The Smashing Pumpkins 1992-09-01

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September 1, 1992 – Berlin, DE
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
ArtistThe Smashing Pumpkins
DateSeptember 1, 1992
Coordinates52°29′58″N 13°21′12″E
LocationBerlin, DE
Venue typeClub
PersonnelBilly Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin

Misdated as September 2 until a master recording surfaced in 2004.

Setlist[edit | edit source]

  1. "Stonehenge" [Spinal Tap(tease) 
  2. "Luna
  3. "Suicide Kiss(final performance)
  4. "Rocket
  5. "Bury Me
  6. "Disarm
  7. "Hello Kitty Kat
  8. "Window Paine
  9. "Tristessa
  10. "Spaceboy
  11. "Kill Your Parents
    1. "Siva" [10:06] 
  12. "Hummer
  13. "I Am One" [4:01] 
  14. "Lookout Loretta(live debut)

Encore one[edit | edit source]

  1. "Drown(abandoned) [0:24] 
  2. "The End" [The Doors(tease) 
  3. "Drown" [10:40] 
    1. "When You Wish Upon a Star" [Leigh Harline / Ned Washington(tease) 

Encore two[edit | edit source]

  1. "Silverfuck" [12:49] 
    1. "The Star-Spangled Banner" [Francis Scott Key

Banter[edit | edit source]

Stonehenge (tease)
(BC: Many years ago, there were druids and magicians. They cast a spell on the land. Stonehenge.)
> Luna
> Geek U.S.A.
BC: Thank you.
Bury Me
BC: This here is a song entitled Hello Kitty Kat.
> Hello Kitty Kat
> Window Paine
BC: Hit it, Jim.
BC: Thank you for paying attention. Thank you for coming. Thank you for living. Thank you for being conscious.
BC: Yee haw. Well, goddamn!
Iha: James Iha!
BC: Eye-ha.
Iha: Squeezy barre chords.
BC: Faster, harder, deeper?
Iha: Sucker! American. Goddamn you.
BC: Well, if you haven't noticed yet, we like to come from the rear.
Kill Your Parents
BC as song winds down: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, blast off. Blast off. Blast off.
> Siva
(BC after “I just wanna get there faster”: Schnell.)
Iha: Danke, danke.
> I Am One
> Lookout Loretta
[encore break]
BC: I want to show you my techno snake dance. I love techno, so.... I seem to be the only one.
Iha: Danke. Danke bitte.
BC: This is a song called Drown.
Drown (abandoned)
BC: Who's not tuned? Sorry. So much for that song.
Iha: This, uh, next song is, uh, from an upcoming movie, it's called Matt's Theme and uh, we hope you like it. Dedicated to Matt Sweeney, not Matt Dillon. The funny thing about this song is that it goes back years and uh, for those who understand English, let me just give you a funny joke about –- an inside joke about it. (with spacey vocal echo) Once there was a small boy who ate lots of fish. He knew not what he did. He killed people for a living, I watched him.
The End (tease)
BC: (singing) This is the end....
Iha: My only friend.
BC: (singing/laughing) My only friend, the end.
Iha: My friend, the end.
BC: (singing) This is the end.
Iha: This is the end.
BC: (singing) My only friend, the end. (continues singing under Iha talking)
Iha: I watched him walk on down the hall. Clippety clop, clippety clop. Mother, I want to make [unintelligible].
BC: Get on the blue bus, baby! Get on the blue bus. (singing) The snake he's big and long.
Iha: Snickers bar for your charm. (tease ends) I think we're all tuned up now.
BC: Are we in D now? Alright, let's pretend, hi, okay, we need a new amp, this is a song called Drown.
> When You Wish Upon a Star (tease)
[encore break]
Iha: Let's all get together and shake hands and be one with another.
BC: Everyone hold hands.
Iha: Hold hands across the seas of fate, ride the purple dog. Let's meet that special friend and perform sodomy just like the old times. Let's meet that special friend of the same gender...walk them into the bathroom and talk about Lego. Let's break down that wall, that Berlin Wall, bring it down.
BC: Are you Carrie?
Iha: I know, I'm sorry.
BC: Is that you?
Iha: Actually, I went there once and uh, I paid 600 Deutsch Marks for a piece of the wall...
BC: Thank you.
Iha: that -– did I get ripped off? Did I get ripped off? I bought this piece of the wall. 600 Deutsch Marks, I thought it was like a bargain.
BC: I know, we should just play some music, I'm sorry. We used to be a comedy troupe but that didn’t go too well. (French accent) This is called Silverfuck for all you bootleggers.
Silverfuck / Star Spangled Banner

Photos and memorabilia[edit | edit source]