" is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins
. It was the second single
from their fourth album, Adore
Promotion and reception
The band performed the song once on Saturday Night Live
, introduced by Cameron Diaz
. The single contains numerous remixes of the song, including one by Nellee Hooper
. The song was also remixed by Puff Daddy
The song was performed on "Live With Regis and Kathie Lee," during which the Pumpkins were excused from the show's usual policy of limiting musical numbers to two minutes.
Due to the lackluster performance of "Perfect" and Adore
, no more official singles were released from the album, though "Crestfallen
" and "To Sheila
" were released on a promotional basis.
To expand on the similarities between "Perfect" and "1979
", the band released a music video
which continued the story of the characters in "1979". They were able to find and use 4 out of the 5 original actors from the "1979" video, including Giuseppe Andrews
. The fifth was in jail.Band commentary, "Perfect". Greatest Hits Video Collection
. The same crew of directors was hired, which consisted of husband-and-wife team Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
. It was the fifth and final collaboration between the two and The Smashing Pumpkins.
The conclusion of the video, in... Read More