The Rose March

Album: American Gothic EP (2008)
  • Frontman Billy Corgan: "I have performed 'The Rose March' occasionally solo on tour, and the response from the audience always seemed to indicate the song had the 'X' quality." The song was originally unveiled in November 2006 when Corgan performed it at the Hotel Café in Los Angeles as part of a series of shows assembled by Pete Townshend's girlfriend and songwriter partner Rachel Fuller. "Afterwards, Pete came up to me and asked me if we were putting that song on Zeitgeist. I told him we weren't, and he told me I was crazy. That stuck with me--Pete certainly knows more than I."
  • Corgan said the title of the EP is a "continued comment on the state of our country." He added: "We have always regretted not recording more in between tours because albums have never caught the full story of the group... it's sort of Zeitgeist+. I had written a bunch of material during the residencies in Asheville and San Francisco and fans kept asking us if we were gonna put any of that stuff out. iTunes came to us wanting to do something together, so it just felt right."
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