Lull (EP)

Lull is an EP by American alternative rock band the Smashing Pumpkins, released in 1991.[3]

Lull
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EP by
Released5 November 1991 (1991-11-05)
Recorded1991, except "Bye June" (1989)
GenreAlternative rock
Length14:17
LabelCaroline, Virgin
ProducerBilly Corgan and Butch Vig
The Smashing Pumpkins chronology
Gish
(1991)
Lull
(1991)
Peel Sessions
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau(neither)[2]

BackgroundEdit

"Rhinoceros" was taken from Gish (but the feedback ending is cut here), "Blue" later appeared on Pisces Iscariot,[4] and a live version of "Slunk" later appeared on Vieuphoria and its soundtrack album Earphoria.[5]

"Bye June" is a 1989 recording from the Reel Time Studio Sessions, originally released on the Moon demo.

The liner notes include partial lyrics for the song "Obscured", written in cake frosting like the album cover. The song would eventually be released as a B-side on the single for "Today" in 1993 and then on the B-side collection Pisces Iscariot in 1994. "Obscured" was originally intended by Billy Corgan to be on Lull but was dropped for reasons that are unclear.[6]

In the liner notes for Pisces Iscariot, Corgan wrote:[6]

"Obscured" is old because it was originally supposed to be on the Lull EP which was really supposed to be a single but they tricked me.

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Billy Corgan.

  1. "Rhinoceros" – 5:57
  2. "Blue" – 3:22
  3. "Slunk" – 2:49
  4. "Bye June" – 2:09

PersonnelEdit

The Smashing Pumpkins
Production

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. Lull at AllMusic. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Smashing Pumpkins". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Lull - Smashing Pumpkins | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Pisces Iscariot - Smashing Pumpkins | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Slunk - Smashing Pumpkins | Song Info | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Pisces Iscariot - Booklet Notes". steve-hemming.co.uk. Virgin Records America. Retrieved 25 October 2015.