The Smashing Pumpkins 1992-08-10
|August 10, 1992 – Nashville, TN, US|
|Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins|
|Artist||The Smashing Pumpkins|
|Date||August 10, 1992|
|Venue||328 Performance Hall|
|Location||Nashville, TN, US|
|Venue type||Concert hall|
|Personnel||Billy Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin|
|Order of bands||Chainsaw Kittens, The Smashing Pumpkins|
Setlist[edit | edit source]
- "Starla" [9:54]
- "Bury Me"
- "The Joker" [Steve Miller Band]
- "Hello Kitty Kat"
- "Window Paine"
- "Country Death Song" [Violent Femmes] (tease)
- "Geek U.S.A." (Suicide Kiss) (live debut)
- "Kill Your Parents" (with lyrics)
- "Siva" [7:56]
- "Drown" [6:13]
- "I Am One" [4:11]
Encore[edit | edit source]
- "Silverfuck" [16:05]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- An audience member is ejected for running on stage during "Starla"
- D'arcy's mic and stand are stolen off the stage during the show
Banter[edit | edit source]
Iha: 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2. [unintelligible]. 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2.
BC: Do not call me Pumpkinhead.
Iha: 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2.
BC: Big numb Pumpkins references at me. (Billy begins Starla and continues the intro for a minute) Are we gonna throw everyone out like that?
> Bury Me
Iha: Hey, thanks, Nashville.
Iha: Hey, thanks.
BC: Is everyone being nice to everyone else? Be nice to your friends, even if you don't like them. We'd like to play you a song from our next album, which will be available in 1995, it's called...Elmer Fudd Is God. This is called Hello Kitty Kat for anyone who cares.
Hello Kitty Kat
BC: Hey, suck my dick. ... What's the matter, never seen a rock show? A disorganized non-professional rock show? We've come to your town. (guys in crowd shouting) Play what, John Cougar? Shouldn't you be in your dorm studying? (feedback intro to Tristessa begins) This goes out to everybody who goes to college, you're America's future and I hope you stay with it, so you can work jobs...and keep our country strong, so the Russians don't invade us. I love America! Thank God I live here.
BC: Thank you very much, thank you. (Jimmy and D’arcy begin Window Paine) So who's here with a loved one? Who brought their loved one to the show? Well, you're all too busy out being whores, aren't you? It's okay. The -- the world's gonna end soon, according to Tyson Meade, and um, so, you're gonna die soon anyway, you might as well have fun. You really didn't come to hear music anyway. You came for circus...and me, the clown.
Iha: You just came to see our fedora hats.
Iha: Well, this is the first time I've ever been to Nashville. And they can't wait. They can wait. I can wait...to uh...well, this is the first time I've been to Nashville, it’s been...I just can't wait.
BC: Who's got something to say, come on up. I invite anyone to talk. Come on. Who's got balls to get up onstage, come on.
Country Death Song (tease that evolves into instrumental jamming and feedback)
Girl #1: Monkey driven monkey uncle!
Girl #2: Fuck the mall, you won’t let me stay!
Guy #1: Thank you!
BC: (off mic) What’s your name?
Girl #3: I am Beverly [unintelligible word], WOOOOO!!!!
Guy #2: WOOO!!
Guy #3: Fuck the new world order and George [unintelligible]!
Girl #4: I’m [2 unintelligible words] products.
Guy #5: Everything sucks, vote for your belief in [unintelligible word] National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law.
Guy #6: Smashing Pumpkins, WOOO!
Guy #7: I’m [unintelligible word], I’m the law!
Guy #8: Hey, I’m gonna provide the city a home of everyone I love. Thanks a lot.
Guy #9: [unintelligible]!
Iha: People out, back to the ranch.
Guy #10: I wanna stay!
Girl #5: Dream your dreams and eat broccoli! Haha!
Guy #11: Always remember the low tide tramps, motherfucker, let’s kick out the jams!
BC: Well, I'm glad to see the youth of America has so much to say.
BC: I ain't your bitch and I ain't your whore, go suck your mom's dick.
Iha: Well, we're glad we had this little open forum today, heh heh. And now we shall play more songs from uh, the first Van Halen album--
BC: Hey, angry young man, rejoice, relax.
Iha: Once again, thanks a lot. What? Heh, “she knows”, she knows what? Ah, dammit, I checked the name of the fuckin’ song. The song is called Giraffe, not She Knows.
BC: Who's the man boy who stole the mic? Somebody stole a mic. Now D'arcy can't sing ‘cause they won’t give us a mic, so please bring back the mic. We won't yell at you, just bring back the mic. Come on, who's the weasel? Bring back the mic. What, I can't hear you, you know? All the obscenities blur together: fucker, cuntsucker, dickshit, you know? Like, say ‘em slowly. ... This is my mic.
D’arcy: Any of the people screaming that they want me to sing, somebody –- somebody took my microphone, so heh, can't do it, sorry.
BC: This is my side of the stage, that's hers and that's his.
Iha: Heh, it would be a massive [unintelligible word]. This is a jam, it’s uh, P.C. and it’s E.W. Hang on one second, I want Tyson from the Chainsaw Kittens to explain the meaning of a thumb lycan.
> I Am One
Iha: Thanks. Thank you very much. [2 unintelligible words].
Iha: Well, you’re probably gonna see us on [1-2 unintelligible words], so it was the right song. ... This next song is called Dancin’ with a Lonely Polo.
BC: What's the difference?! What's the difference if it is Chicago or Nashvile, what the fuck does it matter?
Iha: Well, you guys have been very--
BC: You think we're any different in Chicago?
Iha: You’ve made us feel very welcome, this is the first show of our uh, first ever American tour. Uh, we thought we'd start off right in Nashville and you guys have done us right.
BC: See, it's a new thing in rock, it's called we play and do what we wanna do and you either like it or you don't, but we're not prepackaged, preprocessed, buy us at fuckin' K-Mart band, if you want that, go somewhere fuckin' else! (Silverfuck intro begins) It's America, goddamn it! That's what made this country great!
Iha: To Ross Perot! President.
(BC after lyrics conclude: And that’s the joke.)
> Star Spangled Banner
BC: Goodnight, I hope you had a good time. I hope you had an orgasm. I hope someone fucks you later.