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The Smashing Pumpkins
Date 1988-08-10
Venue Avalon
Location Chicago, IL, US
Venue Type Club
Capacity Unknown
Lineup Corgan, Iha, Wretzky
Order of Bands Unknown
Surfaced Recordings
SBD #1
Source SBD
Format ANA
Length 63m
Complete Yes
Lowest Circulating Generation ANA-M > CDR
Live Music Archive 16-bit download
Notes Sourced from Billy's own tape that was given to Dave Asselin. This may actually be an audience recording made from the soundboard area.
Unsurfaced Recordings
AUD #1
Source AUD
Format ANA
Equipment Unknown
Length Unknown
Complete? Unknown
Notes Likely recorded by a friend of a band member.
AUD #2
Source AUD
Format ANA
Equipment Unknown
Length Unknown
Complete? Unknown
Notes Likely recorded by a friend of a band member.



  • The Vigil
  • Armed to the Teeth
  • Bleed
  • There It Goes
  • My Eternity (false start)
  • My Eternity
  • I Fall
  • Nothing and Everything
  • 6234
  • Holiday
  • Screaming


  • Darcy's first show
  • First performances of Armed to the Teeth, There It Goes, My Eternity, Nothing and Everything, and Holiday
  • Only performances of The Vigil, I Fall, 6234, and Screaming


MC: Ladies and gentlemen, thanks for sticking around. And now, for your entertainment pleasure: Smashing Pumpkins!
Corgan: Good evening.
The Vigil
Corgan: Thank you very much. This is called Armed to the Teeth.
[Drum machine plays wrong beat]
Iha (?): Ahhh!
Corgan: See? No, its not.
Iha (?): Twelve, eleven.
Armed to the Teeth
Corgan: Thank you, thank you.
Iha: Thanks. Thanks, Bob.
[Drum machine plays wrong beat]
Corgan: See what you get for not having a drummer? [tuts] Sin number one.
There it Goes
Iha: Thanks.
Corgan: Um, we'd would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for coming out. I know some who have waited, some don't care, but thanks is all the same. Now we are going to change the bass. Oh, oh, Paul? Oh, Pa... just a little bit more drums. Thank you. I can't hear shit. This is one of those crowd favorites, this is called My Eternity.
My Eternity
Corgan: Thank you.
I Fall
Audience member: Where's your drummer?
Corgan: Ahh, don't start that shit. The reason we aren't playing with the drummer is because we had a drummer, and he fucked everything up, so why fuck everything up, you know what I mean? I mean I don't like playing with the drum machine anymore than maybe you don't like hearing it. But I don't have a drummer, so I'll play, you know. Hey, you wanna fuckin' drum, come up here [unintelligible] You know we don't fucking just like make this shit up out of air, it takes a lot of time, and uh, you know, I'd like to be here with a drummer and everything would be kosher. This my friend is a song for you. Ready? Are you ready?
Nothing and Everything
Iha: Thanks.
Audience member: We can't hear you!
Corgan: You can't hear what? Sing?
Audience member: Can't hear you!
Corgan: Me singing? This song is a step forwards, a step backwards all at the same time. I'm sure we all know about that in our little lives, including me.
Iha: Thanks an awful lot.
Corgan: This falls in the hit song category.
Corgan: Thank you, thank you, very kind. This will be our last number. I'd like to thank the Avalon Night Club, Paul, an excellent mixing man. He deserves many applause. [tuts] heh, and your mic isn't on.
Wretzky: I wanna thank everybody who came out tonight, all my friends and my sister.
Iha: And I would like to thank Vince [unintelligible] And McDermit if he's out there.
Corgan: And I'd to thank [feedback] woah! I'd like to thank the Lord, Jesus Christ. That's right, you don't sing the last verse. Yeah that's alright. You don't say nothing anyway. This song's called Screaming. Like a mother... fucker. Are you loud? Jesus! [unintelligible]
Corgan: Sayonara.
MC: Let's hear it one more time for the Smashing Pumpkins!