The Smashing Pumpkins 1994-04-15

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April 15, 1994 – Williamsburg, VA, US
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
Rock Invasion tour
DateApril 15, 1994
VenueWilliam & Mary Hall
Coordinates37°16′25″N 76°43′11″W
LocationWilliamsburg, VA, US
Venue typeArena
PersonnelBilly Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin
Order of bandsRed Red Meat, The Smashing Pumpkins
Full performance

Setlist[edit | edit source]

  1. "Geek U.S.A.
  2. "Rocket
  3. "Disarm
  4. "Today
  5. "Quiet
  6. "Cherub Rock
  7. "Drown" [5:02] 
  8. "Hummer" [6:35] 
  9. "Luna
  10. "I Am One" (with rant) [8:12] 
  11. "Silverfuck" [9:38] 
    1. "Over the Rainbow" [Harold Arlen / Yip Harburg(tease) 

Encore one[edit | edit source]

  1. "Mayonaise
  2. "You Really Got Me" [The Kinks(tease) 
  3. "Unchained" [Van Halen(tease) 
  4. "Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love" [Van Halen(tease) 
  5. "Are You Gonna Go My Way" [Lenny Kravitz(tease) 
  6. "Siva" [4:58] 

Encore two[edit | edit source]

  1. "Soma
  2. "Starla" [8:13] 
  3. "Pissant

Banter[edit | edit source]

(not a good source tape, parts may be pretty off)

Iha: Hello.
Geek U.S.A.
(BC alt last line: I fuckin’ love the U.S.A.!)
(feedback intro for Rocket starts)
BC: Good evening! Welcome to the -– to the rock show!
> Disarm
> Today
> Quiet
BC: Hello, hi. Thank you all for coming. Even way up in the seats, you, hi.
Iha: Hello, what’s happening?
BC: Oh, [unintelligible word]. And of course to the crazy folks down here. (drumroll intro to Cherub Rock begins) It didn't pay to stop [unintelligible word].
Cherub Rock
BC: Everybody here okay, can you hear okay? We would want you to get your concert dollar.
> Hummer
> Luna
> I Am One
(BC midsong: Nothing can be taken from me that hasn’t already been taken. Nothing can be taken from me that has not already been taken. I have this negative attitude, I am positive. What you want is what you’ll get and that’s nothin’. What you want is what you get and that’s nothin’. What you want is what you’ll get. All I ever wanted was everything. Hoooo.... Hoooo-ow, hoooo-owwwww. (guitar solo) Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing! Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing. Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing! Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing. Nothing. Nothing, nahhhhhhh. (band stops) (Billy solos) We don’t take requests! Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme give give give give nothin’. Way down!! Nothing. Nothin’. Says me! (band starts again) Mr. Sunshine. Nothing! Nothing!!!)
Silverfuck / Over the Rainbow
(BC during pause before Over the Rainbow: What speaks? My name is Billy. People in high school called me Corgan. This gentleman, he called on me. (singing) Somewhere over the rainbow...)
[encore break]
BC: Thank you very much. We're gonna play you a song from our first album. I’m sure there are many people here that don’t know we have that first album. Yup, it's called Fish. Yes, it’s uh, [1-2 unintelligible words] of Gray, Eyes of Icarus, Asses in Shit, the Age of Thor. And as a big one, we’ll rip you off parents. This was the first single off of that. A song off Fish, entitled We're Really Trying, heh. Thank you very much.
You Really Got Me (tease)
BC: Alright.
> Unchained (tease)
BC: Next song.
Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love (tease)
BC: Sorry.
Are You Gonna Go My Way (tease)
BC: We love you, James. This one.
BC: Bless you, thank you very much. [unintelligible]. On, on house.
[encore break]
BC: We’re seeing, uh, we see some people who have left during our show, early. (crowd boos) So if you can uh -– some of you probably know them, uh, and can deliver a message from me -- or I should say the band to them –- I just want you to totally fuck off. You’re a bunch of pussies, that’s what I want you to know. They probably uh -– probably they went home, smoked some pot and watchin’ MTV. [unintelligible]. Thank you very much for staying, we really appreciate it. Hopefully after the show you’ll go home and smoke pot and watch MTV. Ready? Hey, wait! I was at a Pantera concert and, listen, you guys wanna hear my story? I was at a Pantera concert and the lead singer of Pantera, Phil Anselmo, asked the crowd if they liked having sex. And then he wanted to know if anyone wanted to give him a blowjob. I wanna ask you the same thing but...I’ll stop, this [2 unintelligible words]. So we'd like to play you a song from our double-platinum soap opera Siamese Dream. This is a song about being sad and yes, I know, write another song about being sad. Ready, James? (counts into Soma)
> Starla
> Pissant
BC: Alright, shhh, [unintelligible], he’s gonna come out and kick your ass. Come on, tough guy. See, this dumb genius thinks he can hit us from behind because he’s so fuckin’ tough, see? I’m already sure I’m beating the ass off, I’m some guy in jail.