The Smashing Pumpkins 1994-03-24
|March 24, 1994 – Carbondale, IL, US|
|Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins|
|Rock Invasion tour|
|Date||March 24, 1994|
|Location||Carbondale, IL, 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."
- "Ain’t Talkin’ ‘bout Love" [Van Halen] (tease)
- "I Am One" (with rant) [7:49]
- "Drown" [4:45]
- "Hummer" [5:55]
- "Siva" [7:39]
- "I Want Your Love" [Transvision Vamp] (tease)
- "Cherub Rock"
Encore[edit | edit source]
- "Silverfuck" [24:35]
- "Never Let Me Down Again" [Depeche Mode] (tease)
- "All That She Wants" [Ace of Base] (tease)
- "The Sign" [Ace of Base] (tease)
- "Frail and Bedazzled"
- "Over the Rainbow" [Harold Arlen / Yip Harburg] (abandoned)
- "Over the Rainbow" [Harold Arlen / Yip Harburg] (tease)
- "Sweet Sweet" [2:07]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Billy and James get into a guitar duel during Siva
Banter[edit | edit source]
BC: Good evening, motherfuckers!
(BC alt last line: I really love the U.S.A.)
BC: Thanks a lot. Thank you for coming.
BC: We don't take requests.
Ain’t Talkin’ ‘bout Love (tease - twice through the riff)
(Iha: [3-4 unintelligible words].)
> I Am One
(BC midsong: Hey. I knew there was a bunch of people over there. And I knew there was a bunch of people over there. Just wanted to say hi, hi. We're not used to playing such big rock concerts. Don't accuse us of rock grandstanding, we just wanted to say hello.
Iha: Hi! Hi!
BC: All I ever wanted was everything and all I got was shit. All I ever wanted was everything and all I got was shee...tuh. Phooey. Nothing can be taken from me that hasn't already been taken. Nothing can be stripped from me that has not been taken. And there's nothing you can say that has not been said. There's nothing you can do that hasn't already been done. Straight through the fuckin' heart...tuh! Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing. Ahhh, gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing! Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing! Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing! Ha ha. Ha ha. Fuckin’ cartoon character. Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing! Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing. And what have you got when you have nothing? Nothing. Cut the shit. What have you got when you don't feel anything? Nothing. What are you gonna get when you want something? Nothing. Straight through the heart. Hey, wait, cut the shit, cut the shit. I see this guy right here, he's got his -- oh, now he changed. First he was giving me the finger, now he's giving me the peace sign. Obviously a confused young man. I’ll tell you one thing, man, if you want a piece, fuck you. Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing! Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing! What have I got?: nothing, what do I want?: something. Nothing. Nothing. Nothing! Nothing! Nothing! Nothing!!!)
BC: That was from our old album...called Gish. It was never on MTV, so I’m sorry. This, uh, from, uh, Sleepless in Seattle. This is called Would?
Siva / I Want Your Love
(Iha after he and Billy have a guitar duel during the solo: We're jamming, we're jamming!
BC: I challenge you to a guitar duel.
Iha: I fuckin' take on, I fuckin’ take on a goddamn challenge!
BC: You gonna take me on?
Iha: That's right, me and my fuckin’ wah pedal are gonna beat your motherfuckin’ ass!
BC: Alright, you can go first.
BC: Not bad, not bad. Alright, I'm comin' out, here I come. (feedback noise) Oh yeah, wrong pedal.
Iha: Hey man, that's bunch of bullshit you're playing! You can't fuckin’ play the blues though.
BC: Alright, you wanna play some blues? Hey Jimmy, break it down, man. (band goes into a blues jam with Iha soloing) I got the cowboy blues. Alright, enough of that shit. Enough!
Iha: I don’t want your money! I don’t want your car! I just wanna make...
BC: Love to you! I just wanna make love to you. (sings) And all this pain smothers me. All these blues that you just can’t see. Tell me, tell me what you’re after. I just wanna get there faster. (band stops) (speaking) I just wanna get there faster! (blues lick) I just wanna get there faster. (blues lick) Alright, we’re sorry.
Iha: We apologize.
(band continues with final chorus))
> Cherub Rock
BC: Thank you.
(Billy and Iha speak gibberish to each other)
Iha:...probably been wanting to hear all night, heh heh.
BC: Wait, doesn't James kick ass? Haha!
Spaceboy (tease - Billy plays first few notes twice while Iha talks)
Iha: Eh. You people should not be here, you should be...studying or something, not rocking out!
BC: Hey wait...
Iha: Wait, they’re giving me the finger.
BC: ...this man right here is a college dropout, okay, just want you to know that.
Iha: And look what it got me, a John Travolta t-shirt. I’m [unintelligible word or two].
BC: He quit school for rock and roll. Not recommended, by the way.
(BC after “Lie, lie...”: (bangs mic) Where’s my delay? (bangs mic) De-lay. (delay working now) De-lay. It’s a motherfuckin’ de-lay. (goes into "bang bang, you’re dead" verse)
> Never Let Me Down Again (one verse + chorus)
> All That She Wants (tease - Billy sings “all that she wants is another baby, it’s what she needs” several times)
> The Sign (tease - Iha starts singing over Billy)
Iha: (singing) I saw the sign and then it changed my life. I saw the sign -– (speaking) come on now. (singing) I saw the sign –- (speaking) can this move our butt! (singing) I saw the –- (speaking) put your hands together, put your motherfucking hands together, you fucking deadbeats!
Iha: (singing) I saw the sign (people clap along) – uh! (scats to the melody) I...(trails off laughing) (speaking) Bet you don’t -– don’t clap! [unintelligible 2-3 words] clap, it's a horrible song!
BC: See, you say clap and he claps, now he has no respect for you.
Iha: No, I'm just kidding, I really like that song.
BC: He really does. Let’s not forget this is an Eagles fan...the Eagles. (crowd cheers)
Iha: They're coming back! 1994. Take it easy! (crowd cheers)
BC: So this is normally where we'd come back in with that song and.... I’ll tell you what, we'll play a song in this part and then we'll come back to the song we were just playing, how’s that? This is, uh, Frail and Bedazzled.
Frail and Bedazzled
Over the Rainbow (abandoned)
BC: (singing) Somewhere over the rainbow...way up high.... (speaking) Man. Shush! Shush, I command you to stop talking! Okay, I’ll start again now.
Over the Rainbow (tease)
> Silverfuck (continued)
> Sweet Sweet (Billy a cappella, joined by Iha on guitar)
(Billy turns Iha’s effects pedal off with his foot, so that he can sing and Iha starts strumming his guitar with his ray gun, causing Billy to laugh hard a few lines into the song)
BC: God bless you, thank you.