Reply To: B-Sides of Siamese Dream Tape research

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Historical background per track, after listening and digital analysis of each track

Note 1: The digital analysing is done with a pro tapedeck and CoolEdit software.
Note 2: the given release dates are for the commercial releases, promo material from 1 or 2 months earlier can contain the same track also.

Obscured was recorded 1990/12/??-1991/03/?? Smart Studios, Madison (WI) during the Gish recording sessions and released for the first time on Today UK CD single, vinyl and tape 1993/09/30.

Whirl was recorded 1992/12/??-1993/03/?? Triclops Sound Studios, Georgia during the Siamese Dream recording sessions and released for the first time on Pisces Iscariot US CD, vinyl and tape 1994/10/04 as Whir. Whirl was an early working title in 1992, as can be seen for example on the Quiet, and 20 Other Songs tape from 1992/11/??.

Kitty Kat was recorded 1992/12/??-1993/03/?? Triclops Sound Studios, Georgia during the Siamese Dream recording sessions and released for the first time on Today UK CD single, vinyl and tape 1993/09/30 as Hello Kitty Kat. Kitty Kat was an early working title in 1992, as can be seen for example on the Quiet, and 20 Other Songs tape from 1992/11/??.

Apathy was recorded 1992/12/??-1993/03/?? Triclops Sound Studios, Georgia during the Siamese Dream recording sessions and released for the first time on Today UK red vinyl 1993/09/30 as Apathy’s Last Kiss. It appeared on CD for the first time on Today JP 1994/01/26. This is (to our knowledge) the first time this track is OFFICIALLY labeled by it’s early working title.

Blew Away was recorded 1993/04/?? (Spring 1993) Soundworks Studio, Chicago (IL) and released for the first time on Disarm UK CD and vinyl 1994/03/22. It’s first appearance on tape is 1994/01/19, on a HUT promo tape called Disarm, featuring all the b-sides from every format of the UK Disarm single.

Pissant was recorded 1992/12/??-1993/03/?? Triclops Sound Studios, Georgia during the Siamese Dream recording sessions and released for the first time on Cherub Rock UK CD single and vinyl 1993/07/13. No known earlier promo’s on any format.

French Movie Theme was recorded 1992/12/??-1993/03/?? Triclops Sound Studios, Georgia during the Siamese Dream recording sessions and released for the first time on Cherub Rock UK CD single and vinyl 1993/07/13. No known earlier promo’s on any format.

Purr Shnickety (misspelling of Purr Snickety) was recorded 1992/12/??-1993/03/?? Triclops Sound Studios, Georgia during the Siamese Dream recording sessions and released for the first time on Cherub Rock UK vinyl 1993/07/13. No known earlier promo’s on any format. It’s first (and only) digital appearance was on DSP’s like iTunes, Real/Rhapsody and Napster (amongst many others) on 2005/04/05. This fact proved to be very important in determining if the tape is genuine or a hoax.

Glynis was recorded 1993/04/?? (Spring 1993) Soundworks Studio, Chicago (IL) and released for the first time on No Alternative US CD and vinyl (and tape? unknown…) 1993/11/?? or 1993/12/??. The fact that it was known already in 1993/10/?? that Glynis was not intended to be used as a b-side was very confusing at first. Why call the tape B-Sides Of Siamese Dream with Glynis on it?

Frail And Bedazzeled (misspelling of Frail And Bedazzled) was recorded 1992/12/??-1993/03/?? Triclops Sound Studios, Georgia during the Siamese Dream recording sessions and released for the first time on Pisces Iscariot US CD, vinyl and tape 1994/10/04.

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