William Patrick Corgan Ogilala LP
Smashing Pumpkins Frontman On Vinyl LP!
Features "Aeronaut" & "The Spaniards"!
As the founding member of THE SMASHING PUMPKINS, William Patrick Corgan has
created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history having sold
more than 30 million albums, and won multiple Grammy Awards in the process. For
Ogilala, he teamed up with legendary producer Rick Rubin to make his most
intimate body of work to date.
"On the first album released under his full name, William Patrick Corgan, the
Smashing Pumpkin sheds the prickly antagonism that coursed through his 2005 solo
offering, TheFutureEmbrace, a misfit collection of industrial pop released when
he was still Billy. Instead, Ogilala adopts a mode of disarming gentleness.
Produced by Rick Rubin, it's the softest collection of songs Corgan's ever put
his name to, built on piano, acoustic guitar, and a tasteful palette of
synths... Even in his moments of insecurity, like when he pleads, 'Take me as I
am' over and over throughout 'The Spaniards'' lovely chorus, Corgan seems to
have found something like peace. The anger and frustration that characterized
his most famous work melts away on Ogilala, which stands out as his most
centered, vulnerable, and soothing music yet. That he's able to arrive here
while still honing his songcraft more than 25 years into his career is no small
feat; it's the holy grail for any rock star who's survived his years in the
limelight and moved on to the unbounded, uncertain future beyond them. Maybe the
world seems sweeter to Corgan now that he's got a kid to share it with. Maybe
he's just lived long enough to discover that the sadness isn't so infinite after
all." - Sasha Geffen, Consequence of Sound
• Vinyl LP
• Gatefold jacket
• Produced by Rick Rubin
• Limited time download card
3. The Spaniards
5. The Long Goodbye
6. Half-Life Of An Autodidact