This Week’s #TapeTuesday! The Smashing Pumpkins “Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness”

Every Tuesday night I have been posting a picture of a cassette tape from my collection. When I first fell in love with rock music, it was February 1995, I was 11 years old, and I was forced to buy cassette tapes instead of the then fashionable compact disc. To commemorate 20 years in love with rock music I decided to start #TapeTuesday. Here is the latest. Follow me on Instagram @andyderer.

Here's your #TapeTuesday from the collection. A big one for me as any listener of my show knows this album remains my personal favorite album and a constant long-running source of inspiration since October 1995. Billy Corgan created his magnum opus while marking the end of the grunge movement. Grunge was all grown up at this point and ready to become one with the pantheon of all the classic rock mega classics that came before it. Spawning 5 hit singles, regular rotation on the then-still-taste-making MTV, Billy and co were on top of the world. Not bad for a tortured kid from the Chicago suburbs! You know an album is a major force when the double album sessions required a five disc odds n sods box set called The Aeroplane Flies High. The world is indeed, still a vampire set to drain. Purchased at Coconuts Music & Video in Westmont IL October 1995. @SmashingPumpkins #TheSmashingPumpkins #BillyCorgan #JimmyChamberlin #JamesIha #DarcyWretsky #Flood #AlanMoulder #VirginRecords

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