The Smashing Pumpkins 1995-02-27
|February 27, 1995 – Chicago, IL, US|
|Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins|
|Artist||The Smashing Pumpkins|
|Date||February 27, 1995|
|Location||Chicago, IL, US|
|Personnel||Billy Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin|
|Order of bands||The Smashing Pumpkins|
Setlist[edit | edit source]
- "Take Me Down" (acoustic) (live debut)
- "Country Girl" (acoustic) (live debut)
- "Meladori Magpie" (acoustic)
- "Ugly" (acoustic)
- "Stumbleine" (acoustic)
- "Tonight, Tonight"
- "Fuck You"
- "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans"
- "Cupid de Locke"
- "Here Is No Why"
- "Bullet with Butterfly Wings"
- "Set The Ray To Jerry"
Encore one[edit | edit source]
Encore two[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Last performance of "Set the Ray to Jerry" until 1997-10-18
- Last performance of "Ugly" until 2013-04-29
- Last performance of "Never Let Me Down Again" until 1998-12-12 (Billy guesting w/Depeche Mode) and by Smashing Pumpkins until 2018-11-28
- Last performance of "Hello Kitty Kat" until 2022-05-02
Banter[edit | edit source]
(incomplete due to lack of full show source)
Iha: [cuts in] ...so, sorry, sorry. Take your Prozac.
Take Me Down (Iha solo acoustic)
Iha: Alright. Next number.
Country Girl (Iha solo acoustic)
BC: Hi, hello. Sorry, I have to cheat with these lyrics.
Guy in crowd: Hey Billy, do you want [unintelligible]?
BC: I'm very sorry, I'll [unintelligible 1-2 words]. So good evening, thank you for coming. My name is Fred and I'll be your host this evening. This is a song called uh, Meladori Magpie.
Meladori Magpie (Billy acoustic w/Iha)
BC: Thank you! This next song...is called Ugly.
Ugly (Billy solo acoustic)
BC: Like to do one more song...before we get to the all-dooming, all-encompassing rock set. But first...another –- another sad song.
BC: Aw, Fred’s sorry. Alright, this one's super quiet, so I ask your undivided attention for a scant four minutes. Thank you.
Stumbleine (Billy solo acoustic)
BC: Sorry about the music stand, I just...no lyrics, no songs, no songs, no band, no band, no show, no show, no here. If you can follow that logic. Just sayin’...just gonna fuck it. As soon as my loyal and loving compatriots are prepared. Of course, this is rule number one...uh, of what not to do. A long time in between songs, useless idle chatter, tuning. And lack of real substance.
D’arcy: Are we ready?
BC: I need a normal uh, a lyrical light on. That’s good.
> Fuck You (abandoned immediately)
D’arcy: What are we doing?
BC: Dancin’ shit.
Love (abandoned after first few chords and restarted in correct key)
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
BC: Thank you.
Cupid de Locke
Here Is No Why
Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Set the Ray to Jerry
Frail and Bedazzled
BC: Like to thank our friends Vince and Tommy for helping us do the show. Say hi to our faithful compatriot Bob, who’s been with us since before the band. Thank you, Bob. Thank you, Gooch.
Guy in crowd: Come on, play something cool!
BC: “Play something cool.” Let me get this straight: 23 new songs, five...or four B-side songs and you want us to play something cool.
D’arcy: Why –- why should we play something cool now if we’re gonna play anything cool tomorrow night?
BC: Yeah, you know, you’re right. Every once in a while, we have to drag out our old mean personas just to give ‘em a little air out.
Never Let Me Down Again
BC: We'd like to play one more song and thank you so much.
Hello Kitty Kat
BC: Thanks, you rule.