The Smashing Pumpkins Chronology
The Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Era

1995 - 1996 - 1997

1995 began a landmark era for the Smashing Pumpkins. It began a three-year period filled with success, joy, and great music.

The band released their most critically acclaimed and highest selling album yet, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. A worldwide tour followed the release of the album and the Pumpkins became one of the most successful bands in America.

Mellon Collie was a very unique and diverse album. Most bands had abandoned the double album concept, but the Pumpkins felt they had the creativity to pull it off. The band had the ambition for the double set long before they even considered doing it for MCIS. Expectations were high for the success of the album. D'Arcy had said, "If you don't sell more than the last record, it means you're going downhill."

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