Pinwheels

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  • Billy Corgan told MusicRadar.com how the song evolved: "I think I got in this mood, maybe it was from reading the Keith Richards book, but I wanted to play in the open G tuning, which is a country kind of tuning," he explained. "I wrote the core of the song, and then we messed around with the basic parts for a long time.

    Everybody agreed that it was a really good song, but no one liked its direction," he continued. "That's another thing I compliment my bandmates on. They had no problem in saying, 'Love the song, but we need a better version.' That's music to my ears. I'm all for that. I need that kind of feedback.

    We jerked around for a long time. At one point, I think I was playing a B3, and it had an early Led Zeppelin vibe like 'Thank You.' But it just wasn't getting the job done; we didn't feel strongly about it. It wasn't until we produced it, almost like a prog track, that it started to take on a life of its own."

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