20 Albums, 20 Days: Siamese Dream

20 Albums, 20 Days: Siamese Dream

Billy Corgan had a nervous breakdown before recording Siamese Dream. His bass player and guitarist just broke up, his drummer was addicted to heroin and he was obsessed with becoming the next Nirvana. Add this to his raging perfectionism, it was going to be a struggle to create the follow up to the excellent Gish. It all worked out in the end with the album producing such gems as “Today” and “Disarm”.

Fun Fact: Courtney Love claims the whole album was written about her. She dated Corgan prior to getting married to Kurt Cobain. She says that “Today” is specially about their relationship.

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