BILLY CORGAN: “I WROTE AN ALBUM THAT HAS NEVER COME OUT”
Billy Corgan was talking up the local Chicago sports scene in an interview with the Chicago Tribune and singing the praises of Chicago Bears quarterback – Jay Cutler. Corgan however, opened up on how much Chicago sports has meant to him by giving the following quote:
“I wrote an album that never has come out — I hope to bring it out in a few years — based on Chicago themes, and I wrote about the Cubs. The song is called “Black Sox” referring to the 1919 Black Sox, and the song talks about the Cubs vs. the Sox in a whimsical, 1930s version of the Cubs are true and the Sox have black hearts. It’s a winking, insider joke to Cubs and Sox fans.”
Corgan also went on to give his opinions on the state of rock music:
“I do believe rock and roll needed to change away from a hero-worship culture back to what it always was, which is sort of a mystical culture. But that has been subverted basically by commerce. It speaks to a bigger sociological point, which is: Everything is for sale now. One painter can paint a house and make it feel haunted and another painter can paint it and bore you to tears. So, what is it about the painter of the haunted house capturing the symbolic forms? That’s how I look at it.”
You can read the full BillCo interview here.