Five Billy Corgan produced songs will appear on former-Cars leader Rick
Ocasek's upcoming solo album, Troublizing.
Corgan entered a New
York studio this past February with Ocasek and a alterna-hit squad of
non-session musicians: Bad Religion guitarist Brian Baker, Nada Surf drummer
Ira Elliot, Hole bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur, Filter/Pumpkins drummer Matt
Walker and former Cars keyboardist Greg Hawkes. In addition to producing,
Corgan plays some guitar on the album.
The tracks from the Corgan sessions
that will appear on Troublizing: "Crashland Consequence," "Situation,"
"Fix On You," "Asia Minor" and "People We Know."
Although best known for
his role as leader of the cars ("Shake It Up," "Drive," "My Best Friend's
Girl"), in recent years Ocasek has focused on producing, scoring hits with
albums by Weezer' and Nada Surf.