??/??/89 - NYC, NY @ Night Music

Date: ?, ?, 1989
City: New York City, New York, USA
Venue: NBC Studios -- Night Music
Silver Rocket 
I Wanna Be Yr Dog  
  • Though this infamous performance (the band's network television debut!) was released on a commercially available video (Screaming Fields of Sonic Love), no date can be found. I was told by someone who watched the appearance with the band that it was sometime between 9/89 and 11/89, which makes sense. The shows were taped, then broadcast several days (or weeks?) later.

  • Don Fleming (introduced as the band's "manager") plays keyboards on Silver Rocket.

  • On "I Wanna Be Yer Dog", the band was backed by the Indigo Girls, David Sanborn, the house band, and possibly others.


  • Indigo Girls
  • Daniel Lanois
  • Diamanda Galas


  • Pro-shot video broadcast exists (see Screaming Fields of Sonic Love).

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