Thursday, 1 December 2016

Smashing Pumpkins, The [1993.07.04] Raymond Revue Bar [SBD]

The Smashing Pumpkins
Raymond Revue Bar, Soho
London, England
Sunday July 4th, 1993  [Banter talk]

Source: SBD>??multitrack or DAT??>Virgin Promo ("Monitor Mixes", duplicated 7/19/93)
Transfer: Virgin Promo Tape>Sony TC-K630ES>R-09(unity gain, 24/48)
Editing: Audacity (amplified, spliced tape sides together), CDWave (split), TLH (FLAC), MP3@320.

Soundboard Recording
Excellent Sound Quality
Encoded: 320 Kbps MP3

Track List:
01.  Intro
02.  Rocket
03.  Cherub Rock
04.  Rhinoceros
05.  Today
06.  Spaceboy
07.  Siva
08.  Dancing in the Moonlight (It's Caught Me in Its Spotlight) [Thin Lizzy cover]
09.  Disarm
10.  Starla
11.  Outshined [snippet: Sound Garden cover]
12.  Suffer
13.  Hummer
14.  Drown
15.  (Banter)
16.  Kooks [David Bowie cover]
17.  Smiley
18.  Bye June
19.  (Banter)
20.  Crush

This show was 23 days prior to the release of their second EP 'Siamese Dream'. This concert at the Raymond Revue Bar features an intimate acoustic set. So intimate in fact, it opens with Darcy mentioning the record monetary loss the band is taking by preforming that night. Despite ticket sales, this performance finds the band in good spirits with a very engaged crowd.

Until recently, this show contained what many believed to be the only acoustic performance of Starla. Even though Billy admits that Starla is “a toughy” to play acoustically, the band goes for it…and it is amazing.

Chuck full of classic and soon-to-be-classic songs, a few covers, great banter, and a very entertaining 4-minute audience participation round to help decide which song ends the show, this is one show that should be on every fan’s iPod.

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