Tonight, I gave myself the treat of listening to The Smashing Pumpkins double album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness in its entirety. The craving came out of nowhere a week ago and I finally acted on it tonight. "Thru the Eyes of Ruby" blew me away like it always does. The band is at their peak in this performance.
In 1995, when I still bought CD's, I had a friend's sister hide Mellon Collie at the record store where she worked so that I could get a copy on the first day out. I listened to it on the drive home up the mountain from Boulder to Nederland, Colorado. The first listen was such an epic experience that everything about the day is still fresh in my memory almost 17 years later.