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Smashing Pumpkins: Exploring The Outer Frequencies

Mike Mettler, Guitar Player, March 1992

"MY PENCHANT for feedback came naturally," smirks Billy Corgan of Chicago's Smashing Pumpkins. "One day I connected a Supro amp to a Les Paul, turned it all the way up, and waited to see what would happen. What amazed me was that after 45 minutes, the tubes must have heated a certain way, because I got the most unbelievable feedback I ever heard in my life. It had split into octaves."

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