Tsp1998-06-20

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The Smashing Pumpkins
Date 1998-06-20
Venue Melbourne Park
Location Melbourne, VIC, AU
Venue Type Arena
Capacity ~16,000
Lineup Corgan, Iha, Wretzky, Aronoff, Garson, Morris, Hodges
Order of Bands Jebediah, The Smashing Pumpkins
Surfaced Recordings
AUD #1
Source AUD
Format ANA
Equipment built-in > TCS-580V
Length 134m
Complete? No
Lowest Circulating Generation ANA-1 > CDR
Lowest Circulating Generation 16-bit download
Notes Handheld, cut between Summertime and Zero. Numerous dropouts/tape repeats. ANA-2 > CDR and ANA-? > dEdit > FLAC transfers also circulate.
Unsurfaced Recordings
AUD #2
Source AUD
Format DAT
Equipment Unknown
Length Unknown
Complete? Unknown
AUD #3
Source AUD
Format MD
Equipment Unknown
Length Unknown
Complete? Unknown
SBD #1
Source SBD
Format ADAT
Equipment Unknown
Length ~135m
Complete? Yes
Notes Vault copy.

Setlist


Soundcheck:

  • Annie-Dog
  • Appels + Oranjes

Set:

  • To Sheila
  • Behold! the Night Mare
  • Ava Adore
  • Pug
  • Crestfallen
  • Tear
  • Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  • Perfect
  • Tonight, Tonight
  • (percussion solo)
    • Zero (tease)
    • Where Boys Fear to Tread (tease)
    • Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  • Daphne Descends
  • Shame
  • For Martha

Encore One:

  • 1979
  • Transmission [Joy Division] [20:56]

Encore Two:

  • Summertime [Gershwin/Heyward] (tease)
    • Second Prelude [Gershwin] (tease)
    • Zero (unfinished)

Notes

  • Soundcheck incomplete
  • Perfect and Tonight, Tonight performed acoustic
  • Zero was added to the setlist

Banter

To Sheila
> Behold! The Night Mare
> Ava Adore
Pug
Crestfallen
(BC over extended intro: Hey. How’s everybody doing? Thank you very much for coming to our concert tonight. We’re mostly starting off tonight with songs off our new album, um, it’s called Kylie Minogue. Yes, the name of the album is Kylie Minogue.)
Tear
> Thru the Eyes of Ruby
BC: [possible tape cut] These are the two shows that we’ve done - doing, are doing, done - in Australia are the biggest shows that we’re playing on the Adore tour. So we uh, heh heh heh, we thank you for that. Um, at the same time, it’s probably uh, it’s probably uh, it’s so big here that it’s hard to grasp the whole uh, strangeness of the album that we’re done so uh, we thank you very much for - for being cool and listening. We know we’re the weirdest band on the planet but uh.... I don’t really like koala bears so.... James was attacked by a koala bear.
Iha: I was uh, very damaged by a koala bear, it just kept stroking my matter for hours and then it began to hurt.
BC: By the way, most of you probably don’t know but even though we’re playing this concert tonight in Melbourne, James is going to be appearing in Winnie the Pooh at the Victorian Arts Center. He will be the Pooh.
Perfect (acoustic)
BC: Now, this is the moment in the show where we get to know D’arcy.
D’arcy: My hobbies are...skydiving. I like water ballet...and I’m a part-time mime.
Iha: I like - I like wombats.
BC: Just how many - how many fucking versions of Australian football are there? There’s like 75 different versions and I never know the rules. But I did meet Shane Warren once. He didn’t know who the fuck I was but I knew who he was. And then he told me to write this song.
Tonight, Tonight (acoustic)
drum/percussion solo
> Zero (tease)
> Where Boys Fear to Tread (tease)
> Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Daphne Descends
> Shame
BC: Thank you very much, thank you. I have to say, I’m not much of a compliment giver, but you’re one of the best audiences we’ve played to in a long time. So thank you very much.
For Martha
BC: God bless you, thank you.
[encore break]
Iha: Thank you very much, you guys have been really great, thanks a lot. And now, for our next song. We appreciate your patience through all our new songs but now we’re gonna play an old song. [tape cut] 20 years, no. 21 years.
BC: It’s 19, 19, [unintelligible].
Iha: [unintelligible]
BC: No, I’m not gonna do it. Nope, nope, nope, nope nope nope. Put the house lights up, [unintelligible], house lights please, someone. Let’s put these lights on.
D’arcy: There are all those people back there. I didn’t even know they were there. Now I’m scared, I’m gonna leave.
BC: Now the rule is, if you can’t see them, they - they get in for free. All those people got in for free in the back.
D’arcy: I thought the rule was if you can’t see them they don’t exist.
BC: There you go.
D’arcy: Ohhh, they do exist.
Iha: Power to the people.
D’arcy: Okay.
BC: Okay. Gonna go back to the old days where people actually had a good time at a concert. ‘Bout five years ago, five years ago, you had good times, heh heh. Just kidding. Okay.
1979
BC: Thank you very much, you crazy fuckers. (crowd chants for Zero) But I don’t wear that shirt anymore, it’s retired. And I was just debating in my head whether I should mention that since we’ve been in Australia, we’ve met lots of fans, nothing but good vibes, talked to wonderful people, lots of good times. Of course, however, every record review that I’ve read of our new album in Australia has been shit. Yes, let’s see. [unintelligible] Rolling Stone in Australia, thank you very much. So I’d like to thank you for having faith in us. And for supporting us in what we’re trying to do. [tape cuts] We’re very happy to be in Australia, always [tape cuts].
Transmission
[encore break]
Summertime (tease)
> Second Prelude (tease)
> Zero (abandoned - seems like Billy forgets the line “fashion victims chew their charcoal teeth”, they continue but song never really gets back on the rails and stops after Iha solo)
BC: Sorry, we don’t play that song anymore but....
D’arcy: [unintelligible]
BC: James is backstage throwing up.
D’arcy: He drank too much, you know? This is good advice: don’t drink too much.
BC: Heh, take it from D’arcy! Thank you again for a great concert, we love you, god bless you, thank you.
D’arcy: Thank you.

Photos & Memorabilia

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