The Smashing Pumpkins 1991-07-19

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July 19, 1991 – Providence, RI, US
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
ArtistThe Smashing Pumpkins
DateJuly 19, 1991
VenueClub Babyhead
Coordinates41°49′13″N 71°24′41″W
LocationProvidence, RI, US
Venue typeClub
PersonnelBilly Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin
Order of bandsJudge Nothing, Hum, Six Finger Satellite, Poster Children, The Smashing Pumpkins

Setlist[edit | edit source]

  1. "Rocket
  2. "Tristessa
  3. "Rhinoceros" (reggae version) 
  4. "Bury Me
  5. "Kill Your Parents
    1. "Siva" [7:37] 
  6. "Drown" [5:45] 
  7. "Take Five" [Dave Brubeck Quartet(tease) 
  8. "Obscured(tease) 
  9. "Purple Haze" [Jimi Hendrix(tease) 
  10. "Slunk
  11. "I Am My End
  12. "Snail
  13. "Window Paine

Encore[edit | edit source]

  1. "I Am One" [4:24] 

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Billy gets into an argument with a fan before "Slunk"

Banter[edit | edit source]

BC: More monitoors pleeease, more monitoors please [sic].
> Tristessa
BC: Wow, fuck these monitors, man, they just keep blowin’.
D’arcy: Hey. We'd like to dedicate that song to our good friends EMF.
Iha: Unbelievable.
Bury Me
BC: Hey, I don't know if it's the drums are ringing through the monitors or something, just kill the fuckin' monitors, I can't hear anything with them.
Kill Your Parents
> Siva
Iha: Oh, thanks. ... It's cool to even be here on this cool stage.
Iha: Thank you, fabulous Providence.
Guy in crowd: Play Sandoz! Where is Sandoz?!
Iha: What?
Take Five (tease)
BC: Hey man, can't help the drummer problem. Not my fuckin' fault.
Guy in crowd: Blues jam, blues jam!
BC: We don't play the blues, we don't play no rock.
Guy in crowd: Are you on Sub Pop?
BC: No, we weren’t on Sub Pop, you got the wrong band.
Iha: Alright, it's time for a hi-hat change. We’ve no longer found use in ours.
Obscured (tease)
Iha: It's getting pretty hot out there. The temperature is rising, the state--
BC: (singing) Ozone loves you.
Iha: The ozone is decaying, we are all dying.
BC: Satan loves you.
Iha: In a whirlpool of cess and sewer muck, we are bound to die in.
Purple Haze (tease - riff once)
BC: I don't know any fuckin' jokes, so I'm sorry.
Guy in crowd: Hey, you guys from Seattle?!
BC: Hey, are you from here?
Guy #2 in crowd: Nah, from Chicago?
Guy #3: Do some New Kids!
BC: We ain't from fuckin' nowhere.
Guy #4 in crowd: Yeah, you play like it!
BC: Yeah? Come on up and play. Come on up and play.
Guy #4: Alright, get the drummer outta there!
BC: Come on, you can sing. Entertain where we fail you.
(crowd yelling)
D’arcy: He’s almost ready.
BC: Here's -- here's the song I hope you hum when you get fucked up the ass.
BC: Who wants to fuck?
I Am My End
Iha: Hey, thanks.
Iha: And...thank you.
Window Paine
[encore break]
I Am One