View Full Version : Exclusive First Listen to "Blank Page (Early Version)"


Spaceboy88
09-08-2014, 03:08 PM
Courtesy of Esquire: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/culture/smashing-pumpkins-blank-page

amayain
09-08-2014, 03:56 PM
Could be worse

Rocket Launcher
09-08-2014, 04:00 PM
his singing on that early version got faded out later, adding to more lyrical exposure!

Spaceboy88
09-08-2014, 04:04 PM
I didn't love the very beginning but once all that noise stops it sounds really nice.

juliana
09-08-2014, 04:11 PM
I think I am one of the only fans who loves the weird corgan noises... (Like in songs, not when he takes a dump)

Spaceboy88
09-08-2014, 04:12 PM
I don't mind the weird Corgan noises, it's just that it's too high in the mix here that it sounds muddled...almost like there's another browser window making noise on top of the song.

slunken
09-08-2014, 04:26 PM
http://forums.netphoria.org/showthread.php?t=181332

s0ss
09-08-2014, 04:27 PM
That shit is not only loud in the mix but only loud in one fucking channel. It feels like my brain is broken on one side.

juliana
09-08-2014, 04:27 PM
Isn't that typical of him though. Like he is bad at executing things like this, misses details of refinement.

I think I like a lot of what he does because of the ideas. I just love how sad this song is, it feels like I am being stabbed.

slunken
09-08-2014, 04:39 PM
listening in headphones and this track clips like crazy.

really hope that is soundcloud's fault.

slunken
09-08-2014, 04:40 PM
wonderful alt version though - i love the delay

Spaceboy88
09-08-2014, 04:40 PM
It also jumps at the very end. Sounds like whoever at Universal uploaded it had no clue what they were doing.

amayain
09-08-2014, 04:59 PM
Isn't that typical of him though. Like he is bad at executing things like this, misses details of refinement.

I think I like a lot of what he does because of the ideas. I just love how sad this song is, it feels like I am being stabbed.

Well, it seems more like a demo, so I am pretty forgiving when it comes to the execution of demos. I don't think your point is wrong though- billy is terrible at executing ideas and even worse at filtering bad ideas.

Butt Pope
09-08-2014, 05:17 PM
Esquire?

slunken
09-08-2014, 05:31 PM
It also jumps at the very end.

i didn't have this problem. Just a smooth fade for me.

Gooch
09-08-2014, 05:32 PM
Who's doing the marketing with this reissue? Random songs released all over the internet at random sites at random times. Is this to try and build excitement with all the cool kids?

juliana
09-08-2014, 05:36 PM
Well, it seems more like a demo, so I am pretty forgiving when it comes to the execution of demos. I don't think your point is wrong though- billy is terrible at executing ideas and even worse at filtering bad ideas.

Sometimes he also dismisses some of his best ideas or gives up too early.

Gooch
09-08-2014, 05:43 PM
"Because the tide was so negative it was like, 'Well, there's no need to put out all these other songs. They don't like the ones that are on the album. They're definitely not gonna like these.'"BC

This is BS. As fans, we've always clamored for more more more. The Media and record label did not like Adore. That was the negative tide. Not fans (overall)

Gooch
09-08-2014, 05:46 PM
This doesnt sound like an 'adore era' demo. it sounds like a "re-imagined" or reworked demo.

Gooch
09-08-2014, 05:47 PM
I don't mind the weird Corgan noises, it's just that it's too high in the mix here that it sounds muddled...almost like there's another browser window making noise on top of the song.

Exactly. Like it was the demo, and then overlayed are the 2014 reimagined blips and bleeps as WPC calls em. Sounds like 2 seperate audio's layered together.

toase
09-08-2014, 05:48 PM
It's an awesome demo :smoke:

slunken
09-08-2014, 06:12 PM
Exactly. Like it was the demo, and then overlayed are the 2014 reimagined blips and bleeps as WPC calls em. Sounds like 2 seperate audio's layered together.

relax its just in stereo

Funbags
09-08-2014, 11:27 PM
It feels like my brain is broken on one side.

That was probably his intention, although it takes away from the great vocal.

MonteLDS
09-08-2014, 11:32 PM
I don't mind the weird Corgan noises, it's just that it's too high in the mix here that it sounds muddled...almost like there's another browser window making noise on top of the song.

this

Ram27
09-08-2014, 11:45 PM
is a none story

themadcaplaughs
09-08-2014, 11:47 PM
Are you here to offer cash rewards? To steal someone's music while they are in the shower? To wear a gorilla suit? To show your United States video? To bash on the "casual fans?" Or is your presence just a noone story.

killtrocity
09-09-2014, 12:00 AM
so u think ur all that

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6e/Nun_story.jpg

juliana
09-09-2014, 12:07 AM
How much tea do I have to buy to get monte's autograph?

Funbags
09-09-2014, 01:44 AM
The tea you take is equal to the pee you make

herzogxyu
09-09-2014, 01:21 PM
hmm....couple of things. blank page is one of my all time favorite songs. i don't really think this is an early demo version. it's the same vocal takes as the album itself. i'm calling a foul on this one. it's just a remixed/reimagined version. with echo and weird synth stuff added to it. d'arcy's bass (if it is her and not newly recorded) sounds great though. it's also too fucking loud. jesus.

Gooch
09-09-2014, 01:37 PM
hmm....couple of things. blank page is one of my all time favorite songs. i don't really think this is an early demo version. it's the same vocal takes as the album itself. i'm calling a foul on this one. it's just a remixed/reimagined version. with echo and weird synth stuff added to it. d'arcy's bass (if it is her and not newly recorded) sounds great though. it's also too fucking loud. jesus.

i agree.

because i know you were all wondering.