The Smashing Pumpkins 1996-03-09
|March 9, 1996 – Melbourne, VIC, AU|
|Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins|
|Infinite Sadness tour|
|Date||March 9, 1996|
|Venue||Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre|
|Location||Melbourne, VIC, AU|
|Personnel||Billy Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin, Jonathan Melvoin|
|Order of bands||Def FX, The Smashing Pumpkins|
Setlist[edit | edit source]
- "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" (prerecorded)
- "Tonight, Tonight"
- "Fuck You"
- "To Forgive"
- "Where Boys Fear to Tread"
- "Geek U.S.A."
- "Thru the Eyes of Ruby"
- "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans"
- "Bullet with Butterfly Wings"
- "Cherub Rock"
Encore one[edit | edit source]
Encore two[edit | edit source]
- "Paranoid" [Black Sabbath] (tease)
Encore three[edit | edit source]
- "By Starlight"
- "Silverfuck" [21:33]
- "Farewell and Goodnight" (acoustic)
Banter[edit | edit source]
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
BC: Good evening. We are the Smashing Pumpkins. Who was here last night? That’s it?--heh heh. Just kidding. Thank you for coming.
Where Boys Fear to Tread
> Geek U.S.A.
BC: Thank you very much. Most people don't know this, but uh, our bandmate James here is uh, he's racing in the Grand Prix tomorrow and uh, we'd like to wish him some luck. He, uh, in the time trial today, he nearly escaped the poll, he's racing second.
Iha: That is correct, thank you.
BC: He's racing for the Matador indie, uh, racing team.
Iha: Yes, thank you.
BC: Co-sponsored by (laughing) Scratchie Records.
Iha: Thank you, thank you. Wow.
BC: You do know there's a Grand Prix here tomorrow, right?
Iha: Is everyone going here?
BC: Who's going to the Grand Prix? That's it? I'll see you there.
Iha: I will not be going.
BC: Yeah, go ahead and take this time to throw things at us, uh, we always like to stop the show so you can throw things at us now, so go ahead.
Iha: No, don't, heh.
BC: Yup, there comes another one.
Iha: Tomorrow I am in search of the great koala bear. I will find this...thing...and I will cuddle him, tell him stories from America. I will tell the koala bear, “I have come all the way from America, how are you, koala bear? Are you not cute? Are you stoned?”
Thru the Eyes of Ruby
BC: Thanks a fuckin' lot. You're very quiet. I have to tell you that the crowd last night was much louder. (loud cheering)
Iha: “No! We are the louder crowd. You are wrong, we are the loudest crowd.”
BC: Laz, Laz, psychedelic lighting please...thank you.
Iha: Let’s all get groovy.
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
BC: Thank you.
Iha: Are uh, are you still with us? Good, good.
Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Iha: Oooooow! (howls) Woo. (howls quietly)
BC: Uh, thank you, thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Iha: (high pitched) Thank you!
BC: (high pitched) Thank you!
Iha: (gruff) Thank you! Thank you. Thank you very, (Elvis style) thank you very much, thank you very much. Bonjour.
BC: Thank you so much. Uh, this uh, this other song we're gonna play here is, uh, I always forget the words, so if I forget the words, I'm sorry. Someone will yell at me like three years from now for forgetting the words, so I'm apologizing in advance.
Iha: Thank you. Did you see me running there, D’arcy?
D’arcy: I can’t understand a word you’re saying. Tell us a little bit more about this koala bake you’re going to tomorrow.
Iha: I think the uh, koala bears, I--I wanna know what’s behind them, what’s going on in their minds. What? They're just thinking about eucalyptus? I think these bears are sinister, there is more than meets the eye with the koala bear. I think--I think and I'm from America that, heh heh, I’m just kidding. I think they're really kinda cute.
D’arcy: They’re all so fake.
Iha: The what?
D’arcy: All a fake.
Iha: Oh, and there’s also this thing about a koala bake.
D’arcy: But it’s [unintelligible].
Iha: Does that mean that they grill up a bunch of koala bears and bake them? No? You don't care, you just want water. I understand. “Help! Aahhh!!”
BC: They didn’t [unintelligible word] for this, James, [same unintelligible word] to this.
Iha: Thank you very much.
BC: Their throats were parched.
Iha: You ever do dat...?
BC: Alright, we'd like to play one final song for you. Part of the cyber metal collection and it goes like this.
X.Y.U. / Paranoid
BC: Thank you.
> Silverfuck / Space Jam / Drown
> Farewell and Goodnight
(below is over piano outro)
BC: God bless you, thank you, goodnight.
Jimmy: Thank you.
D’arcy: Goodnight, thank you.
Iha: Goodnight, everybody.
D’arcy: You were so cool.
BC: We’ve had a great time being in Melbourne. You guys totally rock, thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you.