The Smashing Pumpkins 1996-02-06
|February 6, 1996 – San Francisco, CA, US|
|Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins|
|Infinite Sadness tour|
|Date||February 6, 1996|
|Location||San Francisco, 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)
- "Thirty-Three" (acoustic)
- "Today" (acoustic)
- "Soma" (acoustic)
- "Take Me Down" (acoustic)
- "Fight Fire with Fire" [Metallica] (tease)
- "Am I Evil?" [Diamond Head] (tease)
- "Enter Sandman" [Metallica] (tease)
- "Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love" [Van Halen] (tease)
- "You Really Got Me" [The Kinks] (tease)
- "Whole Lotta Love" [Led Zeppelin] (tease)
- "Disarm" (tease)
- "Lily (My One and Only)"
Set two[edit | edit source]
- "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" (prerecorded)
- "Where Boys Fear to Tread"
- "Fuck You"
- "Here Is No Why"
- "To Forgive"
- "Bullet with Butterfly Wings"
- "Thru the Eyes of Ruby"
- "Geek U.S.A."
- "Cherub Rock"
- "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans"
Encore one[edit | edit source]
- "Paranoid" [Black Sabbath] (tease)
Encore two[edit | edit source]
- "By Starlight"
- "Silverfuck" [13:39]
- "Farewell and Goodnight" (acoustic)
Banter[edit | edit source]
D’arcy: Good evening.
Iha: Thank you. ... (high pitched) Hi, how are you?
Tonight, Tonight (acoustic)
D’arcy: Thank you, we hope you enjoy the mellow part of the show tonight. It's a long show, so relax and save your energy for the...more rockin'er part.
BC: And I'd just like to say that Hollywood cigarettes had nothing to do with this show.
Iha: (fake jovial laughter) Ha ha ha ha ha!
In the Arms of Sleep (acoustic)
BC: After you, James.
Cupid de Locke (acoustic)
BC: Thank you very much. We're the Smashing Pumpkins and we're very happy to be here with you. Hello, heh heh.
Iha: Hello. We hope it is not too echoey, echoey here.
BC: Echoey, echoey, it's very ec ec ec echoey in here, but.... But for those of you on LSD, I'm sure it's a nice added touch. We know who you are, so you can stop smiling now.
BC: Whoa. Thank you.
Take Me Down (acoustic)
BC: Thank you.
Fight Fire with Fire (tease - Billy poorly plays the intro)
BC: That’s Ride the Lightning, Metallica.
Iha: I thought that was a bit of Bach you were playing.
BC: Or no, it's Fight Fire with Fire.
Am I Evil? (tease)
Iha: “Am I evil? Yes, I am.”
(Billy plays 10 seconds of the riff)
BC: “I am man, yes, I am.” (starts the riff again) “My mother was a witch. She was burned alive. Daddy’s little bitch...with the tears I cried.” (stops playing)
Iha: “Am I evil? Yes, I am.”
Enter Sandman (tease - Billy plays 5 notes of the riff)
Iha: I think they'd rather hear Metallica songs.
Iha: I think they'd rather hear Metallica songs instead of.... Heh heh.
BC: The boys are in the studio recording a new album. Let's just say that.
(coming out of the end, Billy plays a solo briefly similar to Eruption by Van Halen)
> Ain’t Talkin’ ‘bout Love (tease - Iha doodles for a second and Billy plays a little more)
You Really Got Me (tease - Billy plays riff twice)
Whole Lotta Love (tease - Billy plays 4 notes)
Disarm (tease - Billy plays first 3 notes of electric version)
BC: Hahahahahahaha. A heh a heh.
Iha: Thank you, goodnight.
(25 seconds pass in silence)
BC: We're trying to figure out what to play, shh!
D’arcy: We wanna play a happy song, but--but now we're realizing we don't have any happy songs.
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
Where Boys Fear to Tread
Here Is No Why
BC: Thank you, thank you, thank you thank you. We'd like to thank our opening band for such a lovely set and um.... The songs were slightly sophomoric but the melodies were good.
Iha: Yes, yes, they need to grow a bit. They need to grow up.
BC: Baah baah. I just wonder what they're saying backstage.
Guy in crowd: [unintelligible]!
Iha: What's that? Play those parts?
BC: Heh, no, don't go there.
Iha: He's got a beard though, I gotta.
Bullet with Butterfly Wings
BC: Thanks a lot, so much. Last time we were in San Francisco, it was Lollapalooza and it was mighty fucking lame if I remember, so uh...heh, thanks for making our return back to San Francisco so welcome. We were kinda--we were kinda worried you didn't like us here anymore after that horrible Lollapalooza shit bullshit show, uh, what--what was it? It was a carnival, yeah.
Iha: Yes, yes. (British accent) There goes a rose, never to hit the stage, beautiful but dead. (normal) Now, just don't throw 'em back at us.
BC: Well, you, now you--now you're gonna get one right between the eyes, you know.
Thru the Eyes of Ruby
BC: (gruff) Thank you.
Iha: Hang on...one minute. And now...it's time...to rock.
BC: (lispy) Is my mic on? I seem to be having trouble with my microphone.
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
D’arcy: Thank you.
Iha: Thank you very very much, now I'm in the house. You know at this time, I’d uh, now that I've got you all here, I'd like to tell you about a....
Guy in crowd: [unintelligible word]!
Iha: What? God, you know, every time I start this story, it's one of you people that fucking messes--eh, I can't! (knocks mic stand over and jumps up and down next to it)
BC: Alright, now get back on your side of the stage.
Iha: Thank you. Thank you, Valjean, I just lost my mind for a minute.
BC: What? (2 gibberish noises)
Iha: I'm not in the monitors anymore.
BC: You're not in the monitors anymore?
Iha: I'm out in the house though.
BC: You're in the house, they can hear you.
Iha: I can't hear me.
BC: You can't hear you but they can hear you.
Iha: That's right, whoa, there I am, I'm back. I'd just like to thank Valjean, I’m sorry, I just lost my mind for a minute.
BC: (Elvis style) Thank you very much. (normal) That was a song that we wrote for Michael Jackson, but he rejected it and so I’m....
D’arcy: Yep. He couldn't moonwalk to it.
BC: You know you get the feeling, if he'd gone ahead and done that song, they'd still be together.
D’arcy: I don't know, he could only do the robot to that song, he couldn't moonwalk.
BC: What do you think, can you deal with a little cyber metal or what? Show 'em the robot. Give 'em a little taste of the robot. That's more like a animatron than a robot. (crowd yelling) Huh? Tell a joke? I dunno, [two unintelligible words] what?
Iha: You think this is a fuckin' joke?! Well, it's not!
> Paranoid (tease - Billy plays riff for about 10 seconds)
Iha: Thank you. Thank you. Let's have a moment of contemplation and silence. Let's just think about things. And then let's rock, heh.
BC: Have you looked at the setlist, I don't believe we're gonna be rocking.
Iha: Ohhhh, I'm sorry, well, after that we'll rock, I'm sorry. Let's have a moment of just grooviness, this is San Francisco. Heh heh. Hey man, that's groovy!
BC: You always said the Bay Area was your favorite.
Iha: Yes, that's uh, true. Wait, I think I see a man with an afro, that's fuckin' cool.
BC: I believe we have a lighting director with a afro too, you can uh, stand up Laz, let everyone see you.
Iha: Laz, Laz Upton. And he's English, for god's sake.
BC: He's the man burning your retinas right through. Um, we'll stop talking now and we'll play.
> Silverfuck / Space Jam / Drown
Farewell and Goodnight
(below is over piano outro)
BC: (high pitched) Thank you.
Iha: Goodnight everyone.
Jimmy: Goodnight. Goodnight.
Iha: Goodnight! Goodnight!
BC: Goodnight. D’arcy, goodnight.
D’arcy: Goodnight, Billy.
BC: Goodnight, James!
D’arcy: Goodnight, Jimmy.
BC: We’ll see you guys tomorrow, heh heh heh heh heh.
D’arcy: I wanna say a special goodnight to our piano player.
Jimmy: How ‘bout a [2 unintelligible words]?
BC: What time you gonna get here?
D’arcy: Our piano player, Jonathan.
BC: I think the whole band should get here an hour before the show, heh heh.
Jimmy: Thank you, completely agree.
D’arcy: Jonathan Melvoin. What are you talkin’ about?
BC: An hour before the show so you could concentrate, a heh.
D’arcy: Oh no. That’s not going to happen.
BC: God bless you, you guys have been great, thank you.
Jimmy: Thank you.
BC: Love you, thank you.
D’arcy: Thank you.
BC: (what sounds like a Hulk Hogan impression) Goodnight to every hour and every night.
Iha: Damn! Goodnight! Fuckin’ in a ta-dow in the house. Come on, people. Fuckin’ put your hands in the motherfuckin’ air like you just don’t fuckin’ care. Come on, damn, unh, ow. Peace out.
BC: Oh, that’s right. Yeah. Let’s give the kids some ideas.