11
Oct
07

Robyn Hitchcock “Madonna Of The Wasps” ’89

As the 80s petered out, some traditions on the Late Night set had yet to fall by the wayside. To wit: the enforced appearance of Paul Shaeffer and The World’s Most Dangerous Band as backing players to every musical act to appear on the show. Today the once-reliable tradition has kind of faded away- the guest musicians perform by themselves often enough these days – but this song by the tremendous Mr. Hitchcock serves to demonstrate how aggressive Paul once was in chasing those heightened AFTRA scale payments. And what a great song.

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1 Response to “Robyn Hitchcock “Madonna Of The Wasps” ’89”


  1. October 22, 2007 at 8:59 am

    A buddy in a band that played on Letterman in the early 90s told me that he wasn’t even allowed to play bass in his own band — on a song he wrote — because of Mr. Shaeffer’s “I’m with the band” policy.

    So Robbles, you’re not so keen on the “being contacted via email” thing anymore, hm?


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