The Smashing Pumpkins 1994-04-26

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April 26, 1994 – Milwaukee, WI, US
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
Rock Invasion tour
DateApril 26, 1994
VenueEagles Ballroom
Coordinates43°2′18″N 87°56′35″W
LocationMilwaukee, WI, US
Venue typeClub
PersonnelBilly Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin, Jimmy Flemion, Brian Deck
Order of bandsRed Red Meat, The Smashing Pumpkins

Butch Vig was in attendance.

Setlist[edit | edit source]

  1. "Cherub Rock
  2. "Rocket
  3. "Disarm
  4. "Today
  5. "Quiet
  6. "I Am One" (with rant) [8:16] 
  7. "Drown" [4:34] 
  8. "Hummer" [5:50] 
  9. "Geek U.S.A.
  10. "Silverfuck" [10:15] 
    1. "Over the Rainbow" [Harold Arlen / Yip Harburg(tease) 

Encore one[edit | edit source]

  1. "Mayonaise

Encore two[edit | edit source]

  1. "Siva" [4:37] 
  2. "Starla" [7:40] 

Encore three[edit | edit source]

  1. "Bury Me(final performance)
  2. "Window Paine
  3. "Pissant
  4. "Sweet Sweet
  5. "Stay with Me" [Faces(tease) 

Notes[edit | edit source]

Banter[edit | edit source]

(bad recording, so some stuff is likely off)

D’arcy: Hi.
Iha: Hello.
Cherub Rock
(feedback intro to Rocket begins)
BC: Good evening! We come from Chicago! Welcome to the rock show!
> Rocket
> Disarm
> Today
> Quiet
BC: It might occur for people who are throwing shoes on stage that when they actually hit us, it actually hurts us. So, I can’t take on a lot of people throwing shoes, but everyone who sees people throw shoes, please hit them in the head for me. We uh –- the people who throw shoes at us, we don't want your -– we don't want your affection, if that's the way you're gonna give it. But uh...(Jimmy starts I Am One) the rest of you, thank you. Thank you, thank you.
I Am One
(BC midsong: All I ever wanted was everything. Yall I ever wanted was everything [sic]. All I ever wanted was everything and all I got was shit. What you want is what you get and that’s nothing. What you want is what you’ll get and that’s nothing. Nothing can be taken from me that has not already been taken. Hoooooo-yeah! Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing! Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing! Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing! (guitar solo) I got the blues. I got the blues. Stop it. Stop it, stop it, stop it. (band stops) Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing! What have you got?! Nothing! ... Well, that was brilliant. Alright, I'm gonna tell you right now, if people keep throwin' shit on stage, we're gonna stop the show 'cause this is fuckin' crazy. I'm not gonna watch D'arcy or James or Jimmy get hurt because somebody wants to be an asshole, so if you wanna stop the show by throwin' shit, go ahead, you be the one. I realize that there’s a lot of people here just enjoying the show, but it's not worth hurting ourselves for. For every person that throws something, there’s ten people that watch them do it, so who's to blame? An asshole can't help but be an asshole and its definitely a man throwin' shit, I'll tell you that. Women aren't so stupid. This is the last show of our tour. Usually on the last show of our tour, we play a really long time, but...'cause it means something to us because it's been a long tour...and we just wanna have a good time. So I ask you again, please don't throw shit on stage, that’s all I ask. I don't care if you don't like it, you can boo, you can hate us, just don't throw shit, that’s all. And now back to the show. Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing! (band starts again) Nothing! Nothing! Owwww!!!)
BC: Wow, James knows the joke sucks and the show’s not going well, heh heh heh.
Iha: Which one, uh, the human beatbox or is the...there's uh, the one that’s made people rockin’ and... Heh heh. We're very fond of this.
D’arcy: [unintelligible]. Talk about your elephant ride at the zoo, you guys out there, you might wanna [2-3 unintelligible words].
Iha: Oh, that’s right, there was like a really good camel ride, it was at the Milwaukee Zoo.
D’arcy: Elephant ride.
BC: I got this incredible Mohican camel and uh, it spits, and uh, you pay like ten dollars, it’s good, heh heh heh. Now, the next selection is a fine song, played all over the city of grunge, from Seattle. It’s from a movie, I think you’ll like it.
> Hummer
Geek U.S.A.
Silverfuck / Over the Rainbow
[encore break]
BC: Thank you very much. I realize -– I realize there’s a lot of people who have not thrown shoes, have not given me the finger, have not told me to fuck off and I'd like to say thank you to those people. Sometimes -- sometimes when you play a lot of shows, you kinda tend to get focused on the negative things as opposed to the positive things, so, I'm sorry, but, I'm a human being, we're human beings and we hope you understand. Ok -- come on, come on, come on!
Iha: Who threw that? Fuck you, dude, heh heh.
Mayonaise (with Jimmy Flemion)
Jimmy Frog: Thank you.
Iha: You’ve been playing Jimmy Frog, of the Frogs. Goodnight, we’re going home.
BC: Thanks.
[encore break]
Iha: [1-2 unintelligible words] fantastic evening this was, so....
BC: I would just like to say..some of you tonight...this figure skater or something....
Iha: Fuckin' Butch Vig in the motherfuckin' house, come on, let's see your fuckin' hands up here, hey ho ha, Butch Vig is in the fuckin’ house kickin’ it!
BC: Come on, let’s give a round to Mr. Butch Vig.
Iha: I can't fucking hear you people, Butch Vig!
BC: If you see him, he owes us some money. Okay, if you see him, he owes us some money, that’s why we wanna see him.
Iha: And...he owes some bacon too, if you get me.
BC: We paid for his dinner last we saw him.
Iha: Microwave bacon, the guy eats, heh heh, down the road, here we go.
BC: We'd like to play a song off our first album. These days most people don't seem to even know that we have a first album, we do have a first album. It’s called Bleach, it’s on Sub Pop, I hope you go pick it up.
BC: Thank you.
[encore break]
BC: Not too tired? You sure? What do you wanna hear? ... Alright, we're gonna do another oldie. We’ll do a song you might like.
Bury Me
BC: What should we play now if you want to hear it? Wait...mister!
Iha: They don’t know how to play the [unintelligible word or two].
Window Paine
> Pissant
Sweet Sweet (Billy w/Iha on guitar)
BC: Thank you, goodnight. You wanna do your little song?
Iha: This one goes out....
BC: James, he wants to do this song for you. Brian on [unintelligible word].
Stay With Me (tease - Iha plays guitar part and rest of band joins in) (with Brian Deck)
(Iha: Yeah, [2 unintelligible words], come on, come on! I can’t hear you! Hey! Come on! Hey! Come on! Yeah, come on! [unintelligible] fuckin’ [unintelligible]! Yes, [unintelligible]! Come on! Come on! Yeah, play that motherfuckin’ beat! Yeah! I got big ass flavor! Yeah! Come on! Fuckin’ come on! Put your fucking hands in the air! You fuckin’ idiot! Yeah! (growl scream) Hey! Ho! In the motherfuckin’ house, alright, [unintelligible], here we go again. [unintelligible], go on, go on, give us everything, yeah! Come on! Hey! Ho! [unintelligible], yeah! I’m sorry. One more boy has a shoe. Goodnight everybody. Yeah, play that dope bass, Brian D. The man who can pee. Fuckin’ Jimmy C on the motherfuckin’ drums. Play that funky beat right now. Oh yeah! From the top cooling down, here we go again, give me that Joliet mustard flavor. I got it right here, spin with me, come on, yes! Hooray for Jimmy! Once again.... Come on, [unintelligible word], where the fuck are we on the guitar?)