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cocky young band gets owned by Letterman's Band

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by GeezerEntwistle, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. Huge

    Huge Hell is full of musical amateurs. Like me.

    Dec 2, 2005
    That's awesome. Late night bands are the best bands.
  2. Ha Ha!!! That was funny! I actually dig the vibe of that song and the antics! I got to play on the Letterman Show back in 2002 and let me tell you, that is vintage Paul Shaffer. He was so cool man! He actually picks the song the band plays, and often, he picks a deeper cut. He was just a really genuinely cool funny guy and was an absolute pleasure to work with!
  3. mimaz


    Mar 1, 2005
    Wheeling WV
    Endorsing Artist: Crook Custom Guitars
    5 minutes of my life I'll never get back...
  4. Beersurgeon


    Jul 16, 2010
    LOL, made my day!
  5. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    Wow. Fire that singer right away. ***.

    He didn't even look like he belonged with the rest of the band either.

    He looks stupid, awful stage antics and he doesn't sing well enough to warrant keeping him. This is a perfect example of the useless singer who's in a band just cause he wants to be in a band.... Whaddatwat.
  6. ReiPsaeg


    Dec 1, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    I guess the CBS Orchestra is sort of saying, "Who needs you?".
  7. Letterman, so funny:

    "Yeah! Finally! Now we're getting somewhere!"

    Oh, the irony.
  8. LakeEffect


    Feb 21, 2013
    It was funny, and they were a little douchey, but that was a pretty unnecessry tirade at some kids who clearly are working very hard.

    I don't like their tunes either, but a bunch of 45 year old musicians making a mockery of them is a little ridiculous, the Letterman band seems pretty insecure. "The Orwells" already shot themselves in the foot with that performance, no need to kick some aspiring musicians while down.
    Steve-Mo and Shovel like this.
  9. LakeEffect


    Feb 21, 2013
    The Letterman "know we're getting somewhere" part was really funny though
  10. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
  11. socialleper

    socialleper Bringer of doom and top shelf beer Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    Where do I start?
    Sure bud, wear two different shoes, show us how rebellious you are.
    Flop around on stage; no one has ever done that before.
    Are all of your songs two annoying riffs that you just tie together awkwardly?
    Iggy Pop called and said "Hey $%^& nuts, you're not the Stooges."

    I'm playing clubs for free and these schmucks have a record deal and play on Letterman. Ozzy was right, God is dead.
  12. Brilliant
  13. yeah youre right... now I feel like a jerk.
  14. arginator


    Feb 28, 2009
    Upstate NY
    I kind of liked the song. But those lying down pelvic thrusts will give me nightmares.
  15. I flipped between morbid fascination and cringing embarrassment throughout. Was wondering how they made it through the selection process. Pretty much garage band, the writhing singer on the floor was painful to watch, and then the put down at the end (in front of a national audience) by not only Letterman but by Schaeffer........ouch is right! I think whoever "casted" them deserved the pain, not them.
  16. Huge

    Huge Hell is full of musical amateurs. Like me.

    Dec 2, 2005
  17. Uncle K

    Uncle K The bass player doesn't get a sandwich Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    I dug the tune, but the singer.......
  18. dwjazz54


    Jan 21, 2003
    Jersey City, NJ
    Sig worthy, that!
    catcauphonic likes this.
  19. I agree with the sentiment behind this post. Letterman band (and Dave) could have shown a little more restraint and maturity and kept their obvious disdain under wraps.

    However, bands like The Orwells getting this kind of exposure mainly because of some clever marketing star-maker machinery has got to be pretty irksome, especially for seasoned pros who have paid their dues and honed their craft for decades. And, for some, there is way too much of that crap going on these days.

    In short, just because Orwells got booked doesn't mean these guys have to like it, and if they let it show with a little tongue-in-cheek teasing humor, oh well. Orwells better suck it up and grow another layer, this is the music business.

    Lead singer could have been cool and sang another verse/chorus. Young pup was too green to figure it out and just wandered around the stage like amature hour.

    If this was The Ramones in 1976, new and fresh, that would have been totally inappropriate behavior for the studio band. But I think that's the whole point.