The Smashing Pumpkins 1996-01-12
|January 12, 1996 – New York, NY, US|
|Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins|
|Infinite Sadness tour|
|Date||January 12, 1996|
|Location||New York, NY, US|
|Venue type||Concert hall|
|Personnel||Billy Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin, Jonathan Melvoin|
|Order of bands||The Smashing Pumpkins|
Setlist[edit | edit source]
Set one[edit | edit source]
- "Tonight, Tonight" (acoustic)
- "In the Arms of Sleep" (acoustic)
- "Cupid de Locke" (acoustic)
- "Thirty-Three" (acoustic)
- "Today" (acoustic)
- "Lily (My One and Only)" (acoustic)
- "Take Me Down" (acoustic)
Set two[edit | edit source]
- "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" (prerecorded)
- "Where Boys Fear to Tread"
- "Fuck You"
- "Bullet with Butterfly Wings"
- "Thru the Eyes of Ruby"
- "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans"
- "To Forgive"
- "Geek U.S.A."
- "Cherub Rock"
Encore[edit | edit source]
- "We Only Come Out at Night" (abandoned)
- "Silverfuck" [16:34]
- "Space Jam" (tease)
Banter[edit | edit source]
Iha: Good evening.
Tonight, Tonight (acoustic)
BC: Alrighty, Jimmy.
In the Arms of Sleep (acoustic)
BC: Thank you so much. (tuning guitar) Whup, there it is.
Cupid de Locke (acoustic)
BC: Thanks. Thanks so much. It's a pleasure to be here with you this evening. Of course, that's assuming we know what pleasure is, but um, if we do, well, uh, you know. Heh, we're slightly esoteric. It was like, we're happy to be here but if we knew what happy was, then maybe we could do it. You know.
Iha: I don’t know.
BC: Heh heh, did you get that one?
Iha: No, heh, yeah.
BC: Ar ar.
BC: Like to play you a song that I wrote back in 1912. It's one of my favorites and uh....
Iha: And I hope it's yours as well.
(BC during extended outro with Iha soloing: Take it, blues man.)
D’arcy: Hey, back in...back in 1912...
Iha: All I know is--
D’arcy: ...that used to be a square dance.
Iha: That was just....heh.
D’arcy: Great square dance hit.
BC: And then the rocket ray descended.
Guy in crowd: Yeah, James!
BC: God bless him.
BC: Thanks a lot. (Iha begins strumming Take Me Down rhythm guitar) (smooth jazz voice) We'd like to take you down...to the underground. Right to the underground. We don't know who lives there, maybe some gnomes.
Iha: My [2 unintelligible words].
BC: Well, but that's where we're going, heh.
Take Me Down (acoustic)
Iha: (James Brown style grunt)
BC: Good god! I believe you got on the good foot on that one.
Iha: Thank you.
BC: Thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks.
D’arcy: Thank you for the flowers.
Iha: We like flowers.
BC: Flowers are good.
Iha: Flowers grow.
BC: Trees are bad, flowers are good.
Iha: Trees are bad. Brown acid was good.
BC: People are...good?
Iha: People are sometimes good.
BC: People are good, yes, people are good, yes.
Iha: People are dualistic, good and evil. Heh.
BC: People are good.
Iha: People are good.
BC: Gods are great.
Iha: Gods are crazy.
BC: Like to play another song from the ‘20s.
Iha: This goes all the way back about three years ago.
Rocket (abandoned after first two chords)
BC: It seems so fuckin’ old, doesn't it?
BC: Nice. God bless you, thank you.
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
> Where Boys Fear to Tread
BC: Thank you. I wrote that song actually in 1979 when I was 12. I think it's pretty good for a 12-year-old.
Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Thru the Eyes of Ruby
Guy in crowd: Play some Gish!
BC: No, we don't play Gish stuff anymore. We're not the original lineup, so why should we play the first album?
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
BC: I'd like to mention that Jimmy here's got the stomach flu. He's been throwing up all day, so...(crowd cheers)...well, let's not applaud his throwing up, but....
D’arcy: Yeah, so -- so stay away from him after the show.
BC: He wanted to cancel the show and we said nooooo.
D’arcy: You don’t wanna catch it. Yeah, we make him play.
BC: So...please say thanks to Jimmy for being a trooper. Heh. He will -- he will thank you in person after the show.
Iha: And uh, also, we’d like to um -- well, we haven't introduced our keyboard player, our keyboard player is Jonathan Melvoin.
BC: Haha, he's over there James, look, heh.
Iha: Well, he's not on stage.
BC: He’s a seagull.
Iha: He's left the building, he’s left the building again.
BC: Like to do another sad song from Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. 'Cause that's what the whole damn thing's about.
> Geek U.S.A.
Iha: Thank you.
We Only Come Out at Night (abandoned)
BC after 2nd chorus: Let’s stop. Stop. Stop. (band stops) That was our one singalong song but since you don't know the words to the singalong, it kind of defeats the point, so...well, I guess that's the song.
D’arcy: I didn't know we did singalongs.
Iha: I guess we should’ve have put it on the record then.
BC: Seeing as we're preparing for our arena rock tour, we're trying to figure out what songs are gonna be the big singalong songs, so....
Iha: Well, I guess that's not gonna work.
D’arcy: I don't know that it said that in the program.
BC: What now?
D’arcy: Didn't say that in the program.
BC: Just in case you didn't know, that was We Only Come Out at Night. (Melvoin plays a few seconds of We Only Come Out at Night) A little jazz, yeah, there you go.
Iha: And now we'll get back to some familiar rock territory, I know you wanna rock. Heh heh heh. I am sorry the song didn't rock you. What? Pray tell ye speak of. Bad Religion? Hahaha! Sure! 20th Century Digital Boy.
BC: So I'd like to introduce the band! On keyboards, Jonathan.
Iha: Yo yo, ta-dow, come on in the house, fuckin’ Jonathan Melvoin, come on, come on, put it up.
BC: On drums, Simon Le Bon.
Iha: Whoof. Oh my god.
BC: Can you believe he's in the band? After all that success, to come down to our level.
BC: On bass, Nancy Sinatra. Her bass was made for walkin’. (rimshot from Jimmy)
Iha: It’s been years since I’ve heard that one.
BC: On guitar, Herschel Walker of the New York Giants. After an illustrious college and pro career, he's come to join the band. And I am Captain Fuckup. Heh heh, heh, heh heh, heh heh heh, I was a -- affectionately known as Captain Fuckup.
Guy in crowd: And you’re fucked up!
BC: No, I’m straight, man. Drugs are for losers. I know a lot of ‘em.
> Silverfuck / Space Jam
BC: Thanksss, goodbye.