Billy Corgan performed what might be a new Smashing Pumpkins song on Friday night at a tribute show for the Seed’s Sky Saxon, who passed away last month. Corgan was joined on stage by Strawberry Alarm Clock’s Mark Weitz, Mark Tulin of Electric Prunes, Kerry Brown, Kevin Dippold and new Pumpkins drummer Mike Byrne. Byrne, a 19 year old freshman from the Berklee School of Music joined the Smashing Pumpkins following an open call for auditions when original drummer Jimmy Chamberlin left the band in March.
The one-off band called themselves ‘Spirit in the Sky’ and as well as playing two tribute songs premiered a song Corgan said he’d just written, with the tentative title “Freak.”
We’ve just had a quick listen at the office, and everyone agrees it sounds a lot like a Zwan b-side. Have a listen below and let us know what you think.