The Smashing Pumpkins 1994-07-28
|July 28, 1994 – Barrie, ON, CA|
|Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins|
|Rock Invasion tour|
|Date||July 28, 1994|
|Location||Barrie, ON, CA|
|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]
- "Geek U.S.A."
- "O Canada" [Routhier / Weir / Lavallée] (tease)
- "I Am One" (with rant) [8:24]
- "Zero" (tease)
- "Drown" [5:05]
- "Siva" [5:08]
- "Cherub Rock"
Encore[edit | edit source]
- "Over the Rainbow" [Harold Arlen / Yip Harburg] (tease)
Banter[edit | edit source]
Iha: I don’t think we can live that introduction down. Let's give a hand for Jim from the Breeders for that introduction.
(intro to Rocket begins)
BC: Hello! Hi.
Iha: (Schwarzenegger impression?) Hello! Hi.
BC: Thank you all very much for staying, we really appreciate it.
Iha: (Schwarzenegger impression?) Thank you very much and thank you all. (normal voice) Alright.
BC: Heh heh heh.
Iha: Alright then.
(BC alt last line: I fuckin’ love the U.S.A.!)
O Canada (tease)
Iha: (singing) Oh, Canada....
BC: You're not tired, are you? You're not gonna wuss out on us now, are you?
BC: We have come to deliver the metal and we plan to fully fucking do it.
Iha: Evil hands, evil hands in Toronto. You know what an evil hand is?
BC: There you go.
Iha: Of course they know.
BC: Now we believe you. Except you fucking people in the back!
Iha: Come on!
BC: What's up back there?!
Iha: Come on, Toronto.
BC: Can you hear shit or what?
Iha: I suggest sticking your head in the mud, listening what it sounds like, it sounds better probably.
BC: Alright, no more bullshit.
Iha: And now we will rock.
I Am One / Zero
(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! Nothing can be taken from me that has not already been taken. Nothing can be stripped from me that has not been stolen. And what you want is what you’ll get and that’s nothing. What you want is what you’ll get and that’s nothing. Nothing. Nothing. Nothing. Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing. Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme some more of that nothing. Nothing. Nothing! Nothing. Nothing! Everything’s coming up zero. Everything’s coming up zero. There are no more heroes! Just a bunch of zeroes. Emptiness is loneliness, loneliness is emptiness, emptiness is cleanliness, cleanliness is next to godliness, godliness is nothingness, nothingness is nothingness. What have you got?! Nothing! What have you got? Nothing. What do you need? Everything! Everything. Gimme gimme gimme some more of that nothing! Emptiness. Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme some more of that nothing. Gimme gimme gimme gimme some more of that nothing. Nothing. Nothing. Nothing. Where have you been, where are you going, what are you gonna do? What do you feel?! Nothing! Nothing. Straight from the motherfuckin’ heart, nothing! Speaking is not intelligence. Seeing is not believing. I don’t believe in god, I don’t believe in America, I don’t believe in Canada! I don’t believe in MTV and I surely don’t believe in rock and roll!! I believe in me! And god knows I’d like to believe in you. Everything’s coming up zeroes, there are no more heroes. Emptiness is loneliness! Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme some more nothing! Nothing! Nothing! Nothing!!!)
BC: Thanks for listening to me whine.
Iha: We call that ranting, American style.
BC: We'd like to play you some more songs you don't know.
BC: This is song you don't know number seven.
BC: (muffled) Thank you very much, thank you.
Iha: (Schwarzengger impression?) Thanks a lot.
(BC before final chorus: Aw, shut up. There’s spit in my eye and so am I, it’s a free-for-all, man!)
(Billy fucks around with the Cherub Rock riff a few times)
Iha: Come on! Fucking yeah!
Iha: Thank you very much, you've been more than kind tonight. Isn't it amazing what you can do when you're in a rock band? You learn to juggle guitars.
BC: What did you say?
Iha: I said mega-orion six, maybe the third catcher is awake now.
BC: I have no idea what the fuck he's talking about.
Iha: Have you got a spare carrot?
BC: Welcome to our encore, where we resort to lots of cheap parlor tricks to entertain you so you won't leave, I hope you enjoy it.
Iha: We just flew in from Chicago and boy, are our arms tired. Ho!
BC: So once again, thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you for staying. We really appreciate your support and we hope we see you in the future. Our next album's gonna be out in about four years, so we hope to see you then. Of course, Canada will be by then a part of America, so.... (crowd boos)
Iha: Heh heh!
BC: Nah, just stop, I'm just kiddin’! Oh, come on.
Iha: The fifty-first state of America.
BC: It's just a little joke, oh, come on.
Iha: Yah, we could never....
BC: You’re right.
D’arcy: He meant –- what he meant to say is America, the United States, will be part of Canada.
(huge crowd cheer)
Iha: Oh, [unintelligible]
BC: Now that's not funny!
Iha: (faux serious) That's not fucking funny at all, man, you better fuckin’ take that back, man, I'm from Chicago and I can't take that shit!
(BC after guitar solo, before verse 3: Now see all these people crowd surfing? They are crowd surfing to the absolutely wrong song. And that is why you should drop them on their heads. Or actually, toss ‘em up here on stage so we can kick ‘em.)
BC: Thank you.
Silverfuck / Over the Rainbow