Smashing Pumpkins Live at SFX Centre on 1995-08-23
- Smashing Pumpkins
05. Fuck You
06. Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
07. Geek U.S.A.
09. Thru the Eyes of Ruby
11. Cherub Rock
14. Bullet with Butterfly Wings
15. Frail and Bedazzled
16. Silverfuck > Space Jam (tease)
Related Music (Beta) question-dark
Versions - Different performances of the song by the same artist
Compilations - Other albums which feature this performance of the song
Covers - Performances of a song with the same name by different artists
|Porcelina Of The Vast Oceans|
|Thru The Eyes Of Ruby|
|Bullet With Butterfly Wings|
|Frail And Bedazzled|
|Silverfuck > Space Jam (tease)|
* first performances of Thru the Eyes of Ruby and X.Y.U.
* last Frail and Bedazzled until 2011-10-05
* Jellybelly cuts in, tape flip between Thru the Eyes of Ruby and Siva, Silverfuck cut
"Who threw a banana on stage, and what do you want us to do with it?"
- 2010-06-27 05:29:18
- DAT > ANA-2 > DDC-? (48k) > FLAC
- Dublin, IE
- Run time
- CSB > D7
- Transferred by
- Kevin Davis
- SFX Centre
Subject: Terrible Recording
Subject: low q
Subject: Earliest recorded official MCIS show, poor rating due to rough audio
Of the 16 songs performed, 7 of them are from the new album. So, all things considered, it's a short show at just under 90 minutes, given that the new album was a double set. With that in mind, it wouldn't be until the January/February 1996 MCIS club tour, that the band would give the new album its proper run through. In the meantime, these early shows find the band trying to insert their hits from the first two albums, and mesh them with the newer songs. As a result, these first MCIS shows have an interesting presentation, in that they don't come off as whimsical and balanced as the MCIS club shows would (imo, the best performances of the entire MCIS stretch), but they also aren't as gloomy as the Spring and Summer 96 Europe and US arena tours.
As part of this transitional period, the setlist features one of the last performances of Rocket in its original format. After the few subsequent performances on the US October dates, the song would be changed into a version which would serve as the mid-show "bridge" between the acoustic and electric sets on the MCIS club tour. For the Summer tour of 1996, the song would be reformatted as an outro to Porcelina, with none of the structure or instrumentation perserved, just some vocal lines from the song's verse. For what it's worth, it was probably a good move to change the song, as the newer and gloomier MCIS material didn't seem to mesh well with the dreamier sounding Siamese Dream songs. Silverfuck is played with a slightly different rhythm, featuring the insertion of a riff which was a heavy-handed lift of the riff from Filter's "Hey Man Nice Shot", which had only just been released a month earlier. Like Rocket, Silverfuck would soon change in more drastic ways, culminating with the completely overdone versions played throughout the Summer 96 tour. If only they had stuck with the version that they performed during the MCIS club tour. Those versions were shorter versions, with improvisation, instead of the obligatory "time to stretch the song out to 20 minutes" gimmick that would become a signature of the versions played on the US arena tour. As for other setlist notes, this show features the final performance of Frail and Bedazzled, which like Rocket, seems out of place in the set.
In all, the band play well, but there isn't the finesse yet in the performances of the new material, and the old material sounds much as it did when they last performed the songs in the rushed "let's get this over with quick" type of performances that they routinely gave on the 94 Lollapalooza tour. Worth noting that the audience can be heard singing along loudly to pretty much every single song played from the first two albums. Such was the Pumpkins popularity at the time. This show would be given a higher rating, but the source has a few cuts, and the sound is a little rough on the ears.
Uploaded by rhinowing on