Flashback Friday: Saturnine (Judas O edition)


The track Saturnine was originally written during the Adore sessions–in the Adore documentary, you can catch a glimpse of  the lyrics. The track was later rerecorded for the Machina sessions and released on Machina II.

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lyrics from the Adore documentary

In November 2001, ‘The Smashing Pumpkins Greatest Hits: Rotten Apples’ was released with a bonus disc entitled Judas O, which gave fans access to the Adore version of Saturnine. Lucky fans in the Chicago area were able to hear the song on  radio station Q101 in late October of 2001.

The liner notes say, “Produced by Billy Corgan Additional squeaks and plonks courtesy of  Bon Harris.”

Saturnine is defined by Merriam & Webster as a “gloomy or surly disposition”.

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