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Before finishing with ‘Breath,’ Ed tells everyone, “Hey, we’re gonna do a TV show tomorrow and it might even be live. We might as well just do it right here.” 02/04/92 – The Late Show, BBC2 TV: United Kingdom [5m] Jeff, getting extremely upset with the sound at this venue complains, “Would you take some volume out of the kickdrum?It’s fuckin’ ridiculous.” Ed tries to make light of Jeff’s displeasure by joking around with the crowd. Part of this show was broadcast on the radio (‘Once,’ ‘Even Flow,’ ‘So La T,’ ‘Jeremy,’ ‘Why Go’).
Stone and Mike sing an ear splitting a capella version of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ before ‘Porch.’ Ed’s brother, Jason, jams with the band during a long, lively version of ‘I’ve Got a Feeling’ including parts of ‘Hunger Strike,’ ‘Say Hello 2 Heaven’ and ‘Jane Says’ (by Jane’s Addiction). 03/03/92 – Vereeniging: Nijmegen, Holland (canceled) Incredible amounts of stagediving at this show cause Jeff to be concerned for his pedals and he warns the crowd to be careful of the equipment. If you wanna break someone’s head, maybe you should do it with your head and not your boots, you pussies!So I hope you listen to it in the right way, and I think live is probably the way.” During a short ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ jam, Ed attempts to cool down the crowd by calling it the ‘Waterpouring Song’ and pours water on the crowd.With the crowd yelling for ‘Hunger Strike,’ Ed asks if there is a “political strike going on in Holland cuz everywhere we go we hear people yelling about a hunger strike.” He later treats the crowd to a short version of ‘Hunger Strike’ saying, “I can’t wait to tell Chris about that”) and plays a little drum solo before ‘Alone.’ Ed tells the crowd he has a new tattoo and now he’s a “… I used to be just a loser.” He says he really wants to jump in the crowd but is concerned people will grab his sore, tattooed leg. The show begins when Ed shouts, “OK, turn off the fucking music; we are going to play now.” Before ‘Even Flow,’ Ed says, “There’s a girl here whose mom followed her into the show, just to make sure she is safe!A nice two-minute jam after Alive dedicated to Birmingham included: “We got along in Birmingham (repeated). Instead, they do ‘Leash’ with Stone reporting, “We only know like one more song.” The crowd begins to chant, leading to an extended ‘I’ve Got a Feeling’ which turns into ‘My Generation’ once Ed grabs Mike’s guitar .There coulda been a fight, there coulda been a rumble, but we … We got along in Birmingham.” Ed also makes this, uh, observation: “So God, or Darwin, or whoever the fuck made us, they made us with two eyes, and two arms, and two knees, and two livers (editor: two livers? The show gets off to a rocky start, as Ed skips a lot of lyrics during ‘Once’ as he’s trying to deal with the crowd (saying “fucking cut it out” at one point). See these people’s heads here, because they are people’s heads and these aren’t fucking casaba melons. ” A rambling improv follows, which leads into ‘I’ve Got a Feeling’ and Ed talking with the audience more.(laughs) It’s known to burn up when Michael plays.” Concerned about the crowd, he says, “This is a little claustrophobic.
This is the biggest place we’ve ever played.” After ‘Jeremy,’ “Is there a bigger place right around here where we can all go right now to maybe finish this up? ” 02/19/92 – Albani Bar of Music: Winterthur, Switzerland (acoustic) Finding themselves in a venue with an extremely tiny stage, PJ elects to rent acoustic guitars and Dave sets up a kick drum and bongo, going for an acoustic show. Even in this small space, Ed climbs to the second floor, goes over all of the spectators’ heads and falls into the crowd on the main floor.
the songs they way that they are on the record, I think that that’s like looking at the songs thru the cages in the zoo …
coming to see us live, that’s seeing us in the wild … About to tease the Temple of the Dog song just yet, Ed quips “Do you know Chris’s (Cornell’s) part?
02/21/92 – International II: Manchester, England Ed starts off ‘Oceans’ and the rest of the band misses it and he restarts the song.
After ‘Once,’ the crowd cheers, “jump, jump, jump” and Eddie obliges.
“So there’s this big rumor around that we want to clear up right now … I just had to say it because if someone else asks me about the ‘Seattle scene’ one more time, I think I’m gonna puke, piss and shit all at the same time.” After ‘Why Go’ he quizzes, “Why go home? he loved his parents and they loved him back and I bet he’s happy to be here, too.