The Smashing Pumpkins 1997-01-28
|January 28, 1997 – Amherst, MA, US|
|Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins|
|Infinite Sadness tour|
|Date||January 28, 1997|
|Location||Amherst, MA, US|
|Personnel||Billy Corgan, James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Matt Walker, Dennis Flemion, Jimmy Flemion|
|Order of bands||Fountains of Wayne, The Smashing Pumpkins|
Setlist[edit | edit source]
- "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" (prerecorded)
- "Tonight, Tonight"
- "Cherub Rock"
- "Where Boys Fear to Tread"
- "Here Is No Why" (final performance)
- "Fuck You"
- "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans"
- "Rocket" (tease)
- "Thirty-Three" (acoustic)
- "Bullet with Butterfly Wings"
- "Thru the Eyes of Ruby"
Encore one[edit | edit source]
Encore two[edit | edit source]
- "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" [Iron Butterfly] (tease)
- "Paranoid" [Black Sabbath] (tease)
Notes[edit | edit source]
- "1979" with Jimmy Flemion
- Last performance of "Starla" until 2000-11-29
Banter[edit | edit source]
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
(BC immediately after last note: We love you!)
> Cherub Rock
> Where Boys Fear to Tread
Iha: (high pitched) Thank you! (normal voice) Thank you.
BC: Good--goodnight! Hello people! Heh heh.
Iha: Hello! Ow!
Iha: To the rock show!
BC: We're gonna kick it--we’re gonna kick it right in right now with an oldie, this goes back to 1990, this is called Rhinoceros.
BC: Thank you! Thank y’all very much.
BC: Like to do a song now most of you probably skip over every time you get to it on your CD. It's a nice song, you probably just don’t like it. It's called Here is No Why.
Here Is No Why
BC: We got a thunderstorm going on up here! It's a rock and roll thunderstorm!
BC: It's not a tsunami...it's not a hurricane...it's called Fuck You.
(BC over very end: That one's for you, people.)
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans / Rocket
BC: Thank y’all very much.
Iha: [unintelligible word].
BC: How's everybody doing?
Iha: Full on bleeding? Full on bleeding.
BC: Thanks to all of you for waiting so long for us to come to your town area part of the country.
Iha: U-Mass and uh, stuff, yeah.
BC: We'd like to now play you our newest hit single.
Iha: [2 unintelligible words].
BC: Number one in South Africa, this is called Thirty-three.
BC: Does everyone know what the world is? No, it's not a piece of shit. What's the world? Come on, people! What is the world?
Iha: Come on! Gimme an answer. Can I get a witness? [3-4 unintelligible words sung in a high voice].
BC: The world is a bloodsucking whore? No.
BC: The world is a turtle on drugs? No.
Iha: Can we get any other answers up here, anybody been to college out here? I know you people at U-Mass and Smith must have some sort of formative college skills at your disposal.
BC: We're not playing this next song until we find out what the world is.
Crowd: The world is a vampire!
BC: Come on, people!
Iha: I can't fuckin' hear you!
Crowd: The world is a vampire!
Bullet with Butterfly Wings
BC: That’s fuckin’ right.
Iha: Alright, we made it. Glad you're back with us rockin’. You see, we just watched this Black Sabbath home video tape and uh, it was about 1975.
BC: Stop! Stop! Don't. Don’t.
Iha: I think these people wanna know.
BC: Don’t. Nope.
Iha: We're trying to rock you.
BC: Don't. Don’t. You're gonna ruin it and then it's like, then the bubble is burst and then, don't ruin it.
Iha: I was gonna give you an insight into rock and roll.
BC: And you also should know not to wrap your hand around the microphone, that's why it's feeding back.
Iha: I don't care.
Iha: You see, it doesn't matter. I am destroying--
BC: That's how fuckin’ punk rock James Iha is.
Iha: Yes, more punk rock than you.
BC: He lives feedback.
Iha: Well, anyways, we watched this videotape and they rocked.
Iha: How 'bout that? No, you stop.
BC: I'm gonna kick your fuckin’ ass.
Iha: I'm just trying to keep these people informed. Maybe you can't handle the truth, man.
BC: Heh heh heh heh. I am the truth, James.
Iha: Do you people wanna know the truth, the rock and roll truth? On this next song, you will [unintelligible word].
BC: Do you people wanna know the truth, are you sure? We are here to cater to your needs now, we don't want to disappoint you. ... Alright. This next song, you probably haven't heard it, it's about number 12 on the CD, so you don't really get down there much but...if you have heard it, I hope you like it.
> Planet of the Apes clip
> Thru the Eyes of Ruby
Iha: You will get a guitar in the face if you do that again. Alright, ladies and gentlemen, more show business. We give you our very own special guest. All the way from Milwaukee, of the Frogs, ladies and gentlemen, Jimmy Frog. Yes, Jimmy Frog will lead us into this next song. We will dance our way into oblivion.
BC: You know, if we would have thought about it, we should have written a theme for Jimmy.
Iha: Jimmy’s Thing.
Jimmy’s Theme improv
(Billy starts a repetitive guitar part and Matt joins in)
Iha: His purpose seems strange right now, but in a few minutes, it will seem very clear. Jimmy, a few words for the people of Northampton.
Jimmy Frog: Come on!
(jam continues for a moment until Matt stops and Billy keeps going)
> Tristessa (tease)
Jimmy: This next song is called Zipper Blues.
BC: Oh, you obviously like that part of the show.
1979 (with Jimmy Flemion)
(BC before last lines: You know, Jimmy, I’d just like to take this moment to tell you that I love you.
Jimmy Frog: We love you, Amherst! God bless you! God bless you.)
BC: Wow, showbiz, I like it.
Starla / Beautiful
BC: Thank you.
Iha: I think you know this song. Are you feelin’ good? Yeah? Come on. Come on. Come on along. People of Northampton, I’m asking you to come along on a ride, a mysterious ride into the brain. DHDA, X.Y.U., these are just some of the things I’m talking about. People, I want some energy from you, I want you to know it’s a (screaming) rock and roll concert! (normal voice) So whatever you do, just sit down, stand up, clap your hands, shout, do something, ‘cause it’s a (screaming) fucking rock and roll concert! (Matt solo starts) (normal voice) Yeah. Unh. (Matt solo ends, Billy solo starts) (screams) (screams) Yeah, yep, yeah. It’s Tony Iommi right now. Lemme [unintelligible] on your fingertip! Yeah! Yeah, gimme 10 in the morning. Are you people groovin’, are you people feelin’ good about this, are we boring you? We’re just askin’ ‘cause of the drum solo. (Billy solo ends) Yeah. Alright, so we’ve been there, we’ve done that and now we’re ready for a cyber odyssey. This next song is from our 2 CD disc set. (tease ends) And it’s called....
Billy: I don’t think I wanna play any more songs.
Iha: What a dark mood, what a dark dark mood, anything you said. What shall we play then, people?
BC: I'm a free spirit, I just wanna jam.
Iha: We can do that but I think we’ll bore these people, but we can jam.
BC: Just--just kiddin’ with ya, like to take this last second to thank everybody very much for coming.
Iha: You been good, we thank you.
BC: Thank you very much for sticking around.
Iha: Today is your birthday...and uh....
BC: Gee. You have to stop me, I feel like suddenly doomsaying, but uh....
Iha: Well, you people have been very rocking.
BC: We hope you've had a good time. Of course, how many people here are in college right now?
Iha: Everything your parents told you that was good is bad. College.
BC: College: waste of fuckin' time.
Iha: Red meat, milk, metal. That's why we discovered rock and roll, heh.
BC: But you understand, we like these awkward moments, we really thrive on them. You're now going to get a scintillating version of X.Y.U....to sear into your consciousness. You may find it impossible to uh...oh look, there go some people now.
Iha: We bored ‘em with our talk.
BC: We're boring them. They have to go snort some cocaine now.
Iha: Heh heh! The ol’ been there, done that. And they're now running, fleeing the coliseum.
Iha: They’re running to get their Birkenstocks on and uh....
> Paranoid (tease)