Dan South Posted November 13, 2002 Share Posted November 13, 2002 I've always wondered why the Letterman band doesn't sound very good on TV. That's kind of the point of being in the Letterman band, isn't it? Maybe they sound great in the studio, but Will Lee's bass completely vaporizes on the way to my TV's speakers, and Paul Shaffer's (spelling?) keyboards always blurt out a muddy din the steps all over the other instruments. The drummer is the only one I can hear well. They also don't seem very "tight" for pros who've played together for decades. Sometimes they seem wasted, especially Paul. Leno's band sounds great. His jokes are a lot more stupid, but the band is ON. The old Tonight Show band (Johnny Carson era) rocked. Game shows have great sounding bands. What's wrong with Letterman? The Black Knight always triumphs! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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