical recording sessions as it had in its earliest incarnation.
The result was a much more subdued and electronica-tinged sound that Greg Kot of Rolling Stone magazine called \”a complete break with the past\”. The band recorded 30 songs for thealbum which, at one point, looked set to be a double album, but they later cut the number of tracks on the album to 14. The first single from the album, “Eye,” was released as a single in March 1997. The second single, “The end is the beginning of the End”, was released later that month. The third and final single was “The Friend & Enemies Of Modern Music,” which was released the following week. The fourth album was produced by Rick Rubin, of Rick Rubin’s band Rick Rubin and the Queens of the Stone Age, and features one of the Pumpkins’ most popular songs, “I Can’t Go for That” The band released two more singles during the filming of the film “The Godfather: Part II” in March and April 1998. The final single, “The End is the Beginning is the End,” came out in May 1998, and was released to coincide with the release of the movie “Godfather: The Godfather” in the U.S. and in the UK in August 1998. It is the first time the band has released a single on a major label since the success of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness in 1995. The music video was shot in black-and-white, and the band recorded it in black and white.