Brian barrels through the backstory of his favorite televised rock n roll performance, connecting punk rock, alien movies and Bob Dylan’s conversion to Christianity along the way.
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Songs in this episode: The Plugz – La Bamba, Larry Norman – UFO, Larry Norman – The Great American Novel, Larry Norman – I Wish We’d All Been Ready, Bob Dylan – Gotta Serve Somebody, John Lennon – Serve Yourself
Vulture article with clips to all of the performances: https://www.vulture.com/2015/05/strange-saga-of-dylans-first-letterman-gig.html
Harmonica Gate Reddit thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/bobdylan/comments/giwbk4/harmonicagate_story_jokerman_on_letterman_1984/
The Plugz – La Bamba: https://youtu.be/tb3b_b1535w
Repo Man trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLGrXGEMOSo
Larry Norman tribute album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqJ_R0r-drc&list=PLX3vEJ8epL7KybDlh_UBQdI19QsvWrGHg&index=4
Sweetheart Like You video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpRKstHl7Y0