Tsp1997-01-26

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The Smashing Pumpkins
Date 1997-01-26
Venue War Memorial
Location Rochester, NY, US
Venue Type Arena
Capacity 8000
Lineup Corgan, Iha, Wretzky, Walker, Flemion
Order of Bands Fountains of Wayne, The Smashing Pumpkins
Surfaced Recordings
AUD #1
Source AUD
Format ANA
Equipment ECM-727P > WM-D6C
Length 147m
Complete? Yes
Lowest Circulating Generation ANA-M > FLAC
Live Music Archive 16-bit download
Notes Level adjustment in Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. ANA-M > DDC-1(48k) > FLAC transfer also exists.
Unsurfaced Recordings
SBD #1
Source SBD
Format ADAT
Equipment Unknown
Length ~150m
Complete? Yes
Notes Vault copy.

Setlist


Set:

  • Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (over PA)
  • Tonight, Tonight
  • Cherub Rock
  • Where Boys Fear to Tread
  • Rhinoceros
  • Love (abandoned)
  • Love (abandoned)
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit [Nirvana] (tease)
  • Here Is No Why
  • Zero
  • Fuck You
  • Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
    • Rocket (tease)
  • 1979
  • Thirty-three
  • Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  • Farewell and Goodnight (unfinished)
  • Muzzle
  • Disarm
  • Thru the Eyes of Ruby

Encore One:

  • In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida [Iron Butterfly] (tease)
  • X.Y.U. (tease)
  • Today (tease)
  • X.Y.U.

Encore Two:

  • Drown [5:39]
    • Hummer (tease)
  • Siva [9:48]
    • Spiders (tease)

Encore Three:

  • Today (tease)
    • Landslide [Nicks] (tease)
    • Soma (tease)
  • The Aeroplane Flies High

Notes

  • Thirty-three performed acoustic
  • 1979 with the Frogs
  • Show cut short due to the band's lighting tower nearly falling over

Banter

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Intro
> Tonight, Tonight
> Cherub Rock
> Where Boys Fear to Tread
Rhinoceros
BC: Hi everybody. I guess we should apologize now for making y’all miss the Super Bowl. But if it makes you feel any better, um, in the second quarter, the players decided that they were all going to choose the path of non-violence and they all gave up football. So the game was suspended anyway, so you’re not missing anything.
Iha: They gave up and uh, it’s just commercials now for the entire second quarter.
BC: So thank you very much for coming, we hope everyone has a good time. For those of you who haven’t seen us in a while, we are the new Pumpkins. We don’t talk much, we just play rock and roll.
Love (abandoned shortly after the second line of verse one)
Iha: On - on second thought, let’s go back to one.
BC: Actually, you are right. I’m wrong. Sorry, I fucked up. Show the Packers my song (laughing).
Iha: The Packers are leading and uh, goodnight, we’ll just go watch the game.
BC: I guess we should just skip that song, huh?
(at same time) Iha: Oh no no, go back to it. / D’arcy: No no no no, don’t skip it.
D’arcy: It’s a good song, the people like the song, don’t you like the song?
Love (abandoned after Billy screws up third line of verse two)
(BC as song falls apart: Ah no, you fucked up.)
Iha: (screams)
BC: You, heh heh, you fucked that song up.
D’arcy: Do you wanna start again? Me neither.
BC: See, we don’t normally play this song, we thought it would be kind of fun to play it but obviously we don’t know our own songs so, heh....
Iha: Why do you have to be wrong?
BC: We’ll just play some, uh, Bush or Stone Temple Pilots or something.
Smells Like Teen Spirit (tease)
Iha: Oh no. So about the Super Bowl...
BC: Usually we wait to the end of the concert to apologize for sucking but I will apologize now: I’m very sorry we suck. Heh heh. Heh heh heh. Okay, um, I know, we’ll play Here Is No Why.
Here Is No Why
> Zero
Fuck You
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
> Rocket (partial)
BC (high pitched): Thank you.
Iha: Thanks. Now many of you didn’t see the Super Bowl halftime but this next segment, we were - we’re gonna blow away the halftime Super Bowl entertainment right here with our very next special guest. He may not be the Blues Brothers, he may not be James Brown or ZZ Top but ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together, all the way from Milwaukee - Green Bay Packers fan - ladies and gentlemen, Jimmy Frog! Jimmy, any words about the, uh, the game?
BC: Jimmy? I’m afraid that we’re beginning to bore the crowd. Yes, it’s true. Our psychedelic musings have pushed the limits of normal human endurance for the years and I now place the responsibility to you to get the crowd reinterested in the concert.
Jimmy Frog: Alright, give me the drum.
(one snare hit, followed by what sounds like a quiet cowbell)
BC: Oh. Give a man a costume and he starts giving orders. Go ahead. This next song is called 1979.
1979
(BC over ending: Ladies and gentlemen, Jimmy Frog.)
BC: No no, do not fight over the frog. Wow, people are actually fighting over that green frog, that’s pretty unbelievable. Now they’ve ruined the frog and no one can enjoy it. Is the show beginning to bore you? I think you’re holding that mistake, that blown song against us, we’re still sorry. How many times do you want us to apologize? We’re only human! Just kidding. Anyway. Thank you very much. Now is there any song in particular you would like to hear? Not that we can play any of our own songs but I was just curious as to what you might want to hear.
Iha: We’ll just, uh, play that song.
BC: Which song?
Iha: Thirty-three.
BC: Thirty-three? That’s a good idea.
Thirty-three (acoustic)
Circus tape
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Iha: Yeaah. Thanks, thanks a lot. We’re glad you’re back with us. Everybody feeling funky? Feeling groovy? We’re glad you could, uh, battle the cold and come out tonight and miss the Super Bowl, just for rock. [unintelligible sentence.]
BC: This is the part of the show where James is supposed to talk because I can’t sing.
Iha: I thought you were playing a song.
BC: You need to talk more, James, ‘cause I can’t sing (laughing).
Iha: Alright, well...
Farewell and Goodnight (partial - mostly Iha solo)
Iha: [unintelligible] from that song, thank you very much. The next song is called Muzzle.
Muzzle
Disarm
> Planet of the Apes clip
> Thru the Eyes of Ruby
[encore break]
Iha: [unintelligible], thanks a lot. Unh!
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (tease)
(Iha: Ooh. Old soul. No, no, yeah. Hey ho ho. Alright people, people of Rochester! We gotta give it up, come on! Yeah, right now! Put your hands in the air! I don’t care where you are, over there! All the way to the motherfuckin’ back, get the fuck up out your seat! I want you to do something - either sit down, stand up, shut up, but do something! It’s a fuckin’ rock and roll concert, not a tea party! Come on!!!! Now goes the mid-drum break. (Matt solos for a minute, then rest of band kicks back in and Billy solos) (screams) Woo!! Yeah, fuck [unintelligible] fuckin’ mother, come on! Rock that stuff, put ‘em up again, come on! Yeah, play that Robin Trower shit! We’re from Chicago, we get the Chicago blues, come on, yeah! Unh. (Billy stops soloing and goes back into the main riff) Yeah, we’re back to the quota. Ladies and gentlemen, it stops right here on this next song. You gotta give it up for us on this next song. It’s a good song about rock and roll.)
Iha: Thank you. This next song is called X...Y...U.
X.Y.U. (tease - just Billy and James fucking around with the riff)
BC: Did anyone see us here in Rochester in 1991? I’d like to thank you for coming to that show. I realize I’m six years too late, but...I’d like to thank you anyway. You know, standing here you all look like you’re waiting for something, what exactly are you waiting for? (weird voice) “I paid twenty-five goddamn dollars for your concert. Then they just stood there and talked all night.”
Iha: “I don’t hear any Zeppelin on stage.”
BC: (still in the weird voice) “I wanted to hear that goddamn Today song and they didn’t even fuckin’ play it! Goddamn it!”
Today (tease - just Dennis Frog goofing around with the riff)
BC: (normal voice) I know, we’re so difficult, thank you very much.
X.Y.U.
[encore break]
Iha: Thank you. Thanks.
BC: Thank you all very, very, very, very, very much. Aw, how cute, someone wrote “zero” on baby Big Bird. ... I just can’t stand to, uh, see, uh, Sesame Street characters, um, disgraced. Plus I of course was molested...by Big Bird himself. When I saw that thing coming towards me, it brought back a lot of painful memories. I won’t even tell you what he did but he does have that long beak anyway. And that’s what this song is about.
Drown
> Hummer (tease)
BC: Thank you. We’d now like to take you back to a time before grunge. Yes, there was a time before grunge, believe it or not. And when we played this song, people used to call it grunge and used to really piss me off. But then again, people used to think we were from Seattle. Which, of course, we’re from upstate New York. ... You sure you want to hear this song from the time before grunge? (crowd cheers) It’s a long song. ... Yeah, I got all fucking night too, mister. But that of course is another story. For those of you - for those of you who have never heard our first record, this is called Siva.
Siva
> Spiders (tease)
> Siva
BC: Uh, something’s wrong like the tower’s gonna fall on us so, uh, if we don’t come back out, it’s not our fault but um, thanks, heh heh heh. All I know is they’re telling us to get the hell off the stage so.... Remember, your safety is our concern.
[encore break]
BC: Well, it’s still okay for us to play more, they said. You can of course go home if you want to. It’s okay, you know, after this the show gets really psychedelic and you probably wouldn’t like it anyway. We don’t play any songs you would know, um.... So, just warning you. ... Would anyone like to have a sing-along? Why don’t you all sing one of my songs and I’ll just sing along, how’s that? Instead of the other way around. I’ll give you a beat.
Today (tease - Billy sings “today is the...” and trails off)
Landslide (tease - Billy sings “I took my love, I took it down”)
Soma (tease - Billy sings “I’m all by myself”)
BC: Well, you’ve heard the rumors, now you know, the band does not love me, obviously. They’re not coming back out. No, I’m just teasing. ... Well. Don’t know what to tell you. ... I’ll just play some songs on my own then since nobody cares. ... Uh, because of the shit falling down, D’arcy is afraid to come back out so James will now play bass. Hey, for all you know, this thing’s gonna fall on my head and uh, D’arcy’s gonna get all the money, so... ... James actually is a pretty good bass player, so we won’t even notice the difference. ... Aw, come on D’arcy, come on! ...
D’arcy: Mad? Mad! Why should I be mad if the tower falls? Looks to me like it’ll fall on you.
BC: Now Sammy, I want you to put on the lights - all the lights as bright as they can go. We are just now going to leave the lights on so that we can see you and you can see us for this last song. Because we’re old and we don’t care anymore. Is everyone ready? Denny, you ready? This song is called, uh, Disconnected, you might know it. It’s on the setlist. It’s not - I’m sorry, heh.
The Aeroplane Flies High
BC: Thank you, good night.