Smashing Pumpkins X Blue Öyster Cult X Godzilla

Happy Halloween! I was thinking which (witch) rock song to post for the occasion. All this pumpkin talk and imagery got me thinking about Smashing Pumpkins. Not necessarily considered the most spooky band, although Billy Corgan did have an Uncle Fester, goth thing going on in the “world is a vampire” era. Or are we still in that era?Anyway, many don’t know that Smashing Pumpkins (when they formed originally) were a gothy band, and somehow morphed into a more of psychedelic pop grunge outfit. But, anyway what would be more Halloween than Smashing Pumpkins covering Blue Öyster Cult’s “Godzilla”. It seems they played it often live in the 90s and because their version is a little bit faster, it comes out sounding a lot like “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. Is that Corgan taking a bit of a jab at Nirvana, who knows? Probably. Well, here is one of those recordings. I believe there is also one version on the Gish Deluxe Edition, with an epic false start.

Smashing Pumpkin’s with a live cover version of Blue Öyster Cult’s “Godzilla”.

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