Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Tour Dates/Tix | Feeds

The Smashing Pumpkins and The English Beat

.
The Smashing Pumpkins
Pisces Iscariot

Virgin

Pisces Iscariot was the third Smashing Pumpkins release but it was not conceived as an album; Billy Corgan calls the effort a "mix tape" and "a collection of odds and orphans from the dusky realms of Pumpkinland." That mix tape just happened to go platinum based mostly on the success of the band's remake of Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide."

How it's packaged: In a CD-size box with a lift-off lid.

What's inside: Three discs: The original CD remastered, a second CD with more odds and ends like Gish session outtakes "Jesus Loves His Babies" and "Crawl" and 15 other rarities or previously unreleased cuts including covers of "Cinnamon Girl" and the Velvet Underground's "Venus in Furs," and a DVD featuring a 1988 low-fi show for Chicago public access television that was recorded 2 ½ years before the band released their first album. Also included is a cassette featuring the band's original 1989 demo material with "Jennifer Ever," "East," "Sun" and three other cuts, a set of seven postcards and a booklet with updated liner notes.

The English Beat
The Complete Beat

Shout! Factory

Never as big in the States as they were in England, the English Beat nevertheless racked up lots of airplay on American college and alternative radio, especially with "Mirror in the Bathroom," "Save it for Later," "I Confess" and their remake of "Tears of a Clown." All of those and just about everything else you could want is contained in this career retrospective.

How it's packaged: Four individual jewel case boxes in a CD-size slipcase.

What's inside: All three of the band's studio albums, I Just Can't Stop It, Wha'ppen and Special Beat Service packaged as individual CDs, each with at least two bonus tracks plus a 2-CD set where one disc features extended and/or dub mixes of favorites like "Hands Off…She's Mine" and "Which Side of the Bed" while the other comprises three John Peel Sessions and a live performance from Boston with spirited takes on "Ranking Full Stop," "Psychedelic Rockers," "Monkey Murders" and 16 others. The included 24-page booklet contains a new essay by music scholar Alex Ogg.



Share this article


tell a friend about this review

.


...end





.
News Reports
.

• Day in Rock: Slipknot Streaming New Album In Full- Why Velvet Revolver Passed On Corey Taylor- Led Zeppelin Lose 1st Battle In Stairway To Heaven Fight- Fleetwood Mac Plan New Album- more

• Day in Pop U2's Bono Has Eye Disease- Migos Star Jumps Off Stage and Punches Fan- Iggy Azalea Responds to Divorce Claims- Taylor Swift Hosts Secret Fan Events- 16 Die At K-Pop Concert- more

• Yesterday's Day in Rock: Video Of Pearl Jam's Live Debut Of New Song Goes Online- Chickenfoot Reunite At Sammy Hagar Birthday Bash- Lost Paul McCartney & Wings TV Ad Goes Online- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock



.
Top Rock News Stories

• Today's Full Day in Rock Report

• Slipknot Streaming New Album In Full

• Why Velvet Revolver Passed On Corey Taylor

• Led Zeppelin Lose 1st Battle In Stairway To Heaven Fight

• Fleetwood Mac Plan New Album

• Queensryche Frontman Suffers Personal Tragedy

• Black Widow's Clive Beer-Jones Dead At 65

• Primus Add 'Golden Tickets' Hunt To Wonka Album Launch

• Paul Stanley Explains Why KISS Replacements Wear Same Makeup

• Aerosmith's Joey Kramer Addresses Recent Health Scare

• Pink Floyd's David Gilmour Pays Tribute To Rick Wright

• Ozzy Osbourne Reveals Timetable For New Solo Album

Top Pop News Stories

• Today's Full Day in Pop Report

• U2's Bono Has Eye Disease

• Migos Star Jumps Off Stage and Punches Fan

• Iggy Azalea Responds to Divorce Claims

• Taylor Swift Hosts Secret Fan Events

• 16 People Die At K-Pop Concert

• Munford & Sons Working On New Album

• Trace Adkins Launching Christmas Tour and DVD

• Fat Joe and Jennifer Lopez Release 'Stressin' Video

• Lupe Fiasco Reveals First Track From New Mixtape

• Rich Gang Release 'Freestyle' Video

• Hank Williams Biopic Cast Revealed

Latest Reviews

• Recent Reviews and Interviews

• Riot V - Unleash the Fire

• Mayhem - Esoteric Warfare

• Classics: Virgin Steele - Invictus

• Manilow - Cease and Desist

• Striker - City of Gold

• Ali Campbell (UB40) - Silhouette

• Hank 3 Live

• Ozzy Osbourne - Memoirs of a Madman

• Singled Out: Jessica Campbell's Brighter Days

• Excel - Split Image

• Sister Hazel - 20 Stages

Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!

Tell a Friend about this page - Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email- Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2014 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved. antiMusic works on a free link policy for reprinting of our original articles, click here for details. Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.