Billy Corgan Goes Hippie with Dave Navarro, Electric Prunes and Strawberry Alarm Clock

Ξ August 31st, 2009 by Andrew Pakula | → 1 Comments | ∇ Billy Corgan, Concerts, Music News |


Billy Corgan Goes Hippie

billycorgan_hippieBilly Corgan is no longer a rat in an alt.rock cage and has become a hippie.

We’re kidding… or are we?

Corgan hasn’t started wearing Birkenstocks, grown his hair out or donned a fringed leather vest. But the setlist for a two-set show by Spirits In The Sky at Santa Barbara, Calif.’s Muddy Waters Coffee House on Friday was reportedly a summer of love-inspired affair.

The show obviously featured numbers by Saxon’s band The Seeds, a Bonnie Dobson number made popular by The Grateful Dead and covers of Pink Floyd and The Velvet Underground, according to the Santa Barbara Independent. The band also played 10 new tracks written by Corgan, which were apparently ’60s-influenced.

Spirits In The Sky is Corgan’s Sky Saxon tribute band featuring himself, guitarist Dave Navarro, Strawberry Alarm Clock keyboardist Mark Weitz and new Smashing Pumpkins drummer Mike Byrne. He formed the band after Saxon passed away earlier this summer, and they’re playing a run of six California shows this month.

Here’s the band’s setlist, according to the Santa Barbara Independent:

“Can’t Seem To Make You Mine” (The Seeds)
“Circular Change”
“Emerald Green Is The Colour”
“Widow Wake My Mind”
“West Coast”
“(Walk Me Out In The) Morning Dew” (Bonnie Dobson/Grateful Dead)
“The Fellowship”
“The Time Has Come” (Anne Briggs)
“A Stitch In Time” (Corgan acoustic)
“Caroline, Yes” (Corgan acostic)
“A Song For A Son” (Corgan acoustic)
“The Trip”
“Astral Planes”
“Femme Fatale” (The Velvet Underground)
“Lucifer Sam” (Pink Floyd)
“Long Haired Lady” (Quicksilver Messenger Service)


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