The Smashing Pumpkins 1993-10-06
|October 6, 1993 – Iowa City, IA, US|
|Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins|
|Rock Invasion tour|
|Date||October 6, 1993|
|Venue||Iowa Memorial Union |
(2nd floor ballroom)
|Location||Iowa City, IA, US|
|Personnel||Billy Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin|
|Order of bands||Shudder to Think, The Smashing Pumpkins|
Setlist[edit | edit source]
- "Geek U.S.A."
- "Bury Me"
- "Siva" [5:37]
- "Cherub Rock"
Encore one[edit | edit source]
- "I Am One" (with rant) [6:24]
Encore two[edit | edit source]
- "Drown" [6:45]
- "Silverfuck" [18:13]
- "The Message" [Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five] (tease)
- "The End" [The Doors] (tease)
- "Over the Rainbow" [Harold Arlen / Yip Harburg] (tease)
Banter[edit | edit source]
BC: Thanks, hi. Woo! Rock and roll, 1993.
BC: Here's an old song.
BC: Yeah, thanks a lot.
BC: So who wants to know? Who wants to know? Who doesn't care? All an illusion. It's magic.
BC: Hey. Hey, I just wanna say one thing. One, one thing. For a change, just one thing. I just want to say hey to the asshole who was bugging Shudder to Think, you are an asshole. It might occur -- I'm sure to most of you this doesn't make any sense, so you can ignore me, but to the other five percent of the idiots in the world, um, it might occur to you that like maybe we want an opening band and maybe we picked them and maybe we think they're good and maybe you might be nice if you show them the same respect you show us. And if you don't like it, if you don't like it, go buy a drink, go stand in the back, go talk to your friends, go try and get laid, but understand it's not easy, you know, it's not easy and we are in a lucky position now where we don't have to deal with that as much as we used to and I understand what it's like ‘cause when we came here and opened for the Chili Peppers, we had the same fuckin' bullshit and it's probably the same fuckin' dude.
Iha: And also, we'd like to say about Michael Jordan: a tragedy has struck Chicago.
BC: We're really bummed about Michael Jordan so, sorry if we're a little down.
Iha: It hurts the everyman, does it hurt you? Heh heh. And now we'll rock you!
Iha: Can we have a silence for Michael Jordan? Heh heh, just kidding.
BC: Thank you.
I Am One
(BC midsong: All I ever wanted was everything! All I ever wanted was everything. And don't ask me questions ‘cause you might get an answer. ‘Cause all I wanted was everything. And there's nothing you can take from me that hasn't already been taken and there's nothing you can throw at me that hasn't already been thrown at me and there's nothing you can say about me that hasn't already been said! So.... What you want is what you get: nothing. What you want is what you'll get: nothing. ‘Cause when you want something, you are less likely to get it. And the more you want it, the less it comes. So all I ever wanted was everything! Oh yeah, I know it's a drag. There's nothing in this world for me, nothing in this world for me, nothing in this world for me and there’s nothing in this world for me and there’s nothing! Nothing! Nothing! Nothing! Nothing! Aaaah!!)
BC: Are you tired?
BC: That's good. Hope you got about twenty more minutes. So...hope you like this song.
Silverfuck / The Message / The End / Over the Rainbow
(BC at 9:34: Yeah. (crowd cheers) [2 unintelligible words] was god bringing you back. Yeah. That's all I know.
Guy in crowd: Freebird!
BC: Man, you're so original, I can't believe it. Same goes for you.
Iha: Oh, you Badgers. Ha! Just kidding.
BC: (singing) Don't push me ‘cause I'm close to the edge, I'm 'bout to lose my head. (speaking) Is that how the song goes?
Iha: And he walked on down the hall. (crowd cheers) Heh heh.
BC: Ah, why continue, huh?
BC: Give me one good reason. (crowd cheers) No, that's not a good reason, give me another good reason. I -– I don't believe in applause. Applause, you know, is...I don’t believe in it, it don’t mean shit.
Iha: Snap your fingers!
(crowd snaps fingers)
BC: Well, that I believe in. (sings) And the children say “Bang bang, you’re dead, hole in your head. Bang bang, you’re dead, hole in your head. Bang bang, you’re dead, hole in your head. Bang bang, you’re dead, hole in your head.” (crowd yelling) (speaking) Yeah, everybody's got it all figured out, I understand. I know the jig's up, the game's over, it's okay, I can deal with it.
Guy in crowd: Play some disco, man!
BC: Why don't you just suck my cock? No, no, as a matter of fact, no thanks. I don't have my ring on but I am married now, so that would be [2 unintelligible words]. Hey, I like being married. Don't boo, don't boo my marriage.
Guy in crowd: Play some music!
BC: (laughing) D'arcy, wanna join in?
D’arcy: Heh. Hi.
Crowd: D’arcy! D’arcy! D’arcy!
Iha: Any second now we'll be starting that song again...
D’arcy: No, I don’t.
Iha: ...and uh, I’m sure you’ll enjoy.
D’arcy: What did you say?
Iha: I said any second now we'll start that song up and I'm sure you'll enjoy it and...heh heh. (Billy hits guitar effect) Yeah, hit me again, man. (guitar effect again) Yeah I dig that carrot noise. Freaks me out, like really crazy. Makes me wanna dance.
BC: See, it's not about music anymore anyway, I don't know why you want us to play music, it's not about music anyway, it’s –- well, it's about videos and interviews and uh.... (crowd boos) Heh heh, yeah, like you've never watched MTV, fuck you! So full of shit. Probably what you’re gonna do after the show! Sit around, smoke some weed and watch MTV.
Iha: Heh heh, alright, fuckin’ A, heh heh heh.
BC: Fuckin’ A, man.
Iha: I’m down with the king.
BC: Yeah, no, I understand.
Iha; You got it...and you got it.
BC: Huh? Go ahead, the world is listening, come on.
Iha Play some Van Halen, what?
BC: I can’t hear you now. (crowd yelling) See, sometimes it makes more sense to be quiet than it does to be loud. It's all an active attention, see, now you're all paying attention. I'm not going to listen to you anymore.
Iha: Heh. Ain't got nothing to say, man.
BC: Alright, shall I sing the song now?
(Jimmy starts a drumroll)
Iha: Mr. motherfuckin' Jimmy Chamberlin on the motherfuckin' drums!
BC: (singing) Somewhere over the rainbow...)
(BC over outro feedback: And there is no wreckage like my wreckage.)