The Smashing Pumpkins 1996-01-31
|January 31, 1996 – San Diego, CA, US|
|Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins|
|Infinite Sadness tour|
|Date||January 31, 1996|
|Location||San Diego, CA, US|
|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)
- "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" [The Beatles] (tease) (acoustic)
- "Thirty-Three" (acoustic)
- "Today" (acoustic)
- "Soma" (acoustic)
- "Take Me Down" (acoustic)
Set two[edit | edit source]
- "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" (prerecorded)
- "Where Boys Fear to Tread"
- "Fuck You"
- "To Forgive"
- "Bullet with Butterfly Wings"
- "Thru the Eyes of Ruby"
- "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans"
- "Geek U.S.A."
- "Cherub Rock"
Encore one[edit | edit source]
- "Lily (My One and Only)"
- "Feelin' Alright?" [Traffic] (tease)
- "Let's Play House" [Tha Dogg Pound] (tease)
Encore two[edit | edit source]
- "One of These Days" [Pink Floyd] (tease)
- "Silverfuck" [14:48]
- "Farewell and Goodnight" (acoustic)
Notes[edit | edit source]
- First performance of "Rhinoceros" since 1994-08-20
Banter[edit | edit source]
BC: (Elvis style) Thank you very much.
Tonight, Tonight (acoustic)
BC: I thought the people last night were fuckin’ crazy, you guys are outta your fuckin' minds. You're outta your fuckin' minds!
In the Arms of Sleep (acoustic)
BC: (old man voice) Thank you very much.
Iha: Let's rock and roll.
Cupid de Locke (acoustic)
BC: Thank you so much.
Norwegian Wood (tease) (acoustic)
BC: (gruff voice) Thank you. (normal voice) We put our--we put out our first album in 1976 and uh, that was back when we opened with Nazareth, that was a really big break for us.
Iha: Those were the heydays.
BC: And it was a song that seemed to catapult us onto the national scene and we'd like to play that song for you now, it's a very--a song very close to our hearts. And uh, we used to do a duet...
Iha: That’s uh...
BC: ...with Ted Nugent on this one.
Iha: That's right. I don't know if any of you know that. That was the Bob Seger tour.
BC: That was a good tour.
Iha: The Silver Bullet. (Billy starts Today) It's called Today!
Iha: The kids wanna rock.
BC: (counting into next song) Uno, dos, tres, cuatro.
BC: Hey um, all your friends up here are getting smushed, so let's please not push and kill each other. You ruffian male types in the middle, I see you pushing. It's a long show, you know, we’re all--you're all in, let's just relax, have a good time. The people who should be pushing are the people who are still outside, see?
Take Me Down (acoustic)
Iha: (deep voice) Thank you.
BC: Thanks a lot. "For Pumpkins, please open before show's end," okay.
Iha: What does it say...pray tell ye?
BC: Thank you. "You're Smashing Pumpkins, I want to thank you for all the great music. I have just one request: Crush and Rhinoceros."
BC: Uh, heh, heh heh, gee, we can't play those anymore but thanks anyway. "Well, these songs were my old boyfriend's and my songs. The night we met, one of our first conversations were about you. Bear with me." Aww, this is sad, Paul died of cancer, aww. Heh heh. That's so sad!
Iha: Well, I don't think you should read anymore.
BC: Alright, even though we haven't played it in a long time, we'll play Rhinoceros for you.
D’arcy: Yeah, sure.
BC: That was for you, Barbara, god bless you.
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
> Where Boys Fear to Tread
Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Thru the Eyes of Ruby
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
BC: Thanks a lot. We are the Smashing Poompkins. There is one of my picks, there you go. Now you can stop yelling at me every five seconds.
BC: We'd like to take a moment to say thanks for being patient. We realize we're playing, like...a lot of songs. We hope you're having a good time, we are. What do you say here normally, what's your normal line? We already played Soma, by the way.
BC: What is your normal line here?
Iha: Oh, um, and now--and now we will rock you.
D’arcy: Thank you.
BC: Thank you so much. We're very deaf and we appreciate...your....
Iha: Now, this is a quiet song.
BC: You know how they used to call Detroit “Rock City”?
Iha: Um, Diego, Diego Rock City.
BC: (laughing) Diego Rock City! What does Diego mean?
Iha: Uhh, it's a type of omelette.
BC: It's an omelette?
Iha: A very...chives and onions and uh...I don't know, I've had it once before, they told me it was Diego and uh, I thought it was fantastic. I thought it was a fantastic omelette (Jimmy starts Lily) and then I realized it's Diego. And then....
Iha: Alright! Alright, alright! And now....
D’arcy: No really, that's--that’s the hardest song we play.
Feelin' Alright? (tease)
Iha: (singing) Feelin' alright! I'm not feelin' too good my motherfuckin' self!
BC: I believe you need a beat.
(Jimmy starts a beat)
Iha: Feelin’ alright. I'm not feeling too good mysel--that's the wrong key, goddammit! That's the wrong fuckin' key! I can't fuckin' wack this wack-ass shit in the fuckin' 'ego. Here we are, people. Put your fuckin' hands in the motherfuckin' air like you just don't motherfuckin' care, you piece of shit. Come on! Get on your goddamn feet! Do something!! Yeah, oh yeah! Come on!
Let’s Play House (tease)
Iha: I know this girl the name of Danielle, body of a goddess, face from hell but oh shit!
BC: Most people don't know this but he wrote all of Snoop Doggy Dogg's songs, so uh... You biatch.
One of These Days (tease - Iha is doodling with the riff)
BC: We've come back out to brutalize your sweet asses one more time. Uh huh, uh huh. I got the blues, heh heh. (singing) I got the [unintelligible word].
Iha: No, that's Meddle, man.
BC: That was metal? Oh, Meddle by Pink Floyd! Is there any words?--heh heh.
Iha: Come on, don’t--don't we know our classic rock influences?
BC: Isn’t that One of These Days? No. (Iha starts doodling with the riff again) (imitating the distorted vocals from the song) "One of these days, I’m going to cut you into little pieces."
Iha: Alright, heh.
BC: And after the uh--just so you know, after the show we're gonna be giving away all our equipment, so uh, find out what you wanna get.
Iha: My left arm is for sale.
BC: Pick your cabinet now. The fuck are we (laughing) playing? Oh, yes, I remember!
Iha: We're gonna play another rock song, I know you've been...you haven't heard one of those before, we're gonna do a little...Cajun blues. (Billy makes a few guitar noises) Oh yeah. (high pitched, voice cracking) I can't hear you! Come on!
> Silverfuck / Space Jam / Drown
Farewell and Goodnight
(below is all over piano outro)
Jimmy: Thank you, goodnight.
BC: Thank you. Thank you for being there, thank you for being cool. Heh heh.
D’arcy: Thank you.