View Full Version : Blissed and Gone (Drone Version)


House of Bread
09-02-2014, 11:33 PM
http://www.stereogum.com/1702730/the-smashing-pumpkins-blissed-and-gone-drone-version/mp3s/

Is this a 2014 creation with the original vocal tracks? If so, fuck that.

Forgotten Child
09-03-2014, 09:44 AM
Does it really matter? It's a really nice version! I actually prefer this one over the Judas 0 version.

House of Bread
09-03-2014, 11:00 AM
I believe it matters. This version is nice enough, I still think I prefer the Judas 0 version.

F.Delacroix
09-03-2014, 11:04 AM
i like it. "haunting"

T&T
09-03-2014, 11:20 AM
alt versions that are actually different from the originals are always welcome.

smashingjj
09-03-2014, 11:33 AM
Yeah this is cool no matter when it was made / mixed. I do hope there aren't too many 2014 versions though.

amoergosum
09-03-2014, 11:53 AM
I'm digging that sound at 2:08.

topleybird
09-03-2014, 12:02 PM
I like to say that the Judas O version "died for our sins"

I like to say this in my head; no one will talk about the Pumpkins with me

But anyway this version seems more... I dunno, respectful of the original demo? Yeah? All those bleeps and loops in the Judas O version always feel like a direct assault on the song, like Gallant Billy is playing the demo and Goofus Billy is shooting electronic sounds at it to drown it out.

On a first listen, I don't super-love this version either, I guess just the demo will always be the Platonic ideal form of it for me, but it's aight and at least seems more fitting to the feel of the song.

Tootles
09-03-2014, 12:12 PM
Very nice. House of Bread, shut up.

Cool As Ice Cream
09-03-2014, 12:32 PM
Is this a 2014 creation with the original vocal tracks?

is it? wouldn't it mention that, if this was the case?
some adore reissue tracks mention 2014 on the tracklist. this track doesn't.
Disc 3: In a State of Passage
01. Blissed and Gone (Sadlands Demo)
02. Christmastime (Sadlands Demo)
03. My Mistake (Sadlands Demo)
04. Sparrow (Sadlands Demo)
05. Valentine (Sadlands Demo)
06. The Tale of Dusty and Pistol Pete (Sadlands Demo)
07. What If? (Streeterville Demo)
08. Chewing Gum (CRC Demo)
09. The Tale of Dusty and Pistol Pete (CRC Demo)
10. The Ethers Tragic (Instrumental/ 2014 Mix/ CRC Demo)
11. The Guns of Love Disastrous (Instrumental/ 2014 Mix/ CRC Demo)
12. Annie-Dog (Take 10/ CRC Demo)
13. Once in a While (2014 Mix/ CRC Demo)
14. Do You Close Your Eyes When You Kiss Me? (CRC Demo)
15. For Martha (Take 1/ CRC Demo)
16. My Mistake (Take 1/ CRC Demo)
17. Blissed and Gone (CRC Demo)
18. For Martha (Take 2/ Instrumental/ CRC Demo)

Disc 4: Chalices, Palaces and Deep Pools
01. For Martha (Symphonic Snippet/ Instrumental)
02. Crestfallen (Matt Walker Reimagined/ 2014)
03. To Sheila (Early Banjo Version)
04. Ava Adore (Puffy Combs Remix 1998)
05. O Rio (Instrumental/ Sadlands Demo)
06. Waiting (Adore Outtake)
07. Once Upon a Time (Sadlands Demo)
08. Eye (2014 Mix/ From the ‘Lost Highway’ Soundtrack)
09. Saturnine (For Piano and Voice)
10. Cash Car Star (Matt Walker Reimagined/ 2014)
11. Pug (Matt Walker Reimagined/ 2014)
12. Perfect (No Strings Version)
13. It’s Alright (Instrumental/ Adore Outtake)
14. Czarina (Take 1/ Adore Outtake)
15. Indecision (Sadlands Demo)
16. Blank Page (Early Version)

Disc 5: Malice, Callous and Fools
01. Let Me Give the World to You (Adore Outtake)
02. Tear (From Digital Transfer)
03. Cross (Adore Outtake)
04. Because You Are (Adore B-Side)
05. Jersey Shore (Sadlands Demo)
06. Shame (Take 1)
07. Summer (Instrumental/ Adore Outtake)
08. Blissed and Gone (Drone Version)
09. Heaven (Instrumental/ Sadlands Demo)
10. Daphne Descends (Matt Walker Reimagined/ 2014)
11. Saturnine (Matt Walker Reimagined/ 2014)
12. Behold! the Night Mare (Alternate Vocal)
13. Perfect (Acoustic Demo/ Adore Outtake)
14. Do You Close Your Eyes? (Adore Outtake)
15. The Beginning Is The End Is The Beginning

juliana
09-03-2014, 12:41 PM
I like to say that the Judas O version "died for our sins"

I like to say this in my head; no one will talk about the Pumpkins with me

But anyway this version seems more... I dunno, respectful of the original demo? Yeah? All those bleeps and loops in the Judas O version always feel like a direct assault on the song, like Gallant Billy is playing the demo and Goofus Billy is shooting electronic sounds at it to drown it out.

On a first listen, I don't super-love this version either, I guess just the demo will always be the Platonic ideal form of it for me, but it's aight and at least seems more fitting to the feel of the song.

I like the version on still becoming apart, that is the same as judas O correct?

D.
09-03-2014, 12:49 PM
it tickles my black heart that, for this reissue, they are letting actual news sites preview tracks instead of that awful "sips of tea" bullshit monte was doing.

topleybird
09-03-2014, 12:54 PM
I like the version on still becoming apart, that is the same as judas O correct?

Aye that's the one. I forget which release came first. But if you hear a version of the song that sounds like someone with a synthesizer is giving it an atomic wedgie, that's the one I mean.

juliana
09-03-2014, 01:18 PM
Aye that's the one. I forget which release came first. But if you hear a version of the song that sounds like someone with a synthesizer is giving it an atomic wedgie, that's the one I mean.

Ya, I love that version. It is like the song to listen to before the apocalypse.

Tootles
09-03-2014, 01:22 PM
Juliana. I saw you at a show. At least someone told me it was you. You are hot :) And I like mentally unstable women.

herzogxyu
09-03-2014, 01:28 PM
i like this version and this idea. it's just a completely different remix of the original version. sounds like they added that cascading guitar part. can't recall if it is in the original or not. but definitely reworked. i like this idea.

juliana
09-03-2014, 01:44 PM
Juliana. I saw you at a show. At least someone told me it was you. You are hot :) And I like mentally unstable women.

Thank you! I am crazier than you can imagine? Did you see me at ravinia rocking the d'arcy horns?

Gooch
09-03-2014, 01:52 PM
Thank you! I am crazier than you can imagine? Did you see me at ravinia rocking the d'arcy horns?

Post a Pic!!:bananamac

Gooch
09-03-2014, 01:54 PM
Its difficult to listen to this song now, as I keep waiting to hear those annoying electronic blips and blurps. That being said, I think this version works better. Easier to listen to, and captures the heart of the song.


. . . SOooo, are we getting one release a day?

The leaks continue! Don't alert Monte!

Spaceboy88
09-03-2014, 02:25 PM
Huge fan of this.

paranoid
09-03-2014, 02:57 PM
I'm under the impression that this was an original version of the song, then they later mucked it up by adding all of the bleeps and bloops later.

milandejong
09-03-2014, 03:55 PM
Very nice version. Does justice to the song, the bleep/bloop version doesn't.

Elphenor
09-03-2014, 04:05 PM
Brought tears to my eyes. Blissed and Gone is one of my favorite SP tracks.

slunken
09-03-2014, 04:25 PM
Is this a 2014 creation with the original vocal tracks? If so, fuck that.

pretty sure its a different vocal take as well, or perhaps the judas0 version has some layered vocals and this one is just the raw track.

Kahlo
09-03-2014, 04:43 PM
Fucking excellent version.

Anyone have a rip? Really excited for the Adore release *throws money at screen*

F.Delacroix
09-03-2014, 05:14 PM
Post a Pic!!:bananamac

creepy

s0ss
09-03-2014, 05:37 PM
It's good except the vocal track seems disjointed from the music noise track.

absof
09-03-2014, 05:46 PM
I prefer this version over the SBA version. Demo still reigns supreme, though.

milk-plus
09-03-2014, 09:00 PM
Yeah it sounds disjointed but I like it, probably I'm just biased because it's one of my favorite songs. Contrary to the other tracks, this one actually made me feel excited for the reissue.

wHATcOLOR
09-03-2014, 09:17 PM
All those bleeps and loops in the Judas O version always feel like a direct assault on the song, like Gallant Billy is playing the demo and Goofus Billy is shooting electronic sounds at it to drown it out.


will probably be unable to not think of it this way from here on out. thanks for that :erm:

D.
09-03-2014, 09:29 PM
i'm way too used to the versions we have now to ever prefer this version. :smoke:

House of Bread
09-03-2014, 10:44 PM
Ok ok ok, this is growing on me. I guess my biggest complaint WAS the fact that the vocals seemed disjointed and they don't really gel with the instrumentation. But, this is nice.

T&T
09-04-2014, 01:21 AM
bleep version has tons of elements that are completely fantastic. the vocal production, vocal harmonies, the atmosphere. the electronic drums are also my favorite of all SP electronic style songs. still gives me shivers when I listen to it. the bleeps don't take away from it being a great song that was well recorded/produced. I find it very stripped down, even though lots is going on. I always assumed the stripped down element was why it was left off adore. james's guitar work makes me yearn for old SP really bad - it really complements the song perfectly.

Rocket Launcher
09-04-2014, 02:23 AM
I like this, just as well as the acoustic demo version. The final version somehow never grabbed me.

MustardLies
09-04-2014, 03:04 AM
This is amazing.

soniclovenoize
09-04-2014, 10:56 AM
http://www.stereogum.com/1702730/the-smashing-pumpkins-blissed-and-gone-drone-version/mp3s/


Well Iiiiiiiiii've got reservaaaaaaa-tions...

Aye that's the one. I forget which release came first. But if you hear a version of the song that sounds like someone with a synthesizer is giving it an atomic wedgie, that's the one I mean.

They sampled someone talking on the radio, and constructed the rhythm track by using the individual consonants of the speech for the programmed drums, like a "ts" for a snare and a "pb" for a kick, etc. That's pretty fucking cool.

topleybird
09-04-2014, 11:57 AM
They sampled someone talking on the radio, and constructed the rhythm track by using the individual consonants of the speech for the programmed drums, like a "ts" for a snare and a "pb" for a kick, etc. That's pretty fucking cool.

That IS cool. I did not know that. That kind of explains that one particular sound that I've always taken to be Billy going "BLEE" into a microphone. Don't have the song handy but it's one of the first sounds once the drums kick in. ... It always sounded like he was starting to scold someone named Blee, like "(sigh) BLEE, stop kicking your sister."

Still don't think it's the right approach for the song but that slightly, slightly mitigates my discomfort with it.

topleybird
09-04-2014, 12:13 PM
will probably be unable to not think of it this way from here on out. thanks for that :erm:

http://i.imgur.com/d0oFJdk.jpg

Gooch
09-04-2014, 01:48 PM
That IS cool. I did not know that. That kind of explains that one particular sound that I've always taken to be Billy going "BLEE" into a microphone. Don't have the song handy but it's one of the first sounds once the drums kick in. ... It always sounded like he was starting to scold someone named Blee, like "(sigh) BLEE, stop kicking your sister."
.

I always thought it was "BLEED" because that was a working title for Blissed and Gone, IIRC. Maybe not, I might just be psychotic.

a psychotic creep.

Oh, and I loved the Goofus n gallant cartoon.

soniclovenoize
09-04-2014, 01:49 PM
The working title was "Need", as in "I need you around".

EDIT: Oh wait I think we just thought it was called "Need" up until Adore came out, and we thought it was called "17". Then Corgan identified it's actual title live during the Adore Tour. nvm

themadcaplaughs
09-04-2014, 02:04 PM
https://do4a.com/data/MetaMirrorCache/61852900ad92b8125722d41e350d32d5.jpg

I am going to guess that this was just some kind of alternate version of the song since it does not mention anything about 2014.

slunken
09-04-2014, 02:08 PM
Well Iiiiiiiiii've got reservaaaaaaa-tions...



They sampled someone talking on the radio, and constructed the rhythm track by using the individual consonants of the speech for the programmed drums, like a "ts" for a snare and a "pb" for a kick, etc. That's pretty fucking cool.

Source?

soniclovenoize
09-04-2014, 02:12 PM
It's what the engineer of the recording session told me.

Gooch
09-04-2014, 06:12 PM
It's what the engineer of the recording session told me.

Thats all the proof I need.

What else did he tell you?

What was he wearing?

Did he have a mustache?

slunken
09-04-2014, 06:16 PM
It's what the engineer of the recording session told me.

That's awesome. Who was that specifically? There was a lot of personnel during that time...

F.Delacroix
09-04-2014, 06:24 PM
suck it jimmy uv been replaced by individual consonants of speech

The Omega Concern
09-04-2014, 10:37 PM
jeebus.


I remember when James and Billy teased this song at San Jose Arena, 1996.

vajohna
09-05-2014, 01:49 AM
Not a bad alternate version. Loved Billy's vocals during this era muchly.

s0ss
09-05-2014, 01:57 PM
suck it jimmy uv been replaced by individual consonants of speech

Remember when Billy had consonants?

adamdanger!
09-05-2014, 02:34 PM
Remember when Billy had consonants?

He actually throw in extra consonants in addition to the slurry vowel sounds. On the 2011 tour, For Martha was a prime example:

"Just hanging DON"
"But for the grace of love/I'd will the meaning DUVVV"

I know he said in some post-2000 interview that he tries make more consonant sounds live because vowel sounds are more stressful on vocal chords.

F.Delacroix
09-05-2014, 02:52 PM
joke's on you; the lyric is "meaning dove" look it up

adamdanger!
09-05-2014, 03:09 PM
I'll check that out after I finish looking for a "shitty joke, bro" gif for you.

F.Delacroix
09-05-2014, 03:16 PM
ok

T&T
09-05-2014, 03:22 PM
"I'd will the meaning of"
(http://www.spfc.org/songs-releases/song.html?song_id=223)

F.Delacroix
09-05-2014, 05:21 PM
i see you looked it up