The Smashing Pumpkins 1993-06-29

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June 29, 1993 – Paris, FR
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
ArtistThe Smashing Pumpkins
DateJune 29, 1993
VenueStudio 10S
Coordinates48°51′8″N 2°16′43″E
LocationParis, FR
Venue typeRadio studio
PersonnelBilly Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin
Order of bandsThe Smashing Pumpkins

June 29, 1993 were all-acoustic Black Sessions for French Radio.

Setlist[edit | edit source]

  1. "Rocket(acoustic) 
  2. "Cherub Rock(acoustic) 
  3. "Rhinoceros(acoustic) 
  4. "Today(acoustic) 
  5. "Spaceboy(acoustic) 
  6. "Siva(acoustic) [6:02] 
  7. "Dancing in the Moonlight" [Thin Lizzy(acoustic) (live debut)
  8. "Disarm(abandoned) (acoustic) 
  9. "Disarm(acoustic) 
  10. "Suffer(acoustic) 
  11. "Hummer(acoustic) 
  12. "Drown(acoustic) [4:08] 
  13. "Kooks" [David Bowie(acoustic) (live debut)
  14. "Luna(acoustic) 

Banter[edit | edit source]

(incomplete due to DJ speaking over band at times and cuts between songs towards end of show)

Iha: [cuts in] A funny thing happened to me on the way to the show, um, heh heh....
BC: Heh!
Iha: The funny thing is is that...oh no, you don’t speak English. Oh, you do.
BC: So how are you? How are you, how are you? Como esta?
Guy in crowd: [unintelligible word]!
Iha: Ach!
BC: Heh. Happy to be here and um...we hope you can handle us quiet.
Iha: I'm not -– I’m not [unintelligible].
BC: Ah ha. He has a volume complex. So this is um, one of the songs on our new album called Rocket.
BC: Thank you. Thank you very much, you’re too kind. Can you -– can you make the lights brighter so we can see the people in the audience? It's really weird to not be able to see anyone. Brighter. We want to see your pretty beautiful faces. So this is our, um...yeah, there is our new single, Cherub Rock.
Cherub Rock
Iha: Well, it's uh, of course always nice to be back in France. Whenever uh, heh heh...whenever we break a string, it takes just a small time to about ourselves and life. How much we enjoy fish.
BC: Alright, does anyone know how to change a broken string? It's very embarrassing. So um, speaking of fish, this is off our debut album Fish.
D’arcy: [unintelligible as DJ talks over her]. D.
Iha: We like to just be proper.
BC: Hi. So...everyone said (French accent) “Don't play acoustic, it's a bad idea and it’s –- (normal voice) you know, no one's going to like you.” Thank you.
Iha: Since we paid you all, it's great that...
BC: Thank you.
Iha:'re applauding more than we thought you would.
BC: It's amazing what a couple of francs’ll get you.
BC: Thank you. Get the tuner, James. James, get the tuner. Danke schoen. See, it wouldn't be a Pumpkins show without technical problems, um, mental, loss of self. Does anyone understand what I'm saying or...? No one understands me in America, so I'm used to it. Here's a fugue I wrote. (plays guitar notes) I learned it from Klaus Meine of the Scorpions. Are you ready there, Jimmy?
Iha: Aw yes, I got it.
BC: So um, that was Today from our new album Siamese Scream and um, this is called Spaceboy, which is also off the new album. We hopes you likes kit [sic]. (pause)
Iha: Heh heh.
Iha: The enthusiasm is nice but we are simply not that good.
BC: Heh heh. This is an oldie but a goodie.
(BC before bridge: (French accent) If you are going to clap, you must clap in time. ... My parents used to beat me in rhythm. Heh heh heh heh!)
(BC alt lyrics during bridge: Aw, she says, “I’m morte.”)
BC: Thank you.
Iha: [unintelligible as DJ talks over him].
BC: You make us want to eat chocolate. Um....
Iha: I beg your pardon?
BC: We'd like to do a song by Thin Lizzy.
Guy in crowd: WOW!
BC: Heh heh, heh heh heh! I'm related to Phil Lynott, so um, it's okay. Um, so....
Dancing in the Moonlight
Iha: Ssspaced out.
Disarm (abandoned before lyrics)
BC: You must turn off that delay on the things ‘cause it’s driving me crazy. So....
BC: (French accent) When one tunes –- (normal voice) no, what is it? So, um...that's Jimmy. (crowd cheers) Heh heh. You gotta go, “I’m doin’ the douche.” You gotta –- “that’s Jimmy,” then you gotta go...
Iha: Ga gish. (Jimmy plays a drum fill) That's –- that’s D'arcy!
BC: That's James! My name is Fred.
BC: This is, a song off our new album called Hummer. (as Jimmy starts drums) And it's begun by Jimmy.
BC: So uh, we'd like to do a um...(Bowie impression) a Mr. David Bowie song...featuring lead vocals by Mr. James Iha. (normal voice) He’s related to David Bowie.
Iha: My hair as always.
BC: Heh heh heh!
BC: Any requests?
Guy in crowd: Window Paine!
Iha: Heh heh.
Same guy in crowd: Window Paine!
BC: No, no -– no electric guitar to um....
Different guy in crowd: Bye June!
BC: Don't remember how it goes.
Guy in crowd: Play Daydream!
Jimmy: We got an excuse for every song.
BC: D'arcy has a sore throat.
Jimmy: Heh heh heh heh!
Guy in crowd: Kick Out the Jams!
Iha: Heh heh.
BC: Wrong town, wrong band, wrong era, wrong hair.
Guy in crowd: [unintelligible].
Iha: (laughing) [unintelligible but repeating what the audience member just said].
BC: Again....
unknown (tease)
Iha: (singing) [unintelligible 4 words].
D’arcy: That was really a trick question.
BC: Nobody has any requests?
Guy in crowd: Play Daydream.
BC: D’arcy has a sore throat.
D’arcy: Stop leading them on. Don't string ‘em along like this.
BC: It's the ga -– you know, I play like “What do you want to hear?” and then I don’t play any of it. This here is a song called Luna.