Billy Corgan Just As Much Of A Nineties Nostalgist As The Rest Of Us


Last night, the Smashing Pumpkins made its first live appearance in seven years, playing a 29-song set at Paris’ Grand Rex. We didn’t go, but here’s our best guess as to what happened: Billy Corgan repeatedly made his half-smile/half-snarl face; the three new members (Jeff Schroeder, Ginger Reyes and Lisa Harriton) looked slightly terrified; and people got very excited when the band played the first few notes of “Today.” Also, it was 19 hours long, and included such new songs as the acoustic ballad “For God and Country,” which was captured in all of its mid-fi camera-phone glory:

The Smashing Pumpkins – For God and Country [YouTube, via Deaf Indie Elephants]

And, for all you completists out there, the band’s set list is after the click-through. Nothing from The FutureEmbrace, alas.

United States
Today
Stand Inside Your Love
Orchid
Doomsday Clock
Home
Hummer
Starz
Tarantula
Bullet
Gossamer
God and Country
33
Rocket
Winterlong
To Sheila
Glass and the Ghost
Cherub Rock
1979
Tonight
Neverlost
That’s the Way
Disarm
Zero
Untitled
Shame
Silverfuck
Annie Dog
Muzzle