The Smashing Pumpkins 1993-07-30
|July 30, 1993 – Iowa City, IA, US|
|Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins|
|Rock Invasion tour|
|Date||July 30, 1993|
|Location||Iowa City, IA, US|
|Personnel||Billy Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin|
|Order of bands||Red Red Meat, The Smashing Pumpkins|
Setlist[edit | edit source]
- "Geek U.S.A."
- "I Am One"
- "Disarm" (abandoned)
- "Starla" [8:02]
- "Cherub Rock"
Encore[edit | edit source]
- "Siva" [4:37]
- "Drown" [6:11]
- "Over the Rainbow" [Harold Arlen / Yip Harburg] (tease)
Banter[edit | edit source]
Iha: Thank you, goodnight.
D’arcy: If anyone cares, I apologize beforehand ‘cause I can't sing ‘cause I'm sick, so....
(no real crowd reaction)
BC: See, they don’t even care if you sing. She can't sing [2-3 unintelligible words]. James will be simulating all the high feminine parts tonight.
Iha: (high pitched) Hoo, 1, 2, 3, 4.
Guy in crowd who sounds like Chris Farley: Open that back door!
Different guy in crowd: Please, open the back door.
BC: Shhh, shhh, shhh! Wait, listen, shhh.
Iha: They won't let us open the back door. (crowd boos) Hey, lay off, man, club policy, you're here.
Iha: Thank you very much
Audience member: I Am One!
(Jimmy starts I Am One)
Iha: You got it!
I Am One
> Disarm (abandoned after “cut that little child”)
BC: Let's not fight, come on. Don't be silly. Come on, it's not worth it.
Iha: Heh heh heh.
D’arcy: Shut the fuck up.
Cherub Rock (abandoned after one drumroll)
BC: We just want to play you this new song we wrote.
Iha: We co-wrote this with Gene Simmons. (Jimmy restarts Cherub Rock and Billy starts the riff) Come on everybody!
Security guy: Listen folks, you gotta back off stage a little bit please. Help out a lot, thanks.
Iha: Well, as Kevin Cronin would say, “Last song, people.”
Iha: Why, thank you very much, Iowa State. It's really hot–-what? I am the [unintelligible word] back guitar player.
BC: So um, I just, I had one thing to say...as opposed to usually like fifty–-okay, wait, shhh, come on, gotta give me my one minute here.
Guy in crowd: You love us!
BC: I do love you, yes, but this–-this is not has anything to do with that [sic]. No no no, listen, alright, like, I think it was three or four years ago, we played here....
Lady in crowd: It was great!
BC: No, wait wait wait, no, just let me tell my story. So we-–so we opened for the Swinging Teens.... (crowd boos and laughs) [2-3 unintelligible words]. And uh, and so we, you know, we drove here and we played a show and everyone pretty much ignored us.
Guy in crowd: Aww!
BC: Well, it's true, you know. Maybe we weren't good, I don't know.
D’arcy: Hey, but you–-you pretty much loved the Swinging Teens then, you moan now, but admit it.
BC: So anyway....
D’arcy: We loved them too.
BC: So anyway, I basically been waiting three or four years to say: Swinging Teens, fuck you. Fuck you and your punk rock. That's all, that's all I wanted to say, I’ve been waiting four years to come back here and say that. And if anyone wonders why I don't like the Swinging Teens, it's ‘cause they tried to screw us out of 25 fuckin’ measly dollars.
Iha: Um, later on we'll have-–we’ll be, uh, putting these on for sale, they're Picasso's blue period and uh, we appreciate them very much.
BC: I think we’re.... So um, we'd like to play you a love song, okay, hold on.
(BC alt lyrics: Sprinkle all my kisses on your head / I love the way you swing like a monkey above my bed / Oh, my boyfriend says...
Iha: Who is that?
BC: ...I'm dead)
Iha: I am the good boy, heh heh.
> Silverfuck / Over the Rainbow
[tape cuts before end]