The Smashing Pumpkins 1993-09-18

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September 18, 1993 – Glasgow, UK
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
Rock Invasion tour
DateSeptember 18, 1993
Coordinates55°51′19″N 4°14′12″W
LocationGlasgow, UK
Venue typeClub
PersonnelBilly Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin
Order of bandsThe Verve, The Smashing Pumpkins

Setlist[edit | edit source]

  1. "King of the Road" [Roger Miller] (prerecorded) 
  2. "Geek U.S.A.
  3. "Rocket
  4. "Today
  5. "Disarm
  6. "I Am One" (with rant) [5:38] 
  7. "Hummer
  8. "Soma
  9. "Siva" [6:27] 
  10. "Drown" [6:20] 
  11. "Quiet
  12. "Cherub Rock

Encore one[edit | edit source]

  1. "Starla" [7:51] 
  2. "Bury Me

Encore two[edit | edit source]

  1. "Silverfuck" [15:39] 
    1. "Over the Rainbow" [Harold Arlen / Yip Harburg(tease) 
  2. "Sweet Sweet" [1:27] 

Banter[edit | edit source]

King of the Road Intro
Iha: [unintelligible 2 words].
Geek U.S.A.
BC: Hoo-ee-ooh-ee-ooh!!!
> I Am One
(BC midsong: All I want is everything. All I want is everything. What you want is what you get: nothing. What you want is what you get. And there’s nothing in this motherfuckin' world!...hasn't already been taken from me. Nothing can be taken from me that hasn't already been taken! Yeah. ‘Cause what you want is what you'll get. Yeah! What you want is what you get. Nothing. Nothing. Nothing. Nothing. There’s nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing!))
BC: Thanks.
> Soma
BC: Thank you.
Iha: Well, we're happy to be in the Barrowland, heh heh. My uncle, he's got a weak back, he said it about a week back, heh heh heh.
(BC during pause before final chorus: People always tell me to hurry up. Hurry up? What’s the fuckin’ hurry, what’s the big hurry?
D’arcy: Got an appointment to keep?
Iha: They just wanna rock in a hurry.
BC: “You know, when I rock, I want it to be -– like, quick, none of this long rocking: short rocking.”
Iha: Well, we rock in quick increments. “I must get to the Barrowland afterwards.”
(crowd yelling loudly)
BC: Shh! Hey, we’re gonna try an experiment for a change. It’s called silence, shhh. Heh! Peace, brothers and sisters, heh. Peace, shh. (band kicks into end of song))
BC: (sarcastically) Yeah, thanks.
BC: You're not tired, are you? We're not quite through yet.
Cherub Rock
Iha: Hey, thanks.
[encore break]
BC: Thank you.
Crowd: D'arcy, D'arcy, give us a grin! D'arcy, D'arcy, give us a grin! Hooray!
Iha: Wow, the local village, heh, village, uh, folk song. No no no no no no, that’s okay.
BC: Heh heh. That’s a wave, that’s.... Hey, the name of this song is 1,2, heh, 1,5...4. 1,2,1,5,4. We can’t remember how to play the song, okay, hold on a second!
Bury Me
BC: Thanks.
[encore break]
Iha: (Scottish accent) Alright! Fuckin' Glasgow! (normal voice) Alright, with this next song we're gonna try to rock you as hard as we possibly can, but you know, there's a lot of changes and it goes really quick, catch up.
BC: Don't throw no shit onstage. Just remember I can piss on you from here. Just like that, don't tempt me. (Silverfuck intro starts) This is a song about falling in love in Glasgow. Maybe you're from another country and you meet somebody who plays in a band and you fall in love...this song is about. No, this motherfucker's fifteen minutes long.
Silverfuck / Over the Rainbow
(BC alt lyrics after “when you lie in your bed and you lie to yourself”: Mother, help me now, I’m falling. Pick me up, I’m [unintelligible 2-3 words]. I lost my mind and I’ve lost myself! And I’ve lost my mind and I’ve lost myself! And I can’t help but lie. I’m nothing but a liar. A fake. An impostor. A thief of my own soul. I am a liar! And I can’t help but lie. (“lie” vocalizing) Everything's a lie! My life is a lie! Bye. (hits mic) You can't help yourself...relying on no one else. You can't help but deny it...when your life is a lie. And everyone must shut their mouth. Everybody's gotta shut their mouth! ‘Cause everyone word is a lie...behind that which we hide, yep. So why try when you lie?! Lie. (singing) So bang bang, you’re dead, hole in your head. Bang bang, you’re dead, hole in your head. Bang bang, you’re dead, hole in your head. Bang bang, you’re dead, hole in your (speaking) No, I don’t hear you. (crowd cheers) [unintelligible word] you lie.... Sorry it's not an MTV approved concert. Sorry I cannot recreate your adolescent fantasy. Sorry I can't be what you want me to be! ... It’s only a joke. It’s only rock and roll. (singing) Somewhere over the rainbow...)
> Sweet Sweet (Billy a cappella)

Photos and memorabilia[edit | edit source]