Billy Corgan - Guitarist
Ron Roesing - Drums
Dale Meiners - Bass Guitarist
* Clips from the
documentary video were used on the Smashing Pumpkins'
Vieuphoria, which Billy Corgan was sued for in 2000. This
video was recorded in Billy Corgan's apartment in St.
Petersburg Florida in 1986.
The Marked Demo Tape**
Bootlegged - The Marked Tape - Live***
Bootlegged - The Marked Tape - Studio***
** This release is out of print and isn't available at this moment, though
there has been some news Ron is trying to contact Billy to get this and more releases
out there. Some bootlegs of this demo tape are in circulation.
*** These 2 tapes have been leaking out slowly onto the internet. There are 5 or 6 mp3s out
there, you just have to look and ask around to find them. Be patient eventually I'll have real
audios of these and they'll be available by other means soon.
The Marked was a
gothic band that formed in Chicago. The Marked played a few gigs
in the Chicago area until they moved to Florida in hopes to
get a bigger fan base. The band name
was obtained from Billy's semi-famious strawberry red
birthmark on his left arm and Ron's birthmark. The band
played through 1986 and quit a little later due to not
A year of so later
after the break up in 1988 Billy Corgan, James Iha, and
Ron Roesing were set to play at Chicago 21 as The
Smashing Pumpkins. Although
Ron Roesing couldn't make it due to illiness, so he
programmed the drum machine used at the concert. The next
gig Ron couldn't make it again so he programmed the drum
machine again. Ron was in the band when D'arcy joined. Sometime after
that Jimmy C. took over on drums.
Later in 1994 the Marked would come up again in the
Smashing Pumpkins video, Vieuphoria. Billy explained the
Marked was about, the same thing as The Smashing
Pumpkins, loud songs and quite songs. In 2000 year again
the Marked entered into the spotlight as a lawsuit from Jonathan Morrill, owner of J.M.
(there are many more than this, but this is all I'm aware of so far.)
8 Miles High [Byrds]
Cling to Me in Dreamtime
Dali Holds the Hands of God
Dance Hit #4
A Day at the Circus
Death of a Mind (Early Version of Sun)
Didn't Care at All
Down I Am
Fade on Violet
Girl I Never Loved
I Can't See You
I Love You
I Pray for More
Life and Death
Mastery + Conjecture
Mao Say Tongue #1
Mao Say Tongue #2
Must I Really Love You?
Passion to Despise
Pictures of Phillip
Scary Neurotic Song
Song for Jonathan
Spinning Like a Top
Stained Glass Window
The Way That I Do