BILLY CORGAN SAYS NEXT SMASHING PUMPKINS ALBUM NEEDS TO BE “FAR STRONGER THAN OCEANIA”
Billy Corgan stated in a new interview with Crestfallen.com that the next album needs to be “far strong than Oceania, that takes time.” He added that it needs to be an “album that shows real growth from Oceania.” He compared it to the jump from Gish to Siamese Dream, and from Siamese Dream to Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. While he is proud of Oceania, BillCo said making something just as good as Oceania isn’t enough. He said he’d be shocked if the album was out in 2013.
Corgan also discussed the possibility of releasing a ‘reissue’ type version of Oceania on vinyl in 2013 with the ‘Abbey Road’ soundboard mix, along with some bonus tracks, to coincide with a possible European tour. He said that the odds of this happening though are less than 20%, and that a European tour happening is a coin flip.