"Tarantula" was the first single off The Smashing Pumpkins album Zeitgeist. This single was released on CD and 7" vinyl. For this weeks "Memorabilia Monday", we highlight an extremely rare "Tarantula" 7" uncut acetate. It appears to have been pressed for a 7″ single release, but this acetate was never cut from the blank lacquer.
-"Tarantula" was titled in honor of the German rock band Scorpions
- “Billy bought this guitar from this guy from Paris (James Trussart) who makes steel guitars and he brought a couple examples of his work to our rehearsal space. Billy grabbed one and plugged in into his amp and immediately started playing the riff from ‘Tarantula’ and the song was written pretty much on the spot.”
-Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin believe the song is a culmination of music they've been listening to all their lives, specifically the Scorpions and UFO.
-This week marks the 8th anniversary of the release of Zeitgeist (7/10/07)!!
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