Paul Shaffer on 1990 David Letterman show – LOUIE of the Week

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In celebration of David Letterman‘s amazing television legacy this week, here’s Paul Shaffer and the World’s Most Dangerous Band performing a lively version of “Louie Louie” on Letterman’s Late Night TV show on January 11, 1990.

I love this version. Paul Shaffer had just released a solo album entitled “Coast to Coast,” and for this performance pays tribute to Paul Revere & the Raiders with the revolutionary war-type outfits.

I’m really going to miss seeing David Letterman on late night television. He was just like the TV nephew of MAD Magazine‘s Alfred E. Neuman, sharing a wicked sense of humor that both celebrated and sauteed the absurdities of the show biz universe. Exploding watermelons, stupid pet tricks, messing with customers at crappy fast food eateries, and ripping into the hypocrisies of the show-biz/political phonies were just a few of the things that Letterman truly excelled at.

Thank you David.
Thank you Paul.

It was a fantastic run!

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