The Smashing Pumpkins 1994-08-31
|August 31, 1994 – George, WA, US|
|Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins|
|Rock Invasion tour|
|Date||August 31, 1994|
|Location||George, WA, US|
|Personnel||Billy Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin, Eric Remschneider, Craig Wedren, Adam Wade|
|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."
- "Cherub Rock"
- "Drown" [5:12]
- "Hummer" [6:16]
- "Siva" [5:48]
Encore one[edit | edit source]
Encore two[edit | edit source]
- "Starla" [8:18]
- "Living After Midnight" [Judas Priest] (tease)
Notes[edit | edit source]
- "Living After Midnight" with Craig Wedren (vocals) and Adam Wade (drums) of Shudder to Think
- Last performance of "Starla" until 1996-11-27
Banter[edit | edit source]
Mike D: Good evening, Washington! Can I get a [1-2 unintelligible words]? Alright, I wanna know if you’re ready for some original Smashing Pumpkins music. Well, here they are. They’re gonna set the place on fi-ah! So here they are with some original Smashing Pumpkins music, all the way from Chicago. Jimmy Chamberlin on the drums. James Iha on guitar. D’arcy on bass. Billy on guitar. The Smashing...Pumpkins.
Iha: Yo yo yo, Mike Diamond.
(BC alt last line: I fuckin’ love the U.S.A.!)
BC: Thank you very much. Good evening, hi.
Iha: Like to give a big shoutout to Michael Diamond for the big introduction. What a mighty introduction it was. We’d like to thank him.
D’arcy: What, who was that?
Iha: It was Michael Diamond.
D’arcy: Who’s that? No, I'm just kidding.
Iha: Otherwise known as Clyde.
D’arcy: He's the most rockingest guy.
Iha: Busy as a beaver.
BC: This here's a...a song from that Sleepless in Seattle movie.
Iha: Meg Ryan. Tom Hanks.
BC: I think that was the movie. Tom Hanks, it was really beautiful.
Iha: What’s that?
BC: This is called uh, The Wind Beneath My Wings.
BC: Thank you very much. (Siva intro begins) We'd like to do an old song for you. I wrote this song when I was about eight years old. I was living in India at the time and um--
Iha: It was called Big Mac.
BC: It's called Raga in E Minor.
Iha: What? Heh.
Iha: Alright. [tape cut] ...come on.
BC: Thank you, bye bye.
Iha: Thanks, thanks a lot.
BC: Now we're gonna play a song called Mayonaise.
I Am One / Zero / Touch Me
(BC midsong: What you want is what you get and that’s nothing. What you want is what you get and that’s nothing! 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 hasn't already been taken, nothing can be taken from me that has not already been taken. Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing! Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing. Noooooo-nothing! Loneliness is emptiness and emptiness is cleanliness and cleanliness is next to godliness and godliness is next to nothingness! Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing! Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing. (singing) Touch me, babe, and you’ll see that I am not afraid. What was that promise that you made? Why won’t you tell me what she said? What was that promise that you made? Now I’m gonna love ya ‘til the heavens start the rain. Now I’m gonna love you ‘til the stars fall from the sky. (speaking) But nothing! Hahaha. Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing. Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing. What have you got? Nothing! What do you need? Everything. Power power power of one. I am one as you are three, try to find the science in your trinity, your city will burn down. His city will burn down! Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing. Hoooooooooo-yeah! Gimme gimme gimme, gimme gimme gimme, gimme gimme gimme, gimme some more your nothing nothing nothing nothing nothing nothing nothing nothing nothing!! Nothing! Nothing! Nothing!!!)
BC: Thank you very much, this has been absolutely one of the best shows of this whole fucking tour. And you know, heh, and you know what a fucking pissant I am, so I wouldn't say that just to be fuckin’ a jackoff.
Iha: Cleveland, you are great, Cleveland, you’re the best.
BC: Oh James, stop it.
Iha: Haha, just kidding, just kidding. I'm just kidding, San Diego.
BC: Yeah, give him the fuckin’ finger, fuck him, man.
Iha: Just kidding, San Diego. Let's see some evil hands instead, can we see some evil hands? That's positive, that's rocking. (Iha starts Starla intro) I appreciate the peace sign, although we could never play it because we forgot how to.
BC: We'd like to do one more song for all you people on drugs, this is called Starla.
Iha: Let's all get on that big spaceship together.
BC: We're not quite the mothership, we're more like the uh, juvenile ship, but....
Iha: Heh heh, heh. We certainly don't have the mothership together, but we're trying to.
BC: So once again, thank you for coming, be careful going home, bye bye.
Iha: Interpretive dancing is welcomed.
(Iha during midsong cello solo: At this time, we’d like to bring on stage some interpretive dancers. One Brooke and one Craig. They will show you the use of the hula hoop.)
BC: Thanks, bye.
> Living After Midnight (partial, with Craig Wedren & Adam Wade)
Iha: A fine round of applause for Craig and Adam from Shudder to Think, goodnight everyone. Have a good night, bye.