Gish, the first Smashing Pumpkins album, wasn't really meant to break down walls with its singles, but a few tracks got some attention due to decent rotation on MTV, especially after the breakthrough of "alternative rock" in the fall of 1991. "Rhinoceros," the second song pulled from Gish, was not released as a single, but rather as the lead track of the Lull EP, as Hut/Caroline opted for the more indie cred-worthy EP route. Musically, it was a departure for those only aware of the band through MTV, which had been playing the more rocking "Siva" for some time. Blissfully psychedelic, "Rhinoceros" has a slow build, with Billy Corgan's effects-laden guitars floating over a rather restrained Jimmy Chamberlain and a wonderfully simple D'Arcy bassline. But of course Corgan can't resist rockin' out, and halfway through the song bursts out of its atmospherics with heavy riffs and James Iha's signature solos. In a sense, it's a bit of a microcosm of the entire Gish album: slow, heavy, dreamy, and psychedelic all at once. One of the Pumpkins' more brilliant early moments.