The debut album from Smashing Pumpkins is released on May 28, 1991.

It’s recorded and produced right here in Madison, Wisconsin at Butch Vig and Steve Marker’s Smart Studios with Butch and Billy Corgan producing.

In April 2019, Rolling Stone named it the 32nd greatest grunge album of all time.


Down On The Upside 

Released May 21, 1996, it’s their most diverse … and their last until 2012’s “King Animal.”

Some people say the break-up writing was on the wall. Others, including members of the band, say there was talk of a next Soundgarden album. Nonetheless, after a grueling world tour, the band went its collective ways.

Absence made the heart grow fonder.

“I may be dumb but I’m not a dweeb … “ 

Offspring release their third album Smash on April 8, 1994.

Independent record label Epitaph releases the album and it sells over 6 million copies making it the best-selling independent releases of all-time. It’s the only album by which the band is known simply as Offspring.

Major label Columbia Records signs the band and they become The Offspring.