Episode 166: Live on Letterman
August 30, 2017
- R.E.M. “Radio Free Europe” Murmur (I.R.S. Records) 1983 – [WATCH] Letterman performance
- Warren Zevon “Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner” Excitable Boy (Asylum Records) 1978
- Future Islands “Seasons” Singles (4AD) 2014 – [WATCH] Letterman performance
- Tom Waits “Franks Wild Years” Franks Wild Years (Island) 1987
- Sonny and Cher “I Got You Babe” Look at Us (Atco) 1965 – [WATCH] Letterman performance
- Beastie Boys “Ch-Check It Out” To the 5 Boroughs (Capitol) 2004 – [WATCH] Letterman performance
Remember David Letterman? Well, we sure do! The former late-night host recently struck a deal with popular streaming service Netflix! In today’s episode, Jim and Patrick relive the days of ‘Late Night with David Letterman’ by exploring some of the music performed on his shows.
Future Islands on Letterman: So nice we gotta post it twice!
FUN FACT: David Letterman actually auditioned for the role of Ted Stryker in the 1981 comedy ‘Airplane!’ The role eventually went to Robert Hays.