The Smashing Pumpkins 1993-08-13
|August 13, 1993 – Chicago, IL, US|
|Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins|
|Rock Invasion tour|
|Date||August 13, 1993|
|Location||Chicago, IL, US|
|Personnel||Billy Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin|
|Order of bands||Uptighty, Red Red Meat, The Smashing Pumpkins|
Setlist[edit | edit source]
- "Geek U.S.A."
- "Window Paine"
- "Siva" [4:43]
- "Cherub Rock"
- "Starla" [8:15]
- "I Am One"
Encore[edit | edit source]
- "Drown" [5:46]
- "Country Death Song" [Violent Femmes] (tease)
- "Over the Rainbow" [Harold Arlen / Yip Harburg] (tease)
Notes[edit | edit source]
- "Country Death Song" tease with crowd member on vocals
Banter[edit | edit source]
Richard Milne: Good evening, thank you all for coming out to this, the second of three sold out 93-XRT shows here at Metro with these guys. I'm Richard Milne from XRT Radio Chicago. Would you please say hello to my good friends, the Smashing Pumpkins.
Iha: Thank you for–-for the wonderful hat.
BC: Now, why you wanna hear old songs? Aah, who wants to hear old songs, fuck 'em.
BC: Yes, I can read your mind.
BC: What? (crowd yelling) I know we're ugly, you don't have to tell us. And by the way, she's got a boyfriend, okay, so you can stop yelling her name every five seconds.
(BC before first “Ask yourself a question...”: See, no one taught this poor guy proper, uh, slampit etiquette. You're not supposed to act like a goof during the slow parts, only the heavy parts. So if anyone's over you like during one of the slow parts, just toss ‘em on their head. Stupidity should be met with more stupidity.)
BC: Hey, shhhh! Gotta be quiet for the purty song.
Starla (abandoned 3 seconds into the intro when...)
Guy in crowd: Fuck the pretty song!
BC: (off mic) Fuck the pretty song? (on mic) What? Fuck the pretty song? Fuck you! Don't be so stupid.
I Am One
BC: Bye, see ya!
Iha: Thank you so much.
BC: Heh heh! It's useless to talk, so.... Well, I don't know if you can hear me but thank you for coming, you know, thank you. Thanks for caring, thanks for sharing.
Guy in crowd: Turnips!
BC: Hey, fuck the Turnips, man.
BC: Are you tired, should we quit?
BC: Are you sure?
BC: I don't know, we're getting pretty old, I don't know. Can't rock like we used to. I don't know, can you still rock?
Iha: (weary) I'm trying, trying to rock.
BC: (laughing) What?
Iha: (weary) I'm trying to rock.
BC: You're trying?!
Iha: I'm trying to rock, rock like a hurricane.
BC: Heh, heh heh!
D’arcy: James, I think it was that pink wig you were wearing earlier.
BC: Sucked the energy right out of your head.
Iha: It took it right out of my head.
D’arcy: The evil pink wig, get rid of it.
BC: Alright, who wants this? Haha! Alright...
Iha: Bob wants it.
BC: ...whoever can come up here and sing a song for everyone else. How about...alright.
Country Death Song (tease)
Guy from crowd: (over tease) What song, what song? We’re from Chicago...the windy city. We'd like to thank the Smashing Pumpkins for coming down for THREE FUCKIN' NIGHTS! WOO, WOO! (tease ends)
BC: Thank you, that was beautiful. If we ever add another member, we'll call you.
Silverfuck / Over the Rainbow
(BC after laughing through a few readings of “I feel no pain”: Hi Laura. Heh heh.)
(BC before “She is my lover”: Man, I'm so glad they let you out of the institution for the gig. I know, life's a bummer when you're fuckin’ out of your mind.)
BC: (exaggerated Southern accent) Well, thank you partners, thanks for comin' to the rock show! (screams)