Flashback Friday: Superchrist

The Smashing Pumpkins first introduced Superchrist as a song live at the Fillmore on July 24th 2007. Seven months later the song was released as a digital 45 with  the Smashing Pumpkins song G.L.O.W. and was also made available on Fresh Cuts: Volume 2 (a Guitar Center compilation cd).

Superchrist has an officially released music video for it. The video was directed and edited by Justin Coloma. . It featured only Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin from the Pumpkins. Along side them were Sky Saxon on tambourine, Gary Stern on bass (both from The Seeds) and Ysanne Spevack on violin. Other friends of the Pumpkins also joined them in the video.

In an interview with the Justin Coloma, he talked about what the idea behind the video was ” The main idea Billy approached me with was wanting Gary Stern from The Seeds playing the bass in the band. I mean, Gary is obviously not a member of the Smashing Pumpkins, but in this video, it is like he is. And of course, Sky Saxon was in there too. So Billy kind of said: Hey Justin, I want this like, you know, older hippy guy playing bass with the Smashing Pumpkins. I sort of thought: That is funny and it will look cool!”

The song has so far been played live over a hundred times but hasn’t been heard of since December 2008.

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