Today's memorabilia is from June 22, 1991. The Smashing Pumpkins had just released Gish and shortly thereafter played a show at Chicago's own Cabaret Metro. As the story goes, the concert posters did not arrive on time. Subsequently, the posters were stored where a portion of them were exposed to water damage rendering only a few salvageable. The artwork is by none other than James Iha. A few clips from this show are featured in the 1995 MTV Rockumentary! Keep Collecting!! Lo
The song "1979" was released as the second single off the 1995 double-album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. The song was nominated for multiple Grammy Awards and won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Alternative Video.
The video features a third-generation (1971-1974) Dodge Charger with Illinois license plates; although California mountains are visible in the background. Featured in today's Memorabilia Monday is the license plate from the car in the 1979 music vid