The Smashing Pumpkins 1996-05-03

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May 3, 1996 – Madrid, ES
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
Infinite Sadness tour
DateMay 3, 1996
VenueLa Nave
LocationMadrid, ES
PersonnelBilly Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin, Jonathan Melvoin
Order of bandsThe Smashing Pumpkins

The May 3, 1996 performance was an all-acoustic show.

1979, Tonight Tonight, Cupid de Locke (cut), Thirty-three, and Thru the Eyes of Ruby.

Setlist[edit | edit source]

  1. "1979(acoustic) 
  2. "Tonight, Tonight(acoustic) 
  3. "Cupid de Locke(abandoned) (acoustic) 
  4. "Cupid de Locke(acoustic) 
  5. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings(acoustic) 
  6. "Thru the Eyes of Ruby(acoustic) 
  7. "Thirty-Three(acoustic) 
  8. "Muzzle(acoustic) 
  9. "Mayonaise(acoustic) 

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Only acoustic performance of "Thru the Eyes of Ruby"

Banter[edit | edit source]

note: annoying DJ obscures large amount of stage banter with talking, interview snippets and playing clips of studio versions of songs

Tonight, Tonight
BC: Thanks a lot. Thank you for coming.
D’arcy: Come again tomorrow night and you'll see us say the--play the same songs, only louder.
Cupid de Locke (abandoned - doesn’t get past Iha intro)
BC: Wait, hold on. Wait, hold on.
Cupid de Locke
Bullet with Butterfly Wings
BC: Um, we’d like to try a new song, try it acoustic.
Thru the Eyes of Ruby (abandoned - Billy’s guitar isn’t quite in tune)
Thru the Eyes of Ruby
D’arcy: You guys look sort of sad. ... Okay. I wanna say hello to [unintelligible].
BC:, I guess in all the bullrings. Tough crowd.
Iha: It isn't that different, no. There’s not that much difference, they all respond [unintelligible].
BC: Ahhhh.
D’arcy: So it better be good.
BC: Were you waiting for this? (audience says “yes”) Alright, sorry. Heh heh, we’re on rock and roll time.
Iha: I met this guy named [unintelligible].
BC: Not much happens to us, to be honest.
D’arcy: You’re gonna have to wait longer.
BC: A lot of the same thing over and over again.
BC: This one goes out to radio land, wherever you are. I like what you’re wearing.
Iha: [unintelligible]
BC: ...Chicago, that oughta tell you something. So that’s one. Number two, um, you have to remember that when you read interviews in an art....