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The Smashing Pumpkins
Date 1993-08-12
Venue Metro
Location Chicago, IL, US
Venue Type Club
Capacity 1100
Lineup Corgan, Iha, Wretzky, Chamberlin
Order of Bands Red Red Meat, The Smashing Pumpkins
Surfaced Recordings
AUD #1
Source AUD
Format DAT
Equipment Unknown
Length 86m
Complete? Yes
Lowest Circulating Generation DDC-? > ANA-2 > DAT-M > CDR
Live Music Archive 16-bit download
Notes DDC-? > ANA-? > DDC-? > CDR version also circulates. That version appears to have a TAO burn in the lineage, but has been retracked so the clicks aren't at the track marks.
Unsurfaced Recordings



  • Rocket
  • Quiet
  • Today
  • Soma
  • I Am One
  • Disarm
  • Geek U.S.A.
  • Rhinoceros
  • Cherub Rock
  • Starla [8:41]
  • Not Worth Asking (tease)
  • Hummer
  • Siva [5:28]
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit [Nirvana] (tease)
  • Drown [5:41]
  • Silverfuck [9:52]
    • Over the Rainbow [Harburg/Arlen] (tease)
    • Jackboot (tease)
    • Star Spangled Banner [Key] (tease)


MC: The first time I heard this band live was a broadcast on 93 XRT. That day, that day the band had some bad things to say about what had been written about them in the Sun Times. Let me just tell you what was said in the Sun Times today:
'Chicago's Smashing Pumpkins debuted on Billboard's Top 200 albums charts last week at number 10 with a bullet, making it the most successful rock release from Chicago since the days of Survivor'
Iha: since the days of Survivor?
MC: Chicago, Illinois soon to be known internationally as the rock 'n' roll capital of the world, and it's because of Metro and it's because of Smashing Pumpkins!
Corgan: Whoooo!
Corgan: Hello. We're so glad you could come

Wretzky: Hi
I Am One

Corgan: Hi. 'Strutter', 'Deuce', 'Cold Gin'
Iha: what do all these songs have in common, people? Fuckin' Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons! We co-wrote this fucker with those guys
Geek U.S.A.

Corgan: Shhhhh! Don't you wanna hear the pretty song? Hey, sorry. We don't play punk rock, I'm sorry
Corgan [in German accent]: We are going to play what we want to play, I'm sorry
Cherub Rock
Wretzky: I don't know what to say. We've been on tour for two weeks and we've used up all our jokes already, so... sorry
Audience member: [during Starla] Freebird!
Corgan: Yeah, you can go suck my dick.
Starla continues and ends
Not Worth Asking (tease)
Corgan: Yeah, whatever than chord is
Iha: Yes. We've reached that low point in the set where we need to rejuvenate, tell a bad joke, rock you harder than we possibly can
Corgan: Anybody wanna hear 'Hummer'.. Hummer, Hummer? Hummer, Hummer, Hummer?
Corgan: What do you wanna hear? What? I can't hear you
Iha: Yeah
Corgan: Yeah! Yeah!
Iha: This next song is 'Matt's Theme'... alright, I'll play 'Teen Spirit'
Smells Like Teen Spirit (tease)
Corgan: Hello, hello? I got no monitors but..
Iha: I know we're not as good as Pearl Jam, the greatest band of all
Corgan: Hello, hello?
Iha: So, way back when...
Corgan: Hello? Can you hear me? You can hear me? Hi.
As far I'm concerned fuck Seattle. Let's hear it for the ununified Chicago music scene! Nobody sounds alike but it's great. We all sound like we do different drugs which is kinda cool I think
Corgan: It's a crystal, it brings you magic powers
Iha: Wow I can fe-fe-feel it, it's really weird
Corgan: Yeah, the crystal it brings you magic powers
Iha: Really? What happens?
Corgan: You get more cable channels
Iha: Wow
Corgan: This is our dedication to the former Soviet Union and all satanic cults and whatever else is wrong with the world. Wait, be quiet for a second, I've a song to begin
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (tease)
Jackboot (tease)
Star Spangled Banner