They also played the moody "Knights of Malta."
The Smashing Pumpkins wrecked Jimmy Kimmel Live with compelling performances of “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)” and “Knights of Malta” from their recent Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun. album on Tuesday night (Dec. 11).
The pioneering alt rock band opened their mini-set with “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts),” with frontman Billy Corgan donning a red coat over his silver dress and tear-like face paint, which contrasted with the rest of the band's all-black clothing. The screen behind them displayed a phantom-like woman.
Corgan worked the stage as grungy guitars lines moved the song forward. “Stunning and stunning and stunning the black,” he sang in his leathery voice, “You turn turncoat/ Inward to seek out all your hopes/ It's your signals/ That hurts me most/ We’re in the middle/ We’re in the middle, Ghosts.”