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Late night talk shows
What is the point of a house band on all these night time talk shows? Short of putting on a short segue between the monologue and the desk, or mindless banter with the host.
I have nothing against the musicians. It's a job, and they do it well, but couldn't they save money and just play music from a recording. Just pondering.

Prevailing Condition: curious curious

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coldspaghetti From: coldspaghetti Date: January 26th, 2005 05:59 am (UTC) (Link)
But I like the Max Weinberg Seven! But I could do without the house bands on Carson Daly (except for Lounge Against the Machine - they were cool).
darkman424 From: darkman424 Date: January 26th, 2005 06:10 am (UTC) (Link)
I like him too, but I just don't see the point.
gubarius From: gubarius Date: January 26th, 2005 09:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I might be wrong on account Ive never been to a live recording, but... I think the studio time lasts a lot longer so they might need the band for the studio audience? Does that make sense? I think Im talking out my ass on this one, never been to a live recording. But thats about the only reasoning I can come up with.
darkman424 From: darkman424 Date: January 27th, 2005 04:10 am (UTC) (Link)
No. That does make sense, I had not viewed it that way.
cataura From: cataura Date: January 26th, 2005 11:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Never really thought about it, but I would guess it's for the studio audience. Or maybe some of the singers need back up ...but who would want to be on TV without their own band?
darkman424 From: darkman424 Date: January 27th, 2005 04:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Don't know. Maybe a singer that just left another band to do a solo career.
kitchenbee From: kitchenbee Date: January 26th, 2005 04:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
maybe it's just a tradition from the old days of late night tv and variety shows.
darkman424 From: darkman424 Date: January 27th, 2005 04:22 am (UTC) (Link)
I can see that.
a_valan_che From: a_valan_che Date: January 27th, 2005 03:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, it's to entertain the live audience while the cast is taking breaks, changing sets, etc.
darkman424 From: darkman424 Date: January 27th, 2005 04:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah, yes. That makes sense.
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