Smashing Pumpkins - Vieuphoria DVD Review
Original Author: The Uncreator
Artist: Smashing Pumpkins
Album: Vieuphoria DVD
Year of Release: 1994 on VHS, Re-Released on DVD in 2002
Well, you all know by now that I am an avid Smashing Pumpkins fan. This release comes no different from other Pumpkins release that I love, and believe me this is worth watching for all Pumpkins fan alike.
I dont really know how to describe this dvd. It has many live dvd performances, mostly from the Siamese Dream Tour, and a few bits and pieces of funny antics. It also has some fan interviews from Japan, Chicago, and some other places. The songs that are presented in this dvd are (in order of the DVD):
1. "Quiet" - live in Atlanta, 1993
2. "Disarm" - live on English TV, 1993
3. "Cherub Rock" (acoustic) - live on MTV Europe, 1993
4. "Today" - live in Chicago, 1993
5. "I Am One" - live in Barcelona, 1993
6. "Soma" - live in London, 1994
7. "Slunk" - live on Japanese TV, 1992
8. "Geek U.S.A." - live on German TV, 1993
9. "Mayonaise" (acoustic) - live everywhere, 1988-1994
10. "Silverf---" - live in London, 1994
This would be the first time of me witnessing how good the Pumpkins perform live. It also portray a sense of hardship and balance between all four. It seems as though they all know what there thinking because the improvised parts on some parts of the songs here seems to be in perfect correlation. Its as if those parts are on the record.
All the live performances here shows a side of Pumpkins that shun a light through me. The performance has some weird aura to it. One fan here pretty much described what I felt about Pumpkins "Relaxed powerful type of escape." Disarm in London is in a more rocking performance. Its not like the acoustic set for the studio album. Then the Mayonaise performance in the Garden was perfect. It was performed with acoustic instruments to make the whole scene a more quieter moment for one of the best Pumpkins song. Its also performed outside so people passing through could watch the band play, which was quite a few. My favorite live Pumpkins performance, Silverf--- is mindblowingly awesome. This shows how much Pumpkins can rock. The riff and energy this performance integrated was phenomenal. And also, James special weapon of laser gun held on the pickups of his guitar is totally priceless.
My final words? Get this dvd if your an avid Pumpkins fan. Awesome performances, and the interviews and skits they do are also worth watching.