JAMES IHA ON RECORDING MELLON COLLIE AND THE INFINITE SADNESS: “I WAS THERE AND I WAS DOING…STUFF”
Former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha was recently interviewed by Fuse.TV and he discussed the reissue of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. When asked about the songs on the set including demos, Iha said the following:
“Well, we did a lot of demos. A lot of rehearsals. Well, obviously, in order to do a two-CD album you have to do a lot of this stuff. It’s hard for me to remember, honestly. Looking at [the bonus track list] and I’m kind of like, hmm. I recognize the song titles and have this feeling of being there and doing stuff but I couldn’t tell you about it. It was awhile ago. Probably ’95. You know, we’d be in the studio for six months and then on tour for 14 months. It’s just this bubble, this crazy schedule. So I don’t remember. But I was there. And I was doing… stuff [Laughs].