Billy Corgan is in the process of making something out of 800 demos he recorded in the 1980s to produce a “multi-volume collection,” one that he says will show his entire range of influences. Corgan’s not sure how this collection will be put together just yet, with most of the tracks in rough shape and needing mixing. Still, he anticipates that the first collection should drop “sometime in the next 2-3 months, unless of course I decide to make some public offering before I have the vinyl in hand.”
Corgan notes in his post on the Smashing Pumpkins site that the tracks vary in nature and length, as well as in quality. As he says,
These ‘works’ are all over the place in terms of quality, etc, as I was just a kid of 18 when I started making my own recordings; and not only do my influences show a little too hard in places, but so do my inadequacies as a sound engineer. To help avoid confusion then over what would be on the records, short sound clips of every release will be made avail; as many are instrumental or ‘vibey’ in nature and may not appeal to everyone (I didn’t really start singing my own songs until I was 19).
In other words, the multi-volume, multi-year collection might be something that extreme fans would enjoy, but it might also be something that Corgan wants to put out, just to put out.
[via Death And Taxes]