The Smashing Pumpkins 1996-09-18

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September 18, 1996 – New York, NY, US
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
Infinite Sadness tour
DateSeptember 18, 1996
VenueMadison Square Garden
Coordinates40°45′2″N 73°59′37″W
LocationNew York, NY, US
Venue typeArena
PersonnelBilly Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Matt Walker, Dennis Flemion, Jimmy Flemion, Evan Dando
Order of bandsGrant Lee Buffalo, The Smashing Pumpkins

Rescheduled from July 13, 1996 due to the death of Jonathan Melvoin.

Setlist[edit | edit source]

  1. "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" (prerecorded) 
  2. "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
    1. "Rocket(tease) 
  3. "Tonight, Tonight
  4. "Zero
  5. "Fuck You
  6. "To Forgive
  7. "Today
  8. "Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  9. "By Starlight
  10. "Siva" [9:16] 
  11. "Disarm(acoustic) 
  12. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  13. "Cherub Rock

Encore one[edit | edit source]

  1. "1979
  2. "Muzzle

Encore two[edit | edit source]

  1. "Heartbreaker" [Led Zeppelin(tease) 
  2. "X.Y.U.

Encore three[edit | edit source]

  1. "Take Me Down(tease) (last verse) 
  2. "The Aeroplane Flies High (Turns Left, Looks Right)
  3. "Silverfuck" [25:29] 
    1. "Stumbleine(tease) 
    2. "Hey Man Nice Shot" [Filter(tease) 
    3. "Dose" [Filter(tease) 
    4. "Hummer(tease) 

Notes[edit | edit source]

Banter[edit | edit source]

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans / Rocket
“Thank you for participating” tape
> Tonight, Tonight
Fuck You
BC: Thank you! We are the Smashing Pumpkins, thank you very much for coming to the concert. Thanks for waiting us -- (overly enunciated) thank you for waiting for us to come back. (normal voice) Thank you.
To Forgive
> Planet of the Apes clip
> Thru the Eyes of Ruby
BC: Thank you very much. Um, we’d like to play you another song off, uh, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.
Iha: And it’s -- and it’s another sad song.
BC: It’s another in our long litany of sad songs.
Iha: Guaranteed.
BC: It’s may not know it but uh, it’s called By Starlight.
By Starlight
Disarm (acoustic)
Circus tape
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Cherub Rock
BC: Thanks!
[encore break]
Iha: Thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you for listening. Ladies and gentlemen, we have some special guests. The innocuous, the enigma, Page Six boy, Evan Dando, let’s have a round of applause. All the way from Milwaukee, of The Frogs, Jimmy Frog. Probably not as well known but his suit speaks for itself. So let’s all dance, let’s all dance. I’m sorry, I forgot about his brother, Dennis Frog on keyboards. Yes, rock and roll. So on this next song, oh jaded New York, let’s just...get it together, let’s just dance, let’s have some freeform interpretive dancing if you will.
1979 (with Jimmy Flemion)
Iha: A round of -- a round of applause for our fine dancers, Evan Dando and uh, Jimmy Frog. They flew all the way in to do the show.
D’arcy: And now, we’d like to play you...a lullabye.
BC: Thanks again for a very nice concert. We very much appreciate your patience in waiting for us to come back.
Iha: And we’d like to thank you for rocking. On our big encore, rocking.
BC: God bless you, thank you, bye.
[encore break]
Iha: Thanks, thanks a lot.
BC: I’d like to thank the guys who threw up this sign, um.... Unfortunately I can’t read, but um, thanks anyway.
Iha: Awesome little known facts if you ever see us, ravish in our adventure.
BC: Heh heh. Hi.
Iha: (in funny voice) NYC.
BC: (laughing) The Big Apple.
Iha: I’m sorry, we just -- we just had a Led Zeppelin flashback. Playing here at the, at the Garden.
Heartbreaker (tease)
(Iha: Yeah! Come on! Bring it on home! Yeah, come on, New York! Get up on your fuckin’ seats! Let me see some hands in the air like you just don’t care! Put it up for me, New York! Come on! Come on, let’s do it together! Let’s put it UUUUUPP! Come on! Yeeaaahh!! Damn. [unintelligible]. Yeah!)
BC: Alright.
Iha: We just lived out our teen rock fantasy. Thank you very much.
[encore break]
Iha: Thank you again. ... That is very cute. “James, sing one of your songs.” Thank you very much, this will become, uh, part of our title history. It’s very cute.
BC: Would you -- would you tell everyone what that piece of paper says?
Iha: “James, sing one of your songs.”
BC: James, sing one of your songs. The fact of the matter is -- is I don’t want him to sing one of his songs, so that’s the way it just is.
Iha: Detention. Hey man, you can’t keep me down forever!
BC: No! No, man. The answer is (laughing) no.
Iha: My album’s gonna come out, it’s gonna be way bigger than yours.
Take Me Down (last verse)
BC: Ladies and gentleman, Mr. James Iha.
Iha: I forgot the words now. Um, thank you.
The Aeroplane Flies High
> Silverfuck / Stumbleine / Hey Man Nice Shot / Dose / Hummer
(BC at 15:26: So I was walkin’ in the East Village today. And I passed a couple guys and they said “Hey man, how ‘bout some change? Can you spare any change, man?” And I said “Gee, I haven’t got any change.” And they said, “Come on man, we know who you are. You’re a rich rock star.” And I said, “Hey man, I ain’t got no change.” And they said, “Well, FUCK you then, man, your music sucks and your band sucks and you suck too.” Funny--the funny thing is, about 10 years ago, I had no more money than those two motherfuckers. I had nothing. I had jack fucking shit. So what they look upon is the result of everything we’ve ever done. We are from the earth, of the earth and are of the earth. We are the Smashing Pumpkins. So anybody who wants what we got, you can’t have it. You can’t have what we have. We earned it all our little grubby selves. What do we got? Ah, we got a bad reputation, how about that? We earned that too, haha. So, if you come across a couple guys in the East Village that are asking you for change and they happen to mention that they saw me on the street, punch ‘em in the fuckin’ face for me!)
(BC at 23:09: So we bid you farewell, adieu, see you next time, sayonara, auf wiedersehen, catch you on the down side. Thank you NYC. We appreciate it very much. Bye bye. I’d like to personally say goodbye to you people leaving over here: Goodbye. Driving you crazy fuckers out of here. All you people in the back, thanks for sticking around. We know who our true fans are, we thank you.)
(Iha at 25:18: Goodnight. Goodnight everybody. Goodnight. Thanks a lot.)