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“Zero” by Smashing Pumpkins

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    “Zero” by Smashing Pumpkins is an alternative rock song.

    Song Title: Zero
    Artist: Smashing Pumpkins
    Album: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
    Genre: alternative rock
    Composer: Copyright © 1996 Billy Corgan
    Director: Yelena Yemchuk
    Producer: Flood, Alan Moulder, Billy Corgan
    Released: April 23, 1996 (Virgin Records)
    Number of listens: 7795
    Current rank: 944 (updated weekly)
    Highest rank: 771 (play the video all the way through to register a vote for this song)

    Alternative Rock: peak #9 (nine), 1996
     Billboard chart listings courtesy of Billboard Magazine

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    Summary quotation from Wikipedia:

    “Zero” is a song by American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. It was the third single from their third album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. “Zero” was written by Corgan and was the first song recorded for Mellon Collie. The song has six rhythm guitars, with two line-in twelve string acoustics.

    The cover artwork features photography by Corgan’s girlfriend at the time, Yelena Yemchuk, who also directed the music video.

In popular culture

    “Zero” was the song that the Smashing Pumpkins performed when they featured in an episode of The Simpsons entitled “Homerpalooza” which aired in 1996. The Smashing Pumpkins were the main members of the Hullabalooza Rock Festival. In both the Scott Pilgrim novels and movie, the protagonist Scott Pilgrim wears a zero shirt, identical to the one Billy Corgan famously wears; he also wears a shirt bearing The Smashing Pumpkins logo, of which his initials (S.P) match.

Music video

    The music video was directed by Yelena Yemchuk and described by NME as “very cinematic and creepy at times”. The concept of it was to set it in a Roman Mansion, with lounging guests, while the band acts as their entertainment. The band predominantly wears black, which contrasts the room’s vibrant wine-stained colors that are associated with the Roman period.

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