Jul 29, 2020

Shot Full Of Diamonds


Smashing Pumpkins Screen Raver
Smashing Pumpkins (1993)
Siamese Dream was released 27 years ago.  It's one of my favorite albums of all time, and I played it constantly throughout high school.  When the album was released, the band also released these floppy discs that contained a "screen raver".  It was basically just a light show that was programmed to play in time with Geek USA when you put Siamese Dream in the CD Rom tray.

I never had the computer disc, but I downloaded the screen raver back in the 28.8 dial up days in the mid 90's.  The program has long since been lost, but Saint Marie Records uploaded it as a video on YouTube.  If you want to experience 5 minutes and 13 seconds of my freshman year in high school, go find an old IBM Aptiva with a CRT monitor and a set of cheap speakers, hook it up on an old beat desk in a room with dark wood paneling, turn off all of the lights except a blacklight bar from Spencer's and click the video below.