The Smashing Pumpkins 1994-07-09

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July 9, 1994 – Greenwood Village, CO, US
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
Rock Invasion tour
DateJuly 9, 1994
FestivalLollapalooza 1994
VenueFiddler's Green Amphitheatre
Coordinates39°36′2″N 104°53′38″W
LocationGreenwood Village, CO, US
Venue typeAmphitheater
PersonnelBilly Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin, Eric Remschneider
Order of bandsBoredoms, L7, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, A Tribe Called Quest, The Breeders, George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars, The Beastie Boys, The Smashing Pumpkins

Setlist[edit | edit source]

  1. "Cherub Rock
  2. "Rocket
  3. "Today
  4. "Disarm
  5. "Quiet
  6. "I Am One" (with rant) [7:02] 
  7. "Soma
  8. "Geek U.S.A.
  9. "Hummer
  10. "Spaceboy
  11. "Siva" [5:21] 

Encore one[edit | edit source]

  1. "Silverfuck" [9:25] 
    1. "Over the Rainbow" [Harold Arlen / Yip Harburg(tease) 

Encore two[edit | edit source]

  1. "Starla" [10:27] 

Banter[edit | edit source]

Iha: Hi.
Cherub Rock
Iha: Why, thank you Denver, heh heh. Hi everyone, is everyone having a fun time? Great old time in the.... We’ll be moving right along with the rock show, any second.
BC: What did you say?
Iha: I said, have you a carrot out there? Come on people, do you have a carrot? (crowd cheers) See, they just blindly respond.
BC: Hi. Hello...again.
> Disarm
BC: Thank you, god bless you. Are you ready for some metal?
BC: Thanks thanks thanks thanks.
I Am One
(BC midsong: All I ever wanted was everything. All I ever wanted was everything. And all I ever wanted was everything and all I got was shit! Nothing can be taken from me that hasn't already been taken. Nothing can be taken from me that has not already been taken. And what you want is what you'll get and what you want is what you'll get and you cannot have what you desire! Nobody lives forever. Not even god. Jesus was a Capricorn. Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing! Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing. Nothing. And it’s all coming up zeroes! Zeroes, nothing, zero, nothing. And there's nothing in this world that's left for me, there's nothing in this world that's left for me. Nothing in this world that's left for me, that’s nothing, zero, nothing, zero. Cut the shit, James. Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme some of that nothing, nothing. Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing! Cut the shit! Nothing. Nothing. Nothing, nothing, nothing! Nothing. What have you got?! Nothing. Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing! Ow! Gimme gimme gimme some more of that nothing. Nothing. Nothing. Nothing. Nothing. Nothing! Nothing! Nothing! Nothing!!!)
Geek U.S.A.
(BC alt last line: I fuckin’ love the U.S.A.!)
BC: Thank you, thank you, bless you, bless you. Thanks for staying here with us. We realize you could be home in bed and stuff. (guitar feedback) I hate the guitar. (tuning guitar) This is why I hate the guitar. You don't see the Beastie Boys tuning now, do ya? No, you don't, they're a professional outfit.
Iha: Yeah. Yeah. What a beautiful sky. What a beautiful night sky. I remember once as a child I riled a horse, I never stopped. One day I had a bicycle and it fell apart.
Iha: Thank you.
[encore break]
Iha: We’ve been taking, uh, ballet lessons before this tour for a little more zest in the show. And now, I will give you the grunge tuning.
BC: Sorry, I had another one of them temper tantrums. After a while when people start to –- start to expect you to have temper tantrums, it’s almost like “Well, why in the fuck not, why don't I?” So, thanks for postponing my adulthood. You're still here, right? I'd like to uh, take this moment to thank everybody in Denver who's come to our shows before. We've always had -– we’ve always had really amazing support here and we do notice and we do make sure that we come back always. So thank you, thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you.
Iha: And now that we're on the thank you list, we'd also like to thank our cello player, who’s, heh, who should be on stage but he's not.
BC: No, I told him not to play on this song anymore.
Iha: Oh, well...he's a nice dude, heh heh, Eric Remschneider, everyone. Our cello player, alright.
BC: Eric, you wanna play on this song?
Iha: Fuck yeah!
BC: Eric!
Iha: Fuck yeah, he wants to fuckin' play!
BC: Alright, let’s get some goddamn cello.
Iha: Bust your motherfuckin' cello out here on motherfuckin' stage here, Eric. Alright, we're gonna do a Warrant and Poison medley, so let’s –- let’s get it all together, come on.
Silverfuck / Over the Rainbow
[encore break]
BC: Alright. We're gonna play a...a song for those people who would like to leave. It’s really long, it’s a big car going song.
Iha: A good song to find your -– a good song to find your car in the parking
Starla (abandoned - Iha starts intro and stops)
Iha: And yes, it is psychedelic. (crowd cheers) That's nothing to cheer for.
(Starla intro begins)
BC: Yeah, this is called Starla. (about 50 seconds pass, with Billy starting his guitar part, before talking over it) Bye, goodnight, see ya, bye. I wasn't waving to you, I was waving to all the people that are leaving. Say goodbye to everyone who's leaving, bye! Tell your mom –- tell your mom when you get home I sent you home early, okay?
(BC after first “when you can’t decide what’s on your mind, it’s clear, I’m here”: And also wave hi to all the lazy people who are now sitting down, hi. All the lazy peoples! And we very much appreciate all of you who've been with us this whole show.)
Iha: Thank you!
BC: Be careful, go home, be safe, goodnight.