The Smashing Pumpkins 1994-09-05
|September 5, 1994 – Carson, CA, US|
|Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins|
|Rock Invasion tour|
|Date||September 5, 1994|
|Location||Carson, 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."
- "I Am One" (with rant) [10:35]
- "Zero" (tease)
- "Cherub Rock"
- "Drown" [5:13]
- "Sweet Sweet"
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Last performance of "Drown" until 1996-08-30
- Last performance of "I Am One" until 1999-04-10
- Last full performance of "Sweet Sweet" until 2017-09-19
Banter[edit | edit source]
(incomplete due to lack of full source tape)
(Rocket intro begins)
BC: Good evening, we are the Smashing Pumpkins.
BC: Thank you, you people fuckin’ rule, thank you. ... This um, this –- besides being the last show of Lollapalooza -- is our last show for a while. We’re gonna make, like, another record. So thank you, I’m glad you’re here to share this moment with us.
Iha: We hope you’re not too tired.
BC: Of course they’re not too tired!
Iha: Heh. Well, don’t they look it?
BC: We’re just gonna play rock song after rock song until you drop like flies. (starts Disarm) Here’s another rock song.
Iha: [2-3 unintelligible words].
> 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! All I really 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 taken from me that has not already been taken. Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing! Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing! What have you got? ... Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme nothing! Gimme gimme gimme gimme some of your nothing. I am empty like a shell, I am empty to the shell, like a shell from the ocean. I am empty like a shell from the ocean. Everything’s coming up zeroes, there are no more heroes, everything’s coming up zeroes. Loneliness is emptiness is cleanliness is godliness is nothingness. Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme yooooooow! What have you got?! Nothing. What have you got? Nothing! (band stops) Take this moment to remember why you’re here. Not here, here, you know? Here, alive. Can you hear me? ... This is, this is the last time we’re ever gonna play this song so I want you to understand what it means before we stop playing it. A lot of people think this is a negative song, but it’s missing the point. Where do you turn when your schools abandon you, when your parents abandon you, when your teachers abandon you, when your priests and rabbis abandon you, where do you turn? That’s right. You, that’s all you have. Money don’t mean shit. You mean shit. So I just want you to understand that. A lotta times, a lotta times the band of our generation is blamed for a lot of negativity, well, I’m sorry, but all we’re doing is reflecting the negativity that exists around us. We will inherit this negative planet. And it’s up to us to make it a positive world. But it has to start with yourself. So do you understand what I’m saying? Well.... Would you hose these fucks down in the front row? So we offer our song up to the wind, ‘cause that’s all that’s left for it. We wrote this song, we wrote this song before anybody even knew who we were. And it was really the first song that ever meant anything to us. And so, we bid our song farewell and we hope you understand why. ... What have you got?! Nothing!!!! (band starts again) Nothing! Nothing! Nothing!!!)