The Smashing Pumpkins 1994-08-27
|August 27, 1994 – Mountain View, CA, US|
|Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins|
|Rock Invasion tour|
|Date||August 27, 1994|
|Location||Mountain View, CA, US|
|Personnel||Billy Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin, Eric Remschneider|
|Order of bands||Green Day, 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."
- "Diamonds On My Windshield" [Tom Waits] (tease)
- "Cherub Rock"
- "Drown" [4:54]
- "I Am One" (with rant) [6:46]
- "Zero" (tease)
Encore[edit | edit source]
- "Siva" [4:18]
- "Spaced" (tease)
- "Suffer" (tease)
- "Silverfuck" [12:19]
- "Over the Rainbow" [Harold Arlen / Yip Harburg] (tease)
- "The Star-Spangled Banner" [Francis Scott Key] (tease)
Banter[edit | edit source]
Iha: Hi, I’m just gonna play solo tonight, so....
BC: Everybody is so far away. Hi, we're Mötley Crüe. I'm the new singer.
(BC alt last line: I fucking love the U.S.A.)
Iha: We thank you for your enthusiasm, heh heh. It's quite overwhelming. ... At this time of technical difficulties, it reminds me of a story when I was a young child, I had a -– a tricycle and it broke a wheel and then I got another one and oftentimes I'd be riding down my street in my tricycle and...heh, what are you people applauding? (Eric has started doodling on the cello) Are you making some of satanic chant? (Jimmy joins in with Eric) Play that wack groove, Eric.
Diamonds On My Windshield (tease)
Iha: (Tom Waits impression) Diamonds on a windshield. I was out in San Francisco and I had the five and nine, I was drinking a lot of whiskey that night and I saw crazy diamonds on my windshield. (normal voice) Yeah, there was a lot of things about Frank but I never knew much. Except that I like to eat carrots, that's the thing about the Tenderloin that I like. Find lots of carrots out there in the Tenderloin and uh, you people are crazy tonight, you’re crazy.
(Jimmy and Eric stop jamming and Billy immediately starts Disarm)
BC: I'd like to dedicate this song to all you rockers out there. Right, rockers, you rockers?
Cherub Rock (abandoned after two drumrolls)
BC: Wait. Don’t cheer so loud, I can’t hear the intro of the song.
BC: Thank you.
I Am One / Zero
(BC midsong: What you want is what you’ll get and that’s nothing. What you want is what you’ll get and that’s nothing. What you want is what you cannot have and what you cannot have is what you desire and what you desire is that which you will never see. All I ever wanted was everything. All I ever wanted was everything. All I ever wanted was everything and all I got was shit! Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme some more nothing. Nothing! Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing! A lifetime full of nothing, a pocketful of nothing! Hoooeeee-yeah! Nothing can be taken from me that has not already been taken nothing can be taken from me that has not already been taken nothing can be taken from me that has not already been taken nothing can be taken from me that has not already been taken! Break my heart into a million pieces! Break my heart into a million pieces. There is no time like now. There is no forgetting like yesterday. There is no time like now. Now: N-O-W-W. Loneliness is emptiness and emptiness is cleanliness and cleanliness is next to godliness and godliness is next to nothingness! Yah! 27 years, 27 years, 27 years, bitter heart, bitter heart, monkey claw! Bitter heart. There is no blues like my blues, there is no pain like my pain, there is no hurt like my hurt, yeah. So gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing! Gimme gimme some more, gimme some more of that nothing. Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing. Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing! Nothing! Nothing! Nothing!!!)
Iha: Thank you [unintelligible word], San Francisco.
BC: You know, you know, James, maybe you need to show some more energy and jump around a little more, maybe it'll get everyone excited.
Iha: Um...are you people used to like space boogie music, we'll jump around more if you want us to. Heh.
BC: They didn’t--
Iha: You used to –- they’re used to that San Francisco style.
BC: No one told –- this is all the descendants of the Grateful Dead. These are all the cousins, this is a private party. This isn’t like a normal Lollapalooza show.
BC: Everyone’s trippin’...on Jerry’s...acid.
Iha: Alright, heh.
BC: Well, we would like to bore you for about 20 more minutes, I hope you’re ready.
Iha: We'd like to encourage you to show some energy.
Iha: Thank you, thank you.
Silverfuck / Over the Rainbow / Star Spangled Banner (with Spaced & Suffer teases in intro)
(BC over feedback outro: Thank you.)