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19. 'Set the Ray to Jerry'

Billy Corgan was at his peak during the Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness era, turning out so many excellent songs that plenty of top-shelf tunes had to be cut from the 28-track double album. "Set the Ray to Jerry" is the best of the Mellon Collie outtakes, but it's understandable why it didn't make the cut. It's gorgeous and has an excellent bass groove, but its tone is a bit too subtle and ambiguous for Mellon Collie, a record that goes at full blast even on the quietest numbers.

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