Speaking of established artists when they were just starting out, this week's Friday performance is a trip down memory lane.
Remember Letterman on NBC? Remember when unknown bands making their network TV debuts got to play more than one song, plus a little interview time? Remember when Michael Stipe was an enigmatic anti-frontman? Remember when Letterman was a cocksure up-and-comer himself?
From October 6, 1983, around the time they were the first booking by a new club called Cabaret Metro (now Metro Chicago), it's R.E.M. on "Late Night with David Letterman."