The Smashing Pumpkins 1994-07-25
|July 25, 1994 – Clarkston, MI, US|
|Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins|
|Rock Invasion tour|
|Date||July 25, 1994|
|Venue||Pine Knob Music Theatre|
|Location||Clarkston, MI, US|
|Personnel||Billy Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin, Eric Remschneider|
|Order of bands||Boredoms, L7, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, A Tribe Called Quest, The Breeders, George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars, The Beastie Boys, The Smashing Pumpkins|
Setlist[edit | edit source]
- "I Am One" (with rant) [6:18]
- "Geek U.S.A."
- "Siva" [4:04]
- "Cherub Rock"
Encore[edit | edit source]
- "Silverfuck" [11:12]
- "Night Moves" [Bob Seger] (tease)
- "Over the Rainbow" [Harold Arlen / Yip Harburg] (tease)
- "Like a Rock" [Bob Seger] (tease)
Notes[edit | edit source]
- "Night Moves" tease is a duet between Billy Corgan and James Iha
Banter[edit | edit source]
I Am One
(BC midsong: All I ever wanted was everything. All I ever wanted was everything. All I ever wanted was everything and all I got was shit! Shit. Nothing can be taken from me that has not already been taken. Nothing can be taken from me that has not already been taken! What you want is what you’ll get and what you want is what you’ll get and what you want is what you’ll get: nothing! Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing! Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing. 27 years of nothing. 27 years of nothing! People are worried about Ted Nugent. Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing! Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme some more of that nothing. Nothing. Nothing. And what have you got? What have you got? What do you feel?! What do you need?: everything! Straight from the heart. Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing! Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing! Nothing! Nothing! Nothing!!!)
(BC alt last line: I fuckin’ love the U.S.A.!)
BC: Thank you. Thanks to everybody for staying. To those of you who are leaving early, go fuck yourselves.
Iha: Let’s not be rash now.
BC: Sorry, I know I'm supposed to be gracious and all, but....
Iha: Let's not be rash now.
BC: All those people who are leaving early, they're just afraid of the metal, man, they're just totally afraid of the metal.
Iha: They’ve all got dentist appointments.
BC: (dumb guy voice) “Is it okay to sit here?”
Iha: Alright, let’s move along to the next song.
BC: We'd like to play you the eternal power ballad.
Iha: And what what a ballad it is.
BC: Please no hand waving or cigarette lighting, cigarette lighter, whatever.
Iha: You can -– you can give the evil hand though if you want.
BC: We don't take requests. We're not a cover band.
Iha: Alright, Detroit rock city, come on! (Jimmy starts Cherub Rock) You gotta know it!
BC: (sad voice) Thank you.
Iha: Bomb-o, Bob, that was Bob.
BC: (sad voice) Thank you.
Iha: We've been reading all the bad -- they think we don't like Detroit, but...I read the –- we read the newspapers, we're not –- we’re not dissin' Detroit. We really like the Motor City, but...misinterpretation.
BC: I'd just like to say one thing, uh...
Iha: Lack of guitar.
BC: ...it's kind of a self-serving comment, but uh, we were criticized in the Detroit Free Press for making fun of Ted Nugent.
Iha: Oh, that Detroit spirit lives on.
BC: I'd just like to remind you that someone like Ted Nugent has publicly come out against homosexuals and also, one day after Kurt Cobain died, made a point of saying that Kurt deserved to die because he was such a fucking wimp. (loud crowd booing) So, if I'm supposed to be lambasted for publicly denouncing someone like Ted Nugent, then I'll take that every time, but.... (crowd cheers) I think it's time we start to denounce the homophobes in our country especially. And the notion that people get AIDs because they deserve it is completely sick and unchristian, if that's what you are. And now we rock.
> Silverfuck / Night Moves / Over the Rainbow
(BC after “lie, lie” verse: Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Bob Seger. (Iha sings the 4th verse of Night Moves, followed by Iha and Billy trading lines of the outro) Alright, that’s enough.
Iha: Mr. Bob Seger, Motor City Madman.)
> Like a Rock (tease)
(BC singing: Like a rock, I get stronger every day. Like a rock, I sold my songs to board ship. Like a rock, I could feel it in my heart. Like a rock.... (speaking) Maybe someday we’ll get lucky and get to sell our songs for a million dollars too.)
Iha: Thank you, thank you, thank you very much. We appreciate your support even though we are sorry, thank you, goodnight.