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Watch Smashing Pumpkins Perform “Fire And Rain” (James Taylor Cover)

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INGLEWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 08: Billy Corgan of the band The Smashing Pumpkins performs on stage during the KROQ Absolut Almost Acoustic Christmas at The Forum on December 8, 2018 in Inglewood, California (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for KROQ/Entercom)

Last week, the Smashing Pumpkins kicked off a tour alongside Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, and the band has broken out a new cover on the dates they’ve played so far: James Taylor’s “Fire And Rain,” off the singer-songwriter’s 1970 sophomore album Sweet Baby James.

In the renditions they’ve done of the track already, they include an extended instrumental intro that is very Pumpkins-like. Check out footage of them from performing the song in Camden last week.


This article originally appeared in Stereogum